Youth Lifetime Permits and Half Price Drawings

huntingIn an effort to reverse the declining sales of hunting and fishing permits, the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation established its Youth Lifetime Half Price Permit Program. Drawings are often held at the local chapter banquets of conservation groups such as Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, The National Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited and other archery, angling, trapping and taxidermy clubs. (Check with your local conservation organization for more information on a drawing near you).

A series of drawings are held at special events across the state and winners can purchase a lifetime hunting or fishing permit for a Nebraska residents aged 15 or younger at half price. The Foundation, with support from Cabela’s the Dorothy B. Davis Foundation and the Hawkins Family, pays the other half of the permit costs.

Host a drawing at your event

If your organization is interested in holding a drawing at your event please complete the request form below. Conservation groups or events that are based around outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, archery and camping are welcome to apply for this program. The program goal is to increase youth participation in hunting and fishing.

Request Form
Your request to participate in the program must be received and approved prior to your event. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of the online request form.

Permit Types

  • Lifetime hunt
  • Lifetime fish
  • Lifetime fur harvest
  • Lifetime hunt/fish combo
  • Lifetime habitat stamp
  • Lifetime NE waterfowl stamp

*Note – Lifetime permits do NOT authorize:

  • The hunting of big game (deer, antelope, elk, bighorn sheep or wild turkey)
  • Commercial fishing
  • The taking of any species of fish or game for which the open season is limited to a restricted number of permits.
  • The taking of any species of fish or game for which the open season is limited to special permits for a restricted area or management unit.

2022 Youth Lifetime Half Price Permit Drawings

Nebraska Deer & Game Expo
Lancaster Event Center – Lincoln
Jan. 14 – 16, 2022

Omaha Boat, Sport and Travel Show
CHI Health Center – Omaha
Feb. 24 – 27, 2022

Nebraska State Fair
Fairgrounds – Grand Island, NE
Aug. 26 – Sept. 5, 2022

Missouri River Outdoor Expo
Ponca State Park – Ponca, NE
Dates TBD

Some 2022 events are still to be determined and this page will be updated once we have more information. You can contact Kristine Wolfe at 402-471-5478 or by email to see if additional events are added for public drawings.

Drawing materials

Please see the program rules for more information about types of drawings.
View Youth Lifetime Permit drawing rules

Downloadable resources:
Winner claim form
Drawing promotional sign

Questions or comments

For questions or comments please contact Kristine Wolfe by email or call 402-471-5478.

Drawing rules:

No purchase necessary to enter drawing (separate admission fee may be charged at some events). Entry forms must be filled out in person at the event. Nebraska residents only. Winners may purchase only one half-price lifetime permit per drawing. Winning entry is non-transferable. Unborn children are not eligible. Entering this drawing is not an obligation to purchase.