Rules and Regulations

Nebraska Hunter Education Requirements

Hunter's ages 12 through 29 must have completed firearm hunter education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or crossbow.

Hunter's ages 12 through 29 must have completed a separate bow hunter education course and carry proof on their person when hunting Deer, Antelope, Elk or Mountain Sheep with a bow and arrow.

Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption

An Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate is available once in your lifetime for those who must have but have not yet completed the education requirements. Firearm and crossbow hunters under age 12 or those using an exemption certificate can never hunt alone and must be accompanied at all times while hunting by a licensed hunter age 19 or older and if that hunter is 19 through 29 they must have completed education and carry proof. Accompanied means you must be in unaided verbal and visual communications at all times.

Nebraska Hunting Guides and Regulations

For a more complete listing of Nebraska’s hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult one of Nebraska’s Hunting Guides and Regulations, available directly from the Game and Parks Commission, or on their website.

Nebraska Hunter Resources

Additional information on types of game, where to hunt, how to hunt and all the hunting services provided by the Nebraska Park and Game Commission, please visit them online.