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Available Programs

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center provides eastern Nebraska with a local community based shooting sports recreation center that serves a large shooting sports population but also focuses on recruitment efforts to reach youth, families, and special interest groups.

  • Hunters Helping the Hungry Program

    This donation-funded program provides pure ground venison to needy Nebraskans. The Game and Parks Commission will accept cash donations to the program and use those funds to pay selected meat processors to process whole deer donated by hunters into ground venison. The Commission will also arrange with nonprofit organizations and processors for frozen venison to be picked up and distributed.

  • Anterless Deer Hunter Program
    Hunters who wish to sign up to harvest antlerless deer may do so on this website.

  • Special Antlerless Deer Hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP and Schramm Park SRA (Download Application)
    In an effort to help reduce the deer population along the Platte River in Southeast Nebraska, Game and Parks is offering special antlerless deer hunting within these three parks (Mahoney, Platte River and Schramm). In order to qualify for this special access permit, interested parties will need to first fill out an application and attend an orientation.

  • BOW Program
    BOW, BOF and Beyond BOW offers outdoor courses taught for women and families.
  • HIP program
    All hunters planning to hunt migratory birds (ducks, geese, doves, woodcocks, snipes, coots, rails) in Nebraska during the current season are required to obtain a HIP number. You can register for HIP online by following the link above. Get Your HIP Number

  • Deer Exchange Program
    The Deer Exchange is designed to accommodate the additional harvest of deer. Hunters who have filled their freezers may still bag a deer and donate the meat to families in need.

  • Disabled Hunters Resources
    Challenged Outdoorsman of America

  • SANDS Program
    The SANDS program was created to help individuals with disabilities by connecting them with able-bodied outdoors volunteers who help the disabled experience outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, boating, camping or even astronomy.

  • Big Game Trophy Records Program
    This searchable database contains trophy whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and elk taken in Nebraska since 1945.

  • Telecheck Program
    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 and muzzleloaders also may use Telecheck.

  • Open Fields and Water Program
    The Open Fields and Waters Program is a statewide program that focuses to expand hunter and angler access to private lands.

  • A 20-year Plan for Hunter/Angler Recruitment, Development and Retention in Nebraska

  • PATH program
    The PATH (Passing Along The Heritage) program, which began in 2006, provides Nebraska youth and their mentors access to private lands to foster mentored youth hunting opportunities across the state.





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