Hunting In Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park

Small & Big Game Hunting

What is there to hunt in Nevada? Big and small game, furbearers and unprotected species.

Our big game species include mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, three sub-species of bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat and black bear.

Nevada’s big game hunts are conducted by a random draw process and are available to those 12 years old or older. Applications are generally available in mid-March and the application deadline is around mid-April. A second drawing is conducted for remaining tags in June, and any remaining tags after that draw can be applied for on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mountain lion tags are available over the counter and furbearers can be hunted or trapped with a trapping license.

Upland game birds like chukar partridge, California and Gamble’s quail, ruffed grouse, blue grouse, dove, and the Himalayan snowcock are popular upland game, or hunters may choose to hunt waterfowl or certain migratory birds.

Unprotected species like coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit may be hunted without a hunting license by both residents and nonresidents, but a trapping license is required to trap them.

Hunting Accessibility Resources

Hunting Accessibility resources include hunting blinds, hunting programs, and special hunting permits that are geared for the disabled.


This section contains information about accessible hunting in Wildlife Management Areas, hunting blinds, hunting programs that geared for disabled, Special hunting permits for disabled – Muzzleloader visual disability permit, crossbow, longbow, wheelchair OHV exceptions, archery programs and competitions with disabled and other hunting accessibility resources.

Disabled Hunting Permits & Licenses

First time applicants apply at NDOW offices only.

Hunting Sites

The State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) supervisors have a case by case reasonable accommodations process for the disabled.


  • Toulon at Humboldt WMA (near Lovelock, NV) – has a viewing platform and ADA bathrooms.


  • Overton WMA currently has three ADA blinds. All are well camouflaged and can be used for wildlife viewing and hunting. Most have concrete approach aprons for ease of access. Travel to the ADA blinds is usually accessible by vehicle. (See photo of ADA blinds below.

    Dirt roads at Overton WMA are closed during the waterfowl season, however, the WMA manager for the Department has a reasonable accommodation process for the disabled.

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