Archive for category Nevada Mule Deer Hunting

Go after THEM Coyotes

Posted by on Monday, 4 April, 2011

The Fawn/Doe ratio for Nevada Mule Deer is still under 0.50/1:00 and yet this is the best it has been in quite some time. Therefore, you are strongly urged to kill as many Nevada coyotes as you possibly can. Residents and non-residents may hunt Nevada coyotes without a license.

Apply for a Mule Deer tag in Nevada

Posted by on Monday, 4 April, 2011

The dealine for applying to obtain a Nevada Mule Deer tag is April 18. To obtain a bonus point you must purchase a license and pay a $10 bonus point fee if applying for a bonus point only. The deer tag is $240. Other fees include a predator fee of $3 and an application fee of $3.50. Tag quotas are up a little from last year. There is a chance of drawing a tag with zero bonus points. If you fail to submit a harvest report you will skip a year being able to apply for a tag.

Mule Deer Application Deadlines

Posted by on Thursday, 24 February, 2011

Utah                  March 3

Wyoming           March 15

New Mexico     March 28

Colorado           April 6

Nevada              April 18

Kansas              April 29

Oregon              May 15

Washington       May 26

California           June 1

Montana           June 1

Idaho                June 5

Arizona             June 8

South Dakota    July 23

Coyote Hunt Protested

Posted by on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010
Let’s have a mosquito hunt and see if there are protests about the mosquitos not being eaten. Should we mention the fact that hundreds of mule deer fawns have been saved by such coyote hunts. Would the coyote huggers care?:
Jan 8, 2010

RENO, Nev.—A coyote-hunting tournament set for this weekend in northern Nevada is drawing howls of protest from animal rights activists. WildEarth Guardians based in Santa Fe, N.M., and Project Coyote based in Larkspur, Calif., are among groups opposed to the tournament being staged by Fallon-area ranchers.
Wendy Keefover-Ring of WildEarth Guardians said coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem.
“These kinds of high body-count hunts are completely unethical and go against the spirit of ethical hunting,” she said. “They’re not going to use the bodies for food or anything else. It’s just a waste.”
Organizer Matt McFarlane said he doesn’t understand the fuss, noting similar tournaments have been held to help protect livestock elsewhere across the West for decades.
McFarlane said coyotes have killed several calves over the last three weeks at his family’s ranch near Fallon, about 60 miles east of Reno.
“You’re talking about us killing a predator that kills something that helps us make money,” he said.
“I don’t know why people are making such a big deal out of this. These tournaments been around forever,” he added.
Similar events targeting coyotes will be held this weekend in Burns, Ore., and Saturday in Twin Falls, Idaho. The latter derby also will include wolves, foxes and bobcats.
In Fallon, hunters will pay a $30 entry fee, with the pot going to the two- to three-member team bagging the most coyotes.
Saturday and Sunday. Hunters are forbidden to use bait or dogs.McFarlane expects about 20 to 30 teams to bag up to 60 coyotes.
“That doesn’t put a dent in the coyote problem,” he said. “The feds don’t have the money to do the killing. They rely on us.”
Camilla Fox, founding director of Project Coyote, urged opponents to contact the Greater Fallon Area Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s worthwhile contacting the local chamber of commerce to convey to them that these types of hunts are ecologically and ethically indefensible,” Fox told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
It’s legal to shoot coyotes in Nevada.

Nevada wants more Mule Deer ?

Posted by on Sunday, 18 April, 2010


The newly formed Mule Deer Restoration Committee is set to hold its second meeting in Elko Thursday, April 15, beginning at noon in the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) office on 60 Youth Center Road. A teleconference phone will be set up at the 1100 Valley Road Headquarters location as well.

The Mule Deer Restoration Committee, a sub-committee created by Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission (NBWC) Chairman Gerald Lent with the purpose of helping to restore mule deer numbers in the state, is chaired by NBWC vice-chairman Scott Raine. Other members of the committee include Wilde Brough, Cory Lytle, Pat Laughlin and John Carpenter. Tony Wasley, NDOW game biologist, is assigned as staff to the committee.

Raine will hold a review of the Draft Charter for Committee Operations and then review a list of possible factors affecting mule deer populations that the committee will be considering. The review will be followed by a discussion of early Nevada history by local residents Cliff Gardner, Mike Laughlin and Wasley.

