Several counties in the beautiful northwest part of Nebraska offer mule deer hunts to remember. The scenic sand hills along the wide-open meadows of Nebraska are a mule deer hunter's paradise. Many Nebraska outfitters and guides hunt trophy mule deer across many thousands of acres of privately owned prime hunting ground.
Nebraska guides have extensive knowledge of mule deer herds and their movements, and scout and monitor the mule deer patterns to offer you only the best opportunities. Some guides even provide transportation to and from your lodge, and will also care for your mule deer trophy after it's down, giving you time to soak up the beautiful Nebraska wilderness!
Nebraska rifle season starts in the middle of November and runs for nine days through the main rut for Nebraska. With thousands of acres of Nebraska wilderness and many big game animals, Nebraska guides still like to keep the number of hunters to a minimum, to give everyone plenty of room to roam. Some hunts there are intended for trophy bucks only. A trophy mule deer is considered to be a 3 1/2 year old buck or better. Call early for reservations, as Nebraska mule deer hunts books quickly.
Archery season in Nebraska runs from mid-September through the end of the year. The weather is warm in September and October, and of course changes in November and December. Either way, the mule deer hunting is great, whether done from ground blinds or portable tree stands.
Nebraskan muzzleloader hunts, or black powder season, runs the entire month of December. The mule deer feed and move about most of the day at this time, so you can hunt from a stand, or spot and stalk. The temperature at this time of year in Nebraska is usually cold, so dress warm. The mule deer already have fur coats; you don’t!
Several trophy mule deer are taken each Nebraska hunting season by rifle, muzzleloader, and bow hunting. Mule deer hunters should have no trouble filling permits, but keep in mind that many Nebraska guides cannot always guarantee that you’ll snag a trophy mule deer. According to Nebraska’s wildlife regulations, obtaining, scheduling, and paying guides are the responsibility of the hunters. Names and contact information for local Nebraska guides are also available upon request.