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State park hunting

Duck/goose hunt with Haidar Kazem at Pawnee Lake State Recreation Area.

Duck/goose hunt with Haidar Kazem at Pawnee Lake State Recreation Area. Photo by Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers limited hunting opportunities in their state parks and state historical parks. Hunting dates typically are approved the Commission the summer prior to the fall season opener; in 2022, they were approved Aug. 31.

Species allowed to be hunted at parks may include: deer, waterfowl, turkey, dove, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, quail, and other upland game.

Special regulations apply and hunting access permits are often required. Trapping is authorized by special permit and only when depredation is occurring. A park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering State Park or State Historical Park lands.

Find approved state park hunting locations

To discover which Nebraska Game and Parks state recreation areas allow hunting, explore the Public Access Atlas.

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Nebraska also offers other places to hunt, including Open Fields and Waters lands, wildlife management areas, federal lands and on conservation partner lands.

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