Silver State Seasons and Quotas
2021 Silver State
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners, under the authority of Section 501.181, 502.140, 502.250 and 503.140 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), does hereby adopt the following regulation for the management of wildlife resources in the State of Nevada.
2021 Silver State Tags
Hunting Hours: Big game mammals may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset as listed on government sunrise-sunset tables.
Take Limit: One animal allowed per tag.
Legal Weapon: Any legal firearm or bow as described in NRS 503.150 and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 503.141, 503.142, 503.143 and 503.144 may be used throughout the big game season.
Unit Closures: The Tag Allocation and Application Hunt Committee and Commission directive on unit closures is for the following: close units of harvest during the previous year’s and Nelson Bighorn Sheep tags #1 and #2 hunts will be closed for the subsequent year’s hunt if the quota in that unit for the prior year is less than ten (10) for Nelson Bighorn Sheep
|Mule Deer||Any mule deer||Any hunt unit with an antlered mule deer season.||August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 in compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the Mule Deer hunt.||1|
|Pronghorn Antelope||Any pronghorn antelope||Any hunt unit with a pronghorn antelope with horns longer than ears season.||August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 in compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the Pronghorn Antelope hunt.||1|
|Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Silver State Tag||Any ram||Any hunt unit with a Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep open season except 271.||July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 in compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep any ram hunt.||1|
|Rocky Mountain Elk||Any elk with at least one antler||Any hunt unit with an antlered elk season except for unit 091.||August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 in compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the Rocky Mountain Elk hunt.||1|
Portions of Hunt units 252, 280, 281, 282 are within the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) where public access is restricted. Hunters and everyone in their respective hunting parties must comply with all Nevada hunting requirements and all NTTR safety and security requirements including the following: 1) consent to and pass a criminal history background check; 2) be at least 14 years old on opening day of the respective hunting season; 3) attend the Nellis Air Force Base hunter safety briefing; and 4) within the NTTR portion of unit 252 limit party size to 5 including tag holder. Additional party members may complete background check and safety briefing, but only maximum of 5 party members including tag holder may be present within the NTTR portion of unit 252 at any given time.
Hunters and members of their parties who fail to comply with these requirements may be denied access to the NTTR. Hunters and members of their parties may not access the NTTR after a tag is filled and animal has been removed and in possession of tag holder. No pets are allowed on NTTR. It is the hunter’s responsibility to meet and/or comply with all NTTR eligibility requirements. In some units there may be adjustments to season dates to accommodate Department of Defense operations. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners hereby delegates authority to the Nevada Department of Wildlife to adjust season dates to accommodate Department of Defense operations so long as there is no change to the overall length of the season.
Bighorn Sheep tag holders will be notified by the Department of Wildlife of the date, time and location of the Indoctrination classes. Attendance at one Bighorn Sheep Indoctrination Class is mandatory for tag holders or their representative guides or sub-guides. A person represented by a guide or sub-guide at the Indoctrination class may only hunt under the direct supervision of the guide or sub-guide who attended the class on their behalf. Tags will only be issued upon completion of an Indoctrination class. Although attendance in mandatory, tag holders, guides, and sub-guides who can prove they have attended previous Bighorn seminars are exempt from attending future seminars.
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners hereby delegates authority to the Nevada Department of Wildlife to adjust season dates to accommodate Department of Defense operations so long as there is no change to the overall length of the season.