Take ’em Hunting

There are many reasons to love hunting. It’s a way to connect with nature.  It’s a way to spend time in the blind. It’s a way to enjoy a beautiful morning, test your patience, and hone your skill. It’s about passing on a tradition that someone passed down to you.

For a fourth year, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission challenges you to go hunting and share your passion with someone you care about. It doesn’t matter if they’re brand new to hunting, or if they just haven’t gone in a few years. Take ’em hunting.

How it works

Submit a photo of yourself hunting with someone who is just beginning hunting or who has let hunting fall by the wayside and then fill out the entry form below. You’ll be automatically registered  to win prizes, including a youth lifetime hunting permit and our grand prize: a camo John Deere XUV59OM crossover utility vehicle from AKRS Equipment!

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Why hunting?

Hunting is critical to the conservation of our natural resources. Every time a hunter buys a hunting permit or habitat stamp, his or her purchase directly funds programs that support habitat conservation, hunting access, wildlife research and much more. Additionally, excise taxes that hunters pay on firearms, ammunition and other hunting equipment generate an additional $1 billion for conservation work each year. It is crucial that we recruit a new generation of hunters to maintain our cherished natural resources. The best thing a hunter can do for conservation is to introduce someone new to hunting.


Check out these great Take ’em Hunting stories from our 2022-2023 program!

View 2021-2022 Take ’em Hunting stories here.


The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is grateful to the generous sponsors who have helped make Take ‘Em Hunting possible.