Purchase Remaining Big Game Permits Beginning June 9

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Elk herdLINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska residents and nonresidents may begin purchasing any remaining deer, antelope or elk permits at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time on June 9.

Hunters are encouraged to purchase permits online from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Web site, www.OutdoorNebraska.org. Permits also will be sold at the following Commission permitting offices: Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Alliance, Bassett, Chadron State Park (SP), Fort Robinson SP, Kearney, Niobrara SP, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Lincoln, Ponca SP, and Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area.

The only remaining antelope permits are landowner permits and may be purchased online or at the above permitting offices.

The only remaining elk permits are antlerless elk landowner permits and may be purchased only at permitting offices. Landowners must be sure to have the proper legal land description with them at the time of application. An application must be approved before a permit can be issued. A Commission wildlife biologist will review with the landowner the application and legal land description to determine eligibility.

The permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunters can monitor the number of remaining permits in various hunt units on the Commission’s Web site. Go to Licenses and Fees on the home page, pull down and click on Purchase a Permit, then click on Remaining Permit under Quick Links.

For more information, including the number of permits available and prior-year sell-out dates, see the 2008 Nebraska Big Game Guide, available for free wherever permits are sold.