Big game harvest records set in 2016

Big game hunters had a record year in Nebraska in 2016 with all-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk.

Deer—A total of 58,126 deer were harvested in 2016, including 11,184 mule deer. Mule deer buck harvest increased four percent to 9,257, breaking the previous record set in 2009. Record mule deer buck harvest occurred in the Frenchman, Plains, Platte and Upper Platte units. Whitetail harvest totaled 46,942 deer, including 27,241 bucks.

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