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25 years ago I used to hunt an area we called Gold Butte for quail and coyotes.
Take I-15 to Overton and head south toward Lake Mead.
Just curious. I was reflecting on some of the better hunting areas that I used to frequent.
Another area that was good for quail was Christmas Tree pass. Chukar was great in the hills east of Beatty.
Is there anyone that hunts these areas? How is it now? I would guess that the Gold Butte area has been turned into another recreation mecca.
How about the hills at Jarbridge and the Ruby's. There used to be some large Mulies hanging around those mountains.
The north end of the Big Smokey Valley at one time had a decent herd of Antelope.
Anyway, Is there anyone that still hunts these areas and how is it now?

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hunted all of the areas you mentioned except christmas tree pass. have been there, just never hunted there. hit some guzzlers on the other side of the highway. gold butte is still pretty good, they made most of that area a wilderness area so access is limited. jarbridge and the rubys are so overrun with hunters i won't even go there anymore.
after nineteen years of applying for tags here in nevada and as many bonus points as one could have since that system was intiated fourteen years ago, i finally drew an elk tag in the area i wanted, but not my first choice. drew a late season tag instead of an early hunt. they issued one non resident tag for the area (early hunt) and a guy with no bonus points who had never applied before drew a tag. out of the 33 tags issued for the late hunt 7 were issued to ladies. not to say ladies aren't entitled, but i have serious doubts, that many women will be afield with an elk caliber rifle making their own kill, field dressing the animal and packing it out. it's a wilderness area restricted to hikers and horseback only. Think
will post the results of my hunt later this year with photos if i manage to kill something which i hope has an intact rack of 360 or better. a 425 3/8 bull was taken a coupla years ago.

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There are some nice Elk in Nevada. Good luck on your hunt. Keep us informed.
I had a friend that bow hunted the area south of the pass over to Pahrump.

I left about the time they were going to start trading some of the Sheep to another state for Turkeys. At that time it was a bit disappointing. I had an opportunity for everything else the state had to offer but, never a sheep tag and there weren't any turkeys.

I went up to the Nevada / Utah border, north of St. George, on the last hunt I did in the state. Mule deer were abundant but so were the hunters. I was standing on top of a ridge, looking down into a vast ravine. The hunter orange vests were all over the area and the deer were doing a good job of evading. It was quite a site to watch the deer work there way around the hunters without being spotted and some of the hunters weren't 200 yds from each other.

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JeffinVegas, you would be wrong. I hunt on my own all the time, field dress my game, pack it out and process it. I admit to being the exception, as far as that goes, but a woman that hunts with her husband or friends is just as entitled as someone hunting alone. I rarely see men hunting alone, come to think about it.

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Diana, Good to see you on BGH. Welcome!

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if you read my post, then you should have read the part where i said ladies are entitled, my only issue is with the fact that gals like you are the exception not the rule (are you married?). in an area such as the one i will be hunting (a wilderness area) accessible on foot or horseback only for the most part, and where they issued only 33 tags, i find it extremely hard to believe 7 women were issued tags that will actually be hunting themselves and not just making for an extra opportunity for a chance at a trophy bull for someone else. you now what i mean. just on hand to put the tag on. the odds would be the same as if you were to have 7 friends out of 33 that were avid hunters. come on and admit the chances of that many women seriously applying for a tag in an area where they only issue 33 tags and seven actually receiving a tag are astronomical. i truly believe and actually encourage even my own daughter to get the bug and try hunting as a passion, but she just can't get too enthused about it. most women are that way. the few women i"ve encountered in the field are usually along for the ride just so they can spend more time with their husbands or to impress their boyfriends and not because they really love the sport.

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I'ld still have to disagree. If properly introduced to it, and allowed to do it in their own way, most women enjoy the shooting and hunting sports. I ought to know. I teach it. Every woman I have introduced to hunting loves it and continues to hunt. I pity the fool man who tries to fill their tag for them!

I am unmarried and hunt on my own and have for years. I've met many women who hunt and hunt well. Most won't hunt on their own, but prefer to hunt in groups of people, liking the support of others and the help with the heavy work. Not much different than most guys I know.

I enjoy hunting with others when it's their hunt, but prefer to hunt on my own to fill my tag. I enjoy the solitude and the freedom of it. Men tend to want to take over, and with most women, I wind up being responsible for them being the most experienced outdoors person. So hunting on my own gives me total freedom, and what I lack in strength, I make up for in ingenuity.

But it's lots of fun to camp with a good group of people.

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l guess i have no point.

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Well, 26 of those tags going to men and only 7 to women? And you think that number is too high? I guess you don't have a point.

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I used to think that Oregon chukar hunters were crazy. I know ther was nowhere I wouldn't go to hunt them, suprized I'mm still alive sometimes. When you see mountain goats shaking they're heads in disbelief, ya really ought to turn around.

That said, I met a guy in Indian Springs, Nev. a few years ago, lives right across the street from the school. We were drinking some ice water and admireing the new crop of tranchulars running across his sand (what we call a yard when theres grass) and talking about his Visla when he gave me the new's. He's a chukar hunter and had both, BOTH, of his knees replaced at the same time so he wouldn't miss chukar season that year. My hero and I expect that God really admires that guy!

Nevada, nothing like it!

Fuzzybear, one time on my way down to Pheonix I almost went over Christmas Tree Pass in my truck, 2000 Peterbuilt 378 w/ 45' flatbed loaded with lumber. Chickened out and found out later it was a good idea. Bet it's nice up there huh? I was going to go in off US 95 and get back on on the road down to the river.

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Hey, that's a good road in Nevada. You can drive over Christmas Tree pass in a car easily enough.

I can relate to the knee thing. Torn mine up in this state.

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