Locate Check Station Before Hunting During Firearm Season

LINCOLN – As all deer harvested during the November 12 – 20 season, Game and Parks officials are reminding hunters to locate the check stations beforehand.

According to a release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, deer hunters should locate their nearest in-person check stations prior to hunting during the nine-day firearm season this year.

The hunter must be with the deer and taken to a check station no later than 1 p.m. on the day following the close of the season.

Check stations change from year to year, so hunters are urged to find their locations before they hunt. A list may be found on the 2022 deer regulations sheet, which, along with maps and information, is available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/Deer. An interactive map of check stations can be found at OutdoorNebraska.gov/Maps.

Game and Parks staff will collect lymph nodes from select harvested deer to sample for chronic wasting disease at check stations in the Frenchman, Pine Ridge, Upper Platte and Plains units. They also will take samples for CWD and meningeal brain worm in the Buffalo, Platte and Republican units.

When checking in a deer, the permit and check station seal number or check station verification number must be retained when transporting all or a portion of the carcass to a point of permanent storage or processing.

Deer harvested during the Nov. 5-7 Special Landowner season were checked through Telecheck; the website and phone number to contact are printed on the permit.

Visit outdoornebraska.org for more information or call the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission office at 402-471-0641 with any questions.