Nebraska Deer Baiting Laws & Regulations

Summary of Nebraska Deer Baiting Regulations

It is permissible to use bait on private land.

On lands controlled by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, it is unlawful to hunt big game animals within 200 yards of a baited area. An area is be considered baited for 10 days following the complete removal of all bait.

A baited area is any location where grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, hay, minerals (including salt), or any other natural food materials, commercial products containing food materials, or by-products of such materials that may attract big game.

Detailed Regulations

Baiting in Nebraska - It is illegal to hunt any big game animals or turkeys within 200 yards of a baited area. An area is be considered baited for 10 days following the complete removal of all bait.

The hunter and the animal must be outside of the baited area during the harvest or attempted harvest. A baited area is any location where grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, hay, minerals (including salt), or any other natural food materials, commercial products containing food materials, or by-products of such materials that may attract big game or turkey.

The use of scents alone, normal environmental conditions, standard farming and ranching practices, forest management, wildlife food plantings, orchard management, or similar land management activities do not constitute a baited area.

It is unlawful to create a baited area on lands owned or controlled by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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