Tag: Open Fields and Waters

  • Landowners have until June 23 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    Landowners have until June 23 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Private landowners have until June 23 to enroll their land in Open Fields and Waters, a voluntary program in which they can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties. Landowners earn annual, per-acre payments of up to $15, depending on habitat type and location. Additional […]

  • Landowners have until June 19 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    Landowners have until June 19 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Private landowners have until June 19 to enroll their land in the Open Fields and Waters Program, in which they can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties. Landowners with property offering hunting or fishing potential may be offered annual, per-acre payments from 50 cents […]

  • Grant will help expand public access opportunities on Nebraska’s private lands

    Grant will help expand public access opportunities on Nebraska’s private lands

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Public access opportunities for hunting and fishing on private lands will be expanded thanks to a grant awarded to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The $3 million grant was awarded through the 2020 Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP). In Nebraska, VPA-HIP funding, along with matching funds from the […]

  • Private landowners may enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    Private landowners may enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission biologists are seeking private landowners interested in enrolling in the Open Fields and Waters (OFW) Program this spring. Through the program, landowners can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties. With over 97 percent of Nebraska’s land-base in private ownership, […]