Nebraska has been called the “mixed bag capital” due to its wide variety of hunting opportunities. Hunters can choose between the five big game species of mule deer, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, and elk. There are four varieties of turkey native to Nebraska, as well as upland birds including grouse, prairie chicken, and pheasant.
Though perhaps not as well known for fishing, Nebraska offers fishermen plenty of opportunity throughout the state, with close to 450 lakes and streams open for public use. Common catches include channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Other species include largemouth bass, crappie, wipers, and white bass.