Wild Life & Parks


To enforce the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's hunting and fishing code on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.


The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is proud of its outstanding Wildlife & Parks Program and invites you to enjoy and hunt our Reservation. Each year we issue a limited number of permits based upon the scientific findings of our biological staff. Although you may not be familiar with our Reservation, we believe that you will want to return, as many other hunters have in the past years to pursue our trophy white-tailed deer, turkey and pheasants. Good luck and have a safe, enjoyable hunt on our Reservation.


The following general regulations merely summarize certain sections of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s Fish & Wildlife Code, Sportsmen are legally bound by this code and must refer to it should any questions arise.


  • Hunt, fish or trap on any Tribal land within the exterior boundaries of the Winnebago Reservation without first obtaining a Tribal Hunting or Fishing permit.
  • Chase, run, harass, shoot, shoot at, or attempt to take any deer/turkey with a motor vehicle of any kind while it is stopped or in motion. No firearm or bow shall be allowed to protrude from a vehicle
  • Intentionally interfere with persons lawfully engaged in taking or attempting to take game or fish. No person shall scare or disturb game with specific intent to prevent lawful taking.
  • Possess a firearm in the field while hunting with a bow and arrow during a season restricted to archery.
  • Hunt, load or discharge a firearm or bow of any type from or across a roadway.
  • Transport a firearm with a round in the chamber, or revolvers with rounds in the cylinder, or shotgun with shells in the magazine.
  • Hunt big game by methods other than with a firearm or bow and arrow.
  • Sell or barter big game, except for head, hide, feather or antlers.
  • Sell or barter dried antlers that have been naturally shed by big game animals. These shall be considered property of the Fish & Wildlife Commission. Permits may be issued for the gathering of naturally shed antlers provided that the shed antlers found be reported to the Commission for census purposes.
  • Want only waste or destroy any animal.
  • If under age sixteen (16), carry a gun and hunt unless having successfully completed a hunters safety course or be accompanied by one 91) adult for each child carrying a gun.
  • Be intoxicated while hunting, fishing or trapping.
  • Hunt any game animals, except raccoon, during one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
  • Hunt any game or wildlife with the aid or use of artificial light except raccoon's which may be hunted with artificial light only when the hunter is not in or on a motorized vehicle.


Section 8-166 Fish & Wildlife Code states that only members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska shall be eligible and authorized to engage in or conduct, either directly or indirectly, hunting and fishing guides or guide related activity on the Winnebago Reservation.

No person shall guide or provide fee guiding services for the purposes of harvesting or attempting to harvest any fish or wildlife on any lands within the exterior boundaries of the Winnebago Reservation without possessing a valid license or permit approved and issued by the Fish & Wildlife Commission.

Report A Poacher

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has implemented a program to help deter poachers from our reservation. The Fish & Wildlife Commission has agreed to give a reward of up to $300 to anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of a poacher. If you have any information please contact the Wildlife & Parks Department. Please note that the use of any types of ATV while hunting is strictly prohibited.

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Wildlife & Parks Department
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
P.O. Box 687
Winnebago, NE 68071
Phone: (402) 878-2362 - Fax: (402) 878-2370

Business Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Hours vary during hunting seasons.

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