Friday, February 19, 2010

NEBRASKA NEWS: Extended Season Proposed

Officials are proposing an extra season to help cut Nebraska's plentiful supply of deer.

If approved by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, an Oct. 2-11 season would be in addition to the November firearms season.

Farmers have been complaining about damage to their crops by voracious deer, and collisions with deer remain a big concern along Nebraska roadways.

Kit Hams of the Game and Parks commission says biologists want to cut eastern Nebraska's whitetail population by a quarter.

The Oct. 2-11 season would be limited to female deer and would be open to about two-thirds of the state. Any legal weapon could be used, including rifles.

The proposed season will be considered by the commissioners at their March 19 meeting in Lincoln.

Source: Nebraska.TV

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