The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider allowing the wider use of crossbows as big game hunting equipment when it meets Oct. 28 in Norfolk. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. at Divots Conference Center, 4200 W. Norfolk Ave.
A public hearing on crossbow recommendations will be held at 9 a.m.
Other public hearings scheduled are:
-- 8:30 a.m. – To consider amendments to create separate resident and nonresident landowner antelope permits and fees and lower the cost of resident depredation permits.
-- 8:45 a.m. – To consider new fishing regulations, which would be valid for 2011 and 2012 and would standardize many current regulations.
-- 9:15 a.m. – To consider allowing archery antelope permit holders to hunt with archery equipment during the October firearm antelope season and allowing archery deer permit holders to hunt with archery equipment during the November firearm deer season. Also considered will be authorizing one shared-revenue auction elk hunting permit for residents and nonresidents.
-- 9:30 a.m. – To consider authorizing one lottery permit and one auction permit for bighorn sheep hunting in 2011 and expanding the area open to hunting.
The board also will consider fee changes to lodging, camping and related visitor services at state parks, state recreation areas and state historical parks.
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