Nebraska offers great hunting opportunities, varied species, plenty of public land, and many willing volunteers and educators to help you learn the basics. Let’s get started!
Five easy steps to start hunting
- Visit our website to purchase your hunting license and habitat stamps.
- Complete your hunter education course.
- Review the appropriate guide for information on laws and regulations.
- Find a place to hunt.
- Practice your shooting skills.
Learn to Hunt information
Each year, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers workshops across the state for those who want to learn more about hunting waterfowl, upland game, turkey and deer. These classes are offered at no charge and offer tips useful to both beginning and intermediate hunters.
View workshop schedule and registration info
Learn to Hunt guides
Learn the basics of hunting the most popular species in Nebraska. These beginner guides will aid you in species identification, habitat identification, suggested hunting gear and more.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, offers hands-on workshops for adult women with an interest in learning outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, among other outdoor endeavors. Workshops are tailored primarily to women who are new or who are beginners eager to improve their skills.
She Goes Outdoors Podcast
Join a team of all-female hosts from Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa to learn a little, laugh a lot and be inspired to get outdoors. She Goes Outdoors Podcast, or SGO, is using the audio platform as a way of educating and entertaining female audiences. All outdoor topics are discussed, from fishing to hunting, foraging to Dutch oven cooking, firearms to archery, hiking to camping and everything in between. Automatically receive new episodes by subscribing to the show on a phone, tablet or desktop. SGO hosts and their weekly guests can be heard on all major podcast platform apps.
Women in the Outdoors
Women who seek outdoor adventures and more quality time with family and friends will find that connection through hundreds of Women in the Outdoors events hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation chapters around the United States. Events are affordable and offer activities such as archery, shot gunning, and various introduction to hunting classes.
Becoming an Outdoors Family
This fun and exciting family camp is designed to teach basic outdoor skills to help families enjoy the outdoors together. Experts provide hands on instruction in skills related to fishing, camping, kayaking, archery, shooting sports, hunting and more.
Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo
This annual event is designed to meet the needs of anyone interested in an outdoor lifestyle, regardless of age or experience. Attendees to this expo, held each May at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, can try fishing, archery, kayaking, camping, shooting sports, outdoor cooking, and much more. The expo is FREE for the entire family.
Missouri River Outdoor Expo
Held in picturesque Ponca State Park each September, the Missouri River Outdoor Expo is the largest outdoor expo is the Midwest and is FREE for the entire family. This event features over 90 hands-on events, including shooting sports, kayaking and much more
Summer day camps
These fun, activity filled camps are a great way to keep kids entertained. Day campers will have the opportunity to explore archery, campfire cooking, outdoor games and more. Available in Lincoln only.
Eric Wiebe Memorial Shooting Complex
The Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex features all-weather ranges for pellet gun, archery, muzzle-loader, .22 rifle, shotgun, tomahawk, atlatl and slingshot. Visitors are welcome to bring their archery equipment to the 3-D archery range, but NO outside firearms or pellet guns/BB guns are allowed to be used in this educational shooting complex. Firearms will be provided by Ponca State Park for regularly scheduled shooting sports programs.
Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
The Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center is located in Lincoln. This facility is a unique combination of a public shooting range and education center, featuring a 32 lane 30 yard indoor archery range, 10 lane 25 yard indoor firearm range and outdoor archery target range, broadhead range and 3D range. This family friendly center provides educational programming for new and experienced shooters as well as a destination park for recreational shooting.
Roger G Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex
The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports complex located at Platte River State Park, near Louisville. This center features an outdoor archery range with a shooting tower, small-bore rifle range, a trap range with 5 stand feature and indoor pellet gun shooting gallery. All are welcome, regardless of age, ability, or skill level.
Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex
The Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports education center located in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The center features archery, small bore, indoor pellet gun shooting gallery, shotgun, and rifle ranges.