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Nevada Deer tag ( Elko Aria)

I just found out today that me and my buddy drew our nevada deer tags for unit 061-068 for the early season. I have never hunted Nevada before. We are going to be hunting from Battle Mountain, north to the Idaho border.

Anybody ever hunted this aria before? What type of hunt can we expect in terms of deer, terrain, weather ect...?

Also, this will be my first ever hunt with an outfitter. Not sure how I feel about it other than I hope to learn the aria and get some ideas of where to go myself in the future from the guy.

I'm sure the outfitter tags aren't very popular with some people..so to those guys i appologize. Figured this was the best way to learn new country. 

Thanks for the info!

I put in for the tags with an outfitter who's deadline was march 11 and the draw was March 23rd. Just to clear up a few mis-conceptions.

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oh really?

Hunt Okanogan wrote:

I just found out today that me and my buddy drew our nevada deer tags for unit 061-068 for the early season. I have never hunted Nevada before. We are going to be hunting from Battle Mountain, north to the Idaho border.

Anybody ever hunted this aria before? What type of hunt can we expect in terms of deer, terrain, weather ect...?

Thanks for the info!

The application period hasn't even closed yet.

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That does sound like a neat

That does sound like a neat trick since the application period is from March 18-April 18 or April 25 for on line this year unless you put in for a non-resident guides hunt 1235 and that application deadline was March 11.  The draw results won't come out until June.   

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area 6

yeah i realize the guided draw is finished and congrats, area 6 is awsome theres alot of deer and its some rugged contry. i tend to like unit 61 just above wild horse res and north of mnt city just under the border. i want to say 2 years ago there was alot of area that burned in 68 and 64 but some bucks where still pulled out of there regardless, the only bad thing is theres alot of hunters and most stay to the northern units in that area now so its real pressured, but since your with a outfitter i dont think you will have a problome gettin away from the pressure. good luck take a fishing pole too there are some trout fishing spots all around there.

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061-068

Early season 061-068.  Best bet for you is to talk with your buddy and your outfitter as to where in this area you'll be hunting.  This area is bigger that most states east of the Rocky Mtns & habitat can range fro high sage desert to sub-alpine.  Access can range from sitting on a hay bale behind a ranch house (not too unpopular with some "outfitters" with contriolling access to private land) to horse packing into deep mountain canyons. I've experienced temperatures in the high 80's one year & low teens with 10 inches of snow the next.

The deer herds seem to be holding their own after the extremely large fires several years ago did significant damage to winter ranges.  Some of the bucks I see late in the year chukar hunting are amazing.  They can be pretty tied into heavy cover during the early season especially if temps are warm and rutting behavior doesn't start for awhile so they can be hard to find.  Chances of getting a respectful buck is pretty good, seeing a monster is quite likely.  Regardless of what many claim is the norm you'll most likely get shots at less than 300 yards unless you prefer sniping to hunting.   

Might try lightening up a little on your responses too - I about threw a flag on your announcement as did the others and I've been reading NV hunting regs for years.  Personnally don't think much of garaunteed outfitter tags so don't spend much time reading that section of the regs.  Anyway there are less caustic ways of reply that might attract more info (sugar being a better bait than salt).

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You're right. That was a

You're right. That was a little salty. My bad. But a flag?

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