LINCOLN – State officials are in search of public input on potential changes to the duck zone and goose unit boundaries.
According to a release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, these changes would take place for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The deadline for the public to provide their input is Saturday, November 30.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) allows changes to duck zone boundaries every five years as the Game and Parks has paired this with dark (Canada) goose unit boundary changes.
Duck zones and goose units provide an opportunity to coordinate duck and goose migration patterns and hunter preferences with hunting season dates for different areas within a state. The opportunity provided by USFWS to change zone boundaries allows Game and Park officials to survey hunters about their preferences.
Hunters can find more information and provide input by visiting OutdoorNebraska.gov/duckgoosezones where you can download maps and follow instructions provided to submit input. Potential changes will be evaluated and additional information may be sought.
Hunters who are either satisfied with the current duck zone or goose unit boundaries or would like to see changes made need to provide their input.
Contact the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at 402-471-0641 with any questions.