September 26 recognized National Hunting and Fishing Day, and though fishing season is coming to an end, hunting season is just kicking off for all the avid outdoorsmen of the world. The Nebraska Game and Parks encourages safety among hunters and reminds adventurists to be cautious of possible accidents.
A few items to keep in mind when planning hunting trips include:
– If hunting from a tree stand, always check for safety. Examine welds, nuts and bolts to make sure they are secure
– Never hang a tree stand alone.
– Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
– Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
– Never shoot at sky-lined game, towards water, a roadway, feedlot, house, sounds or anything making movement in the brush.
– Keep your finger out of the trigger guard and away form the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
– Control the muzzle, ensuring that a firearm never points in an unsafe direction.
Below, a list of season start dates are listed. For further safety information and in depth detail of opening days, please visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/huntingseasons.
2020 Fall Hunting Seasons in Nebraska:
Pheasant, quail, partridge: Oct. 31 – Jan. 31, 2021
Grouse: Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2021
Fall turkey: Sept. 15 – Jan. 31, 2021
Dove: Sept. 1 – Oct. 30
Deer, archery: Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
Deer, firearm: Nov. 14-22
Deer, muzzleloader: Dec. 1-31