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Nebraska Public Deer Hunting????

Just had a ???? for anyone in that area. I may have an opportunity to get out of KKKalifornia, and the destination could be Omaha. I have never been there, but something very important to me is that I will be able to still hunt and fish, and I don't want to have to pay to lease land, etc. I don't mind if I only get a deer every few year, I just like having the ability to hunt. My son is 2 years old, and I want to be able to just head out into the woods, or plains in that case, and just "go hunting".

So, are there any public areas around Omaha to hunt, or is everything private, leased ranches? I don't like California much, but at least in terms of hunting, there's lots of public land to chose from.

Thanks for any info you guys/gals have.

Sean

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Nebraska Public Deer Hunting????

Fishing is really good all around Omaha. pleany of public lakes.
There is plenty of public land to hunt on but gets lots of pressure.
The best hunting is on private land but most farmers will grant permission if approached off season. Whitetails are becoming a problem due to high numbers. The area I hunt came with a bonus Doe permit with the Buck permit I got. You can also get another Doe permit that has a bonus Doe also.

If you plan on buying a house the taxes are some of the highest in the US. In fact the taxes in Nebraska are some of the highest in the US on just about everything. If I was younger I would move out of this state.

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dwight1947 wrote:
Fishing is really good all around Omaha. pleany of public lakes.
There is plenty of public land to hunt on but gets lots of pressure.
The best hunting is on private land but most farmers will grant permission if approached off season. Whitetails are becoming a problem due to high numbers. The area I hunt came with a bonus Doe permit with the Buck permit I got. You can also get another Doe permit that has a bonus Doe also.

If you plan on buying a house the taxes are some of the highest in the US. In fact the taxes in Nebraska are some of the highest in the US on just about everything. If I was younger I would move out of this state.

I'd really enjoy helping with that over population of whitetail..... Yes

As for buying a house, the taxes may be high, but at least the house is cheaper. My taxes here are 1.2 %, but my 1650 sq ft house, is $400,000. It was $525,000 3 years ago, but the real estate slump hit it pretty good....

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Nebraska Public Deer Hunting????

i just left omaha in april, lived there all my life, stationed in oklahoma now, but anyways, theres some public land just south of omaha in plattsmouth that is decent, pheasant, and deer, all over last year. but yes there is quite a bit of pressure, but you can get results. just swing by cabela's or bass pro, wal-mart whatever and grab a CLRP book, that lists all the public land, plus the CLRP program is where farmers open parts of their land up to hunting. good luck.
-ryan

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Nebraska Public Deer Hunting????

I used to be a biologist in the pine ridge area. Lots of public (for Nebraska), plenty of pressure, decent trophy quality, lots of deer (mule and whitetail).
Nebraska National Forest, Ogala National Grassland, Fort Robinson, Ponderosa WMA, Gilbert-Baker WMA, Peterson WMA, Soldier Creek Wilderness Area, Bighorn WMA, Bordeaux WMA, Metcalf WMA, Chadron Creek WMA are all over 2,000 acres each.

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