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NE hunters can purchase fall turkey permits beginning Aug. 10

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission 

-- Turkey hunters may begin purchasing permits for the fall season starting on Aug. 10, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 

Changes this fall are numerous:

-- There is one season – Sept. 15-Dec. 31 – in which hunters may harvest turkeys with either a shotgun or bow and arrow. In the past, shotgun and archery hunters each had specific dates within which they had to hunt.

-- For the first time, turkey hunting will be allowed during the November firearm deer hunting season. While hunting during that deer season, turkey hunters must display at least 400 square inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back.

-- Hunters do not need to choose between shotgun and archery permits. By purchasing a fall turkey permit, they may harvest a bird with either equipment.

-- There are more days available for hunting. Compared with last year, archery hunters will have an additional 25 days and shotgun hunters will have an additional 35 days to hunt.

Fall turkey permits may be purchased beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 10.

Some things have not changed. A fall turkey hunting permit still allows the take of two turkeys anywhere in Nebraska. They may be taken with a shotgun, bow and arrow, or combination of both. No hunter may purchase more than two fall turkey permits.

Purchase permits online at OutdoorNebraska.org. For more information, read the 2009 Nebraska Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons brochure.

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