Game and Parks Announces Changes to Second Landowner Deer Season

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has announced three changes to its 2022 Special Landowner Deer Season, now in its second year.

The season will continue to grant the qualifying landowner a special three-day season on his or her property before the regular firearm season. The $8 permit is only valid November 5 through 7 and expires when the regular firearm season begins.

The following changes to the permit are as follows: the qualifying landowners and immediate family may have up to eight permits, an increase from four the previous year, no more than 2 permits may be issued to individuals 19 or older, and no more than 6 issued to persons younger than 19, up four from last year.

Finally, the definition of “immediate family” has been expanded to include: spouse, child, stepchild, the spouse of child or stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, spouse of a grandchild or step-grandchild, sibling sharing ownership, or spouse of a sibling.

Qualifying landowners may designate permits to themselves or immediate family members only during the Special Landowner Deer Season; landowners may have no more than one permit per calendar year.

To qualify, resident landowners must own at least 80 acres of farm or ranch land used for agricultural purposes; leased land does not qualify, and no more than one permit can be issued per 320 acres.

Applications, and more information about the Special Landowner Deer Season, can be found here.