Nebraska Game Parks


Youth Turkey Permits Are Now Just $5!
Did you know that Nebraska has no minimum age to
hunt turkey?


Hunter Education Requirements

  • Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed firearm hunter education when hunting ANYTHING with a firearm or crossbow.
  • Bow hunter education is required for bow and arrow hunting of ONLY deer, antelope, elk or mountain sheep.
  • An Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate is available for those who have not completed the education requirements.
  • Firearm or crossbow hunters under age 12 and those using the exemption certificate can never hunt alone and must be accompanied when hunting anything with a firearm or crossbow. The accompanying person, must be  age 19 or older, a licensed hunter and if age 19-29, must be certified in hunter education. Accompanied means you must be in unaided verbal and visual communications at all times

Minimum Age

  • No minimum age

License Requirement (ages 15 and under)
  • Youth Turkey Permit. Now just $5!


  • 2010 Fall season: September 15th – December 31st
  • Spring season (2011): Youth Season
    • Archery begins March 25, 2011
    • Shotgun begins April 9, 2011
  • For all big game seasons go to Big Game Hunting Seasons pdf.

Special or Mentored Hunts