Oct. 9 - 24
Aug. 20 - Nov. 12, Nov. 22 - Dec. 31
** North Sioux Muzzleloader
Sept. 18 - Oct. 3
*** Prairie Muzzleloader
Sept. 18 - Oct. 3* Archery hunting is closed in all rearm units during the period open torearm antelope hunting** Valid only in North Sioux Unit*** Valid in all areas, except the North Sioux Unit
Legal MethodsFirearm Permits:
Rifes,** 22 caliber or larger that deliver at least 900 oot-pounds o energy at100 yards. Handguns** or muzzleloading handguns that deliver at least 400oot-pounds o energy at 50 yards. Muzzleloading rifes 44 caliber or larger.Muzzleloading muskets 62 caliber or larger, ring a single slug. Shotguns**o 20 gauge or larger that re a single slug. Archery equipment is not allowed,except crossbows that have a draw weight o 125 pounds or more.
** Semi-automatic frearms capable o holding more than six cartridges arenot allowed.Muzzleloader Permits:
Muzzleloading rifes, muskets and muzzleloading handguns as dened orrearm permits.
Longbows or compound bows are legal. Arrows must be released by handor handheld release. Devices that maintain the bow at ull draw or in ringposition are prohibited. Crossbows and draw locking devices are permittedonly or those who are incapable o drawing a longbow due to a permanentphysical impairment.
It is unlawul to use any electrical device to ampliy natural light or toproject a light beam or image to a target, including night-vision or inraredscopes and laser sights. Red-dot and illuminated reticle sights and scopes arepermitted. Magniying and variable-power scopes are allowed.
It is legal to shoot 30 minutes beore sunrise to 30 minutes aer sunset.
A permit is valid only or the unit or which it is issued and must be signed by the permittee. It is unlawul to borrow a permit or to transer or loan a permitto another person.
Most hunting in Nebraska is done on private land, where permission isrequired. It is unlawul to hunt with a rife within 200 yards o an occupieddwelling or eedlot without specic permisson or that purpose or within 100yards using other methods.
Tere is no restriction on the length o time game birds or game animals may be possessed. However, it is unlawul to possess more than a possession limito game birds or game animals.
Any person hunting antelope during an authorized rearm season mustdisplay on his or her head, chest and back at least 400 square inches o hunterorange material.
All residents 16 years o age and older and all nonresidents regardless o agemust carry proo o a valid habitat stamp while hunting big game. Only onehabitat stamp is necessary or all hunting in any calendar year. Individualswith valid, ee-exempt permits are not required to purchase a habitat stamp tohunt big game. Tose hunting their own land with a landowner permit do notneed a habitat stamp.
Required or all hunters ages 12 through 29: 1) hunting with either a rearmor crossbow must have on their person proo o successul completion o Firearm Hunter Education; 2) hunting deer, antelope, elk, or bighorn sheepwith bow and arrow must carry proo o successul completion o BowhunterEducation; 3) who have not completed a Firearm Hunter and/or BowhunterEducation course may obtain an Apprentice Hunter Education ExemptionCerticate rom the Commission.
Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certifcate
Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certicate provides the novicehunter age 12 and older an opportunity to try hunting and receive trainingrom an experienced hunter beore completing Hunter Education. A hunterusing this certicate must be accompanied at all times while hunting.Tis certicate may be obtained once in each person’s lietime, expires onDec. 31 and may be renewed once. Te ee is $5. Accompanied is denedas: in the presence o a licensed “experienced” hunter age 19 or older. Teaccompanying person, i age 19-29, must be certied in hunter education.Tere may be no more than two hunters using the certicate accompanied by the “experienced” hunter at any time and the “experienced” hunter must at alltimes be in unaided visual and verbal communication with the child underage 12 and/or the “apprentice” hunter ages 12 through 29.
Antelope harvested during the rearm or muzzleloader seasons mustbe checked by 1 p.m. the day ollowing the close o the season. Antelopeharvested during the archery season must be checked within 72 hourso the kill, but no later than 1 p.m. the day ollowing the close o theseason. Antelope archers and muzzleloaders may use elecheck by visiting
Te carcass may be separatedinto halves or quarters, provided that evidence o sex is retained on each hindquarter/hal. Head and hide must accompany the carcass to the check station.Te permit/tag and check station seal must be retained while transporting theanimal to a point o permanent storage or processing.
Sale o Parts
It is lawul to sell the hide, hair, hooves, bones, and horns o any antelope thatis taken legally. Te sale or purchase o antelope meat is unlawul.
Use o Radio
It is unlawul to use two-way radios or any other electronic devices to transmitinormation about the location o any game animal or game bird to or rom aconveyance o any type (including vehicles, aircra, boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, etc.).
It is unlawul to chase, harass, shoot or shoot at any antelope rom a vehicleor vessel while the vehicle or vessel is moving. It is unlawul to shoot romthe right-o-way o a public road. It is unlawul to carry a rearm on asnowmobile, except when it is unloaded and in a case. It is unlawul to huntrom or with a snowmobile.
It is unlawul to use a spotlight or other articial light rom a vehicle or vesselwhile having in possession or control any rearm, crossbow or bow andarrow.
Immediately aer an antelope is taken, the hunter must punch or notch hisor her permit or tag, showing date taken and sex o the animal. Punching/notching the permit or tag automatically cancels the permit or tag. Tepermit must be kept with the hunter and/or the antelope at all times. Whenthe animal is not with the hunter, the entire permit must remain with theantelope.
2010 Antelope Hunting Regulations