LINCOLN, Neb. – Youth ages 15 and youthful are inspired to take part in particular youth pheasant hunts throughout the Oct. 21-22 statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season.

Rooster pheasants will probably be launched at 14 wildlife administration areas earlier than the particular youth hunt season. The particular hunts are open to the general public, and the variety of individuals just isn’t restricted. No registration or particular allow is required. Particular laws posted at every of the 14 WMAs will apply to all parts of the designated areas usually open to looking. All different present youth and common looking laws additionally will probably be in impact on these designated areas.

Pheasants will probably be launched on the following WMAs: Pressey (Custer County); Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County); Oak Valley (Madison County); Branched Oak (Lancaster County); Twin Oaks (Johnson County); Hickory Ridge (Johnson County); Wilkinson (Platte County); Peru Bottoms (Nemaha County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Cornhusker (Corridor County), Arrowhead (Gage County), George Syas (Platte County), Randall W. Schilling (Cass County), and Kirkpatrick Basin North (York County).

The particular laws on these WMAs embrace:

— Solely unhazardous shot could also be used at Kirkpatrick Basin North, Wilkinson, Peru Bottoms and Randall W. Schilling WMAs.

— Grownup mentors have to be licensed hunters age 19 or older to accompany a youth.

— Grownup mentors might harvest one rooster pheasant per day solely.

— The 14 WMAs are the one places the place adults might harvest pheasants throughout the youth season.

— Kirkpatrick Basin North is a brand new addition to the record of looking websites this yr, changing William Gilmour/Tobacco Island.

— Just one grownup mentor per youth will probably be allowed to hunt (further non-hunting mentors might accompany the youth on the hunt).

— Youth might harvest two roosters per day.

That is the seventh yr of the pheasant releases throughout the particular youth season, which is meant to extend youth participation in upland recreation looking.

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