Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (PRRIP) have opened up some of their land to limited public access. Activities allowed vary by site and a permission slip is needed for daily use. For more information, maps, and permission slips go to platteaccess.org.
Applications for a chance to hunt PRRA land during the November rifle deer season will be accepted during the month of September.
A Partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, National Wild Turkey Federation, National Shooting Sports Foundation and Nebraska Landowners.
The Path Program began in 2006 and provides Nebraska Youth and their mentors access to private lands to foster mentored youth hunting opportunities across the state. Visit the site for more information.
Wildlife Management Areas
Nebraska's state wildlife areas are managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Wildlife Division for the enhancement of wildlife habitat and for public hunting and fishing. However, they are open to many other activities, including such things as hiking, bird watching, nature study and primitive camping. Clear Creek WMA | Sacramento-Wilcox
Public Lands Guide Nebraska’s public lands encompass nearly 800,000 acres on about 300 state and federal areas, most of which is owned by the federal government. The state’s public hunting lands comprise 2 percent of the state’s total land area.
Public Access Atlas
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has partnered with organizations to provide public walk-in hunting access on private land.
DROUGHT IN NEBRASKA – How has the drought affected public access sites?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) tracts in Nebraska to emergency haying and grazing. As a result, some public access tracts listed in this atlas may have been hayed or grazed, resulting in reduced or no huntable cover. However, since some huntable cover often remains after haying and grazing, the areas still appear in the atlas and are posted as open to hunting. Game and parks staff will inspect each area and adjust contract payment for acres that no longer provide acceptable wildlife cover. Although haying and grazing reduced habitat quantity and quality this year, these disturbances can ultimately result in better, more diverse habitat in future years when normal rainfall patterns return.
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. For more
information read the news release located at http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/blogs/ (search
for Special Deer Hunts)
LANDS ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Lands along the Missouri River The Corps developed a substantial Mitigation
Project to acquire the land needed to develop fish and wildlife habitat
from Sioux City, Iowa, to St. Louis, Mo. Today, the Missouri River hosts
a wide variety of interests and uses, all of which are considered in
the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP). They include
social, economic, historical and cultural uses such as agriculture, commerce,
conservation, energy, environmental, natural resources, navigation, recreation,
residential, urban uses and water supply.