Nevada Turkey Season Set

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The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners set season dates for upland game, furbearer and wild turkey seasons at their June meeting. At their August 10 – 11 meeting in Ely, commissioners plan to address the possible addition of special youth upland game and turkey hunts.

Snowcock, crow, blue and ruffed grouse and dove kick things off when those seasons open on September 1. Sage grouse is next up with two limited entry hunts on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, with the first hunt held Sept. 15 -16, followed by the second hunt on Sept. 22 -23. The Sheldon hunts are limited to 75 hunters each and are available through application only. Regular sage grouse seasons open on Sept. 25 or Oct. 5 depending on county.

Chukar, Hungarian partridge, quail and rabbit seasons all open on Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by the pheasant opener on Nov.1.

Fall turkey seasons open Oct. 5 through Oct. 25, depending on the area. All turkey hunts require a tag, awarded by random draw. Applications and instructions are available at NDOW offices or on the agency website at www.ndow.org. Hunters have until 5 pm, Sept. 7 to submit their applications.

When the Wildlife Commission meets August 10 -11 in Ely, the creation of two new youth hunts will be on the agenda. The hunts, if adopted, would be in effect in time for the 2007-08 hunting season.

The youth upland game hunt would give young hunters (15 years old and younger, accompanied by an adult) the opportunity to hunt quail, chukar, Hungarian partridge and rabbits the last Saturday and Sunday of September before other hunters take to the field.

The Commission will also consider adopting a spring 2008 youth turkey hunt in Lincoln County. This bearded turkey hunt would be limited to hunters 12 – 16 years old, require a tag and be held March 15 -23, 2008.

Detailed information on season dates, bag and possession limits, shooting hours and other hunting regulations can be found at NDOW offices statewide or on the NDOW website at www.ndow.org. The Wildlife Commission August 10 -11 complete meeting agenda and support materials can also be viewed on the agency website; Click on Our Agency, then Commissions & Boards.

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