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Nevada

Big Game Hunting

Bighorn Sheep

† 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 132 north and east of the Cherry Creek/Ox Springs Wash Road – Forest Service Route #59410

B That portion of Unit 132 south and west of the Cherry Creek/Ox Springs Wash Road – Forest Service Route #59410

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

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

Resident

Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep

Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 Quota

045, 153

Sept 15 - Oct 15

9

131*, 164*

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

132 NorthA

Nov 20 - Jan 1

?

132 SouthB

Sept 15 - Oct 15

?

134, 251

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

161 Early

Sept 15 - Oct 15

8

161 Late

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

163, 162

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

173 NorthC

Sept 15 - Jan 1

3

173 SouthD

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

181**

Nov 20 - Jan 1

17

182, 044

Nov 20 - Jan 1

?

183

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

184

Oct 15 - Nov 15

5

202

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

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

13

212 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

8

212 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

8

213 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

7

213 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

6

223, 221†

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

241

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

243

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

244

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

245, 133

Nov 20 - Jan 1

?

252*** (see footnote below)

Nov 20 - Dec 12

4

253

Nov 20 - Jan 1

7

254

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

261

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

262

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

263

Nov 20 - Jan 1

7

264, 265, 266

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

267

Nov 20 - Jan 1

9

268

Nov 20 - Jan 1

28

271, 242†

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

272

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

280***

Dec 18 - Jan 2

5

281***

Dec 18 - Jan 2

6

282***

Dec 18 - Jan 2

4

283, 284

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

286

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

Archery

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 Quota

163, 162

Oct 20 - Nov 14

?

182, 044

Oct 20 - Nov 14

?

202, 204

Oct 20 - Nov 14

?

211

Oct 20 - Nov 14

?

212

Oct 20 - Nov 14

?

213

Oct 20 - Nov 14

?

Bighorn Sheep Seminar Required

New this year: Any applicant who successfully draws a bighorn sheep ram tag is now required to attend a mandatory Bighorn Sheep Seminar. A single live virtual Zoom seminar will be held on July 29th at 6:00 pm where questions can be asked. If you are not able to attend the live Bighorn Sheep Seminar, you will be able to watch the recorded version at a later date to fulfill the requirement before receiving your tag. More information will be sent to the successful applicants after the draw.

Resident

Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep

Any Ewe

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 Quota

161

Oct 20 - Nov 15

?

213

Oct 1 - Oct 19

28

268

Oct 16 - Nov 15

72

Nonresident

Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep

Any Ewe

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 Quota

161

Oct 20 - Nov 15

?

213

Oct 1 - Oct 19

3

268

Oct 16 - Nov 15

8

Nonresident

Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep

Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 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

?

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

1

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

1

244

Nov 20 - Jan 1

?

253

Nov 20 - Jan 1

?

263

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

267

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

268

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

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.”

Resident

California Bighorn Sheep

Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 Quota

011, 013

Sept 1 - Oct 31

?

012

Sept 1 - Oct 31

4

014

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

021, 022

Sept 1 - Oct 31

3

031

Sept 1 - Oct 31

6

032A

Sept 1 - Oct 31

?

032B, 033

Sept 1 - Oct 31

?

034

Sept 1 - Oct 31

10

035C

Sept 1 - Oct 31

?

051

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

066

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

068

Sept 1 - Oct 31

8

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.

Nonresident

California Bighorn Sheep

Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 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.

Resident

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2020 Quota

074

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

114

Aug 1 - Feb 20

3

115A

Nov 15 - Feb 20

2

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