a good weekend to be a youth hunter in Nevada with youth hunts for upland game
opening statewide and a migratory bird youth hunt opening in the Northwest
A youth-only waterfowl season is
scheduled for Saturday in the Northwest Zone. The Northwest Zone includes
Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon,
Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey and Washoe Counties. This youth season is open
only to hunters 17 years of age or younger, including non-residents. The young hunters must be accompanied by an
adult who is at least 18 years old. However, adults are not allowed to hunt
during this season.
In addition youth seasons for
chukar, Hungarian partridge, quail, and rabbit (cottontail, pygmy and white
tailed jackrabbit) will be also open Saturday and run through October 1, 2017,
Youth hunters between the ages
of 12 and 15 will need a current hunting license and the appropriate Nevada
state stamps but will not need a Federal duck stamp. Hunters 16 years of age
and older must also possess a Federal duck stamp. Participants under the age of
12 are not required to possess a license; however, NDOW strongly recommends
they complete a hunter education course prior to the hunt. Course information and registration can be
accessed online at www.ndow.org.
is also the opener for the waterfowl general season for the Northeast Zone
(Elko and White Pine counties), ducks and mergansers, Canada geese and brant,
white-fronted geese, coots and common moorhens and common snipe will be open
through October 22.
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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.
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