• Tue. Nov 29th, 2022

The ‘Stubble Access Guide 2022-23’ now available

ByKeith M. Jones

Oct 7, 2022

Wheat and milo stubble left tall after harvest provide excellent cover and hunting opportunities for pheasants and other wildlife. “Stubble Access Guide 2022-23” displays these habitats and other adjacent habitats open to public, walk-in hunting in parts of western Nebraska.

Through the Open Fields and Waters program, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is working with landowners to increase public access to hunting, trapping or fishing on private land, the commission said in a news release. hurry.

Fields of high wheat and milo stubble are registered in open fields and waters after harvest each year to ensure quality coverage. Therefore, most of these areas cannot be included in the printed “Public Access Atlas”.

The “Stubble Access Guide” highlights an additional 28,000 acres of upland habitat open to public access in western Nebraska. It displays these newly listed plots, as well as other publicly available land. Many stubble fields include uncultivable pockets containing dense cover that are often underutilized by hunters.

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The “Stubble Access Guide” is available where hunting licenses are sold in parts of western Nebraska. Visit outdoornebraska.org/publicaccessatlas to view the guide online, as well as digital versions of the “Public Access Atlas”, such as the interactive atlas map or the mobile-friendly offline atlas. These builds also display high stubble sites and are updated throughout the hunting season.