Nevada Hunting Seasons

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2024 Nevada Hunting Seasons New Dates & Regulations

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This page will provide you latest information on different hunting seasons in Nevada. We will go over the different game animals, the latest dates, licenses, and the regulations you need to be aware of before you go outdoor.

Nevada Hunting Seasons




Bighorn Sheep

Mountain Goat


Mountain Lion


Upland Game Bird




Chukar and Hungarian Partridge

Migratory Bird




Himalayan Snowcock


Youth Waterfowl
Ducks & Mergansers Bag Limit


Hunting License

Consider the following terms:

  • You may also get a resident license or permit if you’re a full-time student, have resided in the state for at least six months, haven’t bought or applied for a license in another state or nation, and haven’t been physically gone from here for more than 30 days.
  • Military members and their families are eligible for licenses under the same criteria as Nevada citizens (except for the residence requirement).

License Fees


License Type (Resident)CostClassNote
General$33 20For those above the age of 18.
Pre-Adult$33 60Please have a parent or legal guardian's signature on file to make a transaction for anybody 16 or 17 years old.
Junior$13 21Those aged 12–15 are welcome to attend. (Signing by a parent or legal guardian is necessary.)
Senior$13 22Residents of Nevada for at least five years who are at least 65 years old.
Serviceman’s$9 23For Nevadans currently serving in the military outside of the state.
Severe Disability$13 4To those whose physical impairments make it impossible for them to hold down a regular job. (As required by NAC 502.245, reasonable evidence is required. Only available at NDOW locations.)
Hunting & Fishing
Native AmericanFree1As defined by Section 502.280 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. Individuals seeking the certificate of eligibility for the first time must make initial contact with a Nevada tribal council. (Only available at NDOW facilities.)
Disabled VeteranFree3Eligible Nevada veterans with a 50% or more service-connected disability, as shown by medical records or other appropriate documentation in accordance with NRS 502.072. For distribution solely at NDOW facilities.
General Combo$54 24Only available to individual who are at least 18 years old.
Pre-Adult Combo$54 61Those who will be 16 or 17 years old at the time of purchase are eligible. (Signing by a parent or legal guardian is necessary.)
Junior Combo$21 26For shoppers between the ages of 12 and 15. (Signing by a parent or legal guardian is necessary.)
Senior Combo$21 25Only available to those who are 65 or older and have been permanent Nevada residents for the previous five years.
Severe Disability Combo$21 6Persons with significant physical impairments. Necessities specified in Section 502.245 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. (Only available at NDOW facilities.)


Type (Nonresident )CostClassNote
General$142 28Only available to individual who are at least 18 years old.
Pre-Adult$142 62Anyone less than 17 years old at the time of purchasing. (Signing by a parent or legal guardian is necessary.)
Combo Hunting & Fishing$199 40For those who are at least 18 years old at the time of purchasing.
Pre-Adult Combo Hunting & Fishing $199 27Anyone less than 17 years old at the time of purchasing. (Signing by a parent or legal guardian is necessary.)


Resident Combination (Hunting/Fishing)
Adult $75.00 Age 18 and older
Youth$15.00 Age 12-17 yrs
Adult Hunting$38.00 Age 18 and older
Apprentice Hunting$15.00 Age12 and older (Exclusively available in NDOW offices.)
Non-Resident Combination (Hunting/Fishing)
Adult$155.00 Age 18 and older
Youth$15.00 Age 12-17 yrs
Apprentice$15.00 Age12 and older (Exclusively available in NDOW offices.)
One-Day Combination Permit to Fish & Hunt Upland Game and Waterfowl$23.00 Age 18 and older
Consecutive Day$8
Specialty Combination
Senior-Specialty$15.00 Aged 65 and above, plus 6 months residence
Severely Disabled-Specialty$15.00
Disabled Veteran-Specialty$15.00
Native American-Specialty$10.00

Cost of Tags

Big game season is limited to certain periods of the year. Animals, including antelope, bear, deer, elk, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, fall under this category. The mountain lion is the only animal whose tags are not given in a random computerized draw every year in early June. In contrast, mountain lion tags may be purchased from any Department office in the state, a licensed agent, or even online. Individuals in Nevada are permitted to engage in mountain lion hunting during the whole calendar year.

