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.