Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says deer are on the move now during breeding season. He says cooler temperatures are also in the hunters favor and they should have the best luck during the early morning hours.
Wagner reminds all deer hunters to remember safety first. He says, “Falls from trees outweigh the number of any archery or firearm accidents with deer hunting.” He says always use a lifeline while climbing and hauling equipment to the stand and then put on the safety harness.
For those who like to fish, Wagner says trout don’t mind the cold weather. He says one of the best locations right now is Standing Bear Lake in northwest Omaha. They just stocked the lake for the third time and there are 10,000 eleven inch rainbow trout just waiting to be caught.
Wagner says state parks and recreation areas are still open to the public but there is one big change all visitors need to be aware of. Due to colder weather they are shutting all water facilities down so the pipes don’t freeze and break. Visitors will have to bring their own water supply.