About Hunting in Nebraska
The diversity of Nebraska’s hunting opportunities is very hard to exaggerate. There are many big games here from whitel deer to even Wild turkey. There are many upland birds too including more common species which is why referring to Nebraska as the Mixed Bag capital . There are hunting opportunities far and wide.
With the layout of the state the way that it is different helps hide the treasures that live in our backyard under the stars each night. Get up close and personal with all that this land has nourished and brought to life , so we can continue the cycle under the great plains of Nebraska Country!
Nebraska Hunting Seasons Offered
Big Game: Deer, Antelope, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Turkey, Mountain Lion
Small Game: Squirrel, Cottontail, Jackrabbit
Bird: Upland game birds, Webless migratory birds, Waterfowl
Nebraska Hunting Season Dates 2021 – 2022
Deer Hunting Season 2021 – 2022
|Archery||Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2021|
|Firearm||Nov 13 -21, 2021|
|Muzzleloader||Dec 1-31, 2021|
|Antlerless Late Season||Jan 1- 15, 2021 & Jan 1-15, 2022|
|October River Antlerless||Oct 1 – 15, 2021|
|Late River Antlerless||Jan 1 – 31, 2022|
|Special Landowner||Nov 6 – 8, 2021|
Elk Hunting Season 2021 – 2022
|Archery Bull||Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2021|
|Firearm Bull||Sept. 21 – Oct. 31, 2021|
|Antlerless||Aug. 1 – Jan. 31, 2022|
|Antlerless, Private Land Only||Aug. 1 – Sept. 20, 2021|
|Early Antlerless||Aug. 1 – Oct. 31, 2021|
|Late Antlerless||Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2022|
Nebraska Hunting License
Hunters must complete an education course to get a license or permit that follows thereafter
|2021 Annual Hunt||$18.00||$109.00|
|2021 Annual Hunt Fish Combo||$52.00||$177.00|
|2021 Resident lifetime||$260.00||N/A|
|2021 Spring Turkey||$30.00||$128.00|
|Combo lottery Multiple entry 2021||$10|
|Resident – Super Tag Lottery Single Entry||$25|
|Super Tag Lottery Multiple Entry – MultiSpecies||$10|
Deer hunters in Nebraska are required to have Statewide or unite deer permits and habitat stamps.
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Nebraska Hunting News
Right now health and safety is most important to our volunteer instructors and the public is our highest priority.
Nebraska will be closing the courses including the apprentice exemption certificate, we encourage the use of these options. Successful completion is required for Nebraska hunters aged 12 through 29 who hunt with firearms or air guns. Certification options range from 10 and under all the way to 30 and older, a class, permit , license and accompaniment while in the field is required for all to successfully grasp the concepts that hunting in the great outdoors truly calls for.
Links to Official Sites
Buy license in Nebraska: https://ngpc-home.ne.gov/
Nebraska State Regulation Site: http://outdoornebraska.gov/huntingseasons/
Link to Nebraska PDF: http://digital.outdoornebraska.gov/i/1248033-2020-big-game-guide/0?