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Big Game Guide 2016

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OutdoorNebraska.org | 43 SHOOTING RANGES Sighting in a rearm or bow that will be used for deer hunting is essential to humane and ethical harvest of deer. Before you begin hunting, go to a shooting range to sight in your weapon of choice. It is essential to know that your weapon shoots accurately with the ammunition that you will use in the eld. Hunters who have landowner permission and access to a safe backstop in rural Nebraska can set up an impromptu range that can be as simple as a bipod and a target. For many who live in more populated areas, you can take advantage of one of the many rearm ranges in Nebraska. Find information on Nebraska Game and Parks Commission shooting facilities at OutdoorNebraska. org. Hunters from Lincoln may use the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center at 4703 N. 44th St. To nd shooting ranges in Nebraska, visit: WhereToShoot.org HUNTER EDUCATION Firearm hunter education is required in Nebraska for all hunters ages 12 through 29 who: • hunt any game species with a rearm or air gun. Must carry proof of successful completion while hunting. Bowhunter education is required in Nebraska for all hunters ages 12 through 29 who: • hunt deer, elk, antelope or mountain (bighorn) sheep with bow and arrow or crossbow. Must carry proof of successful completion while hunting. Certication Options For hunters ages 11-15: • Online course (Hunter-ed.com/Nebraska and/or Bowhunter-ed.com/Nebraska) followed by participation in a two-hour Hunt Safe Session – Fee paid to online vendor • Traditional 10-hour classroom course – No cost For hunters ages 16 and older: • Online course (Hunter-ed.com/Nebraska and/or Bowhunter-ed.com/Nebraska) with no other requirements. – Fee paid to online vendor • Traditional 10-hour classroom course – No cost For more information, visit: huntsafenebraska.org. Those who have not completed a hunter education course may obtain an Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certicate. HUNTING SAFETY

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