The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will open this year's application period for state big game hunting permits on May 21.
Applications will be accepted through June 1. A person may apply for only one deer permit, one antelope permit and one elk permit at that time.
Drawings for these permits will take place in early June, and residents will get preference over nonresidents.
From July 9 through the close of the 2012 big game seasons, hunters may buy all remaining permits on a first-come, first-served basis.