Nebraska pheasant and quail season kicks off Oct. 30

It’s not long until opening day for pheasant and quail season! Oct. 30 will be here before you know it, and along with it the chance to enjoy Nebraska’s mixed-bag opportunities, easy access to public land and lengthy hunting seasons.

The first thing to do is to make sure you’ve got a hunting permit; they’re an easy buy online. We also offer mobile permits for those who are in the field or on the go.

Looking for a place to hunt? Consult the Public Access Atlas, which displays more than 1.2 million acres of publicly accessible lands. For insight on hunting conditions and what to expect, check out the 2021-22 Upland Game Bird Hunting Outlook.

These new seasons are also a chance to add to, or complete, your Nebraska Upland Slam! Successful hunters will receive an official certificate and pin. If you finish the Slam during the 2021-2022 season, you’ll also be registered to win one of several great prizes donated by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever.