ATTENTION NEBRASKA BIG GAME HUNTERS!! Your 2010 Big Game Guide Awaits!
The 2010 deer season will be defined as a year of record antlerless whitetail harvest.
Goals in eastern deer units (Blue Northwest, Blue Southeast, Wahoo, Elkhorn, and Missouri) call for a 25-percent herd reduction over the next three years. An unlimited number of $10 October antlerless permits are authorized, and 250,000 permits and bonus tags that allow the harvest of antlerless whitetail are available. A 20-year trend of increasingly older bucks is expected to continue in 2010. In 2009, 30 percent of bucks were age 3 or older. In some units, 90 percent of harvested bucks were age 2 or older. For those who are trophy hunters and for those who are meat hunters, the possibilities have never been better.
Excerpt from Nebraska Game & Parks 2010 Big Game Guide