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For: The Hunting Season (1): And the Times Are:
Antelope Depends on your hunting equipment—firearm, muzzleloader, or bow and arrows—and if the antelope is antlerless One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Deer Depends on your hunting equipment—firearm, muzzleloader, bow and arrows, or spear One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Elk Depends on whether the animal is a bull or antlerless One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Furbearers Varies by species and whether you are hunting or trapping

24 hours a day

Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep Is the same in all sheep hunting areas (2) One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Turkey Occurs during shotgun season or archery season One-half hour before sunrise to sunset (3)
Upland Game Varies by species One-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except crows (4)
Waterfowl Varies by species and area Usually one-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  1. Since the actual dates may change annually, go to the Nebraska GPC website for the most current information. The website also shows if hunting is closed for a particular species.
  2. Due to a shortage of rams, no Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep Permits will be issued in 2013.
  3. You must wait until sunrise to shoot at a turkey perched in a tree.
  4. For crows, the times are one-half hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset except during waterfowl seasons and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during waterfowl seasons.