LINCOLN – For a third consecutive year, the Take’em Hunting challenge to hunters will be offered starting on Wednesday, September 1.
According to a release from the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, AKRS Equipment Solutions, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Heartland DSC have teamed up with the NGPC.
Participants are encouraged to introduce someone new to hunting during the 2021-2022 hunting seasons and then upload a photo of their trip to the Game and Parks website. Those who do will be registered to win prizes, including a camo John Deere XUV59OM Gator crossover utility vehicle from AKRS valued at more than $15,300.
Last year, more than 1,400 entries highlighted first-time hunters getting into the field for upland, waterfowl, deer, turkey and more.
Hunting is critical to future conservation of Nebraska’s natural resources. Every time a hunter buys a hunting permit or habitat stamp, his or her purchase directly funds programs that support habitat conservation, hunting access, wildlife research and much more. Additionally, excise taxes that hunters pay on firearms, ammunition and other hunting equipment generate an additional $1 billion for conservation work each year.
Game & Parks officials state in order to maintain their cherished natural resources, they must recruit a new generation of hunters and the best thing a hunter can do for conservation is to introduce someone new to hunting.
Hunting is a great way to spend time outdoors, experience nature, unwind and make memories with friends and family. The Take ’em Hunting effort offers an extra incentive for hunters to take someone along for a hunt. Special youth seasons are an especially great time to take young hunters out.
Prizes will be given away throughout the challenge September 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, with the grand prize utility vehicle winner announced in June 2022. For more information, visit outdoornebraska.org/takeemhunting.