Thousands of permits still are available for the November firearm deer hunting season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The November firearm season is Nov. 13-21.
The following November firearm permits are available, as of Nov. 4: Buffalo Whitetail, 510; Calamus East, 606; Calamus West, 960; Frenchman Whitetail, 1,202; Keya Paha, 1,246; Loup West, 543; Pine Ridge, 1,346; Plains, 672; Platte Whitetail, 958; Sandhills, 991; Upper Platte, 592; and Wahoo, 128.
Game and Parks has the following reminders for November firearm permit holders:
- Deer must be checked at manual check stations, not via Telecheck.
- Hunter orange is required of all hunters, regardless of the type of equipment used.
- Permission is required to hunt on private land.
- A November firearm permit holder may use archery equipment.
- Unless permission is granted, it is unlawful to hunt with a rifle within 200 yards – 100 yards for all other equipment – of an inhabited dwelling or livestock feedlot.
- Earn-a-Buck hunters (Elkhorn and Wahoo units) have until Nov. 23 to harvest their deer and are required to check an antlerless deer before or at the same time as a buck.
- Watch out for turkey hunters. Fall hunting is legal during the November firearm deer season, and those turkey hunters are required to wear hunter orange.
- The Antlerless Deer Hunter Program provides landowners a resource for finding antlerless deer hunters for their property. The Deer Exchange Program provides a way for those who do not hunt to receive deer meat. Visit http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/programs.asp to learn more.
- The Open Fields and Waters Program opens thousands of acres of private land to public walk-in hunting access. Check the 2010 Public Access Atlas for tracts in each county.
- Call Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers toll-free at (800) 742-7627 to report game law violations.
- Game and Parks district offices, as well as the Omaha and Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium offices, will be open to sell permits on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Permits also may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org .
Thousands of Season Choice Area antlerless deer permits also remain, most with bonus tags.
Visit OutdoorNebraska.org or read the 2010 Big Game Guide for more information about deer hunting.