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Two Super Tag lotteries available to Nebraskans

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- Nebraskans may apply for two unique hunting opportunities--a multispecies permit and a bighorn sheep permit. A lottery will determine the recipients of both.

One permit of each type will be drawn this year, according to the Game and Parks Commission. Each lottery is open only to Nebraska residents and no one may enter each lottery more than once each year. The cost to enter each lottery is a nonrefundable $25.

Applications for the multispecies Super Tag lottery may be made only at by July 1. Hunters who have received a once-in-a-lifetime bull elk permit may apply.

The Super Tag lottery will provide one permit. That permit will be valid for the 2011 and 2012 hunting seasons and have a bag limit of one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex or species, and two turkeys.

The turkey tags are valid in the spring and fall seasons, but only toms and bearded hens may be taken in the spring. The lottery winner may hunt with any legal weapon in any open hunting area or unit during the general hunting season for each species.

The drawing for the permit will be at July 29 Game and Parks commissioners meeting.

Applications for the bighorn sheep lottery will be accepted through Aug. 5. That drawing will be Aug. 30 at the meeting of the Game and Parks board.

The winner of the bighorn sheep lottery may hunt in a designated area of the Panhandle between Nov. 29 and Dec. 22. The bag limit is one bighorn sheep. Legal firearms and archery equipment may be used. The winner must attend a bighorn hunting orientation session before the hunt and must be accompanied by a Game and Parks representative while hunting.

Applications may be made by mailing an application form or online.


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