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Persons 12 through 29 years of age must carry proof showing successful completion of a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission–approved hunter education course to:  

  • Hunt any legal game species with a firearm or crossbow or …
  • Hunt deer, antelope, elk, or mountain (bighorn) sheep with a bow and arrow.

Persons under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a licensed hunter at least 19 years of age when hunting big game (antelope, deer, elk, and mountain [bighorn] sheep).

Persons 12 through 15 years of age must successfully complete an approved hunter education course before participating in a novice hunter education event.

Persons under 12 years of age may hunt some species as shown in the Nebraska Hunting Guide. If hunting with a firearm or crossbow, these youth hunters must be accompanied by an “experienced” hunter. The experienced hunter must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age and …
  • Be licensed and …
  • Stay in constant, unaided visual and verbal contact with the youth hunter and …
  • Not accompany more than two youth hunters at the same time and …
  • Have proof of successful completion of an approved hunter education course if he or she is 19 through 29 years of age.