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.
Special Antlerless Deer Huntsat Mahoney SP, Platte River SP and Schramm Park SRA (Download
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.
Program BOW, BOF and Beyond BOW offers outdoor courses taught for women and families.
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
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
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.
Game Trophy Records Program This searchable database contains
trophy whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and elk taken in Nebraska
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.
Reserve Program - Management and Access Program (CRP-MAP) CRP-MAP is a hunting access program being
offered to landowners enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program
with at least two years left on their contract. Landowners are
paid from $4.00-$5.00 per acre for the entire CRP tract for improving
habitat on 10% of the CRP land and allowing public walk-in only
access for hunting and trapping during the hunting season.
Fields and Water Program The Open Fields and Waters Program is a
statewide, two-year pilot program. Its focus is to expand hunter/angler
access to private lands. At the end of the two-year cycle,
the program will be evaluated as to whether it should be continued
and how it might be improved.
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.