Seasons and Regulations



What You Need to Hunt Upland Game

Nevada residents aged 12 or older, and all nonresidents need to have a valid Nevada hunting license to hunt upland game birds and rabbits in Nevada.

  • An upland game bird stamp is required of any person 12 or older who is hunting any upland game bird except dove, turkey and crow, effective March 1, 2004.
  • Hunters are required to have a "HIP" number written on their hunting license when hunting for doves and other migratory game birds (waterfowl, coots, snipe and gallinules).
  • The validation number is free, and is available by one of two ways:  
  • Units referenced are Game Management Units described in NAC 504.210 and shown in the Nevada Hunt Book map. Be aware of restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas.
  • Hunting hours for upland game birds and rabbits are sunrise to sunset except as noted.
  • Regulations pertaining to upland game species are included in the Nevada Hunt Book, Small Game/Upland Game Laws & Regulations.
  • A lot of upland game hunters use the Water Development Atlas.

Wild Turkey

  • Unless his privilege is limited or revoked pursuant to law, an eligible person may apply once for a type of hunt for Wild Turkey during a draw period.
  • Only one person may apply on an application.
  • Applications for the draw must be mailed to the address specified on the application through a postal service or submitted online through Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted. Note: Internet applications are not available for the hunts in Units 0135 and 0137.
  • Any remaining tags will be available on a first come first serve basis - the mail or over the counter during business hours, M – F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wildlife Administrative Services, 185 N. Maine St, Fallon Nevada.
  • Only one Wild Turkey tag per calendar year.

Fall turkey hunts have been closed due to poor numbers.