Game & Parks Shuffling Big Game Permit Sale Dates


In an effort to provide better customer service, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is staggering the beginning sale dates for big game permits.

Staggering the sale dates will help the electronic permitting system run more efficiently during high-use periods. In addition, Game and Parks has added software to the system that puts online permit buyers in a purchasing queue for processing during high-use periods to maintain traffic load.

Permits with unlimited quotas will be available first, then permits with limited quotas will become available. Unlike in past years, permit buyers who choose to buy an unlimited quota permit early will not be able to purchase a limited quota permit at the same time.

Any forfeited draw permits will be offered to the next unsuccessful applicant in the drawing results.

Beginning July 26th, all unlimited-quota 2021 deer and antelope permits may be purchased online or at Game and Parks permitting offices.

Beginning Aug. 2nd, residents and nonresidents may purchase any limited quota deer permits.

Aug. 3rd, residents, nonresidents and eligible resident and nonresident landowners may purchase any limited quota antelope permits.

On Aug. 4th, residents may purchase any remaining general elk permits. At that same date and time, eligible resident and nonresident landowners may purchase any remaining landowner elk permits through Game and Parks offices at Alliance, North Platte or Bassett.

“Nebraska has tremendous big game hunting opportunities across the state, and it is a great pastime. We’re happy hunters are excited to get out in the field this fall,” said Alicia Hardin, Wildlife Division Administrator for Game and Parks.