Nebraska Late Antlerless Deer Season Jan 1-15

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Rifle deer hunters get one last chance to bag a doe in Nebraska with the January late antlerless season, which is Jan. 1-15, 2010.

No bucks may be harvested during this season and only legal firearms are allowed.

The January late season was started in 1989 and expanded to 15 days in 2005 to allow for the additional harvest of antlerless deer in response to an expanding deer population, especially in eastern Nebraska.

The following programs are available to enhance the hunting experience:

  • -- Electronic checking – Hunters have the option of checking deer electronically or at a check station. Hunters may check electronically by going to www.NEdeercheck.com or calling toll-free (800) 405-7700 at any time.
  • -- Deer Exchange – This program allows for the free transfer of deer meat between two parties. Donors and recipients of venison may register at www.ngpc.state.ne.us/hunting/programs/deerexchange/.
  • -- Open Fields and Waters – This new program has more than 36,000 acres of private land available for public walk-in hunting access. Check the 2009 Nebraska Public Access Atlas for tracts in each county.

The following season choice permits remain unsold, as of Dec. 22: Area 1, 1,043; Area 2, 503; Area 3, 191; Area 4, 91; Area 11, 89; Area 18, 453; Area 21, 2,892; and Area 22, 104.

A 2009 Nebraska Habitat Stamp may be used for the January late season.

The list of remaining permits may be found at OutdoorNebraska.org. Click on Licenses and Fees, then Purchase a Permit, then Remaining Permits.

Permits may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org or Commission permitting offices around the state. For more information, read the 2009 Nebraska Big Game Guide.