LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2017 Southwest Nebraska Stubble Access Guide, which details more than 24,000 acres open to public hunting and trapping access, is now available.
Published annually as an addendum to the Public Access Atlas, which provides maps of all land open to public hunting and trapping access in Nebraska, the Stubble Access Guide provides maps of wheat and milo stubble fields recently enrolled in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Open Fields and Waters Program.
Tall, undisturbed stubble has been shown to provide multiple wildlife benefits to pheasants, quail and other wildlife from the end of summer through winter. Although pheasants spend a considerable amount of time in stubble fields, these fields are typically underutilized by hunters.
This year, upland hunters will have access to over 24,000 acres of tall stubble, mostly in the western part of the state where small grains are more prevalent. This is a 56 percent increase from the approximately 15,000 acres enrolled in the program in 2016. Increasing public hunting access to private lands supporting pheasants is a priority identified in the Commission’s Berggren Plan – a five-year initiative aimed at improving pheasant hunting in Nebraska.
The 2017 Stubble Access Guide is available at all Nebraska Game and Parks offices and vendors and online at OutdoorNebraska.gov/publicaccessatlas.
Stubble Access Guide, highlighting additional lands open to public hunting, now available - A hunting season is the beginning when it is legal to hunt and kill a certain species of animal.
In the United States, every state has main duty and authority in excess of the hunting of wildlife that resides within state boundaries. State wildlife agencies that sell hunting licenses are the best source of information with regards to hunting seasons, regions open/closed to hunting, and so forth. Hunting of migratory birds this kind of as ducks and geese is managed cooperatively by state fish and wildlife agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Migratory waterfowl hunters have to possess both a state hunting license and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp), and every hunter requirements a Harvest Info System (HIP) quantity for every state in which they hunt migratory birds.
Stubble Access Guide, highlighting additional lands open to public hunting, now available - Open season is the time of the 12 months when a certain wildlife species is allowed to be hunted as per local wildlife conservation law. Each state produces laws and codes governing the season dates and species, based mostly on a complex approach such as citizen input, a state fish and game agency or division, and frequently an independent game council. This approach updates a game code for every state which outlines all principles and laws such as hunting seasons. In every of the 50 states, abstracts of the bigger game code are then presented in the official state hunting laws for that offered 12 months. Season dates are frequently timed to arise when the population is at its greatest. It avoids the peak breeding period when members of a species are particularly vulnerable, and avoids any disruption to mating, which may possibly affect productivity.
Closed season is the time of the 12 months during which hunting an animal of a offered species is contrary to law. Generally, closed seasons are designed to shield a species when it is most vulnerable or, sometimes, to shield animals during their breeding season.
Stubble Access Guide, highlighting additional lands open to public hunting, now available - The closed season is timed to avert hunting during occasions of peak reproductive action, impaired flying ability during moulting (of game birds this kind of as waterfowl), and temperature extremes, low population amounts and food shortage.
A closed season is enforced by local conservation law for the conservation of the species and wildlife management; any hunting during closed season is punishable by law and termed as illegal hunting or poaching.