The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is adopting a comprehensive pheasant management plan, which aims to improve pheasant hunting in the state over the next five years.
Game and Parks Deputy Director Tim McCoy says it’s the most extensive and broad-based pheasant plan the agency has implemented.
McCoy says, “This is really focused on taking a big view of the state and having a five-year plan to grow our pheasant population, increase our land open to hunting pheasants, and a goal of producing the best pheasant hunting experience as we can for our hunters.”
He says the plan should help increase hunter access and the pool of potential hunters, manage hunter expectations, and improve funding and policies related to pheasant hunting.
McCoy says hunting is not only a management tool, but a tie that binds families and friends to the outdoors, as well as a driver of economies in communities across the state.
To see the plan, visit: OutdoorNebraska.gov/PheasantMegaPlan.
By Paul Hughes, WJAG, Norfolk