LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is reminding migratory bird hunters in the state that they must register for the Information Program beginning Tuesday.

HIP registration is required of residents age 16 and older and all nonresidents who plan to hunt migratory game birds in Nebraska over the next year. Those migratory birds include doves, ducks, geese, snipe, rail, coots and woodcock.

Among those who must register in Nebraska are hunters registered in another state and holders of lifetime, 64-and-over veteran, and 69-and-over senior permits.

The program is required by federal regulation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It helps wildlife managers estimate the number of migratory birds harvested each year.