Wild Game Hunting Grounds Henderson NV

Local resource for Wild Game Hunting Grounds in Henderson. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hunting locations, deer hunting, elk hunting, trapping locations, bear hunting, pheasant hunting, mountain lion hunting, as well as advice and content on information regarding hunting locations, types of game in those areas and hunting license information.

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

Horsethief Gulch Campground
4765 West Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing

Cleve Creek Campground
(775) 289-1800
HC 33 Box 33500
Ely, NV
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Meadow Valley Campground
HC 33 Box 33500
Ely, NV
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
(775) 725-3417
Alamo, NV
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Desert National Wildlife Range
(702) 879-6110
16001 Corn Creek Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Johann Swart
(866) 217-9704
850 S Boulder Hwy, Ste 241
Henderson, NV
JS Tour & Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Latin America & Mexico
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Archeology, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Motorcoach / Bus, Scuba Diving

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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

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

Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
(775) 779-2237
HC 60 Box 860
Ruby Valley, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center

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Free Scouting Maps

Scott Scherer

As a guide we sometimes pick up new properties every year. All my hunting buddies will buy a topo of every farm they hunt. That can get expensive for us. We also travel around 5000 miles every year hunting deer and turkey and that would break the bank account.

We have found out that by using MAPQUEST we get a great AERIAL view of the farm we are hunting. It shows us everything we need like ponds, bottlenecks, creeks and so on. These maps do NOT show elevation and might not work for the mountain hunters. 

Just type in the address you are hunting and you can follow roads around your property. You can also print one off to take with you or hang in your house to show deer movement or treestand placement.

Hope this helps and saves you money.

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Hunting Public Land


Hunting public land can be one of the most difficult places to hunt. When hunting these lands you have to understand that these lands are for everyone. I have been hunting public lands for quite a while now. I do have properties that I have permission to hunt on but during much of the hunting season I am about two hours from those locations due to work and schooling. Due to location I was forced to find new areas to hunt. So I looked for state land in my area and found areas hunting was allowed. I learned about regulations and important details about this land.

After doing all of my homework about the land it was time to go and explore the new areas. I looked at the map, chose four different locations, and went to it. When hunting public lands it’s always a good idea to have more than one spot to hunt, so if hunters are in one of your spots then you have other options to turn to. Things that I looked for were the obvious signs of deer; trails, rubs, and tracks. All of these things are important in finding an ideal whitetail habitat. But other things that many hunters don’t think of are funnels, bedding areas, food sources, and pressured areas vs. non pressured areas. I learned to go further into the woods. The reason for this is most hunters don’t travel deep into the public lands they go to where they first see deer sign and hunt that area which will most likely be the most pressured area.

Last hunting season (fall of 2009) I shot two bucks on public land. The way I did this was I scouted and learned as much about the land as I could. I hunted a location in the fall that I called the buck haven. This area was three miles in the middle of the public land; it was a place where no signs of humans existed. It was a perfect place to hunt.

Before hunting season I scouted this area and saw three bucks traveling in a bachelor group. I found two ridges that made a perfect funnel where the deer used it as a travel route to get to...

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Utah Elk Hunting: The Limited Units, Part 1

While I’m not particularly high on many of Utah’s general elk opportunities, their limited elk hunts are generally a different story.  Utah’s limited elk hunts can be further broken down by price: premium limited or standard limited.  At $795 (compared to $388) plus the $65 hunting license, there is quite a large premium charged for these tags.  Still, they are somewhat of a bargain compared to the $1,500 charged for the premium limited tags.  And in reality, your travel expenses will probably exceed the price of the limited tag. Sure it adds up, but the price also tends to weed out more casual applicants.  Even the residents are charged $280 for that tag and $508 for the premium limited.  So if you claim to hunt only for the meat, these tags are obviously not for you.  The premium limited entry tag is not for any kind of a different area, it just allows you to hunt during all of the limited seasons.  Since I’m writing this more for the nonresident who likely has a less than a week to hunt, there’s no really good reason to go for the premium tag.

The Utah limited tags are one of the great opportunities to hunt quality managed elk.  In most general or OTC areas throughout the west, the elk are managed for a maximum sustained yield.  Not so in these limited units.  Fewer than 20% of the bulls are harvested yearly in many Utah’s limited units, which allows for an excellent opportunity at an older age class bull.  Another important factor in most of the limited tags is that the hunting pressure is very low.  In many cases there is far less than one hunter per square mile of public land.  Success rates also tend to be much higher than your typical general unit, which can be a function of both accessibility and pressure.   This week I’ll just cover some of the units to avoid, next we can talk about which units to really focus on.

But of course there are some downsides to these hunts:  draw odds can be quite steep, and the cost of the tag is 50% higher than in Colorado.  Choosing to archery hunt will increase your odds substantially.  For example the Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek hunt, your odds of drawing are twice as good with archery equipment.  Odds are even better with a muzzleloader in some areas, so learn to read the drawing odds reports before you get your hopes up.  Another way to increase your odds is to apply for the late rifle bull hunts.  They are in mid November typically, as opposed to the early bull hunts in mid-September, which are in much higher demand.  The muzzleloader hunts are in late September through early October.

As with the general hunts, I’ll start with some areas you should probably avoid, then work our way up to some much better limited hunts.  The Cache hunts really ought to be left to the residents.  It’s a popular area to hunt because it’s so close to much of Utah’s population, not because the el...

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