In 2016, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission unveiled a five-year plan aimed at growing Nebraska’s pheasant population and increasing land open to hunting in areas with abundant pheasants. The overall goal is to produce the best pheasant hunting experience for the most hunters. Other goals of this project include:
- Increasing pheasant abundance
- Increasing hunter access to land holding pheasants
- Increasing the pool of potential pheasant hunters
- Managing hunter expectations
- Improving the funding and policy related to the goal of improving pheasant hunting
The plan, named for the late Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Lynn Berggren, will consider all manageable aspects of the pheasant hunting experience, with habitat and hunter access – particularly for youth – as project cornerstones. Game and Parks staff and partner organizations will concentrate work where it will be most effective, while fostering strong partnerships with other public entities, private conservation organizations and local communities.