Nebraska is well known for the Sandhills. It is also well known as a great cattle producing region and is home to the top three cattle producing counties in the United States. However, little is known about Nebraska’s elk hunting. Hidden within the river valleys of the Sandhills and Pine Ridge area of western Nebraska is a population of elk that are flourishing. With the combination of crops and cover, Nebraska is growing them big.
In 2016, the Nebraska record bull was killed on a private ranch scoring over 430”. These wild elk are found on some of the most productive and scenic ranches of Nebraska. Most of the elk reside on private land and there are a number of coveted landowner tags available each year. The only way a nonresident can obtain a permit is by owning land in the state. If you are looking for functional ranches that offer excellent hunting without breaking the bank, Nebraska is the place for you.