From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
-- Sportsmen soon may purchase remaining 2009 big game hunting permits, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Residents and nonresidents may purchase “buy” unit deer permits and qualified residents may purchase any remaining landowner elk or antelope permits starting at 1 p.m. Central Time on June 8.
There is no need for hunters to rush to purchase permits, however, since none of the deer “buy” units sold out before July 8 last year. The three most popular deer “buy” units, the Elkhorn, Blue Northwest and Blue Southeast, sold out on July 8, Aug. 8 and Aug. 8, respectively.
Permits may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org.
Drawings for antelope, elk and the two “draw” deer unit permits (Republican and DeSoto December Muzzleloader) have taken place and applicants are in the process of being notified of their success via e-mail. Successful applicants may print their permit at OutdoorNebraska.org. The only remaining permits from the draw process are a few landowner elk and landowner antelope permits.
Hunters are reminded to check out the 2009 Nebraska Big Game Guide prior to purchasing permits. The guide, available wherever permits are sold and at OutdoorNebraska.org, gives hunters all the information they will need to purchase permits, including season dates, unit maps, permits available, 2008 permit sell-out dates, and application forms.