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Nebraska muzzy season
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:19:28 AM »
At the risk of revealing my honey hole, if you want to fill your freezer and don't want to sit in a pumpkin patch I strongly recommend making a trip to Nebraska for their late muzzy season.  Runs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, cheap non-resident tags, plenty of public land and the muzzy season allows 209 primers with scopes.  They have plenty of big bucks (white-tail and mule) but the star of the show is the abundance of animals.  Day 1 of my hunt this year we were on deer within 10min and the action never slowed down. After missing my shot at a stud buck, I eventually filled my tags on a couple antlerless whitetails on the last day.  After eating tag soup here in Washington for too many years in a row it is nice to have a place like this in your back pocket to put meat in the freezer.

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 08:00:44 AM »
HUGE great tasting whitetails. Makes these northwest whitetails look like babies.
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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 10:16:30 PM »
More info please? Is there alot of public land. Over the counter tags? Sounds like alot of fun. Thanks Kram

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 05:07:59 AM »
Lets hear some more and any pictures would be appreciated

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 09:04:31 AM »
Some of the details can be answered here http://outdoornebraska.gov/deer/.

I am a Nebraska native, but moved to Washington about 10yrs ago to be near the wife's family. After seeing so many posts here for Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, etc... I thought I would chime in and let people know about an often over looked hunting destination. What I like about hunting back home is that it is a mix of "Western style" and "East coast/Southern style" hunting. Depending on which part of the state you choose to hunt you can focus on glassing with spot/stalk or sitting in a ground blind/tree stand with a portable heater and snacks.  There are just so many deer in the state that it is hard not to fill at least one tag, this is real reason to go to Neb.  There are big trophy bucks on public land but I suggest keeping expectations metered to freezer filling.  Take a shotgun along, after filling deer tag(s) you can walk for pheasant, grouse or turkey!

There is a non-stop roundtrip flight from Seatac to Omaha for ~$150-250 bucks depending on when you go. 
Non-resident tags are cheap, $242 for an either sex tag (you can buy 2). Some years they offer antlerless only tags for $70 (2 deer per tag, unlmited tags).  You will need a habitat stamp also for ~$30.  For archery and muzzy you buy statewide tags, but for modern firearm there are restricted to specific units or you can pay extra for a statewide buck only permit.    Public access is generous but nothing like we have here in Washington, this is where I reccomend the Muzzy or Archery seasons.  Modern season is a pumpkin patch in every direction, but starting Dec. 1 for muzzy season you will have nearly the entire state to yourself. For more on access check out this link (http://outdoornebraska.gov/wheretohunt/).

I don't take many photos when I am out in the field, only real time I get to unplug from modern life. However, this pic was th result of 3 guys hunting in one evening.


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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 10:50:39 PM »
Thanks for your report. Sounds like a great time and chances of getting one are pretty good. Could I sent you a PM?

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 02:42:27 AM »
 Good to know . Thanks for sharing .

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 03:30:55 AM »
Wow!   A couple of this boys are wide across the back.  Looks like great option for out of state hunting  :tup:
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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 06:54:22 AM »
Thanks for your report. Sounds like a great time and chances of getting one are pretty good. Could I sent you a PM?

sure, always happy to help out

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 07:28:31 AM »
As has been said, a couple of those bodies look huge!
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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 08:29:28 AM »
Couple of those boys look like they are on Roids.     Wow.   Nice post. Thank you

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 09:08:59 AM »
Thanks for the posts. What is the drive, say from Western wa. To eastern Nebraska?... Sounds like alot of fun..

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 10:11:20 AM »
Following.  :tup:

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 10:34:04 AM »
Thanks for the posts. What is the drive, say from Western wa. To eastern Nebraska?... Sounds like alot of fun..

I do the drive to Eastern Neb. in two 13hr days (Seattle to Salt Lake, then Salt Lake to Lincoln). There are deer all over the state, but the better public access is in Western and Central Nebraska, which can be done in a very long day.  The Nebraska game and parks does a good job of planting feed plots for wildlife on the public access sites. Also the NWTF does a good job managing some of the land also.

Find a corn field that borders a tree line and wait for the show to start! 

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Re: Nebraska muzzy season
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 11:59:21 AM »
Very nice.  That's why I go back to my place in Missouri almost every year. 
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