Hunting Seasons and Times
|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|
- 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.
- In years when there is a shortage of rams, no Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep Permits will be issued. To find out more about hunting bighorn sheep, check the Nebraska GPC website.
- You must wait until sunrise to shoot at a turkey perched in a tree.
- 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.