|Carry the proper permits|
A statewide commitment to expanded opportunities for young hunters makes family hunting trips—and first hunts—easy and affordable. In 2010, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission introduced $5 deer and turkey permits for both resident and nonresident youth 15 and under in an effort to encourage hunters to pass on the sport of hunting to the next generation. Youth deer tags are good throughout the state during any open deer season and include a bonus tag. Aspiring turkey hunters can have multiple tags, and there is no minimum age for the hunter. A $5 youth tag is also available for archery antelope hunting.
Along with the $5 big game tags, special youth seasons are designated for upland game (pheasant, quail and partridge) as well as waterfowl. Dates for the youth seasons vary, but they generally occur the weekend prior to the main season opening.
Anglers must also have the proper permits. Residents and nonresidents aged 16 and older must have a Nebraska fishing permit to take or attempt to take fish, bullfrogs, snapping turtles, tiger salamanders or mussels from Nebraska waters by any method. Nonresidents under 16 do not need to have a fishing permit if they are accompanied by someone who does. One-day, three-day and lifetime permits are available for residents as well as nonresidents. Nebraska offers discounted hunting and fishing permits for veterans, seniors and deployed military members on leave. For more information on permits and seasons, visit OutdoorNebraska.org.