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Nebraska Hunting Season 2023

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Nebraska hunting seasons for 2023.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Nebraska Hunting Seasons

Nebraska Hunting Season Dates

The diversity of Nebraska’s hunting opportunities is very hard to exaggerate. The state has some excellent whitetail deer and wild turkey. The hunting opportunities are far and wide in the Cornhusker state.

Nebraska Deer Season 2023

Archery: September 1 - December 31

November Firearm: November 13 - November 21

Muzzleloader: December 1 - December 31

Antlerless Late Season: January 1 - January 16

Nebraska Wild Turkey Season 2023

Fall General Season: September 15 - January 31

Spring Archery: March 25 - May 31

Spring Youth Shotgun: April 17 - May 31

Spring Shotgun: April 17 - May 31

Nebraska Elk Season 2023

Archery BullSept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2021
Firearm BullSept. 21 – Oct. 31, 2021
AntlerlessAug. 1 – Jan. 31, 2022
Antlerless, Private Land OnlyAug. 1 – Sept. 20, 2021
Early AntlerlessAug. 1 – Oct. 31, 2021
Late AntlerlessNov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2022

Archery Bull: September 1 - October 31

Firearm Bull: September 21 - October 31

Early Antlerless: August 1 - January 1

Late Antlerless: November 1 - January 31

Nebraska Hunting Zones 2023

See the map below for a breakdown of Nebraska's hunting zones:

Nebraska Bag Limits 2023

You're going to have to consult with Nebraska's official site depending on what you're hunting.

Nebraska Hunting License 2023

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$260.00N/A
2021 Spring Turkey$30.00$128.00
PermitApp Fee
Combo lottery Multiple entry 2021$10
Resident - Super Tag Lottery Single Entry$25
Super Tag Lottery Multiple Entry - MultiSpecies$10

Nebraska Hunting Regulations 2023

Hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of orange.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site:

Can you hunt with a crossbow in Nebraska?

Yes, you can hunt with crossbows in the state of Nebraska.

Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Nebraska?

It depends where you're from. Residents of Nebraska don't need a permit but nonresidents need a small game permit.

When does hunting season start in Nebraska?

Deer hunting season starts as earl as September 1 for archery in Nebraska.

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