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Greater Sage-grouse Hunting Season

  • Unit 141 in Eureka County – reduced season length from 9 days to 2 days;
  • Unit 061 in Elko County – closed due to South Sugarloaf Fire;
  • Units 104 and 121 in Elko County – reduced season length from 16 days to 9 days;
  • Unit 143 in Eureka County – reduced season length from 16 days to 9 days;
  • Unit 154 in Lander County – reduced season length from 16 days to 9 days;
  • Units, or portions of Units, 104, 108, 111–113, 121, 131, 144, 221, and 222 in White Pine County – reduced season length from 16 days to 9 days;
  • Units 221 and 222 in White Pine County – closed (Lincoln County portions of these units have been closed for several years); and
  • Sheldon Special Sage-grouse Hunt – reduced the number of reservations in each season from 75 to 45.

Junior Wild Turkey 2020 Spring Turkey Hunt

  • Lincoln County – increased the number of available tags from 2 to 4.

Limited Entry 2020 Spring Turkey Hunt

  • Units 102 and 065 in Elko County – reduced the number of available tags from 12 to 10;
  • Unit 154 in Lander County – opened hunt unit with a quota of 3 tags;
  • Lincoln County – increased the number of available tags from 8 to 12;
  • Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area – reduced the number of available tags in all 3 seasons from 6 to 5; and
  • Pershing County – reduced the number of available tags in both seasons from 12 to 10.

Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Seasons

  • Northwest and South Zones have been moved to a later start date (October 19 start).

Nevada Swan Hunt

  • Swan season length increased to match general duck season;
  • Trumpeter swan limit increased from 5 to 10;
  • Swan are a species for take during youth waterfowl hunt (subject to swan season regulations); and
  • Harvested swan check is required within three (3) days of harvest.

Pintail Limit Change

  • Pintail limit is 1/day. Possession remains three (3) times the daily limit.

Apprentice Hunting License

The Apprentice Hunter License allows anyone 12 and older to hunt upland game and migratory game birds (no tagged species) for one season without first completing Hunter Education. The apprentice must have never previously held a hunting license and always be accompanied by a mentor hunter 18 or older who holds a valid Nevada hunting license and a mentor affidavit. The license is free, but the apprentice must pay associated fees and purchase any applicable stamps. The license is only available at NDOW offices.