Novice Hunting Elko NV

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Zunino/Jiggs Reservoir Recreation Management Area
(775) 753-0200
P.O. Box 831 3900 E. Idaho
Elko, NV
Other Activties
Camping; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Wilson Reservoir Recreation Management Area
(775) 753-0200
P.O. Box 831 3900 E. Idaho
Elko, NV
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Water Sports; Winter Sports

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
(702) 293-8990
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
(775) 941-0200
Denio, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Bird Creek Recreation Area
(775) 289-3031
825 AVENUE E
Ely, NV
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting

South Fork Owyhee River Recreation Management Area
(775) 753-0200
P.O. Box 831 3900 E. Idaho
Elko, NV
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Ward Mountain Rec Area & Camp
(775) 289-3031
825 AVENUE E
Ely, NV
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Hiking; Hunting

Rye Patch Reservoir
(702) 538-7321
P.O. Box 215
Lovelock, NV
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports

Pine Forest Recreation Management Area
(775) 623-1500
5100 East Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
(775) 423-5128
380 Triple E Lane
Fallon, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs

Pronghorn: The Perfect Beginners' Big Game Animal

Imagine you were given the assignment of designing a perfect big game hunt for novice hunters. Your objective would be to make the hunt fun and exciting so the new hunter would come away with a lifelong love of hunting and the outdoors. It would be great if the hunt had some exotic appeal, something a little out of the ordinary so the new hunter wants to keep coming back for more. A high probability of success would be essential. No matter their age, beginning hunters don't want to wait several years to harvest an animal.

You'd probably want to eliminate most late season hunts. Dragging beginning hunters out into cold, wet, or snowy weather in pursuit of any animal carries high risk of disappointment. When someone is soaked and freezing it is hard to appreciate that it is the peak of the rut and you are holding out for a whopper.

Stand hunting probably isn't a great choice, unless it is an area crawling with game. Few things are more boring that sitting for hours, hoping that an animal will appear. That's especially true if you stick a first-time hunter alone in a tree stand and tell him you'll be back to pick him up in three or four hours. If an animal doesn't appear in the first few minutes, those hours are going to seem to take an eternity.

Forget about a wilderness hunt or one where you must backpack or camp in a tent. For someone not experienced in the outdoors, camping by itself can be stressful and frightening. I have a friend who introduced his brother to hunting by taking him on a backcountry elk hunt on horses. It snowed four feet the first night and the younger brother was convinced they would never make it out alive. In five days they did not see an elk and the brother has never gone on another hunt.

Chances are, no matter what criteria you defined for this perfect beginners' big game hunt, pronghorn antelope would rise to the top of the list.

The only real drawback of hunting pronghorns is that they are limited to the western third of the United States. But they still range over many states and populations have increased to the point that they are a nuisance in many areas.

Here are some of the factors, traits and behaviors that make pronghorn antelope a great choice as a first big game animal for beginning hunters:

Highly visible - Pronghorns prefer open country so they can see any approaching danger a long ways off. This also makes it possible for hunters to see them from long distances. Unlike other animals whose coloration blends in with the surroundings, pronghorns have a white rump patch that tends to stand out like a pimple on a prom date.

In wide open country even hunters with minimal experience in spotting game have little trouble picking out herds of antelope. My two-year-old granddaughter came along on an early fall ranch hunt for pronghorns this year. She had no trouble spotting them in the alfalfa fields several hundred yards away.

Spot and stalk - The fact that they are easy to see means the best huntin...

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Nevada Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

Allows individuals under the age of 12 to hunt without obtaining a license and prohibits them from hunting big game at any time. Makes it unlawful for any child under the age of 18 to hunt any wild birds or mammals without being accompanied at all times by the child’s parent or guardian or an authorized person who is licensed to hunt.

Education Requirement:

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1960, must show proof of Hunter Education each time they purchase a hunting license. Proof of Hunter Education is: An official original or duplicate Hunter Education certificate, or a past year's hunting license with a Hunter Education number or unique mark verifying Hunter Education.

Bow Education Required:

Orange Required: