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Big Game Guide 2016

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Deer • Blue Northwest Unit 300 antlerless whitetail permits added • Blue Southeast Unit 500 antlerless whitetail permits added • Buffalo Unit 500 antlerless whitetail permits added • Elkhorn Unit 500 antlerless whitetail permits added • Frenchman Unit 100 mule deer and 400 antlerless mule deer permits added • Loup East Unit 500 antlerless whitetail permits added • Loup West Unit 1,350 bonus antlerless whitetail permits added • Missouri Unit 2,900 bonus antlerless permits added • Platte Unit 100 mule deer permits added • Platte North Season Choice Unit 50 antler- less permits added • Sandhills Unit 50 antlerless permits added • Wahoo Unit 500 antlerless whitetail permits added • DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge 50 antlerless permits added • River Antlerless Private Land Only Unit 100 miles of South Loup River added Antelope • Permits are added in Banner South, Dismal, Box Butte East Late and Garden Late units. • The Box Butte East Central Late and Box Butte Central Late units are combined. Elk • Remove six bull permits and add 12 antlerless permits. • Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is open to elk hunting via access permit. (See page 16) OutdoorNebraska.org | 5 Restrictions may apply. Check the sections on individual species for details. SPECIES - SEASON DATES Antelope - Archery Aug. 20 - Dec. 31 Antelope - Muzzleloader Sept. 17 - Oct. 2 Antelope - October Firearm Oct. 8 - 23 Antelope - Late Doe/Fawn Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, 2017 Bighorn Sheep Nov. 29 - Dec. 22 Deer - Archery Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Deer - Mule Deer Conservation Area Nov. 12 - 20, Dec. 1 - 31 Deer - November Firearm and Statewide Buck Nov. 12 - 20 Deer - Muzzleloader Dec. 1 - 31 Deer - Season Choice Antlerless Sept. 1 - Jan. 15, 2017 Deer - River Antlerless Private Land Only Sept. 1 - Jan. 15, 2017 Deer - Youth and Landowner Sept. 1 - Jan. 15, 2017 Deer - Statewide Whitetail Buck Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Deer - Gifford Wildlife Management Area Sept. 1 - Jan. 15, 2017 Deer - DeSoto Muzzleloader Oct. 22 - 23; Dec. 17 - 18 Deer - Boyer Chute Antlerless Dec. 10 - 18 Elk - Bull - Archery Sept. 15 - Oct. 23 Elk - Bull - Firearm Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 Elk - Antlerless - Private Land Aug. 15 - Oct. 23, Dec. 1 - 31 Elk - Antlerless - Public Land Sept. 24 - Oct. 23, Dec. 1 - 31 2016 BIG GAME HUNTING SEASON DATES NEW FOR 2016 Any program that receives federal funding from the National Park Service, or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability or political afliation. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, facility, or service, should contact the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, NE 402-471-0641, the Equal Opportunity Commission, Lincoln, NE 402-471-2024, TTY/TDD 402-471-4693; United States Fish Wildlife Service, Civil Rights Coordinator, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Code 0008, Washington, D.C. 20240-0001.

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