Find below the chart mentioning the tag fees.

NV Hunting Tags fees chart
NV Hunting Tags fees chart

Hunting Regulations

  • Using aircraft, helicopters, or motorized vehicles to harass, shoot at or discover game animals or birds is illegal. Using helicopters to carry the game, hunters, or hunting equipment is forbidden unless loading or unloading occurs at a publicly accessible airport, landing field, or heliport.
  • Using airplanes, hot air balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles, satellites, or other technologies that orbit the globe and create real-time photographs to find or watch game animals or fur-bearing mammals is forbidden from July 1 through February in specific management units. Slow flight at low altitudes, hovering, circling, or repeatedly flying over game animal sites are signs.
  • It’s illegal to pursue using radio signals or other devices attached to animals. Any collar or other device that uses radio telemetry or satellite transmission to determine animal location cannot be broken, destroyed, or harmed on purpose. Accidental capture of animals while using a transmitter demands prompt notice and return of the device.
  • Baiting or hunting baited big game is illegal. “Bait” is any food supply exposed, dropped, disturbed, or spread to attract animals.
  • Department of Game Wardens provides free transportation permits.
  • A confirmed game tag on a slain animal might be lawful transportation. Transport authorization tags must contain transporter info. A permit is required when transporting full or part-trapped animals or more than the authorized number.
  • The cape or scalp (from behind the ears to the base of the snout) and any antlers or horns should be retained until the corpse is frozen, smoked, dried, devoured, or processed commercially. Keep the cape, scalp, antlers, and horns with the animal’s bones. NAC 502.403 exempts you from doing this. Deer, elk, mountain goats, antelopes, and bighorn sheep are affected.
  • Taking or capturing game animals within a half-mile of a wildlife highway crossing is also prohibited. Wildlife highway crossings let animals cross roads safely.
  • NRS 408.285 and 403.170 make it illegal to fire a gun from a federal, state, major, or general county road.
  • No edible portion of a game bird, animal, fish, or amphibian may be discarded. Carnivore corpses, not heads, antlers, horns, or tusks, may be taken.
  • If you accidentally kills or injures an animal, they must catch it.
  • Hunting, trapping, or fishing on private property is illegal without the proprietor or tenant’s permission. Legally using the land for these reasons requires following NRS 207.220.
  • Some counties ban discarded antlers until April 30, beginning January 1. Gathering shed antlers in these counties from May 1 to June 30 needs a certificate from



Nevada Department of Wildlife

6980 Sierra Center Pkwy #120
Reno, NV 89511

Phone Number:

(775) 688-1500


[email protected]


What are the current daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and Brant in Nevada?

The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and Brant have been increased to 5 per day and 15 in possession. This means you can take up to 5 of these species daily and possess 15 at any given time.

When does the Nevada Hunting Season begin and end?

It lasts from August 1, through February 28. It addresses several large game animals, including antelope, black bears, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and mountain lions.

What is the process for applying for a wild turkey hunting tag in Nevada, and what are the deadlines and restrictions for obtaining one?

There are two seasons for wild turkeys (spring and fall). Eligible individuals may apply once during a specific application period to obtain a wild turkey hunting tag.

The deadline for applications is February 7 at 11 p.m. PST, and they must be sent online. Applications for bonus points can be sent in until 11 p.m. PST on February 14. The release date for game tags will be on or before March 3. Except for junior hunts and landowner hunts, each person is only allowed one wild turkey tag per year. The Nevada Department of Wildlife website will have any remaining tags available on a first-come, first-served basis until seven weekdays before the end of the season.

Can non-residents hunt in Nevada?

Yes, non-residents may participate in the Nevada hunting season.

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