- Receive payments on a per-acre basis for land or water enrolled.
- Protection under the Nebraska Recreation Liability Act for allowing access.
- Hunters and anglers would be provided walk-in access. No vehicles are allowed,
except on trails specified by the landowner.
- Help ensure Nebraska's rich outdoor heritage by allowing expanded hunting and
- Play a role in conservation by providing a means to control problematic wildlife
- Signs will be posted on enrolled lands by Commission staff.
- All enrolled lands will be published in an atlas.
- Encourage hunting and fishing, which will lead to increased conservation funding
Landowners and tenants who enroll in OFW are afforded some protection from liability through the Nebraska Recreation Liability Act. The Nebraska Recreation Liability Act (Nebraska Statutes 37-1001 to 378-1008) states the following: Landowners or tenants do not assume responsibility or incur liability for injury to any persons who enter land opened to public hunting under agreement with the state.
Note: For legal purposes consult Nebraska Game Laws handbook.
On occasion, some tracts of land enrolled in OFW may be removed from the program. Make sure the land you are entering is posted with "OFW Hunting Permitted" signs like the one illustrated in the publication. If you arrive at a OFW tract, where adjacent haying or grazing has occurred, do not be too concerned. Portions of some OFW fields were hayed or grazed and are NOT included in this program.