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Nebraska Hunt Unit West Light Goose

  • ID:West
  • State:NE
  • Species:Light Goose
  • Area:57,975 square miles
  • Elevation:1,200 ft - 5,300 ft
  • Public Lands:1,426 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:3%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2135
  • Campgrounds:196
  • Fishing Access Sites:3
  • Trailheads:73
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,471 acres
  • National Forests:Nebraska National Forest, Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
  • Lat-Long:41.706118, -100.692002

Zone West regulates hunting opportunities for light goose in Nebraska and covers 57,975 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,426 square miles (3%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by St. Libory, Grand Island, and Kearney. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,200 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 196 campgrounds, and 3 public fishing access sites. There are 73 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, 2135 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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