In the Wild with Greg Wagner

Notice to Deer Hunters: Watch for Farmers by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
November 12, 2009, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Deer, Hunting | Tags: ,

Copyright: NEBRASKAland Magazine

 A special notice to the 75,000-85,000 firearm deer hunters that will be taking to their tree stands and blinds this Saturday, November 14 through Sunday, November 22: Watch for the Farmer!

 As the Nebraska corn harvest continues firearm deer hunters are being strongly encouraged to talk to their farmer friends in advance of their hunt to know what fields those farmers plan to be combining.

 Nebraska Conservation Officer Jeff Clauson of Waterloo stresses: “You may know where an individual farmer is combining this morning, but after he is done combining that particular corn field, which corn field is he heading to next? Find out ahead of time!”

 Clauson says the other thing that comes into play here is a hunter education rule, and that is to be sure of your target and background. “I want deer hunters to ask themselves three things before firing a shot a deer: “Where’s the landowner, is that a legitimate target and what am I gonna hit if I miss.”    

Clauson emphasizes that farmers and others who are not participating in the firearm deer hunting season should wear some sort of blaze orange or reflective clothing and even carry a flashlight or wear a head lamp during lower light periods to be seen by hunters.

 Have a safe one. Good hunting. See you out there!


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I am looking to find maybe a farmer or two’s, that would be interested in letting me hunt. No firearms!!! Bow hunting only. So no need to worry about anyone getting shot! Thanks alot and please contact me if you know of anyone interested in getting rid of some deer. P.S. I don’t shoot just bucks. I’m talking of shooting deer for nusiance reasons or just too many.

Comment by T-Pat

Like the previous comment I’m also looking for a place to hunt. Bow or Gun and believe in respecting the land owners wishes. Will help out however I can.

Comment by calvin shaffer

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