Hunt Unit Advisory
New to the 2015 Big Game Seasons
For Antelope, buck rifle hunts will extend through Sept. 7, the Monday of Labor Day weekend. Unit 035 was separated out from Units 032 and 034 in Humboldt County for all antelope hunts. The late season buck rifle hunt for Units 041, 042 was moved back to Aug 29 – Sept 7. Several new unit groups were added to the antelope doe hunt, with the opener for all hunts statewide shifting to Sept 8. Two new unit groups offered for nonresident antelope archery hunts.
For Desert Bighorn Sheep, the Unit Group 223,241 was split up to have the Delamar Mountains as a separate unit from the Hiko and Pahroc Ranges. The late season for Unit 184 was eliminated. The nonresident hunt for Unit 262 was reopened. A ewe hunt was added to Unit 253.
For California bighorn, 2 units were reopened, Unit 041 and Unit 066. Unit 031 was opened for nonresidents.
Unit 091 and portions of Utah (Pilot Range and Silver Island Mountains) was reopened for a resident Rocky Mountain Bighorn hunt.
For Bull Elk Hunts, Unit 051 was added with the pioneering elk herd large enough to support a hunt, the Spruce Mountain Unit Group 078,105-107,109 was split into an early and late season to spread out hunting pressure, the "rotating rut bull hunt" in late September for Units 161-164,171-173 will be for the rifle weapon class, and Units 241,242 were split away from Unit 231 as a separate unit now that the elk herd is large enough to support separate quotas.
Spike Elk Hunts were added to Unit Groups 076,077,079,081 and 078,105-107,109.
For Antlerless Elk Hunts, a slight shift to Area 6 rifle hunts to end the early season Oct 4 and start the middle season on Oct 5, add a December-January rifle hunt in Unit Group 076, 077, 079, 081, shift season dates for Unit Group 078,105-107,109 weapon class hunts to accommodate split bull rifle season, combine the 2 late rifle hunts for Units 221 and 222 into a single season: Dec 5 – Jan 15, separate Units 241,242 from Unit 231, add a Wilderness Only Rifle Hunt for Unit 072, and added 3 new rifle hunts for nonresidents.
Combination Antlerless Elk Management Tags for Mule Deer Hunts were added to Unit Group 161–164 and Unit 231 for all 3 weapon class hunts.
For Mule Deer, lengthen rifle season (including Junior Hunt) to Nov 5 for Humboldt County Units 031, 032, 034, 035 and 051, rifle season for Units 241-242 to close Nov 1, and Junior Hunts for Units 221–223, 231, and 241–245 to close Nov 1. Muzzleloader season for Units 181-184 was moved to Nov 10 – Nov 30.
Antlerless Mule Deer Hunt added to Unit Group 071-079,091 and late antlerless season added for Unit Group 061,062,064,066-068.
Hunt Unit Advisories
In an effort to improve your hunting experience, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has put together a table of hunter access restrictions and other advisories for specific hunts and unit groups. This information may affect your decision on where to apply this year.
2015 Big Game Hunt Applicant Advisories