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2013 Season Guide to Hunting and Public Lands

Pheasant season runs the last Saturday in October and ends Jan. 31, 2014.

Looking for information on permit eligibility, hunting or trapping, public lands for hunting or the sunrise-sunset schedule?

You'll find it in the Guide to Hunting and Public Lands.

An Asian species of open habitats, Ring-necked pheasants have been released in North American since colonial times for game hunting. Its populations are self-sustaining mostly in agricultural areas, especially with varied croplands, hedgerows and drinking water. Males display with beating wings and loud calls, often attracting several females. Courtesy National Wildlife Federation
. Read a NEBRASKAland Article on Focus on Pheasants

Only rooster (male) pheasants may be taken in Nebraska. The taking of hens is not allowed.

Open Area: Statewide

Legal Methods of Take:

  • Shotgun (10 gauge or smaller. No plug is required.)
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Crossbow

Shooting Hours:
30 minutes before sunrise to sunset

Requirements:

Resident: Nonresident:
Hunt Permit Hunt Permit
Habitat Stamp Habitat Stamp
Hunter Education Hunter Education

SW Nebraska Pheasant Leg Banding Study

An element of Nebraska's Focus On Pheasants Initiative, biologists conduct overnight pheasant captures and leg bandings to better understand the bird's behaviors and needs.

 


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