Steve Hickoff is the Realtree Turkey Hunting Editor and Blogger. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country. It's "all turkeys, all the time" on the Realtree Turkey Blog.
Nebraska Fall Turkey Season is Long!
Nebraska fall turkey season hunters have 138 days to kill a bird. You can even tag two if opportunity and luck provides. A good chunk of the upcoming season pushes well into winter and the new year. Read more below . . .
According to Nebraska authorities, hunters will have an extra month of fall turkey hunting opportunities this year (and early 2013). The fall season has been extended by a month, as the legal dates run from Sept. 15, 2012-Jan. 31, 2013. Permits are now available at OutdoorNebraska.org and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission permitting offices. Other details include:
- A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to kill two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment. Each hunter may have up to two permits.
- Turkey permits cost $24 for residents, $91 for nonresidents and $6 for resident or nonresident youth age 15 and younger. There is no minimum age requirement for youth.
- Those hunting turkeys during the November firearm deer season (Nov. 10-18, 2012) must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back.
For more information about turkey hunting in Nebraska, read the 2012 Turkey Guide.
How long is the season where you hunt fall and winter turkeys? Do you think it should be longer or shorter and why?
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