Landowners may enroll in Milo Stubble Management Program |

Landowners may enroll in Milo Stubble Management Program

LINCOLN, Neb. – Landowners in parts of southwest Nebraska may enroll acres in a new incentive program to enhance pheasant hunting in the area, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The Milo Stubble Management Program is offered in portions of Hitchcock, Hayes and Red Willow counties. This area is known as the Southwest Focus on Pheasants area.

Following harvest, landowners may receive payments of $15 per acre for milo stubble that is at least 15 inches high and left in place as pheasant habitat until April 1, 2011. Landowners also may receive additional payments for allowing public walk-in hunting access on those acres. Each landowner may enroll up to 320 acres during the 2010-2011 season.

The goals of the program are to increase and improve pheasant habitat, increase grassland bird populations and provide additional public hunting access on private land.

Focus on Pheasants is a joint effort by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Pheasants Forever and resource and conservation partners to increase the pheasant population by creating and enhancing habitat in focus areas.

Landowners interested in enrolling land in the Milo Stubble Management Program should contact T.J. Walker or Justin Haahr at (308) 535-8025 or Andy Houser at (308) 345-4163, extension 3.

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