LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has opened antlerless deer hunting in three eastern Nebraska state park areas.

The hunting will be allowed within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area.

Applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on designated dates in December and January. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session in order to receive the special access permit.

Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. If more applications are received than can be accommodated, a drawing will be held Nov. 6.

Applications are available at