Nebraska Travel and Sporting Destinations
Hunting Big Game in Nebraska
Nebraska boasts a diverse array of big game species that can be hunted, including whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, and bighorn sheep, in addition to wild turkeys.
Whitetail and mule deer hunting in Nebraska is a popular activity among both residents and nonresidents, with annual hunting opportunities available. One of the advantages of hunting in Nebraska is that deer hunting permits are available over-the-counter with no draw required, and the cost of permits is relatively affordable compared to other states. Furthermore, hunters in Nebraska have the option to pursue either whitetails or mule deer, and are allowed to harvest up to two deer per season.
Pronghorn and Elk
Pronghorn and elk populations in the northwest corner of Nebraska offer more limited but consistent hunting opportunities. Bighorn sheep, on the other hand, provide great viewing opportunities and limited hunting opportunities in some years.
Wild Turkey Hunting
Nebraska is also known for its thriving Merriam's wild turkey population, which can be found in every county in the state. Turkey hunting in Nebraska is continuously improving, making it a popular choice among hunters.
Nebraska Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting
With long seasons, good access, and diverse mixed bag opportunities, Nebraska is a waterfowl and upland bird hunting paradise!
- Hunting Education is required for all hunters ages 12 through 29.
- You must have a valid hunting permit for the species you’re after.
- Habitat Stamp
- Waterfowl hunters need a Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp and a Federal Duck Stamp
- If you need help finding some great hunting in Nebraska, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.
For those seeking guided hunting experiences, Nebraska hunting outfitters and packages are available to provide professional assistance and ensure a memorable adventure.Ask Us About a Trip Request pricing and availability
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