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Hunting in Nebraska: 5 Animals To Hunt in the Spring

By    |   Thursday, 04 Jun 2015 09:40 AM

Harsh winters are a part of life in Nebraska. Spring, however, opens up land that was covered in snow and ice and makes hunting in Nebraska a much warmer experience.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission regulates which animals to hunt in the spring, giving hunters strict rules to follow. Here are five animals legal to hunt during the spring and their approximate spring hunting dates.

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1. Turkey
The hunting season for turkey has some variations but is generally centered around the spring season, according to the NGPC. Taking turkeys via archery is permitted from March through May, but if using a shotgun, the seasons vary. The youth turkey season is from April through May, while the regular season begins about a week later.

2. Striped skunks
Hunters have no restrictions on when they can hunt striped skunks in Nebraska, the NGPC said, and the animals may be hunted or trapped.

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3. Crows
Hunters who like shooting crows should be ready to get going quickly in the spring, as the season ends during the first week of April (it starts in January), according to NGPC. There is also a fall season.

4. Muskrat and Beaver
Hunters looking for muskrats and beavers are restricted during the spring to a short amount of time and they can only trap. The NGPC allows trapping of muskrats and beavers from November through March, which means there are only 11 days in spring available.

5. Eurasian Collared Dove
This invasive species is the only one listed in the small game category that may be hunted year-round, NGPC said. The commission limits hunters to 15 per day and a possession of no more than 45. According to the Nebraska Invasive Species Program, the Eurasian collared dove is originally from the Bahamas and can carry the parasite Trichomonas gallinae.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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