yourself how many outstanding opportunities are availableto sportsmen in this state.
As always, I sincerely hope that your days aeld this
year are the best ever.Sincerely,Kenneth E. Mayer, Acting Director
If hunting in Nevada is “old hat” to you, then you alreadyknow about the wide range of opportunities that are out there.Opening this hunting guide is just an exciting reminder of theadventures that await you this year.
If, however, this is your rst time considering hunting
in the Silver State, you picked a good time to check usout. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) releasedits annual Big Game Status Book in early May and gamebiologists believe that nearly every species of big gameanimal experienced an increase in population this past year.This is a testament to the hard work these men and womenput in day-in and day-out. The tireless work of our Game,
Wildlife Diversity and Habitat Divisions benet both game
and non-game species in Nevada.The State offers a wide variety of big game huntingopportunities, such as producing trophy deer, elk, antelopeand bighorn sheep. Nevada is one of the few states thatallows hunters the opportunity to hunt three sub-species of sheep (desert, rocky mountain and California.) This is also
the rst year Nevada will open up a black bear hunt. If you
are looking to hunt mountain lion, we have one of the mostliberal lion hunting programs in the west with tags availableyear-round and over-the-counter.If big game isn’t your thing, Nevada is home to somefantastic upland game and migratory bird hunting as well.You could try your hand at chukar hunting. Some huntersswear that this clever bird laughs at you as it rockets backdown the mountain you just spent 30 minutes climbing.The Ruby Mountains are still the only place in the WesternHemisphere where you can hunt Himalayan snowcock.From quail to dove to blue and ruffed grouse; there is a goodchance Nevada has what you are looking for. When it comesto hunting waterfowl in Nevada, I honestly believe it may beone of the best kept secrets in the West, especially before itfreezes. The bottom line is, whatever your hunting interests