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Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting

Black Bear

(NAC 502.373)

Resident and Nonresident (CR 24-07) Black Bear Hunts - Either Sex

Unit Group

Season Dates

Resident Black Bear 2023 Quota

Nonresident Black Bear 2023 Quota

Total Harvest Limit 2023

Total Female Harvest Limit 2023

192*, 194*, 195, 196 except those portions of 192 and 194 described in Special Regulations.

Sept 15 - Dec 1
(or until harvest limits are met)





201, 202, 204, and 206



203 and 291



Special Regulations:

– The limit is one animal per tag.

– Hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

– Tag holders, or their licensed guide if applicable, must call the Black Bear Harvest Information Hotline prior to hunting to determine if the hunt has been closed due to the harvest objective being reached. The number is 1-800-800-1667 and is accessible 24 hours a day.

– Attendance at one of the annual black bear indoctrination courses is mandatory for tag holders AND their representative guides and sub-guides. A person represented by a guide or sub-guide at the indoctrination must take the indoctrination course; their guide and sub-guides must also take the indoctrination course. Tags will only be issued upon completion of one indoctrination course. Black bear indoctrination courses are scheduled for Thursday, August 15, from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, August 17, 2024, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Both courses will be held the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s conference room, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, Nevada and streamed on Zoom. Courses will be recorded on Zoom and available for First Come First Served tag holders. The Department will provide all tag holders with directions for registration prior to August 15, 2024.

– The Department phone number to call and report a harvested black bear is 775-688-BEAR. Please leave a message.

– It is unlawful to harvest a sow with a cub.

Note: The sale of a bear gallbladders is unlawful (Refer to NAC 503.174).

* Those areas within Units 192 and 194 that are within the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) and those areas bounded on the west by the LTBMU boundary from the southern boundary of Township 16 North, Range 18 East, Section 13 to the Mount Rose Wilderness Area boundary (approximately located at the Relay Ridge Radio Tower), by the Mount Rose Wilderness Area boundary from the LTBMU boundary to the western boundary of Range 19 East, and by the western boundary of Range 19 East from the Mount Rose Wilderness Area boundary to USFS Road No. 41049 (Logan Meadow Lane/Thomas Creek), bounded on the north by USFS Road No. 41049 from the western boundary of Range 19 East to Timberline Drive, by Timberline Drive from its junction with USFS Road No. 41049 to State Highway 431 (Mount Rose Highway), and by State Highway 431 from its junction with Timberline Drive to its junction with U.S. Highway 395, bounded on the east by U.S. Highway 395 from its junction with State Highway 431 to the southern boundary of Township 16 North, Range 19 East, Section 14 (approximately located at the northbound Bellevue Interchange off-ramp), and bounded on the south by the southern edge of Township 16 North, Range 19 East, Sections 14 – 18, following the southern boundary of the University of Nevada, Reno Little Valley Study Area, and Township 16 North, Range 18 East, Section 13 to the LTBMU boundary.


Successful bear hunters that have their harvest physically inspected at a Department office will not be required to return a big game harvest questionnaire. Unsuccessful bear hunters will still need to complete the big game harvest questionnaire.