Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Whitetail Deer Hunting in Nebraska

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Deer Hunting in Nebraska

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At the turn of the century, there were only about 50 deer in the entire state of Nebraska. Market hunting and an expanding population had taken their toll on the once plentiful whitetail deer and mule deer. Through the hard work and perseverance of the Nebraska Game department, today, the Nebraska deer herd stands at 300,000 to 350,000. The opportunity to take an excellent whitetail deer in Nebraska has never been better!

Nebraska Hunting Company and Outfitters, with its private concessions, has 120,000 private acres of premier hunting habitat. We also have access to 160,000 acres of public national forest and national grassland that are located less than 30 minutes from our headquarters in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

With such diverse and varied areas in our concessions to hunt in, you will find rough canyons, rolling plains, and pastures. There are forests, upland prairies, and creek and river bottoms filled with pasturage consisting of corn, alfalfa, winter wheat, clover, soybean, and other wildlife food plots. These live water bottoms are the drainages to and from rough canyons and draws that lead to meadows and pastureland that produce optimal habitat for game species. The topography, combined with wildlife friendly food plots, has created a haven for a multitude of deer and various species.

Nebraska is still a “sleeper” state. Because our habitat also contains field crops such as corn, wheat, oats, and milo, Nebraska deer typically grow larger and healthier than in many other areas, such as the southern states. They have a higher quality meat, and taste delicious due to their diet containing American grown grains. This diet aids in increasing the potential for their size and quality of antlers. We get big deer, with big bodies, and big antlers! But they don’t get the hunting pressure they do else where. Remember, when hunting big deer, the less pressure the better.

Last year NHC’s clients took X whitetails scoring between xxx and xxx. All of them where handsome trophies and all our clients were very satisfied with their experience. Our references are available for your inspection, and you will be pleased to know that many of our clients have become repeat customers over the years!

All resident and non-resident hunters regardless of age must possess the proper permit. All permits will need to be purchased before arrival as we cannot offer these on premises. Non-resident permits for all ages are $178.00 and a $13.00 habitat stamp is also required for all hunters regardless of age. Non-resident season choice permits are $55.00. Nonresident November firearm statewide buck permits are $443.50.

Check our Frequently Asked Question post to further answer and clarify those questions that arise as you plan a trophy deer hunt in Nebraska. And as always please e-mail us or call direct for more information and to book your hunt of a lifetime!

Best to you,
Scott Croner™
Nebraska Hunting Company
Phone: 402 304 1192
Email: scott@nebraskahunting.net

Spring Turkey Hunting Tips - Merriam's Turkey Hunting

Tips From A Turkey Guide

1) Don’t get too close. Set up a couple hundred yards from a gobbling turkey so you don’t risk spooking him.

2) Don’t call much. Use soft yelps and clucks to let the bird know where you are and then quit calling. If the bird gobbles then answer him with some soft yelps, purrs and clucks and go silent again.

3) Be ready. Have your shotgun shouldered and pointed in the direction of the last gobble. Once the bird is in sight you need to have your head down on the gun, safety off and be pointed in the right direction. Any movement at this point on your part is suspect to getting you busted by the bird’s amazing eyesight.

4) Let the turkey find you. If the tom is heading in your direction don’t call. Let him come find you.

5) Be Patient. Don’t be in a hurry to get up if your bird doesn’t gobble. Wait him out. If he ends up gobbling away from you and doesn’t come back after 40 minutes to an hour, pickup and move.

6) Listen. When you move to a new spot in the morning, listen for 5 to 10 minutes before calling. Many times if a hot bird is in the area he’ll gobble and you can pinpoint his location without announcing your presence.
If you’d like to gain an education in turkey hunting, then I highly recommend you spend three days with Terry Knight or any of the guides at Lifetime Hunts. For more information or to book your next hunt, visit www.merriamsturkey.com or call (402) 304-1192

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nebraska Waterfowl - Duck Seasons 2012

Watefowl Outfitters and Guides

Top Gun Hunt Club
Nebraska Hunting Company
Snow Goose Guides

Season Dates:
Zone 1: Oct. 13 – Dec. 25
Zone 2 (Low Plains): Oct. 6 – Dec. 18
Zone 2 (High Plains): Oct. 6 – Dec. 18 and Jan. 2-23, 2013
Zone 3 (Low Plains): Oct. 20 – Jan. 1, 2013
Zone 3 (High Plains): Oct. 20 – Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 2-23, 2013
Zone 4: Oct. 6 – Dec. 18

Daily Bag/Possession Limits: Six ducks. May include no more than five mallards (of
which no more than two can be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two pintails and
one canvasback. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Merganser Bag/Possession Limits: The daily bag for mergansers is five, which may
include no more than two hooded mergansers. Mergansers do not count toward the daily
bag and possession limits for other ducks. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Coot Daily Bag/Possesion Limit: The daily bag for coots is 15. The possession limit is
twice the daily bag limit.

Legal Methods of Take:

  • Shotgun (10 gauge or smaller. All shotguns must be plugged. The combined capacity of the chamber and magazine is no more than three shells)
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Electronic calls are prohibited.

Shooting Hours:
30 minutes before sunrise to sunset


Hunt PermitHunt Permit
Habitat StampHabitat Stamp
Hunter EducationHunter Education
Nebraska Waterfowl StampNebraska Waterfowl Stamp
Federal Migratory Bird StampFederal Migratory Bird Stamp
HIP RegistrationHIP Registration