Hunt Unit Advisory

New to the 2017 Big Game Seasons

Antelope:

Waiting period for antelope with horns‐longer‐than‐ears is now 3 years regardless of hunt success. There is no waiting period if you drew a tag for antelope with horns‐longer‐than‐ears prior to 2017 but were unsuccessful. New hunts added for horns‐shorter‐than‐ears (2181), Nonresident Any Legal Weapon (2251), and Archery Hunt (2261).

Mule Deer:

A new late Any Legal Weapon Antlered Hunt 1331 added in Unit 115. Resident and Nonresident Muzzleloader Hunt 1371 extended to Oct 4 in units that previously ended on Sept 30. Archery and muzzleloader antlered hunts in Unit 015 were moved to early fall seasons.

Bighorn & Goats:

Added late seasons for Resident Desert Bighorn Hunt 1351 in Units 045, 153, and 213. Added early and late seasons for Nonresident Desert Bighorn Hunt 3251 in Units 212 and 213. Added Unit 091 and a late season in Unit 114 to Resident Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Hunt 9151. Added a Nonresident Mountain Goat Hunt 7251 in Unit 102. Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners on March 25 approved the Nonresident Desert Bighorn Ewe Hunt 3281

Elk:

  • Waiting period for an antlered elk tag is now 7 years regardless of hunt success. The previous 5 year waiting period remains in effect for antlered elk tag holders who were unsuccessful prior to 2017 and are currently ineligible to apply for antlered elk.
  • Early season Any Legal Weapon Antlered Elk Hunt (4151) added to Unit Groups 161‐164, 241‐ 242, and 262. Nonresident Any Legal Weapon Antlered Elk Hunt (4251) seasons were added for Unit 075 late and Unit Group 161‐164, 171‐173. In Units 072‐075, antlered elk muzzleloader seasons are now Sept 1 – Sept 16 and antlered elk archery seasons are now Aug 16 – Aug 31.
  • Early season dates for Any Legal Weapon Antlerless Elk Hunts (4181 and 4281) in Unit Groups comprising Units 061, 062, 064, 066‐068, 071‐075 were standardized to Sept 17‐Oct 4 and Units 104, 108, 121, 131, 132, 111‐115, 221‐223, 231, 241, 242 were standardized to Sept 25‐Oct 4. Late season Any Legal Weapon Antlerless Elk Hunts (4181 and 4281) occurring north of Highway 50 and Unit Group 161‐164 were extended to Jan 31. Late season Any Legal Antlerless Elk Hunts (4181 and 4281) occurring south of Highway 50 except for Unit Group 161‐164 now end on Jan 5. Antlerless elk muzzleloader and archery seasons were adjusted accordingly.
  • Nonresident Antlerless Elk Archery and Muzzleloader Hunts (4211 and 4276) were added to Unit Groups 072; 076, 077, 079, 081; and 108, 131, 132. Nonresident Any Legal Weapon Antlerless Elk Hunt 4281 was added to Unit Groups 108, 131, 132 and 161‐164.
  • An early, mid, and late Any Legal Weapon Spike Elk Hunt 4651 was added to Unit Group 072‐ 074.
  • The combo antlerless elk tag option was added to Nonresident Mule Deer Hunt 1331 and Resident Junior Mule Deer Hunt 1107 for Unit Group 072‐077, 079.
  • Eliminated the combo antlerless elk tag option for Any Legal Weapon Antlered Elk Hunt 4151.

Season Overlaps - PDF

Big Game Season Hunt Advisories - PDF