- Associated Press - Sunday, July 16, 2017

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) - People who want to hunt deer at Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area east of Bellevue may seek access permits through the end of July.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be issuing 200 permits. The use of rimfire and centerfire weapons is prohibited at Gifford. Muzzleloaders are not allowed during the November firearm season. The permit allows access to take deer with archery equipment from Sept. 1 through Jan. 15 and with a muzzleloader from Dec. 1 through Jan. 15, as specified by the deer permit.

Application forms are available at Game and Parks offices at Omaha, Lincoln, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium and Schilling Wildlife Management Area. A drawing will be held Aug. 2 if more than 200 applications are received.

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