Duck zones and goose units provide an opportunity to better coincide duck and goose migration chronology and hunter preferences with hunting season dates for different areas within a state. Back in November 2019, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission solicited input from waterfowl hunters on potential duck zone and dark (Canada) goose unit boundary changes. From that input, there are several proposed changes to duck zone boundaries and two goose unit boundaries. Waterfowl hunters in these areas are again asked to provide their input regarding these proposed changes. Any changes made will go into effect for the 2021/22 hunting season.
Proposed Duck Zone Boundary Changes
- Adams County
- Furnas/ Gosper County
- Greeley County
- Harlan County
- Holt County
- Merrick/ Hamiltion County
- Otoe County
Proposed Goose Zone Boundary Changes
Criteria for submitting feedback
Please examine or download maps for proposed changes. You can provide your feedback on the proposed changes by using the online form below, download the survey provided, or providing written comments to: C/O Duck Zone and Goose Unit changes, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE. The more detail (e.g., where you hunt on a map) you can provide regarding support or opposition to a proposed change the better. Input will be accepted until February 29th.
Timeline for input and changes to duck zones and goose units
- February 2020 – Input on proposed changes accepted (due February 29).
- April 2020 – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Board of Commissioners approve changes in zones and units.
- May 2020 – Submit changes to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Fall 2021 – New zone and unit boundaries go into effect.