LINCOLN, Neb. – Preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is three % forward of final 12 months’s tempo. From Sept. 1 via Nov. 30, there have been 49,923 deer checked, in comparison with 48,633 in 2016.
Mule deer buck harvest has elevated for the fourth consecutive 12 months, with eight,609 taken, in comparison with eight,499 in 2016. “This bodes nicely for Nebraska, as mule deer buck harvest in 2016 was the best on document,” mentioned Package Hams, huge recreation program supervisor for the Nebraska Recreation and Parks Fee. “The typical age of dollars can be superb, with 49 % of dollars estimated at age three or older.”
Whitetail buck harvest is up four % in 2017 with 26,489 grownup whitetail bucks harvested in comparison with 25,314 in 2016. The typical age of dollars declined barely, with 33 % of whitetail bucks estimated at age three or older.
Biologists additionally collected lymph nodes for power losing illness (CWD) testing from greater than 1,200 deer in Panhandle and southwest items. Outcomes ought to be out there by the tip of December. Recreation and Parks will solely notify a hunter if his or her deer examined optimistic for CWD.
Archery and muzzleloader seasons shut Dec. 31. The late antlerless season ends Jan. 15.
Hunters are reminded that mule deer does are protected in lots of administration items and public lands throughout the state. Seek advice from the 2017 Large Recreation Information for particulars.
Hunters who want to donate venison can use the Hunters Serving to the Hungry and Deer Alternate packages. Go to OutdoorNebraska.org for extra particulars.