Nevada Department of Wildlife is now accepting reservation applications from
hunters hoping to hunt doves at the Overton Wildlife Management Area when the
season opens Sept. 1.
Reservations are required for the
opening day and the first weekend of the hunting season. This year opening day
happens to be on the Saturday of opening weekend, which means reservations will
be required only for Sept. 1 and 2.
Hunters must use paper applications,
which must be delivered through a postal service and received at the NDOW
Headquarters Office in Reno no later than 5 p.m. July 11. A public drawing will
be conducted at 10 a.m., July 25 at that same location. Only complete and
legible applications will be included in the reservation drawing, and
successful applicants will receive their confirmation by return mail.
can find and print the reservation application form online at www.ndow.org. The
file is located in the Applications section under the Hunt tab on the main
page. Just click on “Applications” and
scroll down the page to the section entitled Overton WMA Reservation Only Dove
Hunt and download the application. Paper applications will also be available at
the NDOW offices in Las Vegas and Henderson. The addresses are 4747 Vegas Drive
and 744 Racetrack Road respectively.
reservation only dove hunt zone is described in regulation as the Moapa Valley
Portion of the Wildlife Management Area and has a maximum capacity of 60
hunters during the opening day and first weekend of the dove season.
purpose of the reservation system is to reduce overcrowding and provide a
quality hunting experience. Only those hunters with a valid hunt reservation
will be allowed to hunt on the Moapa Valley Portion of the OWMA. Any vacancies
will be filled by stand-by hunters on a first-come, first-served basis.
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