Nevada Hunting News

Proof of Hunter Education is Becoming Easier for Hunters
Hunters who purchase their Nevada hunting licenses online when applying for big game hunting tags now only have to show proof once that they have completed an approved hunter education class, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).
Bighorns Die in Northern Nevada
Wildlife officials today reported that a number of California bighorn sheep in north central Nevada have died, and the agency is investigating to determine if disease is a factor.
Most Eastern Big Game Herds Healthy Despite Heavy Snow
Nevada Department of Wildlife biologists report that big game are in good condition, in spite of extensive snowfalls and extreme temperatures that occurred in late December.
License Fees to Increase March 1st
License fee increases for hunters and anglers that were passed by the 2003 Nevada State Legislature with the support of outdoors and conservation organizations will take effect March 1, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
Spring Turkey Apps Available
Even though upland game and waterfowl seasons will soon be coming to an end, hunters need not despair because now is the time to put in applications for the record number of tags that are available for this year’s spring wild turkey hunts.
A Special Hunt
Like any other 15 year old, Ben Dallin was excited about harvesting his first deer with his grandfather’s rifle. While Ben has hunted upland game and waterfowl, he has never tried to hunt mule deer. So when he was successful in drawing a youth tag in big game management area 10 in Elko County, he and his father Norv Dallin started preparing for the hunt.
Keep Your 2003 Fishing/Hunting Licenses
Hunters and anglers are being reminded by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) to not dispose of their 2003 fishing and hunting licenses because they have two months of life remaining.
Wildlife Commission to Consider Limiting ATV Use by Hunters
Restrictions limiting hunter use of all terrain vehicles (ATV’s) to existing roads during hunting seasons was discussed by the Nevada Wildlife Commission during a meeting on Dec. 5-6 at the Nevada Department of Wildlife in Reno.
DOW Looks for Information on Deer Left to Waste
Game wardens are looking for information concerning a deer carcass that was left to waste in Mason Valley at the O-N Ranch just north of Yerington, along the Walker River. Whoever shot the animal only took the head and antlers, leaving the entire deer carcass and meat to waste.
Poaching Big Game Now a Felony
The Legislature recently passed a change to the law, effective October 1, 2003, which a person indicted for poaching a big game animal to face a category E felony charge instead of the former gross misdemeanor charge.