The River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat and RV Expo runs Friday through Jan. 17 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
The annual event, sponsored by the Pottawattamie County Pheasants Forever, features exhibitors from a five-state area. Daily seminars on hunting, fishing and dog training will be held.
Visit rivercityexpo.com for speaker information and times. Admission is $9 for adults and $3 for children 15 and under. Kids under 3 are free.
Deer hunting survey continues
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants to remind hunters that it will continue to survey deer hunters through Jan. 22.
This survey is conducted every five years to gather hunter information about experiences, attitudes and opinions related to the 2015 deer season.
The input is another way hunters can participate in Nebraska’s deer management program. Hunters are the primary tool used to manage the state’s deer herd.
To access the survey, visit here.
Spring turkey permits available
Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from Nebraska Game and Parks beginning at 1 p.m. Monday.
The 2016 permit prices, including issuing fee: resident turkey $25; nonresident turkey $97; resident landowner $13.50; nonresident landowner $49.50; and resident and nonresident youth turkey $7.
Youth permits are for hunters under 16 on the opening day of the youth archery season. All turkey hunters, except residents under age 16, require a Nebraska Habitat Stamp.
Visit OutdoorNebraska.org or Game and Parks permitting offices to purchase permits.
Small-game permits needed
Now that the calendar has flipped to a new year, late-season hunters and trappers of small game, waterfowl and furbearers must have a 2016 hunt (small game) or fur harvest permit. A 2016 Nebraska Habitat Stamp is also required for most hunts.
The seasons for small game species pheasant, quail, partridge, grouse and squirrel close Jan. 31. Cottontail and jackrabbit seasons close Feb. 29.
Muskrat and beaver trapping ends March 31. The hunting-trapping seasons for bobcat, raccoon, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, mink, red fox, gray fox and badger end Feb. 29. Waterfowl and crow seasons remain open in many areas and a 2016 habitat stamp is required.
The species-specific 2015 permits are valid for the late doe/fawn antelope season, which closes Jan. 31, and for the late deer season, which ends Jan. 15.
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