Hunting & Fishing

There are 5 wildlife management areas (WMA) located in the county: Bluebill and Marsh Hawk WMAs near Grafton, Sandpiper WMA southwest of Geneva, Redhead WMA along the Clay County line northwest of Shickley and Sora WMA southeast of Shickley. These WMAs and the Waterfowl Protection Areas are listed under the Hunting Locations link below. The Rainwater Basin and Birding and Recreation.
 
Always ask BEFORE hunting or fishing on private land

Public fishing waters are: 
Bruning Dam  and  Lone Star .
 
Permits and regulations available on Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) Web site:
Fishing & Hunting Guide ~  Purchase Permits

Interactive map on NGPC Web site for Fishing and Hunting

Name                                                        Acres                                Directions
  1. Bluebill WMA                                  80                     1 mi. North and 1/4 mi. East of Grafton
  2. Brauning WPA                                 240                  2 mi South and 1.2 West of Grafton
  3. County Line Marsh WPA              408                   4 mi. North of Fairmont, US 81 and 2 1/2 mi East
  4. Griess WPA                                      20                    3 mi. South and 3 1/2 mi. West of Grafton
  5. Krause WPA                                     527                 4 mi. West and 3 1/2 mi. North of Shickley
  6. Mallard Haven WPA                      1,087               2 mi. North of Shickley
  7. Marsh Hawk WMA                         173                 North and West of Grafton
  8. Millers Pond WPA                          130                 1 1/2 mi. South of Shickley
  9. Murphy WPA                                    89                  1/2 mi. West and 1 mi. South of Grafton
  10. Rauscher WPA                                 251                 2 mi. South and 2 1/2 mi. West of Grafton
  11. Real WPA                                          160                 2 mi. north of Fairmont and 1 mi East of US 81
  12. Redhead WMA                                171                 5 mi. West and 1/2 mi North of Shickley
  13. Rolland WPA                                   129                  2 mi. East and 1 1/2 mi. South of Sutton
  14. Sandpiper WMA                             160                  5 mi. West and 1 1/2 mi South of Geneva
  15. Sora WMA                                        20                   2 mi. South and 3 mi East of Shickley
  16. Wilkins WPA                                    530                 1 mi. South and 1 mi East of Grafton
  17. Lone Star Recreation Area                           See Little Blue NRD web site Click for website here
  18. Bruning Dam Recreation Area                    See Little Blue NRD web site Click for website here

All of these locations allow hunting of Dove, Pheasant, Rabbit, and Waterfowl