As of 2015, Nebraska offers deer hunting permits for Statewide Whitetail Buck; Restricted Statewide Buck; November Firearm; Archery; Muzzleloader; Season Choice Antlerless Only; River Antlerless; Youth Deer; Youth Whitetail; and Landowner. Permits for non-residents are available for higher fees than those for residents, in most cases.
Deer hunting permits are available through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Permits may be applied for directly on its website, or an application may be sent through the mail. Disabled veterans are eligible for free hunting permits, and veterans age 64 or older are able to apply for discounted permits.
No individual permit holder may have more than two permits that allow the harvest of a buck, but there is no limit to the number of permits for anterless deer. Each type of permit has a limited number available to applicants each year. There are lotteries held for some of the more difficult to obtain hunting permits.
Youth permits are for children between the ages of 10 and 15. They may apply at age 9, provided they turn 10 by the start of the hunting season, and those of age 16 may use youth permits if they were 15 at the start of the hunting season.