Deer Hunters May Purchase "Buy Unit" Permits Beginning May 12

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Resident deer hunters who have not applied for a permit in a Draw Unit may purchase their first permit in a Buy Unit, including archery and muzzleloader permits, beginning May 12.

Permits will be available online at www.outdoornebraska.org, by mail, or from any Game and Parks permitting office.

Landowner permits will also be available at permitting offices beginning May 12.

2003 Nebraska Deer Hunting Season Dates:

Statewide Archery Season: Sept. 15 - Nov. 14 and Nov. 24 - Dec. 31

November Firearm Season: Nov. 15 - Nov. 23

Control Area Seasons: Sept. 15 - Oct. 26 with archery or muzzleloader; Oct. 27 - Jan. 11, 2004 with any legal weapons

Season Choice Seasons: Sept. 15 - Dec. 31 and Jan. 3 - 11, 2004 with weapon of season

Statewide Muzzleloader Season: Dec. 1 - Dec. 31

Fontenelle Season: Dec. 6 - 14 with archery; Jan. 3-4 and Jan. 10-11 with muzzleloader

DeSoto Muzzleloader Early Season: Oct. 18 - 19

DeSoto Muzzleloader Late Season: Dec. 13 - 14

Water System Season: Early – Nov. 22 - 23; Late – Jan. 3 - 4, 2004

National Guard: Early – Nov. 15 - 16; Late – Nov. 22 - 23

Hunters should pick up a copy of the 2003 Nebraska Big Game Guide and Application Brochure available from Game and Parks Commission offices and permit agents across the state, or, the brochure may be viewed and downloaded from the Commission’s web site.