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First Big Game Application Period Begins May 20

LINCOLN, Neb. – The first application period for big game hunting permits begins May 20 at 1 p.m. Central Time and runs through June 7.

A summary of the application period:

Deer – Residents and nonresidents may apply for one permit in any one draw unit. The draw units are: Republican Mule Deer, Platte Mule Deer Conservation Area (MDCA), Platte Whitetail, Frenchman MDCA and Frenchman Whitetail.

Antelope – Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one buck or either-sex firearm permit or one muzzleloader permit.

Elk – Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one permit.

Residents will get preference over nonresidents in the application process. The permits will be drawn in mid-June.

All remaining big game permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning July 8 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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