Big game hunters should be advised of new draw unit permit payment system

LINCOLN, Neb. – Applicants for antelope, deer and elk draw unit permits should be advised of a change to the payment system this year.

Starting this year, fees of $5.50 for antelope, $7 for deer and $10 for elk are due at the time of application. The remaining permit fee is due, if a permit is awarded, within 15 days of draw notification.

Applications will be accepted June 11-22 for the 2018 big game hunting seasons. The application period begins at 1 p.m. Central Time on June 11. Mail applications must be received in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Lincoln office by 5 p.m. Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on June 22.

Permits will be issued in a random drawing based on preference or bonus points earned. Any permits remaining following the drawing will be sold on a first-come basis beginning at 1 p.m. on July 9.

For a step-by-step guide to applying for big game draw permits, visit

For more information on hunting big game in Nebraska, read the 2018 Big Game Guide at

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