Although several hunting seasons will be open during Labor Day weekend, hunters are reminded that state recreation areas (SRA) remain closed to hunting until September 5. SRA regulations prohibit any hunting until the Tuesday following Labor Day.
Archery deer, dove, grouse and other small game seasons open September 1. The early teal season begins September 2.
Regulations state the portions of some SRAs are open to hunting from the first Tuesday following Labor Day through the end of the spring turkey hunting season, unless restricted.
A park entry permit is required for vehicles entering the SRAs. Hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of any public use facility or activity area, including picnic areas, campgrounds, private cabins, concession areas, boat ramps and parking lots.
Wildlife management areas, Open Fields and Waters sites and other public lands are open to hunting. The Public Access Atlas lists more than 300 publicly owned areas open to hunting. To locate public hunting access opportunities, visit http://outdoornebraska.gov/wheretohunt/.
Summaries of hunting regulations and permits are available in guides for Small Game, Waterfowl and Big Game at http://outdoornebraska.gov/guides/.