Plenty of Deer Hunting Permits Available

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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.

Both resident and nonresident hunters may purchase deer permits, within permit limits, in any unit where permits remain, but Nebraska law prohibits an individual from having more than two permits that allow the taking of antlered deer. Hunters can obtain an unlimited number of antlerless-only deer permits.

All permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They are available online at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission web site at www.outdoornebraska.org and over the counter at Commission permitting offices at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Alliance, Bassett, Chadron State Park, Fort Robinson State Park, Kearney, Niobrara State Park, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Lincoln, and Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area. Resident landowner permits are also available at Commission permitting offices.

2004 Nebraska deer hunting units where permits remain and the number of permits available as of the morning of August 5 were:

Buffalo, 654 permits, 100% either sex

Buffalo Whitetail, 1,454 permits, 100% either sex

Calamus East, 1,192 permits, 20% either sex, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Calamus West, 1,439 permits, 20% either sex

Frenchman, 754 permits, 20% either sex

Frenchman Whitetail, 255 permits, 100% either sex

Keya Paha, 1,997 permits, 30% either sex, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Loup East, 1,585 permits, 30% either sex, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Loup West, 1,666 permits, 60% either sex, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Pine Ridge, 2,312 permits, 100% either sex, one bonus antlerless deer

Plains, 1,255 permits, 100% either sex, one bonus antlerless deer

Platte, 2,177 permits, 20% either sex

Platte Whitetail, 252 permits, 100% either sex

Sandhills, 1,621 permits, 80% either sex

Upper Platte, 1,048 permits, 100% either sex

Wahoo, 858 permits, 100% either sex

Youth Season, unlimited permits, 100% either sex

Statewide Archery, unlimited permits, 100% either sex S

tatewide Muzzleloader, unlimited permits, 100% either sex

Boyer Chute Second Season, 18 permits, two antlerless deer

Season Choice Area 1, 1,436 permits, antlerless only

Season Choice Area 2, 1,222 permits, antlerless only, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Season Choice Area 8, 103 permits, antlerless only, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Season Choice Area 9, 167 permits, antlerless only, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Season Choice Area 13, 256 permits, antlerless only, antlerless mule deer prohibited

Season Choice Area 17, 985 permits, antlerless only, one bonus antlerless deer

Season Choice Area 18, 1,324 permits, antlerless only

Season Choice Area 19, 608 permits, antlerless only

Season Choice Area 20, 3,653 permits, antlerless only

Season Choice Area 21, 7,450 permits, antlerless only, one bonus antlerless deer