The Game and Parks Commission has suspended the sale of nonresident spring turkey hunting permits in an effort to prevent the potential for the spread of COVID-19.
Game and Parks will stop selling 2020 nonresident spring turkey permits effective immediately.
Nonresidents who have purchased permits will be able to use them, but will not be able to purchase additional permits. Nonresidents with Nebraska turkey permits will be contacted by Game and Parks through email within the next week with additional information, including potential refunds.
Nebraska’s spring turkey season opened March 25 for archers. The shotgun season opens April 11 for youth and April 18 for adults. All turkey seasons close May 31.
In late March all parks offices and commission offices were closed temporarily, as well as service and education centers and other facilities. Also closed in April, with a possible extension period, are state park and recreation area lodges, cabins, and public shower buildings.
State parks, recreation areas and campgrounds remain open at this time, as are a limited number of public restrooms, which are sanitized regularly per Centers for Disease Control and Protection recommendations.
The most up-to-date information on closures and event cancellations or postponements is available on Outdoor Nebraska.