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Nebraska: Firearm Deer Season Opens Nov. 15, Permits Still Available

From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- Permits remain available in many units as the Nov. 15 opening of the 2008 firearm deer season nears. The season is Nov. 15-23.

Nebraska saw a record harvest during last year's firearm season. The state's deer population is expanding, and, as a result, there have been many complaints of crop damage and deer-vehicle collisions.

Hunters who are willing to harvest antlerless deer should find it easier to gain access to private land as landowners seek to diminish crop damage.

Based on the age of deer harvested last year, hunters should have a good opportunity to take trophy whitetail or mule deer bucks this year.

The firearm units that have permits remaining, and the number of permits available as of Nov. 6, are:
-- Buffalo Whitetail, 440;
-- Calamus East, 766;
-- Calamus West, 784;
-- Frenchman Whitetail, 851;
-- Keya Paha, 1,380;
-- Loup East, 59;
-- Loup West, 734;
-- Pine Ridge, 1,188;
-- Plains, 604;
-- Platte Whitetail, 1,031; and
-- Sandhills, 1,068.

Also, 18 of 20 Season Choice antlerless units have permits remaining. Eleven of those units have bonus antlerless tags. Season Choice Area permits may be used in any season with the appropriate weapon.

To check the number of all remaining permits, go to OutdoorNebraska.org.

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