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Nebraska

Hunting

Waterfowl Seasons & Limits

Dark goose

North central unit: Oct. 11, 2021 – Jan. 23, 2022
Platte River unit:
Oct. 28, 2021 – Feb. 9, 2022
Niobrara unit:
Oct. 28, 2021 – Feb. 9, 2022

Daily bag limit: five; Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

White-fronted goose

Statewide: Oct. 9, 2021 – Dec. 19, 2021; Jan. 25, 2022 – Feb. 9, 2022

Daily bag limit: two
Possession limit:
Three times the daily bag limit.

Light goose

Statewide: Oct. 9, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022; Jan. 25, 2022 – Feb. 9, 2022

Daily bag limit: 50; Possession limit: None.

Light goose conservation order*

East zone: Feb. 10, 2022 – April 15, 2022
Rainwater basin zone:
Feb. 10, 2022 – April 5, 2022
West zone:
Feb. 10, 2022 – April 5, 2022

Daily bag and possession limits: None.

*For special regulations see the Waterfowl Guide on our guides page.

Early teal

Low plains: Sept. 4, 2021 – Sept. 19, 2021
High plains:
Sept. 4, 2021 – Sept. 12, 2021

Duck and coot

Zone 1: Oct. 16, 2021 – Dec. 28, 2021
Zone 2:
Oct. 9, 2021 – Dec. 21, 2021, in Low Plains, and Oct. 9, 2021 – Dec. 21, 2021, and Jan. 5 – Jan. 26, 2022, in the High Plains
Zone 3:
Oct. 23, 2021 – Jan. 4, 2022, and Jan. 5 – Jan. 26, 2022
Zone 4:
Oct. 30, 2021 – Jan. 11, 2022

Daily bag:

Tier 1: six ducks, with restrictions;
Tier II:
three ducks, any species, any sex;
Possession limit:
Three times the daily bag limit

Youth Waterfowl Season

Zone 1: Oct. 9, 2021 – Oct 10, 2021
Zone 2:
Oct. 2, 2021 – Oct. 3, 2021
Zone 3:
Oct. 16, 2021 – Oct. 17, 2021
Zone 4:
Oct. 23, 2021 – Oct. 24, 2021

Daily bag:

Tier 1: six ducks, with restrictions;
Tier II:
three ducks, any species, any sex;
Possession limit:
Three times the daily bag limit

Falconry

Concurrent with teal, youth and regular duck season dates, plus:
Zone 1:
Feb. 25 – March 10
Zone 2:

  • Low Plains: Feb. 25 – March 10
  • High Plains: Concurrent with all duck season dates in High Plains Zone

Zone 3: Feb. 25 – March 10

Zone 4: Feb. 25 – March 10