Nebraska county makes land available for mentored youth hunting


WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — More than a thousand acres (404.7 hectares) of land at Lake Wanahoo in Saunders County is available for mentored youth hunting, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said.

The opportunities are available for youths under 18 through the commission’s Passing Along the Heritage program. Many of the sites are available during the Christmas break.

To reserve a site and obtain a permission slip, visit using the Internet Explorer browser. A mentor must possess a permission slip at all times of the youth hunt. Mentors may enroll for the program up to five times annually.

The program provides Nebraska youths and their mentors access to hunt on private lands and selected public lands. It is made possible by a partnership between the commission, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Nebraska landowners.