Tags: Gun Control | Nebraska | hunting | summer

Hunting in Nebraska: 6 Animals To Hunt in the Summer

Thursday, 04 Jun 2015 01:26 PM

Summertime in Nebraska is in stark contrast to the state’s harsh winters. Long days, big skies and warm temperatures combine to make hunting a popular activity in the Cornhusker State.

Though summer has the smallest number of species open for hunting, there is still opportunity for hunters to get out into wilderness and enjoy themselves. The Farmer’s Almanac said official summer dates are from June 21 to Sept. 23.

ALERT: Should Obama Have More Control Over Guns? Vote Now

Petersen’s Hunting described summer among hunters as “brief three-month lull where you can reacquaint with the family, get the house in shape and the yard mowed.”

But for those who don’t want a hunting break, here are six animals to hunt in the summer in Nebraska, as defined by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

1. Squirrels
Though the season starts somewhat late in the summer, hunters can legally take squirrels in Nebraska, provided they stay within the daily bag limit of seven and possession limit of 28.

2. Eurasian Dollared Dove
This invasive species can be hunted statewide, but the season ends a few weeks before summer ends. The NGPC sets the season as the end of October through August.

3. Striped Skunks
Hunters have no restrictions on when they can hunt striped skunks in Nebraska, and they may be hunted or trapped.

VOTE NOW: Is Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Doing a Good Job?

4. Antelope
Legal hunting dates for antelope depend on the method. The NGPC allows taking antelope with archery from August through December, whereas muzzleloaders are legal September through the beginning of October. Firearms are only permitted in October, so there is no summer antelope hunting if you prefer that method.

5. Elk
The tail end of summer is a legal time to hunt elk but only cows and only on private land. The NGPC permits hunters to hunt cows on private land from August through October, whereas on public land the season does not begin until late September.

6. Deer
Just as with elk, there is only a short time in summer for deer season. Still, hunters can begin hunting deer with archery on September 1, and that season goes to the end of the year.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

URGENT: Do You Support Obama's Plans for Stricter Gun Control? Vote Now

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
Summertime in Nebraska is in stark contrast to the state's harsh winters. Long days, big skies and warm temperatures combine to make hunting a popular activity in the Cornhusker State.
Nebraska, hunting, summer
424
2015-26-04
Thursday, 04 Jun 2015 01:26 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved