Choose from a variety of large game during Nebraska’s hunting seasons. Bighorn sheep, antelope, elk and deer offer a great selection of game to bag.
Hunting and fishing permits can be purchased online. Applications for permit lotteries can also be accessed through the Nebraska Game and Parks commission website.
|Archery||Sept. 1-Dec. 31|
Jan. 1-15 (Antlerless only)
|Archery||Aug. 20-Dec. 31|
|Muzzleloader||Sept. 17-Oct. 2|
Nov. 1-Jan. 31 (Doe/fawn only)
|Archery, Bull only||Sept. 15-Oct. 23|
|Firearms, Bull only||Sept. 24-Oct. 23|
|Private Land, Cow only||Aug. 15-Oct. 23
|Public Land, Cow only||Sept. 24-Oct. 23
Wild Turkey Seasons
|Fall, Archery & Shotgun||Sept. 15-Jan. 31|
|Spring, Archery||Mar. 25-May 31|
|Spring, Youth Shotgun||Apr. 9-May 31|
|Spring, Shotgun||Apr. 16-May 31|
Big Horn Sheep Seasons
|Fall/Winter||Nov. 29-Dec. 22|
*Big Horn Sheep hunting permits are available by lottery only. Only one permit is awarded. Only Nebraska residents are able to apply, and a $25 nonrefundable application fee is required.
Mountain Lion Seasons
|2016||No Authorized Season|
*Mountain lion hunts greatly vary by region, as do harvest quotas. For some regions, it is required to confirm that the season is open each day prior to hunting, as closure could happen at any time. Permits can be obtained through auction or lottery. For more information on mountain lion regulations, be sure to visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website.
Small Game Seasons
|Pheasant||Oct. 29-Jan. 31|
|Grouse||Sept. 1-Jan. 31|
|Quail||Oct. 29-Jan. 31|
|Rabbit||Sept. 1-Feb. 28|
|Squirrel||Aug. 1-Jan. 31|
|Partridge||Oct. 29-Jan. 31|
Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Nebraska hunting seasons do vary based on animal and region. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website.