State suspends sales of nonresident spring turkey permits

April 5, 2020 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has suspended the sale of nonresident spring turkey hunting permits in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Nonresidents who already bought permits will be able to use them but will not be able to purchase additional permits. Nonresidents with Nebraska turkey permits will be contacted by Game and Parks through email with additional information, including potential refunds.

Nebraska’s spring turkey season opened March 25 for archers. The shotgun season opens April 11 for youths and April 18 for adults. All turkey seasons close May 31.

The agency has temporarily closed all parks offices and commission offices, service and education centers and other facilities. Also closed in April are state park and recreation area lodges, cabins and public shower buildings.

State parks and recreation areas remain open for day use as are a limited number of public restrooms that are sanitized regularly.

Go online for information on closures and event cancellations or postponements.