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NE deer hunting access lottery for Central Platte now open

From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- Hunters can now enter a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access) lands in the central Platte River Valley.

Thirty-two hunters will be chosen from a random drawing in early November and allowed to hunt deer on designated PRRA lands Nov. 16 to 20.

Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted by mail or in person at the Game and Parks Kearney service center through 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Hunters can apply to hunt three areas but will only receive permission on one area if their name is drawn. Hunters are required to obtain the appropriate deer permit and habitat stamp in order to hunt.

PRRA lands are closed to all access from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15. More information and a map showing the available areas can be obtained at www.platteaccess.org, by calling (308)865-5338 or emailing ngpc.platteaccess@nebraska.gov.

PRRA lands are lands purchased by the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program for restoration and maintenance of habitat for three threatened and endangered species in the central Platte River Valley. The PRRA program allows limited access to these properties.

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