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Commission Approves Big Game Hunting Recommendations


April 26, 2019

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2019 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 24 at Ponca State Park.

The most significant approved changes to Commission orders for big game include:

• Addition of a second antlerless whitetail bonus tag in the Loup East and Loup East Season Choice Area units to increase antlerless whitetail harvest due to high densities.

• Split of the Niobrara River elk unit in to East and West, and absorb the Boyd Unit into the Niobrara East Unit.

• Split of the Box Elder Unit antlerless elk season f...

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