Hunting & Fishing

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A Sportsman's Paradise

Ord is at an intersection of rangeland, irrigated cropland and river bottom in Central Nebraska. Located in the North Loup River Valley, the valley is prime habitat for monster bucks, ringneck pheasants, bobwhite quail, prairie chickens, sharp-tailed grouse, Canadian geese, various duck species, turkey and much more. Ord is a hunting heaven. For fish species, you can expect crappie, walleye, trout, catfish and large-mouth bass in our area waters.

Much of the land is privately-owned, so as a sportsman, it’s important to gain permission prior to hunting. Permission is essential as well as legally required.


Hunting and Fishing Permits

Hunting permits can be purchased from Nebraska Game and Parks here. If you are hunting migratory birds, you need both a HIP number, along with Federal Duck Stamp if you are hunting ducks. Fishing permits can be purchased here.


Spot a Game Violation?

Hunters and anglers can summon a conservation officer, sheriff or ambulance for emergencies or game violations. The local conservation officer can be contacted at (308) 870-0322, the Valley County sheriff’s office at (308) 728-3906, or emergency ambulance by dialing 911.


Public Hunting

Public access hunting in the area can be found on the maps below. You can also access Nebraska Game and Park’s Conservation Reserve Program public access areas here.

Scotia Canal State Wildlife Management Area

Davis Creek State Wildlife Management Area

Calamus Reservoir State Wildlife Management Area

Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area

Need a place to stay and stock-up?

You’ll find a great place to stay and the gear you’ll need to give you an edge when hunting or fishing in the Loup Valley.

Misko Sports

1522 L Street
Ord, NE 68862
(308) 728-5261

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Sports Shed Etc.

317 South 14th Street
Ord, NE 68862
(308) 728-5252


Orscheln Farm & Home

519 U Street
Ord, NE 68862
(308) 728-9920