Big Game Species December 18, 2015

Nebraska Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

Big Game Species December 18, 2015 Nebraska Game and Parks
... Deer were nearly extinct in Nebraska by 1900 due to unlimited hunting. In 1907 the Nebraska Legislature passed a law prohibiting the taking of deer, but recovery took decades. By the late 1930s, deer numbers were estimated at 2,500 in the Pine Ridge. In 1945 the first modern deer season began with a harvest of 275 mule deer and two white-tailed deer ...

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