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Upland Game Bird, Rabbit, Dove & Crow

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In Nevada, upland game bird species include blue and ruffed grouse, sage grouse, chukar and Hungarian partridge, snowcock, ring-necked pheasant, California, Gambel’s and mountain quail, and North American wild turkey.

Small game species include cottontail, pygmy and white-tailed jack rabbits. Falconry seasons are in effect for waterfowl (all migratory bird stamp requirements apply), dove, chukar, sage, blue and ruffed grouse, pheasant, Himalayan snowcock, Hungarian partridge, quail and rabbit.

Youth seasons include chukar and Hungarian partridge, California and Gambel’s quail, and cottontail, pygmy and white-tailed jack rabbits.

Blue Grouse (Dusky and Sooty) and Ruffed Grouse

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Carson City, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Washoe, White Pine.

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018

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Limit: Limit singly or in the aggregate.

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Open to nonresidents.

As part of a long-term study of the state’s blue grouse populations, hunters are asked to remove one wing from each grouse taken. Please keep the wing dry and away from flies, deposit in a paper lunch sack and drop it off in any of the Department’s wing barrels, at check stations or with NDOW employees.

Persons harvesting ruffed grouse in Humboldt County are requested to report harvest in person to the Department of Wildlife office, in person or by mail at 705 E. Fourth St., Winnemucca, NV 89445. Phone (775) 623-6565.

When hunting blue grouse or ruffed grouse please recognize NAC 503.185 which states: A person shall not transport a blue or ruffed grouse within this State unless the head or one fully feathered wing remains attached to the grouse from the time it is removed from the place where it was taken until it arrives at the person’s residence or a commercial facility for its preservation.

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Sage-Grouse

Open Counties

Season Dates

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

That portion of Unit 184 in Churchill and Lander Counties

Unit 031 of Humboldt County

Oct. 6-7, 2018

2/4

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Closed to nonresidents

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 061, 062, 064, 065, 067, 071-077, 081, 101-104, 109, and 121 in Elko County

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 143, 155, 162 and 163 in Eureka County

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 154, 155, 161, 162, 172 and 173 in Lander County

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 161-163, 172, and 173 in Nye County

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 104, 108, 111-113, 121, 131, 144, 221 and 222 in White Pine County

Sept. 29 – Oct. 14, 2018

2/4

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Closed to nonresidents

Hunt Unit or portion of hunt unit 012 in Humboldt County.

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 011-015 in Washoe County*

Hunt Units, or those portions of hunt units, 141, 144 and 145 in Eureka County

Sept. 29 – Oct. 7, 2018

2/4

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Closed to nonresidents

Unit 033 of Washoe and Humboldt Counties (Sheldon NWR) excluding the Little Sheldon and other areas as posted.

Sept. 22-23, 2018

Application available online at ndowlicensing.com

2/4

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Note: Up to 4 applicants may apply as a party. Parties may be comprised of a combination of residents and nonresidents.

Sheldon Special Sage-grouse Hunt applications must be submitted online through www.ndowlicensing.com. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted until 11 p.m. Aug. 3, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail.

Open to nonresidents

Unit 033 of Washoe and Humboldt Counties (Sheldon NWR) excluding the Little Sheldon and other areas as posted.

Sept. 29-30, 2018

Application available online at www.ndow.org

2/4

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is conducting a long-term study of the state’s sage grouse populations and is collecting wing samples to help determine the status of the sage grouse population in Nevada. Sage grouse hunters are asked to remove one wing from each sage grouse taken. This diagram illustrates where the wing should be cut.

Please keep the wing dry and away from flies. A paper lunch bag works well. Deposit the wing at any of the Department’s wing barrels, at check stations, or with Department employees who contact you in the field.

Due to large fire occurrence in sage grouse habitat this year, hunt units may be subject to closure upon approval by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners.

Himalayan Snowcock

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Elko and White Pine Counties

Sept. 1, 2018 – Nov. 30, 2018

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Prior to hunting Himalayan snowcock, persons must obtain a snowcock hunting free-use permit available online at www.ndowlicensing.com.

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Mourning and White-Winged Dove

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Sept. 1, 2018 – Oct. 30, 2018

15/45

Limits: Limits for mourning dove and white-winged dove are singly or in aggregate.

Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset daily.

Open to nonresidents.

Shotguns must be plugged to limit overall shotshell capacity to 3 when hunting dove.

Note: The Eurasian Collared Dove is an unprotected species, and does not count towards your bag limit.

HIP Requirements: Any person 12 years or older who hunts dove is required to obtain a Harvest Information Program number ANNUALLY by visiting www.ndowlicensing or calling 1-855-542-6369.

American Crow

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 2018

March 1 – April 15, 2019

10

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily.

Shotguns only.

Open to nonresidents.

Note: All crows must be retrieved and removed from the field.

Season closed on common ravens. See illustration.

The crow (17.5 inches) is bigger than a blackbird (9 inches) and noticeably smaller than a raven (24 inches). Crows often flock, while ravens are more solitary birds. Note that the crow’s bill is much smaller than the raven, and that its tail is square. The raven’s heavy bill, shaggy throat feathers and wedge-shaped tail also set it apart from the common crow.

Youth California and Gambel’s Quail

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Sept. 29 – Oct. 7, 2018

10/30

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily.

Open to hunters 17 years of age or younger only. Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old.

License requirements apply pursuant to NRS 502.010 and NRS 502.292.

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Youth Rabbit (Cottontail, Pygmy and White Tailed Jackrabbit)

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Sept. 29 – Oct. 7, 2018

10/30

Limit: Limit singly or in the aggregate except for pygmy rabbit where limits may not include more than 2 daily and 6 in possession.

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily.

Open to hunters 17 years of age or younger only. Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old.

License requirements apply pursuant to NRS 502.010 and NRS 502.292.

Youth Chukar and Hungarian Partridge

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Sept. 29 – Oct. 7, 2018

6/18

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily.

Open to hunters 17 years of age or younger only. Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old.

License requirements apply pursuant to NRS 502.010 and NRS 502.292.

Distribution Maps

Chukar and Hungarian Partridge

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Oct. 13, 2018 – Feb. 3, 2019

6/18

Limit: Limit singly or in aggregate.

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Open to nonresidents.

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California and Gambel’s Quail

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Oct. 13, 2018 – Feb. 3, 2019

10/30

Limit: Limit singly or in the aggregate, except for mountain quail where limits may not include more than two daily and six in possession.

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Open to nonresidents.

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Mountain Quail

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Oct. 13, 2018 – Feb. 3, 2019

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Limits: Limit singly or in aggregate.

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Open to nonresidents.

The Department of Wildlife is interested in collecting harvest information on mountain quail throughout Nevada. The Department requests that hunters contact the Reno Headquarters at (775) 688-1523 or an NDOW representative to report your mountain quail harvest.

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Rabbit (cottontail, pygmy and white tailed jackrabbit)

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Oct. 13, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2019

10/30

Limits: Limit singly or in aggregate.

Hunting Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Open to nonresidents.

Limit singly or in the aggregate except for pygmy rabbit where limits may not include more than 2 daily and 6 in possession.

The Department of Wildlife is interested in collecting harvest information on pygmy rabbits throughout Nevada. The Department requests that hunters contact the Reno Headquarters at (775) 688-1523 or an NDOW representative to report your pygmy rabbit harvest.

Pheasant

Open Counties

Season Dates (Inclusive)

Limits Daily/Possession

Special Regulations and Information

Statewide

Nov. 1 – 30, 2018

2/6

Cocks only

Shooting Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Open to nonresidents.