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Why Not All of Nebraska?
Nebraska is considered a production state by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Under that constraint, the USFWS would only allow a teal season if Nebraska agreed to not open the season in the Sandhills Region, the main production area in Nebraska. Areas outside the Sandhills, but adjacent to this region (e.g., northeastern portion of state) were not included because they were adjacent to the Sandhills and other production areas (i.e., South Dakota, Iowa, and Wyoming) and would not have been acceptable to the USFWS. Additionally, regulations were simplified by using this boundary designation.