Nebraska Hunting News

Nebraska Offering Special Deer Hunts

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks (SP), as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA).

These opportunities aim to reduce a high deer population along the Platte River in southeast Nebraska.

Nebraska Offers 2 BOW Workshops in October

The Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program has two workshops in October, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. They are:

Deer Delight – This workshop is Oct. 16 at the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna. Participants will learn care for harvested deer from field to freezer, as well as ways to prepare a variety of meals using venison. Deer hunting experience is not required.

Nebraska Turkey Season Opens Sept. 15th

Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 across Nebraska, and hunters of all ages have the opportunity to pursue the abundant gobblers. Getting new hunters into the field could be even easier this year, however, as reduced-price permits are available for youth.

Fall turkey permits are $24 for residents, $91 for nonresidents and $6 for youth younger than 16 years (residents and nonresidents), including issuing fee. The reduced-price youth permits were a big success during the spring turkey season, when youth permit sales more than doubled from the previous spring.

Nebraska GPC Site Offers List of Locations for Gun Sight-in

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has on its Web site a list of gun clubs where hunters may sight-in their firearms in preparation for hunting this fall. Most of the clubs have experienced shooters on hand to help novices.

Nebraska Archery Antelope Season Opens August 20th

The archery antelope hunting season opens Aug. 20, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season runs through Nov. 12, and then is open Nov. 22 through Dec. 31.

An unlimited number of the statewide archery permits are available, although each hunter may purchase no more than one. Archery hunting is prohibited in firearm antelope units during the firearm antelope season, which is Oct. 9-24.

Archers harvested a record 156 antelope in 2009, with 79 percent of those antelope being mature bucks. The hunter success rate was 22 percent.

Wisconsin Offers New Web Based Alerts on Wolf Activity

Administrators from the natural resource agencies in 13 Midwestern states and three Canadian provinces have signed a joint resolution urging the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.

Nebraska Leftover Tags on Sale June 14th
Remaining big game hunting permits may be purchased beginning Monday, June 14, at 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Nebraska's Branched Oak WMA Closed to Target Shooting
A parking lot and surrounding area in the northwest portion of Branched Oak Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is closed to target shooting for safety reasons, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Nebraska Considers Ending Ban on Alcohol in SP and WMAs
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider ending the ban on alcohol consumption in state park and wildlife management areas (WMAs) at its next scheduled meeting, May 28, at the Gering Civic Center.
Nebraska Big Game Draw Apps Available April 19th
Nebraska residents may begin applying for 2010 big game draw unit hunting permits on April 19, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.