TAKE A KID WATERFOWL HUNTING DURING YOUTH SEASON SEPT. 27, 28
Lincoln, Neb. -- The 2003 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season will be Sept.
27-28 and is an excellent time to introduce young hunters to the
excitement of waterfowl hunting.
Hunting is part of the American culture and provides a great opportunity
for adults to teach kids how to hunt and at the same time to teach them
about the tradition of fall hunting.
Conditions in the rainwater basin area have been dry through most of the
summer, but recent rains have resulted in dramatic changes in Fillmore and
eastern Clay Counties. Some of the other areas also have huntable water
and some areas are dry, so a little pre- season scouting may be in order.
As usual, reservoirs and ponds should also provide hunting opportunities.
To participate in the Youth Waterfowl Season, hunters must be 15 years old
or younger. Resident youth hunters do not need any state or federal
permits or stamps, but those ages 12-15 are required to carry a Hunter
Education certification card while hunting. Nonresident youths are
required to have a 2003 Nebraska youth hunting permit and 2003 Nebraska
Habitat Stamp. The season is open for ducks, mergansers, coots and geese.
The bag limit is the same as during the regular waterfowl seasons. Youths
who are 12 through 15 years must be accompanied by a person at least 18
years old. This adult need not be licensed to hunt. Youths younger than 12
years must be accompanied by a licensed hunter at least 19 years old. The
accompanying adult may not hunt waterfowl during the Youth Waterfowl
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