Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is the state Agency that oversee fish and wildlife management for the State of Nebraska.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreation resources in the best long-term interests of the people and those resources.

To accomplish that purpose, the Commission plans and implements its policies and programs efficiently and objectively; maintains a rich and diverse environment in Nebraska's lands and waters; provides outdoor recreation opportunities; manages wildlife resources for the maximum benefit of the people; and attempts to help Nebraskans appreciate their role in the natural world.

Organization
Our agency is governed by a board of Commissioners appointed by the governor of Nebraska. The Commissioners appoint a Director for a 6-year term. The agency is divided into divisions.

Programs

Nebraska 20 Year Hunter/Angler Recruitment, Development and Retention Plan

Nebraska's 20 Year RDR Plan was developed using current Best Management Practices and research to achieve five main Goals which include: GOAL I. Recruitment of Youth Hunters/Anglers GOAL II. Recruitment of New Adult Hunters/Anglers GOAL III. Recruitment of Lapsed Anglers/Hunters GOAL IV. Development and Retention of Existing Hunters/Anglers GOAL V. Maintain Support of Hunting and Fishing by All Citizenry in Nebraska This will be accomplished using six overriding Strateguies that...

National Archery in the Schools Program

National program designed to teach kids in grades 4-12 a two week archery shooting curriculum and to develop after school shooting opportunities for youth to teach life skills in shooting sports.

Youth Outdoor Skills Camps

Camps designed to target youth Hunter Education graduates to provide the "next step" for shooting, hunting and fishing education in a fun summer camp environment.

Conservation Reserve Program--Management Access Program

This program leases all hunting rights from a participating landowner. All tracts have at least a base of CRP, WRP or other similar conservation program. The program also seeks to make periodic improvements to the land through increases in early successional habitat. There are currently about 180,000 acres enrolled throughout the state.

Open Fields and Waters

This program is tailored to the needs of emerging and lapsed hunters. Read more on our website.

Passing Along the Heritage -- PATH

This is a youth hunting access program. Access is limited to youth and non-hunting mentors. Sites are very restricted and permission is granted via the internet for an individual day of hunting. Nebraska's Hunting by Written Permission Only law allows for the on-line permission slip.