If you are looking to go hunting in the state of Nevada, it is important that you are familiar with the licensing and season requirements.

In this blog post, we will provide an overview of what you need to know in order to hunt legally in Nevada. We will also discuss the different types of licenses available, and when each hunting season begins and ends.

So, whether you are a first-time hunter or a seasoned pro, read on for all the information you need to enjoy a successful hunting trip in Nevada!

Hunting In Nevada

When you go hunting in Nevada, you can expect to find some of the best hunting opportunities in the country. The state is home to a variety of game species, including mule deer, elk, antelope, and bighorn sheep. There are also ample opportunities to hunt for predators such as coyotes and mountain lions.

Nevada offers a wide variety of hunting experiences, from rugged backcountry hunting to more leisurely hunting on private ranches. No matter what kind of hunt you're looking for, you can find it in Nevada.

Before you head out on your hunting trip, make sure you are familiar with the state's hunting regulations.

Nevada Antelope Seasons

General Season Aug. 22-Oct. 30**

**Season dates vary by zone and by antelope horn length. For more information on specific hunting dates for your part of the state, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Nevada Bighorn Sheep Seasons

General Season Sept. 15-Jan. 1**

**Season dates vary by zone. Bighorn sheep hunts require in-person check-in to verify that only legal sheep have been taken. For more information on the check-in process or season dates specific to your part of the state, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Nevada Mountain Goat Seasons

General Season Sept. 1-Oct. 31

Mountain goat hunts in Nevada are limited based on region. The number of allowed harvested mountain goats changes each May, determined by research from Nevada Wildlife Commission biologists regarding herd size. For more information on the mountain goat permit application, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Nevada Elk Seasons

General Season Sept. 17-Dec. 4**

**Season dates vary by zone, and the number of harvested elk varies by area. To learn more about hunting elk in Nevada specific to your region, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Nevada Mule Deer Seasons

General Season Aug. 10-Jan. 1**

**Season dates vary by zone. For more information on hunting in your part of the state, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Nevada Black Bear Seasons

General Season Sept. 15-Dec. 1 (or until harvest limit is met)

Nevada black bear seasons have flexible end dates based on how many bears are harvested. There are quotas for both resident and nonresident hunters. Hunters must participate in a black bear hunting course, where tags are awarded after completion.

Nevada Wild Turkey Seasons

Fall General Season Oct. 2-31**
Spring General Season March 26-May 1**

**Season dates vary by region. Turkey hunts require an approved application. Hunting dates for approved hunters vary by residency status and region.

Nevada Small Game Seasons

Pheasant Nov. 1-30
Sage Grouse Sept. 25-Oct. 3**
Crow Sept. 1-Nov. 17 and March 1-Apr. 15
Quail Oct. 9-Feb. 6
Rabbit Oct. 9-Feb. 28
Chukar and Hungarian Partridge Oct. 9-Feb. 6

 

How To Get A Hunting License In Nevada?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Nevada hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Nevada Department of Wildlife website or a Nevada–approved agent.

Nevada License Expiration

Annual Hunting and Combination licenses are valid for one full year from the date of purchase.

Where to Buy a Nevada Hunting License

**Season dates vary by zone. Nevada offers some alternative small game seasons for youth hunters. For more information, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website for hunting date maps.

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Nevada hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. Visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website for more information.

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