During the Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season, muzzleloading rifles .44-caliber or larger muzzleloading muskets .62-caliber or larger, firing a single slug Muzzleloading rifles, muzzleloading handguns and muskets as defined above. Sights — It is unlawful to use any electrical device to amplify natural light or to project a light beam or image to a target, including night-vision or infrared scopes and laser sights. Red-dot and illuminated reticle sights and scopes are permitted. Magnifying and variable-power scopes are allowed.
Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Muzzleloader: Dec. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations


Permit application dates
Residents and nonresidents (draw units): June 13, 2016 – June 24, 2016

Permit sale dates
Residents and nonresidents (all units): July 11, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017
Download 2016 big game application
Apply/buy online

Firearm unit maps

  • Blue Northwest
  • Blue Southeast
  • Buffalo
  • Calamus East
  • Calamus West
  • Elkhorn
  • Frenchman
  • Keya Paha
  • Loup East
  • Loup West
  • Missouri
  • Pine Ridge
  • Plains
  • Platte
  • Republican
  • River Anterless
  • Sandhills
  • Upper Platte
  • Wahoo
  • Management units

Antlerless only season choice

  • Frenchman West
  • Platte North

Big Game Check-In (Telecheck)
The Nebraska Telecheck Program allows hunters to check deer or antelope by telephone or online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Learn more and access Telecheck

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/

Have Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season Questions?

Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. Knight Rifles is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all states across the USA and can help you determine when your particular states hunting season starts. If you have questions about Nebraska Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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