Nebraska youth pheasant season is Oct. 23-24

A weekend in the field sharing the sport you love with a young hunter — what could be better? Nebraska’s statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season is Oct. 23-24, promising a weekend of unforgettable memories and quality time spent together.

Helping boost the odds of success, Nebraska Game and Parks will release rooster pheasants at over a dozen Special Youth Hunt locations statewide; see the list at our website.

All of this makes for a potentially great hunt: more birds, and a controlled hunting environment where youth won’t need to compete against adult hunters. It can be the start of a lifelong hunting journey — or the continuation of one.

Here’s a few things to know before you go:

Youth must be age 15 or younger.
Resident youths age 15 and younger do not need a permit, but nonresident youths must have a nonresident youth hunt permit and habitat stamp.

Only youth are allowed to hunt during the youth season, except at designated Special Youth Hunt locations where accompanying adults are also allowed to hunt.