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How do you purchase Nebraska deer hunting permits?

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Nebraska deer hunting permits are available for purchase on OutdoorNebraska.gov, as of 2015. Nebraska has a draw for deer hunting permits, and only those chosen in the draw are eligible for a permit.

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To apply for a deer hunting permit online, visit the OutdoorNebraska.gov home page and click Buy A Permit to open the Nebraska Game Parks Permits site in a new window. Click Buy Or Apply under the Deer Permits heading. Enter the last four digits of your Social Security number, date of birth and last name to search the system for your records or create a new profile. After you create or verify your profile, make sure the details are correct, choose the permit type and proceed through the checkout process.

Nebraska holds the permit draw and sells permits several months before hunting season. Both residents and nonresidents can apply for a deer hunting permit, although the fee is higher for nonresidents. The state requires hunters between the ages of 12 and 29 to complete a hunter education course to hunt. Separate courses are available for firearm and bow hunting, and a hunter must complete the corresponding course to hunt using that weapon. Both classroom and online courses are available.

Hunters over the age of 30 don't need to complete a course. Deer hunters under the age of 16 can only hunt when accompanied by a licensed hunter who is at least 19 years old.

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