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Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge accepting special access permits for 2020

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, in Cherry County, will conduct a limited draw for all muzzleloader deer hunting in 2020. The draw is offered in response to public comments received during a hunting and fishing program review that expressed concern over hunting pressure during previous seasons.

Twelve muzzleloader hunting permits will be issued for each of the following dates:

• Nov. 14 - 22

• Dec. 1 - 8

• Dec 9 - 16

• Dec. 17 - 24

• Dec. 24-31.

Applications opened Aug. 15 and will continue until Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m., CDT. Permit applications may be obtained by calling the refuge offic...


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