Hunting & Fishing

A Sportsman’s Paradise

Whitetail buck, photo by Ben Welniak

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 in Ord, it is important to gain permission to hunt prior to hunting.  Permission is essential as well as legally required.

Hunting & 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.

photo by Jon Blaha

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.

  1. Scotia Canal State Wildlife Management Area
  1. Davis Creek State Wildlife Management Area
  1. Calamus Reservoir State Wildlife Management Area
  1. Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area

Need a place to stay and stock-up?

Local lodging and outfitters
These local businesses have the gear and the expertise to give you an edge when hunting or fishing in the Loup Valley.

  1. Lodging
    • Byway Guest House (website)
      1621 N Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-5268
    • Cozy Cabin
      PO Box 251
      North Loup, NE 68859
      (308) 496-3414
    • Kamp Kaleo (website)
      46872 Willow Springs Rd.
      Burwell,NE 68823
    • Rex & Deb’s River Lodge (website)
      47563 815th Rd
      Ord, NE 68862
    • Riverview Cabin Retreat (website)
      81746 474th Avenue
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-7985
    • Rocking Bar C Bed & Breakfast (website)
      81912 Hwy 70
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-7889
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    • Shepherd’s Inn Bed & Breakfast (website)
      46919 814th Road
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-3306 or (308) 728-7030
  1. Outfitters
    • Shopko Hometown (website)
      133 Trotter Ave
      Ord, NE 68862
    • Misko Sports (website)
      1522 L Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308)728-5261 or (308)728-3879
    • Sport Shed Etc. (website)
      317 South 14th
      Ord, NE 68862
    • Orscheln Farm & Home
      519 U St
      Ord, NE 68862