This nice sized buck was photographed in a picked cornfield in southern Chase County last week. Hunters will be out in force this weekend as Nebraska’s firearm deer season opens Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Firearm deer season opens on Saturday; all local permits sold

    Nebraska’s nine-day firearm deer season opens Saturday, giving individuals an opportunity to share a hunt with family or friends.
    However, in Chase County, all firearm permits in the Frenchman and Republican units have been sold.
    But, some hunting opportunities still exist for those willing to harvest antlerless deer in January. As of Tuesday, antlerless permits remained in the Frenchman, Frenchman West and Republican units.
    The season choice antlerless permits are offered in units across the state, allowing for harvest in any open season with whatever weapon is legal until the tag is filled. This permit allows for hunting during the late season firearm period of Jan. 1-15, 2019.  
    On Monday, firearm deer permits remained only in the following state management units: Blue Southeast, Buffalo Whitetail, Calamus East, Calamus West, Keya Paha, Loup East, Loup West, Missouri, Plains and Platte Whitetail.

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