Last updated April 2023
Shaun Dunn (email@example.com)
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
PO Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
Is a state permit required for banding?
Nebraska Revised Statutes 37-242.
Take means to harass, wound, hunt, trap, fish, harvest fur, or attempt to harass, wound, hunt, trap, fish, or harvest fur.
Since trapping is considered a form of take, capturing a bird for banding would be covered by the statute on scientific collecting, below, which states, “Permits may be granted by the commission to any properly accredited person to take and collect for strictly scientific….”
Note that the application form expressly includes banding.
Permit application forms
- Application Form (online)
- Renewal – same form
- Threatened and Endangered – same form
- Salvage – same form. Indicate that you plan to salvage
When collecting on Commission properties such as State Parks, State Recreation Areas, and Wildlife Management Areas, the local area manager is also to be contacted. District office contacts can be found at:http://outdoornebraska.gov/locations/
Nebraska Revised Statutes 37-418. Permits for scientific, educational, or private wildlife management purposes; when granted.
Nebraska Administrative Code
Title 163. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Chapter 4. Wildlife Regulations
Scientific and Educational Take Permits
Whooping Crane (Grus americana) E
Interior Least Tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) E
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) T
Rufa Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) T