Take ’em Hunting

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021-2022 Take ’em Hunting challenge! We will soon be announcing the grand prize winner of a John Deere gator! 

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 third 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.

Be sure to snap a photo and fill out the official entry form at the link below. You’ll be registered to win great prizes, including gift cards, a stay in a Nebraska state park, hunting gear, and our grand prize: a camo John Deere XUV59OM crossover utility vehicle from AKRS Equipment valued at $15,300!

How it works

Beginning Sept. 1, 2021, submit a photo of yourself hunting with someone who has never hunted before or who has let hunting fall by the wayside, and you’ll be automatically registered into our Take ’em Hunting drawing. We’ll have periodic drawings for great prizes from September all the way through the end of spring turkey season in May. Prizes will include gift cards, hunting gear, a stay in a Nebraska state park, and our grand prize: a camo John Deere XUV59OM crossover utility vehicle from AKRS Equipment valued at $15,300!

Download complete rules

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.


This year, take a beginner hunting — or someone who hasn’t been in a while — then snap a photo and register to win! We’ll be giving away prizes all season long, including hunting gear and our grand prize: a John Deere 590 XUV!


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