Nebraska Big Game Conservation Population Estimates

Nebraska Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

...  an average mule deer population of between 35,000 and 40,000 animals each year during the early 1990s...During the first statewide deer season in 1961 hunters took 4,154 mule deer... two whitetails were taken near Halsey during the first season in 1945. The entire state was first open for firearm hunting in 1961, when 1,400 whitetails were taken... Nebraska’s whitetail population each fall has been estimated at between 150,000 to 180,000 animals...

1961 deer harvest:  4,154 mule deer, 1,400 whitetail for a total of 5,554 deer.

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