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Nebraska Accepting Resident Only Applications for 2021 Bighorn Sheep Lottery

Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 06/15/21
News # 14403
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Since Game and Parks began making permits available, approximately $1.4 million has been raised from the permit auctions and lottery permits. These proceeds are critical to the continued success of bighorn sheep conservation efforts in Nebraska, and made it possible to return bighorn sheep to some of their native ranges in the Panhandle.


The 2021 bighorn sheep lottery, open only to Nebraska residents, offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a full-curl ram. Only one application per calendar year may be submitted. Apply online at:

All applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable lottery application fee of $29. Applications must be received in the Lincoln office or submitted online by Aug. 6, 2021. Only Nebraska residents are eligible to apply. For more information, see the 2021 Bighorn Sheep Brochure.

The winner of the lottery permit will receive up to four days of free guide service from Game and Parks staff and up to four days and nights of meals and lodging at Fort Robinson State Park.