When it comes to great hunting destinations, I find myself remembering the rivers better than I can recall the names of towns. Like in northwestern Nebraska and the country forming the headwaters of the White and Niobrara rivers. Nebraska, one of the most bowhunter-friendly states, offers antelope and deer (whitetail and muley) tags over the counter. In the west, the best November hunting is found in the Sands Hills, Pine Ridge and Oglala National Grassland. Along the Pine Ridge, where antelope can often be found lounging at midday on the edge of the prairie in the shade of the Ponderosa pines, you can find all three big-game species within sight of the stone monument at War Bonnet Battlefield.