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Hunting NE ?'s

Hi everyone i'm planning on hunting nebraska this year if i have my info correct any answers will help me out alot. Ok so first off does the muzzleloader deer season alow me to buy a statewide tag at anytime since they are unlimited or is it draw only or buy before a certain date? And secondly it says that mule deer bucks cannot be shot south of i-80 during rifle season in some rules but others just say south of i-80, so is it only rifle season or all seasons? And i am also looking at hunting on public land in the western part of the state. I'm not looking for a monster buck just an area that will give me an good oppertunity to see deer and not waste my money buying a tag that doesn't even give me a chance to get a shot. Thanks in advance for any info.

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Re: Hunting NE ?'s
arnoldjeremiah wrote:
Hi everyone i'm planning on hunting nebraska this year if i have my info correct any answers will help me out alot. Ok so first off does the muzzleloader deer season alow me to buy a statewide tag at anytime since they are unlimited or is it draw only or buy before a certain date? And secondly it says that mule deer bucks cannot be shot south of i-80 during rifle season in some rules but others just say south of i-80, so is it only rifle season or all seasons? And i am also looking at hunting on public land in the western part of the state. I'm not looking for a monster buck just an area that will give me an good oppertunity to see deer and not waste my money buying a tag that doesn't even give me a chance to get a shot. Thanks in advance for any info.

Nebraska Muzzleloader tags are statewide and maybe purchased at anytime online or at G&P offices, no draw or limited number of tags.

I suggest you check the big game regs on line as to where you are allowed to shoot mule deer in the state, some counties you may, some you can't.

The Pine Ridge area of the state should give you a good chance at a nice mule deer buck or even the sandhills region of the state.

If you are wanting more info, give me a yell.

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Hunting NE ?'s

Welcome to BGH. Muzzleloader season is a great time to hunt in Nebraska, there's very little pressure on the public land. Rifle season can be a nightmare if you aren't used to it. When I lived in Nebraska, I wouldn't hunt the rifle opener. The Pine Ridge has the most public land, but there are also some large reservoirs in the southwest that offer good hunting.
Rifle tags are limited, but you can generally wait until the day before the season before they sell out. The sell out dates are listed in the regs books. The eastern units tend to sell out faster.

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