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Nebraska hunting news round up

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- Apprentice volunteer hunter education instructors will be trained in upcoming sessions in North Platte and Grand Island. Training will be held Nov. 3 in North Platte at the Commission district office, 301 E. State Farm Road. Contact Hunter Education Coordinator Mike Streeter at (402) 471-6134 or mike.streeter@nebraska.gov by Nov. 2 to register.  Training will be held Nov. 5 in Grand Island at Heartland Shooting Park, 6788 W. Husker Highway. Register by contacting Streeter by Nov. 4.

The classes are for firearm instructors and will be held from 6-9 p.m.

Beyond BOW Workshop Features Venison Preparation

An upcoming Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop will teach skills necessary to process and prepare deer meat.

This hands-on “Cooking Like a Wild Woman” workshop will include skinning, quartering, freezer preparation, and packaging of venison. Participants will prepare deer for a meal. Preparations will include cubing, jerky, steak hind-quartering, and slow-cooking shoulders.

The workshop, open to women age 18 or older, will be held Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna. Jeff Kurrus, associate editor of NEBRASKAland Magazine, will lead the workshop.

To register or get more information, contact Julia Plugge at (402) 471-6009 or at julia.plugge@nebraska.gov.

Commissioners to Consider Low-Cost Youth Permits

At the regular meeting Oct. 29, Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will consider regulation amendments designed to attract more youth hunters by creating youth deer, turkey and antelope permits that cost $5 each.

The current prices for permits are, excluding agent fees: resident deer ($29), nonresident deer ($208), resident antelope ($29), nonresident antelope ($149.50), resident turkey ($23), and nonresident turkey ($90). All hunters, including youth, pay those prices. The new regulation would create youth permits for each of the above for $5. Youth permits would be for hunters age 15 and younger.

The board also will consider, among other things, changes to fishing regulations, changes to turkey hunting regulations, recommendations regarding acquisition of various tracts of land, and recommendations regarding management of various tracts of land owned by outside entities.

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