Nebraska Hunting News

Firearm Deer Season Opens November 13th
Nebraskas 2004 regular firearm deer hunting season will be Nov. 13-21; archery deer hunting season will close November 12, then reopen Nov. 22, the day following the close of the rifle season and continue through Dec. 31; the muzzleloading deer season will be Dec. 1-31.
Hunters Asked to Help Monitor CWD
As the November firearm deer season draws nearer, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is telling hunters they will again play a vital role in monitoring the states deer herd for the presence of chronic wasting disease, or CWD.
Elk Hunters Enjoy Excellent Season
"Elk hunters in the new Ash Creek elk management unit recorded the highest hunter success, with 11 of the 15 permit holders harvesting their elk for 73 percent success,” according to Gary Schlictemeir, district wildlife manager. “The 2004 hunt was the first elk hunting season in the Ash Creek elk management unit, which includes public land on U. S. Forest Service pastures and Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas."
Commission Sets 2005 Spring Turkey Season
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners set the 2005 spring turkey hunting season and addressed a variety of other issues at a meeting in Lincoln October 14. The commissioners also authorized the creation of a youth spring turkey hunting season and a youth spring turkey hunting permit
Rifle Sight-In Locations for 2004
Hunters who need a place to sight-in their rifles prior to this years hunting season have a number of locations across the state available to them. These ranges are affiliated with the Nebraska Shooting Sports Association. All ranges should have toilet facilities, however, the shooter should assume all are primitive ─ no water, electricity or telephone. Fees are charged at some ranges.
Fall Turkey Hunting Season Approaching
Turkey hunters still have time to obtain a permit for Nebraskas 2004 archery or shotgun fall turkey hunting seasons. This year there are an unlimited number of fall turkey hunting permits for both the fall turkey archery and shotgun seasons.
Unlimited Archery Permits Available
There are still plenty of deer hunting permits, including an unlimited number of archery permits, available for Nebraska's 2004 hunting seasons. Both resident and nonresident hunters may purchase deer permits, within permit limits, in any unit where permits remain, but Nebraska law allows any person to possess no more than two permits that allow for the taking of antlered deer.
Plenty of Deer Hunting Permits Available
Deer hunting permits are still available for the 2004 seasons and hunters should purchase them now to assure their opportunity to hunt deer this year. Nebraskas 2004 archery deer season will be Sept. 15 - Nov. 12 and Nov. 22 - Dec. 31. The November firearm season will be Nov. 13-21 and the muzzleloader season will be Dec. 1-31.
Bighorn Lottery Permit Application Deadline
Resident big game hunters are reminded that applications for Nebraskas 2004 bighorn sheep hunting season lottery permit must be received at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission headquarters prior to midnight Aug. 13 to be included in the drawing. The winning application will be drawn at the Commission meeting in Broken Bow on August 27.
Apply Now for Mentor Youth Archery Deer Hunting Program
Young bow hunters may apply now to participate in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s 2004 Mentored Youth Archery Deer Hunting Program, according to Jeff Rawlinson, outdoor education specialist. Rawlinson called the program one of the most exciting and educational programs in the nation.