Nebraska Hunting News

Donation Reduced the Price of Youth Lifetime Permits
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will offer young Nebraskans a $130 price reduction on 185 lifetime hunting and fishing permits or lifetime habitat stamps at its exhibit during the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show Feb. 24-27 at the Qwest Center in Omaha
Spring Turkey Permits Available February 14
Nebraska resident turkey hunting permits for both shotgun and archery hunters are $21.00, non-resident permits are $66.00. A current Nebraska Habitat Stamp is required of every resident 16 years of age or older who hunts game species or takes furbearers in Nebraska.
Antler Scoring Workshop Set for March 12
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host an antler scoring workshop on Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna. Hunters can have their antlers scored by official measurers from Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young, Longhunter Society, or for Nebraska State Citations.
Non-Migratory Game Species Season Opening Dates Set
The Nebraska Game and Parks commissioners set application periods and season dates for the 2005 fall turkey hunting seasons, non-migratory game species seasons opening dates, set big game permit application dates, and addressed a variety of other issues at a meeting in Sidney January 20.
Mentored Youth Rabbit Hunt Slated
A rabbit hunt for young hunters ages 12-15 years has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Osage Wildlife Management Area near Tecumseh, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissions Outdoor Education Specialist Jeff Rawlinson.
Deer Harvested Near Grand Island Tests Positive for CWD
An adult male white-tailed deer harvested by a hunter during the November firearm season has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reported today.
Archer Takes Trophy Bighorn Ram
“Brian was the lucky applicant drawn for the 2004 Nebraska bighorn sheep lottery permit,” Schlichtemeier district wildlife manager said. “He enjoyed a great hunt at Fort Robinson. The snowfall made spotting bighorns in the buttes somewhat difficult, but tracking and stalking conditions were ideal.”
Mountain Lion Shot in Sioux City
A young male mountain lion perched in a tree in a residential neighborhood at the northwest edge of South Sioux City was shot and killed Tuesday morning by a Dakota County sheriff’s deputy, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reported.
Applications Being Accepted for Late DeSoto Deer Hunt
Nebraska residents are encouraged to apply in person at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge for a special permit to hunt on the refuge during the January late firearm season. Though not required at the time application is made at DeSoto, all hunters taking part in the hunt must obtain a Season Choice Area 21 deer permit prior to hunting.
Hunters Expected to Have a Good Deer Season
Its starting out to be another good deer hunting season in Nebraska, with the firearm season, the second half of the archery season, and the muzzleloader season all set to open during the next few weeks.