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.

Deer Hunting

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.

What you’ll need to go hunting in Nebraska:

  • 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 hunting adventure.

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My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon