Landowners in parts of southwest Nebraska have until Dec. 1 to enroll milo acres in an incentive program to enhance pheasant hunting in the area.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the program is offered in portions of northwest Hitchcock, southeast Hayes and northwest Red Willow counties.
This area is known as the Southwest Focus on Pheasants area.
Landowners receive payments for tall milo stubble and pheasant friendly managed milo stubble acres enrolled, and they receive an additional payment if those acres allow public walk-in hunting access.
Each landowner may enroll up to 320 acres for two years.
The goals of the program are to increase and improve pheasant habitat, increase bird populations and provide additional public hunting access on private land.