No fatalities were reported.
In 2015, 10 hunting accidents were reported.
“Hunting in Nebraska continues to be a very safe outdoor recreational activity in which many families participate,” Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Wendy Horine said in a written statement released by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Game and Parks reports it issued a record 10,111 hunter education certificates last year as well with many taking the course online, an option since 2015. Very young hunters still must attend a two-hour hunter safety session.
“The average number of hunters in the state has remained stable for the past 17 years, while incident numbers have steadily declined during the same period and have dramatically declined since the inception of hunter education in Nebraska,” Horine said.
Find more information about hunter education in Nebraska at HuntSafeNebraska.org.
Game and Parks urges anyone interested in becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor or mentor should call Horine at 402-471-6134.