The meeting will wrap up with a review of committee assignments. The assignments have been divided among committee members and include liaisons for the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau, and Wildlife Services. Committee members will also be tasked with research and findings regarding several possible factors involving mule deer numbers. These factors include energy development, shed horns, wild horses, pinyon juniper encroachment; ungulate competition; road crossings; predation; doe hunts; genetics, secondary effects of helicopters, and grazing.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. For more information, visit

Time to Apply for a Nevada Tag

Posted by on Friday, 26 March, 2010

The Nevada application period runs from March 19 to April 19. You may use a paper application or apply online. In order to get a bonus point you must buy the license and not have it refunded if you don’t get a tag. There is a slim chance you will get drawn without any bonus points. You can list five choices.

The license costs $142. Deer tags cost $240. Application fees are $16.50 if you apply online.

Click MULE DEER BY STATE or go to the states tab for more information

Good Luck

Remaining Nevada Tags

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009

Tags Still Available For Deer, Elk Hunts

(Press Release) 06-07-2009

For those hoping for another chance to get a tag for this year’s big game season, there are still 1,191 tags remaining for hunters wishing to apply for the Second Draw on June 19.
The Second Draw will open at 8 a.m. on June 19 at and will close at 5 p.m. on July 6.

Any eligible hunter, including those who didn’t apply in the first draw, may apply for the following remaining tags in the Second Draw.

· Hunt 1341 Resident & Nonresident Mule Deer Antlered Longbow Archery: 101 tags. A portion of these tags were nonresident remaining tags that are now available to residents.

o Units 101 – 108 Early: 80 remaining tags

o Units 211, 212: 17 remaining tags

o Units 251 – 253: 2 remaining tags

o Units 261 – 268: 1 remaining tag

o Units 271, 272: 1 remaining tag

· Hunt 4111 Resident Elk Antlerless Longbow Archery

o Unit 073: 3 remaining tags

· Hunt 1181 Resident Mule Deer Antlerless Rifle

o Units 101,102 and that portion of Unit 104 East of the CCC and Quilici Spring Roads: 740 remaining tags

· Hunt 1107 Resident Junior Mule Deer Either Sex: 347 tags

o Unit 032: 2 remaining tags

o Unit 035: 6 remaining tags

o Unit 051: 72 remaining tags

o Units 071 – 079, 091: 66 remaining tags

o Units 101- 108: 62 remaining tags

o Units 141 – 145: 14 remaining tags

o Units 171 – 173: 93 remaining tags

o Units 181 – 184: 12 remaining tags

o Units 211, 212: 5 remaining tags

o Units 251 – 253: 15 remaining tags

For more information on remaining tags, maps, hunter information sheets and season regulations visit

Did you draw in Nevada?

Posted by on Saturday, 30 May, 2009

This year, Nevada posted draw results in a record 48 hours. If you applied, click NEVADA 2009 DRAW RESULTS, to see if you drew a tag.

Hunters who see their names listed as successful should check that they have sufficient balances on their credit cards; also check whether there have been any changes (address changes or credit card expiration date changes can also cause problems). If you are shown as successful and need to report credit card changes, call Systems Consulting, Inc. at 1-800-576-1020 M-F, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Over 50,000 hunters sent in 151,000 applications for 22,164 big game tags available in the draw. There are still 1,191 tags remaining after the first draw. Remaining tags are available for eligible hunters, including those who did not apply in the first draw. For more information go to

Lions ARE Sacred in Nevada

Posted by on Friday, 24 April, 2009

Some people in Nevada would prefer to hunt mule deer as opposed to feeding them to the lions


A Nevada bill, Assembly bill 241, was recently defeated. This bill would have required that at least 40 percent of the money in the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account be spent controlling mule deer predators. The mule deer is a favorite of some hunters, including Gov. Jim Gibbons, so they want to protect it so as to be able to kill it. Alas, the mule deer must fend for itself.

Nevada Deadline Approaching

Posted by on Wednesday, 15 April, 2009

If you want to apply for a Nevada Mule Deer hunt, don’t wait much longer. The deadline is April 20.

Click NEVADA ONLINE APPICATION go to the states page where you can access the online applications