Mountain lion tags are available for residents and nonresidents to purchase over the counter (two per year) at NDOW offices, license agents, and online.


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  • Big Game Seasons and Application Guide

Harvested mountain lions must be inspected and sealed by a NDOW representative within 72 hours of harvest.

In Nevada, you do not need any special permits to use dogs for lion hunting. Unless you are guiding, the only requirements necessary are the hunting license and mountain lion tag.

Mountain lion quotas are established for each of Nevada's three regions. When the harvest objective has been met for a given region, the lion season is closed in that region. Before you hunt, please call the Mountain Lion Harvest Hotline at 1-800-800-1667.

Mountain lion harvest information is available on this web page in the table below, as well as through the harvest hotline. It is the hunter's responsibility to check this page, or call the hotline prior to hunting to obtain updated information about the status of mountain lion harvest objectives.

Tooth and Tissue Samples

NDOW Requests Tooth & Tissue at Time of Sealing

Phone the Harvest Hotline at 1-800-800-1667

Harvest Information

Resident 5132 and Nonresident 5232
Mountain Lion - Either Sex -
Any Legal Weapon Hunt A
Limit: 1 animal per tag, 2 tag maximum per person
Hours: Any time of the day or night, mountain lion hunters must abide by their county regulations regarding artificial light sources at night.

2019 Mountain Lion Season Open Units and Harvest Limits

Special Mountain Lion Information

  1. Mountain lion tags will be available to residents and nonresidents over the counter at all license agents, Department offices, and online at
  2. There is no limit on the number of mountain lion tags that will be issued.
  3. The hunting season for mountain lion in each unit, unit group, or region shall be open from the first day through the last day of the established season or until the sport harvest objective is reached for the specific unit, unit group, or region, whichever occurs first.
  4. Tag holders may hunt in any mountain lion unit, unit group, or region within the established season where the sport harvest objective has not been reached.
  5. It shall be the tag holder’s responsibility to determine if the harvest objective has been reached in a specific unit, unit group, or region.
  6. Tag holders may call the Mountain Lion Harvest Information Hotline at any time to determine if a unit, unit group, or region has been closed due to the harvest objective being reached. The hotline number is 1-800-800-1667 and is accessible 24 hours a day.
  7. Attention non-U.S. residents: Mountain lions are a listed species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). In order to be exported from the United States a CITES export permit (number 3-200-28) is required. Permits and Information

Tag holders may also obtain information on the status of a unit, unit group, or region by contacting Division offices in Fallon, Reno, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, and Henderson.