Planning a hunting trip? Check HERE for local lodges open year round and HERE for Ogallala hotels. Hunting opportunities abound for small game, turkey, mule and whitetail deer, waterfowl and upland species in the Lake Mac area.
Most of Lake McConaughy SRA, is open to hunting the Tuesday following Labor Day during designated hunting seasons. View the Public Access Atlas for information about public hunting grounds in Nebraska.
Nearby Clear Creek is a traditional wildlife management area open to hunting, trapping and fishing within the appropriate seasons. This area encompasses more than 3,200 acres of riparian woodlands, wetlands, river channel, lake bed and upland grasslands, and offers excellent deer, turkey, pheasant and dove hunting. Those willing to put in the effort to hike to the river can be rewarded with excellent waterfowl hunting. This area borders Lake McConaughy SRA and is available for public access year-round.
The Special Hunting Area (SHA) of Clear Creek consists of about 300 acres, which includes 10 four-person pit blinds, and is open to hunting for waterfowl and other game species until the Monday before Thanksgiving. At that point, the area is open only to those who are assigned a blind through a drawing held each morning at the Clear Creek check station.
Any hunting in the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area must be done at least 100 yards away from park infrastructure such as campgrounds and roads. Please contact NE Game and Parks at 308-284-8800 with any questions.