Game And Parks Suspends Sale Of Nonresident Turkey Permits

LINCOLN – Nebraska Game and Parks has halted sales of nonresident permits for the spring turkey seasons as part of the effort to discourage unnecessary travel during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The move is part of Gov Pete Ricketts’ latest coronavirus executive order.

The archery season began last Wednesday with the shotgun season opening April 11 for youth and April 18 for adults,

Nonresidents who have already purchased permits will be able to use them, but will be contacted by Game and Parks through email within the next week with additional information, including potential refunds.

Game and Parks has already closed all agency offices and other facilities including lodges, cabins, and public shower buildings at state park and recreation areas. Campgrounds remain open at this time along with a limited number of public restrooms, which are sanitized regularly.

Trails and other outdoor areas remain open to the public during daylight hours, but Game and Park is reminding users of the ban, enforceable by law, on gatherings of more than 10 people and of the 6-foot social distance recommendation.

The most up-to-date information on Nebraska Game and Parks closures and event cancellations or postponements is available online by visiting OutdoorNebraska.org/healthinfo.

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