Youth Waterfowl Hunt Slated for Overton Wildlife Management Area

Date: 10/10/12
Contact: Martin Olson
Phone: (702) 486-5127, ext. 3501

Nevada’s young hunters will have flyways all to themselves during a youth-only waterfowl season scheduled for Saturday, October 20 for the Moapa Valley portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area in Clark County.

The season is open only to hunters 15 years of age and younger including non-residents and must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old. However, the adults are not allowed to hunt during this season. The daily bag limits for ducks, geese and other waterfowl are same as those established for the regular season.

“This hunt is the perfect chance for an adult to share their passion for the outdoors while introducing kids to hunting and the heritage associated with it. There is no pressure to keep up with more seasoned hunters, they can relax and have a good time,” said John McKay, outdoor education coordinator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. “Of course it’s also a good time for discussing the rules of ethical hunting and the importance of conserving our natural resources.”

Youth hunters between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age will need a current hunting license with a Nevada state duck stamp, but will not need a federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. That stamp is required for persons ages 16 and older who hunt migratory waterfowl.

Anyone planning on taking their young hunters to the Overton Wildlife Management Area will need to make reservations ahead of time. Reservations will be accepted at 8 a.m. Monday, October 15, at the Nevada Department of Wildlife offices at 4747 Vegas Drive in Las Vegas and 744 S. Racetrack Rd. in Henderson as well as the Overton Wildlife Management Area. The hunter, or their representative, must appear in person to make the reservation.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license.