LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The first application period for big-game hunting permits begins Monday and runs through June 7.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says that for deer, residents and nonresidents may apply for one permit in any one draw unit. The draw units are Republican Mule Deer, Platte Mule Deer Conservation Area, Platte Whitetail, Frenchman Mule Deer Conservation Area and Frenchman Whitetail.
Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one antelope buck or either-sex firearm permit or one muzzleloader permit.
Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit.
Residents have preference over nonresidents in the application process. The permits will be drawn in mid-June.
All remaining big-game permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning July 8.
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