South-Central Nebraska Wheat Stubble Land Sought

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Landowners in parts of south-central
Nebraska face a July 1 deadline to enroll wheat stubble acres into
an incentive program for pheasant habitat.

The South-Central Focus on Pheasants Initiative aims to increase
and improve pheasant habitat, raise the number of birds in the area
and provide more public hunting access to private land. The program
is offered in southern Harlan and Furnas counties.

Landowners may enroll up to 320 acres a year for two years.
They'll receive $15 an acre for leaving wheat stubble taller than
15 inches undisturbed until April 1. If they allow hunters on their
land, landowners will be paid $3 more an acre.

More information is available from John Laux of the Nebraska
Game and Parks Commission at 308-928-2541 or Justin Haahr at

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