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Big Game Hunting

Bighorn Sheep

Nelson (Desert), California & Rocky Mountain

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep - Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

045, 153

Sept 15 - Oct 15

2

131*, 132, 164*

Nov 20 - Jan 1

new hunt

134, 251

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

161 Early

Sept 15 - Oct 15

8

161 Late

Nov 20 - Jan 1

7

163, 162

Nov 20 - Jan 1

7

173 NorthA

Sept 15 - Jan 1

4

173 SouthB

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

181**

Nov 20 - Jan 1

18

182, 044

Nov 20 - Jan 1

15

183

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

184

Oct 15 - Nov 15

6

202

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

204

Oct 15 - Nov 15

2

205

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

206, 208

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

207

Oct 15 - Nov 15

3

211

Nov 20 - Jan 1

10

212 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

7

212 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

7

213 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

7

213 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

6

223, 221

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

241

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

243

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

244

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

245, 133

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

252***

Nov 19 - Dec 11

3

253

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

254

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

261

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

262

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

263

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

264, 265, 266

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

267

Nov 20 - Jan 1

9

268

Nov 20 - Jan 1

37

271, 242

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

272

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

280***

Dec 17 - Jan 1

5

281***

Dec 17 - Jan 1

8

282***

Dec 17 - Jan 1

5

283, 284

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

286

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

Archery

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

163, 162

Oct 20 - Nov 14

1

182, 044

Oct 20 - Nov 14

2

202

Oct 20 - Nov 14

1

211

Oct 20 - Nov 14

1

212

Oct 20 - Nov 14

2

213

Oct 20 - Nov 14

2

Mature ram numbers and distribution are unknown in this unit.

* Hunter may harvest a Nelson, Rocky Mountain, or hybrid subspecies; for purposes of complying with NAC 502.345, a harvested animal will be considered a Nelson bighorn; hunter is required to provide tissue sample from harvested ram for DNA tests; harvested rams may not be accepted into formal trophy record books.

** There are portions of Unit 181 in Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon where public access is restricted. To hunt in the NAS portions of Unit 181, the tag holder is required to attend a NAS hunter safety briefing.

*** 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 tagholder 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 tagholder. 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.

A That portion of Unit 173 north and west of the Seyler Reservoir/Peavine Creek/Gabbs Valley Pole Line Roads.

B That portion of Unit 173 south and east of the Seyler Reservoir/Peavine Creek/Gabbs Valley Pole Line Roads.

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep - Management RaM – One Horn*

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

241, 243, 271

Jan 5 - Feb 20

new hunt

223, 245, 133

Jan 5 - Feb 20

new hunt

253, 254, 261

Jan 5 - Feb 20

new hunt

262, 263, 264, 265, 266

Jan 5 - Feb 20

new hunt

267, 268

Jan 5 - Feb 20

new hunt

283, 284, 286

Jan 5 - Feb 20

new hunt

* The shortest horn must be less than half the length of the longest horn.

* Management Ram Hunt is/has 1) a separate hunt category, 2) no bonus points are awarded to unsuccessful applicants per NAC 502.4187, and 3) a once-in-a-lifetime hunt based on successfully drawing a tag and therefore would not require any waiting period eligibility.

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep - Any Ewe

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

161

Oct 20 - Nov 15

30

268

Oct 16 - Nov 15

76

Resident California Bighorn Sheep - Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

011, 013

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

012

Sept 1 - Oct 31

3

014

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

021, 022

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

031

Sept 1 - Oct 31

6

032A

Sept 1 - Oct 31

11

032B, 033

Sept 1 - Oct 31

3

034

Sept 1 - Oct 31

8

035C

Sept 1 - Oct 31

7

051

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

068

Sept 1 - Oct 31

5

A This unit excludes that portion of Unit 032 west of the Craine Creek/Knott Creek Ranch Road and south of State Route No. 140.

B This unit includes that portion of Unit 032 west of the Craine Creek/Knott Creek Ranch Road and south of State Route No. 140.

C That portion of Humboldt County south of State Route No. 140, east of the Leonard Creek-Deer Creek Ranch-Jackson Creek Ranch Road, west of the Bottle Creek Road and north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Winnemucca to Sulpher.

Resident Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

114

Aug 1 - Feb 20

2

115A

Nov 15 - Feb 20

2

A That portion of Unit 115 outside of the Great Basin National Park.

Nonresident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep - Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

161 Early

Sept 15 - Oct 15

1

161 Late

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

163, 162

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

181**

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

182, 044

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

183

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

184

Oct 15 - Nov 15

1

205

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

207

Oct 15 - Nov 15

1

211

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

212 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

1

212 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

1

213 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

2

213 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

2

244

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

253

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

263

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

267

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

268

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

271, 242*

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

283, 284

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

* Mature ram numbers and distribution are unknown in this unit.

** There are portions of Unit 181 in Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon where public access is restricted. To hunt in the NAS portion of Unit 181, the tag holder is required to attend a NAS hunter safety briefing.

Nonresident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep - Any Ewe

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

161

Oct 20 - Nov 15

3

268

Oct 16 - Nov 15

9

Nonresident California Bighorn Sheep - Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

012

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

032A

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

034

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

035B

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

068

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

A This unit excludes that portion of Unit 032 west of the Craine Creek/Knott Creek Ranch Road and south of State Route No. 140.

B That portion of Humboldt County south of State Route No. 140, east of the Leonard Creek-Deer Creek Ranch-Jackson Creek Ranch Road, west of the Bottle Creek Road and north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Winnemucca to Sulpher.