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Mountain Lion Hunts

Hunting Regulations Icon Nevada Hunting

Mountain lion harvest limits are established annually. When the harvest limit has been met for a given region, the lion season is closed in that region. Prior to hunting, tagholders must call the Mountain Lion Harvest Information Hotline at any time to determine if a unit or unit group 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. Mountain lion tags are available for residents and nonresidents to purchase over the counter (two per year) at NDOW offices, license agents and online at www.ndowlicensing.com. Harvested mountain lions must be inspected and sealed by a NDOW representative.

Resident and Nonresident Mountain Lion Hunts

Resident 5132 and Nonresident 5232—Mountain Lion
Either Sex—Any Legal Weapon Hunt

Unit Group

2017-2018 Season Dates

Harvest Objectives

142-145, 155, 161-163, 171-173, 183, 184, 251

March 1, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018 – or earlier if harvest objective is met.

245

102-106, 108, 109, 111-115, 121, 231
044-046, 051, 061, 062, 064-068, 071-079, 081, 101, 107, 141, 151-154, 156
011- 015, 021, 022, 032, 034, 041, 192, 194-196, 201-204, 206, 291
131-134, 164, 221-223, 241-245, 253, 254, 261-268, 271, 272, 031, 035, 042, 043, 181, 182, 205, 207, 208, 211-213, 252
091*

March 1, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018 – or earlier if harvest objective is met.

2

033, 269, 280-248, 286

Closed

Closed

TOTAL

247

Limit

1 animal per tag, 2 tag maximum per person.

Sex

Either sex, Spotted kittens, and females with spotted kittens, prohibited. See NAC 502.370

Hours

Any time of the day or night—Please check with your local law enforcement office for county ordinances regarding night time shooting. Hunters are responsible for checking local regulations.

Special Regulations

A hunter, or their licensed guide if applicable, must call the mountain lion hotline at 1-800-800-1667 prior to hunting to determine if a unit group is open or closed.

*Interstate hunt with Utah. Nevada and Utah hunters may hunt within open units in both states. (Nevada Unit 091, Utah Unit 1c.) Nevada hunters hunting in Utah must abide by Utah regulations and season dates on the Utah portion of the hunt area.

Hunting with a Dog

It is unlawful to hunt, chase or pursue any mountain lion with a dog except during the open season, in an open management area and under the authority of a hunting license and mountain lion tag.

(Refer to NAC 503.147)

Hunting Mountain Lion with a Handgun or Shotgun

A person may hunt big game mammals with a handgun if the handgun uses a centerfire cartridge, has a barrel length of 4 inches or more and:

  1. Uses a cartridge of caliber .22 or larger with an overall loaded length of 2 inches or more; or
  2. Uses a cartridge of caliber .24 or larger with a case of length no less than the length of the case of a cartridge for a Remington magnum of caliber .44.

A person may hunt deer and mountain lion with a shotgun no larger than 10 gauge and no smaller than 20 gauge. Only rifled slugs or shotgun rounds with sabots that contain a single expanding projectile may be used when hunting deer. A shotgun that is used to hunt deer or mountain lion pursuant to this subsection may be equipped with a smoothbore barrel or a barrel that is partially or fully rifled.

(Refer to NAC 503.142)

Note: Legal Weapons – Only legal weapons authorized for big game. Rimfire .22’s are not a legal weapon for hunting mountain lions.

Guiding Hunt for Mountain Lion

A master guide who is hired to guide a hunt for a mountain lion shall ensure that his client physically accompanies him or his subguide in the pursuit and killing of the mountain lion.

(Refer to NAC 504.701)

Use of Flashlight in Mountain Lion Hunt

A person who is hunting, chasing, or pursuing a mountain lion, pursuant to a mountain lion tag, and who is not in or on a motorized vehicle, may use a flashlight which is hand-held and powered by a dry cell.

(Refer to NAC 503.189)

Mountain Lion Tags: Eligibility; Expiration; Duties Upon Harvesting; Restrictions; Report of Accidental Trapping or Killing.

  1. A tag is required to hunt mountain lion. A resident or nonresident can obtain up to 2 tags a year.
  2. The tag can be purchased from the Department or license agent;
  3. The tag can be used in any management unit or group of units during an open season.
  4. The tag expires upon termination of the season.
  5. Mountain lion season begins March 1 and ends either on the last day of the next February or when the number of harvested mountain lions reaches the quota limit, whichever happens first.
  6. A person who harvests a mountain lion shall, within 72 hours after harvesting it, personally present the skull and hide to a representative of the Department. A seal will be affixed during inspection.
  7. You cannot possess the hide of or transport the hide of a mountain lion from this state without a seal permanently affixed to the hide.
  8. You cannot kill a mountain lion accompanied by a kitten or kill a spotted kitten.
  9. If a mountain lion is accidentally trapped or killed, the person trapping or killing it shall report it within 48 hours to a representative of the Department.

(Refer to NAC 502.370)

Attention: Mountain Lion Hunters

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is requesting that hunters allow for the removal and retention of one premolar tooth from each harvested mountain lion when presenting the skull and hide to NDOW for sealing. Please present the skull, unfrozen, or with the mouth fixed open. The premolar tooth will be used to accurately age harvested mountain lions. NDOW is also asking that a one-inch-square piece of tongue, or other muscle tissue from each lion to be turned in at the same time for future DNA testing.

Teeth and skulls can be presented at any NDOW regional office. Please call first to confirm biologist availability.