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Possibly relocating to NorthWest NV area and want to get some info on hunting in that area

I might be moving next spring to NorthWest NV, most likely Carson City. I want to know before I make the move, what the hunting opportunities are in or near that area. Can anyone provide some general info on game, seasons, etc???

I will be researching the NV F&G site, but thought I would post the question here.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mark C

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well

well the hunting is good if you can get a tag, getting a tag around this area is hard. getting a tag in nevada is hard enough on its own. unless you aplly for area 10 every year you may only see a tag every couple years!but when you gett a tag there is no problome finding good animals. the chucker hunting is awsome but it seems like every year there a more hunters and less birds!! 

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oh yeah

oh yeah and if your comein up here to hopfully find work you might want to look into some where eles we have the highest unemployment rate in the nation i belive jobs are droping like flies here!! just a fair warning so you dont waste your time.but if you do make ot up here "welcome".

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I will have to echo Broken

I will have to echo Broken arrow’s comments about the jobs.

 

As for the hunting it is great, but like any western state you must travel, the takes around the Carson area are very limited. Other hunting (Non-Big game) is great.

 

Welcome to NV (if you move up)

 

M.Bird

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Like the others suggested, in

Like the others suggested, in Nevada you don't necessarily hunt an area as much as you hunt the state, at least where big game is concerned. We've got great trophy potential for the different species but the great basin habitat of Nevada just does not support the number of animals that other western states can. Most hunters in NV don't think a thing about driving a couple hundred miles to hunt whether it's deer, antelope or chuckar for that matter. Per species you get five area choices when you apply for a tag and luck pretty much dictates which area you get if any. If you only can or want to hunt around the Carson City/NW NV area plan on waiting several years to draw. For big game in this area you're looking at mule deer, antelope and California bighorn sheep. Figure on 2-3 years for a deer tag, 3-5 years for an antelope tag & 5 to god-knows-how-many years for a sheep tag. But first time applicants get some of each kind of tag every year so who knows!

Best of luck & if you pull the trigger on Nevada, Welcome!

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I did check on the NV F&G

I did check on the NV F&G site and got the skinny on everything. Not what I am used to but hey...it could be alot worse. I am not used to the draw hunts and sounds like I would prob get the opportunity to hunt about every 5 years. That isnt okay, so I might just have to pay non-resident and head back to Idaho a few weeks out of the year.

I have been checking and there is a few jobs in Carson/Reno area that fit my area of expertise. I have a job already so Im not in any rush to move. My wife and I want to relocate to be closer to family.

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Kinda tough to get tags, but

Kinda tough to get tags, but Nevada has some sweet deer and elk.... Good luck!

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