Regulation Reminders and Important Info for Waterfowl Hunters

Regulation Reminders and Important Info for Waterfowl Hunters

Author: Outdoor Nebraska
Published: December 23, 2022

“The holiday season is upon us and it’s filled with many hunting traditions as family and friends get together, especially in waterfowl hunting blinds.

A young woman smiles with excitement during a break in a waterfowl hunt along a Platte River wetland in rural Butler County, NE. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

For most of us, hunting is about much more than a successful harvest. It’s about spending time afield bonding with family and friends, watching the sunrise over a river wetland on a crisp morning or watching the sunset from a harvested cornfield on a warm, windy, brisk evening, plus having exciting stories to tell when you get home!

Canada goose hunters ready themselves for the morning hunt from a pit bland bordering a pumped Platte River wetland in Butler County, NE. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Many hunters I know, including myself, are gonna be concentrating on hunting Canada geese.

Waterfowl hunting is highly regulated for conservation purposes and can have substantial fines, penalties and liquidated damages when laws and regulations are broken. However, most waterfowl hunting regulations are not complicated and simple to understand.

Nebraska Conservation Officer, Rich Berggren of Waterloo, says the best piece of advice he can give to a waterfowl hunter is to read the regulations thoroughly. He adds if a hunter is unsure about something to contact their nearest conservation officer or Game and Parks Commission Office.

“There is no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to waterfowl hunting,” Berggren emphasizes, “only dumb mistakes made by not asking the dumb question.”

Keep in mind that waterfowl harvest regulations are guided by sound science and careful stewardship of the wildlife resource. It is the responsibility of hunters and land managers to know and abide by all the laws and regulations governing the hunting of migratory waterfowl and to report bands.”

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