Hunting & Fishing


For people who hunt and fish, Nebraska is a land of many opportunities, and a few challenges.

The diverse landscape of Nebraska includes large unbroken tracts of native prairie in the Sandhills, the rugged Pine Ridge, and wooded streams and river bottoms in the east. Some of the Nation’s most critical waterfowl habitat is in the Rainwater Basin wetlands and along the Platte River. That diverse landscape supports one of the Nation’s most diverse collection of huntable wildlife.

Nebraska’s prairie rivers, natural lakes and constructed reservoirs support catfish, bullhead, bass, perch, walleye, panfish, and northern pike. Trout, an introduced species, survive in some Nebraska coldwater streams. Snag-fishing of paddlefish in the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Whether working to expand Farm Bill conservation programs, protect the Platte and other Nebraska rivers, expand Nebraska’s network of publicly accessible lands and waters, or protect Nebraska wetlands, the Nebraska Wildlife Federation is working in Nebraska for people who hunt, fish, and enjoy wildlife here in our state.

Click on the link below for more information on hunting and fishing in Nebraska. And, please join us in our work to make sure that The Good Life means Wildlife, for current and future generations!

Photo courtesy of Dan Stahr