From Nebraska Game and Park Commission
-- The application period for Nebraska big game hunting permits begins at 1 p.m. Central time May 21 through June 1.
A hunter may apply for only one deer permit, one antelope permit and one elk permit at that time.
Deer – Residents and nonresidents may apply for one draw permit in the DeSoto, Frenchman, Platte or Republican units.
Antelope – Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one antelope buck or either-sex permit in available units.
Elk – Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one permit.
Drawings for these permits will take place in early June, and residents receive preference over nonresidents.
From July 9 through the close of the 2012 big game seasons, hunters may purchase all remaining permits on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information about permits is available from the 2012 Big Game Guide, available now at http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/biggame.pdf.