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Baiting Regulations Changing in 2015

Commissioners recently approved an update to the language on the existing regulation concerning baiting. It is unlawful to establish, utilize, or maintain a baited area for ten days prior to the opening of any big game (sheep, elk, mountain lion, deer, or pronghorn) or turkey season and throughout those entire seasons for the purpose of taking big game or turkey.

The use of scents alone, normal environmental conditions, accepted farming and ranching practices, forest management, wildlife food plantings, orchard management, or similar land management activities do not constitute baiting.

View full regulation details and learn more about this recent change by reading our baiting FAQ's or see the 2015 Big Game Guide.

Hunter Education Information


Hunter's ages 12 through 29 must have completed firearm hunter education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or airgun.

Hunter's ages 12 through 29 must have completed a separate bowhunter education course and carry proof on their person when hunting Deer, Antelope, Elk or Mountain Sheep with a bow and arrow or crossbow. Here's a helpful guide to hunter requirements in the state of Nebraska.

The Online course *required for those ages 11 -15 to complete the Bowhunter Independent Study/Field Day *is available HERE. The fee required for ONLY the online courses is $24.50 set by and paid only to the vendor.

Visit our Outdoor Heritage Education Complex and Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center for additional information on classes and activities.

Waterfowl Hunting Tips

Waterfowl Hunting Nebraska

A guide for waterfowl hunters with information about where and when to hunt waterfowl in Nebraska. Nebraska is blessed with a variety of wetland habitats that waterfowl use both during fall and spring migration; habitats that also provide for different hunting opportunities throughout the season and across the state.

Waterfowl Guide




Big Game Landowner Eligibility Rules and Application

Hunters - Telecheck Program

Telecheck is closed during the November firearm deer season.

The Nebraska Telecheck Program allows hunters to check deer or antelope by telephone or online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All deer harvested outside the November firearm season MUST be checked via Telecheck as manual check stations will only be available for the November firearm season. Antelope archers, muzzleloaders and late season hunters must use Telecheck.

Check-In a Deer or Antelope

2015-2016 Season Dates and Application Periods

View/Download a schedule of season dates and application periods for 2015-2016.

Mobile Permits

NGPC has launched a mobile website to allow for the sale of some 2014 permits and stamps. On your smartphone or tablet you will be able to purchase a hunt or fish permit and necessary stamps with your credit or debit card. The new mobile version can even replace the need to carry a paper permit. Visit our mobile permit site to get started.

Nebraska Lifetime Permits

A great gift for grandchildren or graduates

Treat someone special to the gift that lasts a lifetime....A Nebraska Lifetime Permit. Available to Nebraska residents and nonresidents, it is the ultimate gift for any hunter or angler and an investment in the future.

Get more info on available
Lifetime Permits / Youth Lifetime Permit Drawings

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