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Nebraska Hunt Unit North Central Unit Dark Goose

  • ID:North Central Unit
  • State:NE
  • Species:Dark Goose
  • Area:26,842 square miles
  • Elevation:1,000 ft - 5,300 ft
  • Public Lands:1,518 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:6%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:510
  • Campgrounds:97
  • Fishing Access Sites:6
  • Trailheads:68
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,471 acres
  • National Forests:Nebraska National Forest, Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.326325, -100.251061

The North Central Unit zone regulates hunting opportunities for dark goose in Nebraska and covers 26,842 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,518 square miles (6%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Fremont, Norfolk, and Columbus. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,000 feet to a high of 5,300 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,471 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 97 campgrounds, and 6 public fishing access sites. There are 68 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Nebraska National Forest, Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest, Fort Niobrara Wilderness, Soldier Creek Wilderness. Additionally, 510 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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