Nebraska Hunting News

Nebraska Turkey Season Opened April 16th

Turkey hunters gave it their best shot when the shotgun season opened April 16. Results were mixed, though, as the season opened on the heels of a spring storm that brought snow, rain and muddy and impassable roads across much of the state.

While access to hunting grounds was difficult to reach in much of the state, the weather improved once the season started.

Nebraska Offers Reloading Workshop April 9th

An ammunition-reloading workshop will be held April 9 at the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Nebraska GPC Will Consider 2011 Hunting Recommendations at Meeting

The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider 2011 big game hunting recommendations at its meeting March 18 in Lincoln.

Nebraska Hunter Education Instructor Training - March 10th

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will train hunter education instructors on March 10 in Lincoln. Apprentice volunteer firearm instructors will be trained at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Education Office, 4817 N. 56th St.

Nebraska Spring Turkey Permits on Sale Jan 10th

Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. Central Time on Jan. 10.

The archery and youth archery hunting seasons are March 25-May 31. The youth shotgun season is April 9-May 31 and the regular shotgun season is April 16-May 31.

Nebraska Late Antlerless Season Now Open - Runs Through Jan 18th

Deer hunters are reminded that the late antlerless season begins in December this year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season runs Dec. 26-Jan. 18, 2011.

The season is open only to hunting antlerless deer by firearm permit hunters with youth, landowner and Season Choice Area permits. It is not open to hunters with unfilled statewide archery, statewide muzzleloader, restricted statewide buck, whitetail statewide buck, or November firearm permits.

Nebraska Deer Hunters Have Record Year

Nebraska's November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The 2010 November firearm deer harvest was 63,300, compared to 53,767 in 2009. Most of the increase is from antlerless white-tailed deer harvest, as 21,000 bonus antlerless white-tailed deer tags were added this year.

Nebraska Two-Day Hunt Permits Available

A small game hunt is one of many ways families spend the holidays together. Nebraska's two-day permit for nonresidents makes that easier.

Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Begins Nov. 13th

Thousands of permits still are available for the November firearm deer hunting season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Nebraska GPC Campaign to Increase Youth Hunters

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and National Shooting Sports Foundation have launched a statewide marketing campaign to encourage fathers to take their children hunting.

With deer and turkey permits only $5 for youth, and deer and turkey populations plentiful, and hunting opportunities abundant, fall is the perfect time to introduce a son or daughter to hunting.