What's New for 2018 Big Game Seasons

Elk:

  • Bull Elk Depredation Hunt 4102 – added Unit 251 hunt, Aug 1 - Jan 31
  • Spike Elk Hunt 4651
    • Units 072-074, shortened to Nov 21- Jan 5
    • Units 076, 077, 079, 081 Late, extended to Dec 5 - Jan 5
     
  • Cow Elk Rifle Hunt 4181 and 4281
    • Unit 072 Wilderness, earlier to Sept 17 - Oct 4
    • Units 072-075 Late, shortened to Nov 21 - Jan 5
    • Units 076, 077, 079, 081  Late, changed Dec 5 - Jan 5
     
  • Cow Elk Muzzleloader Hunt 4176 and 4276
    • Units 076, 077, 079, 081, extended to Sept 17 - Sept 30 
     
  • Cow Elk Archery Hunt 4111 and 4211
    • Units076, 077, 079, 081, extended to Aug 1 - Aug 24
     
  • Cow Elk Depredation Hunt 4107
    • Unit 081 1st, extended to Aug 1 - Aug 24
    • Unit 081 2nd, later to Sept 17 - Sept 30
    • Unit 081 3rd, later to Oct 1 - Oct 20
    • Unit 081 4th, changed to Dec 5 - Jan 5
     

Desert Bighorn Sheep:

  •  All seasons that ended on Dec 20 were extended to end on Jan 1
  • Unit 161 Early, earlier to Sept 5 - Oct 5
  •  Unit 173 was split into a North and South hunt area
    •  North area includes all of the Toiyabe Range
      • Resident and Nonresident hunt is Sept 5 - Oct 5
       
    • South area only includes the San Antonio Mountains
      • Resident hunt only is Nov 20 - Jan 1 
       
     

California and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep:

 

  • All seasons end 1 day later on Oct 31

 

 

Mountain Goat:

 

  •  Nonresident season closed 

 

 Mule Deer:

  • Doe Deer Rifle Hunt 1181, Seasons closed for Units 043-46, 152, and 155 
 

Notable Season Overlaps 2018 - PDF