Protect Nebraska ecosystems by ditching those hitchhikers

Game And Parks

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Ditch those hitchhikers this waterfowl season!

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) warns hunters to watch out for Zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, New Zealand mudsnails, and other aquatic invasive species that may try to “hitchhike” on any hunting gear.

Aquatic invasive species can overrun other ecosystems if given the opportunity, causing irreversible harm.

“By taking a few minutes to clean, drain and dry their gear, waterfowl hunters can ensure their favorite hunting spots remain preserved for the present and future,” said NGPC’s aquatic invasive species program manager Kristopher Stahr.

NGPC requires clean, drain, and dry procedures are done after leaving and before entering any body of water.

For more details on aquatic invasive species, click here.

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