Pandemic Inspires New Rules to 2020 Deer Firearm Season

Nov. 11, 2020, 10:46 a.m. ·

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Nebraska’s 2020 firearm season for deer begins November 14th and this year there are new, pandemic-related rules hunters need to be aware of.

Wildlife District Manager for Nebraska Game and Parks Lucas Negus tells NET News hunters need to know there will be no in-person check-ins for harvests as in years previous. Instead, Game and Parks is mandating “telecheck-ins" for any harvests.

“You punch out your tag like always immediately after the harvest and then, rather than driving it into a check station, you will either get onto a website...or call in a phone number to register the check-in."

Another important change: hunters will only have 48 hours to register their deer after the moment of death. Failure to register a harvest within the two-day window could result in a citation.

The Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which encourages the harvesting and processing of deer for those in need, will go unchanged