Turkey permits available Friday

Name: Christie Shenfield, Bellevue Species: Whitetail deer Where: Cass County Size: 4x4 Noteworthy: This was Christie's third and biggest buck. She took the deer down with one shot from her .243 rifle at 50 yards. It was standing about 20 yards from the spot where her father shot one the previous day.

Spring turkey hunting permits for 2020 will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission beginning Friday.

Wild turkey hunters in Nebraska enjoy high success rates. In the spring, hunters can purchase as many as three permits, with a bag limit of one turkey per permit.

The spring archery season opens March 25, youth shotgun on April 11 and regular shotgun on April 18. All spring turkey seasons close May 31.

Visit OutdoorNebraska.org or Game and Parks permitting offices to purchase permits.

Fishing changes

Anglers should be aware of changes to Nebraska Game and Parks Commission sport fishing orders pertaining to daily bag limits, possession limits, length limits and open areas.

The changes:

Trout:The daily bag and possession limits on cutthroat trout change from five and 12, respectively, to two and four, respectively, and only one fish in the bag can be 12 inches or longer.

Striped bass, white bass or wiper:No harvest is allowed at Omaha's Zorinsky Lake.

Channel catfish:The daily bag limit at Merritt Reservoir and Calamus Reservoir includes no more than one fish 30 inches or longer.

Muskellunge, tiger muskellunge:There is a 50-inch minimum length limit at Merritt.

For an updated summary of fishing regulations and orders, read the 2020 Fishing Guide at OutdoorNebraska.gov/guides. Fishing permits for 2020 can be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org

To share your trophy picture or calendar item, send it to Outdoor Sports, World-Herald Sports Dept., 1314 Douglas St., Suite 700, Omaha, NE 68102 or email the photo and details to outdoors@owh.com. A daytime or cellphone number must be included.

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