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Special Youth Pleasant Hunt Another Success


October 23, 2019

LINCOLN, – Nebraska youth got to experience an upland hunt as adult mentors took them afield for the state’s special youth pheasant hunt Oct. 19-20.

The special hunt took place on 14 wildlife management areas (WMA), where the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission released 7,390 roosters Oct. 18.

In total, 362 adult mentors accompanied 440 youth hunters on the hunt this year, up almost 15% from 2018. Youth and their mentors harvested 25 wild roosters and 745 released roosters.

“We are excited to see so many youth out in the field harvesting pheasants and we are grateful for the mentors an...

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