New Reciprocal Agreement Established for Nebraska-Iowa Border
LINCOLN, Neb. – A new reciprocal agreement allows for some hunting on certain Nebraska-Iowa border lands.
The agreement offers new hunting opportunities to residents of both states by including some Iowa land that lies west of the Missouri River and Nebraska land east of the river.
The purpose of the agreement between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is to allow people with Nebraska hunting permits to take game and furbearing animals on Iowa lands and people with Iowa hunting permits to take game and furbearing animals on Nebraska lands.
Iowa lands are those under that state’s jurisdiction that are wholly surrounded by the state of Nebraska, and Nebraska lands are those under that state’s jurisdiction that are wholly surrounded by the state of Iowa.
People hunting with a Nebraska permit on Iowa lands must abide by the regulations of Iowa and people hunting with an Iowa permit on Nebraska lands must heed the regulations of Nebraska. Those regulations include season dates and bag limits. The agreement is only for holders of resident Nebraska or Iowa permits.
The areas included in the agreement are: Dakota Bend, Upper Omadi Bend, Lower Omadi Bend, Brower’s Bend, Snyder Bend, Glover’s Point Bend, Upper Omaha Mission, Lower Omaha Mission, Upper Monona Bend, Lower Monona Bend, Blackbird Bend, Tieville Bend, Middle Decatur Bend, Lower Decatur Bend, Little Sioux Bend, Upper Bullard Bend, Lower Bullard Bend, Soldier Bend, Petersen Cut-off, Sandy Point Bend, Tyson Bend, Blair Bend, Blair DeSoto, and DeSoto Cut-off.
The agreement does not include hunting turkey, deer or grouse hunting. It also does not include hunting at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge.