State Set Several Hunting Records in 2016

State Set Several Hunting Records in 2016
Lincoln County. Mule deer buck. Deer in the sandhills around sunset. This buck was resting in the grasses. Geiser, Dec. 3, 2015. Copyright NEBRASKAland Magazine, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

NEBRASKA – Hunters had a record year in Nebraska in 2016, with the highest marks of all time, set for deer, elk and pronghorn.

A total of 58,126 deer were hunted in 2016, including 11,184 mule deer. Mule deer breeding increased 4 percent to 9,257, breaking the previous record set in 2009.

The record deer hunt came in the Frenchman, Plains, Platte and Upper Platte areas. The white tail hunt amounted to 46,942 deer, including 27,241 males.

The total moose crop also set a record in 2016, mainly due to the moose cow hunting of 112. The results regarding bull elk was 88, below 105 in 2015, but included the largest moose ever hunted in Nebraska.

The total game of the pronghorn was of 926, including 781 adults. Hunting for the last seven years is the highest recorded.

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