Nevada Department of Wildlife
Welcome to Nevada
hunting a great and unexpected resource.It all starts with the hunter and angler, who provide the coreof our funding. Without the fees from the sale of licenses,tags and stamps, as well as the excise taxes you pay on
hunting and shing equipment, it would be impossible for us to do our job. There is nothing quite like the user-fundedsystem of wildlife management we’ve built in the UnitedStates: The North American Model, where wildlife belongsto the public and is scientically managed by professionalsas a sustainable resource.This magazine is meant to be your quick-reference tohunting in Nevada. It includes season dates, quotas andcrucial regulations that every sportsman needs to knowbefore heading out. However, this publication containsonly brief explanations of the hunting laws in this state. Werecommend checking out our website (www.ndow.org) or calling your local NDOW ofce if you have any questions.This hunting season please savor the moments youhave in the eld with your friends and your families buildingmemories to last a lifetime. Live in the moment. Take thetime to realize the experiences shared will last forever in our
minds, the minds of our families and the minds of our friends.
Let the success of your hunting adventures be dened not bythe trophy quality of your quarry, but the priceless memories
of adventures and experiences shared with loved ones.
Remember, it’s about the journey so take time to enjoy it.Good luck in all your hunting endeavors and focus on the
event, not just the result.Sincerely,
Tony Wasley, Director you’re someone who has been hunting in Nevadafor years, you already know about the wide range of opportunities out there. Opening this hunting guide is just
an exciting reminder of the adventures that await you this
year. If, however, you picked up this magazine to see whatthe Silver State has to offer hunters, then you might be
Nevada boasts a variety of big game hunting opportunities,by producing trophy deer, elk, bear, antelope and bighornsheep. Nevada is one of the few states that allows hunters theopportunity to hunt three sub-species of sheep (desert, rockymountain and California.) If you are looking to hunt mountainlion, we have one of the most liberal lion hunting programs inthe west with tags available year-round and over-the-counter.NDOW released its annual Big Game Status Book in earlyMay and game biologists believe that nearly every speciesof big game animal experienced an increase in populationin the past year. This is a testament to the professionalismand work ethic of our game biologists. The dedicated workour Game, Wildlife Diversity and Habitat Division biologistsput in every day benets both game and non-game speciesand their habitat in Nevada.The Silver State also offers quality upland game includingsome of the best chukar hunting in the country. Oneorganization even ranked Winnemucca as the eighth bestbird hunting town in America and gave it the unofcial titleof “Chukar Capitol of the Country”. The Ruby Mountains arestill the only place in the Western Hemisphere where you canhunt Himalayan snowcock. From quail to dove to blue andruffed grouse; Nevada offers a wide variety of bird huntingopportunities. When it comes to hunting waterfowl, Nevadaserves as an important waterfowl stop over on both springand fall migrations, making the state’s duck, goose and swan