Nevada Chukar Hunting in Smoke Creek Area

A recent chukar hunting weekend in Smoke Creek area of Northern Washoe County found some areas of water in lower ranges of Buffalo hills.... Of course, with conditions very dry, the food sources for the birds will be only near the water sources.  Even at that, the areas near water revealed a lot of foot traffic, and a [...]

October 28th, 2013|Hunting, Hunting Topics, Locations|

2013-14 Nevada Chukar Season-Fair to Poor NDOW Forecast

Predictably, the 2013-14 Nevada Chukar Hunting Forecast does not look encouraging, however there is some good news in the report for hunters..........       Aerial density survey data completed in August determined an overall average of 41 chukar per square mile, a decrease of about 35% from the 2012 average.  With snow storms occurring [...]

September 18th, 2013|Hunting, Locations, Nevada Outdoorsman|

Walk and Stalk vs. Hunting Nevada with an ATV

  Before the advent of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's), Nevada hunters could rely only upon their personal physical stamina to hike and stalk big game.  Additionally, unless you rode in on horseback, you also had to be physically adept at packing out your game in many Nevada hunting areas......     With the introduction of ATV's, Nevada's terrain [...]

August 24th, 2013|Big Game, Bowhunting, Equipment, Hunting, Hunting Topics, Locations|

Nevada Upland Game Field Report Northern Washoe

My recent scout trip to the Gerlach, Nevada area (units 014, 015)-   The purpose of the trip was to see the condition of the birds in the area and also habitat conditions.    After visiting numerous water holes and springs, it's obvious that we're in a drought.  Ten out of the twelve springs are on [...]

July 25th, 2013|Big Game, Hunting, Locations|

Nevada’s Upland Game Forecast-What it means for Nevada Chukar Hunting

As we fully enter into the summer season, the time is drawing near for the annual Nevada upland game forecast.  Nevada chukar hunters have a key interest in the forecast, as the publication gives us a general status of the chukar population,  and determines the upcoming season's hunting limits and season duration.     With field [...]

July 18th, 2013|Hunting, Locations|

Nevada Big Game Tag Second Draw

On-line applications are now being accepted by NDOW for 2013 remaining Nevada big game tags (Resident and Non-Resident).   Remaining Nevada Big Game tag data is in, and the results are interesting.....Click Here   It's clear to see that for some units, a large number of tags are still available from the Resident quota main draw.  This [...]

June 10th, 2013|Big Game, Bowhunting, Hunting, License & Tags, Locations|

Nevada Hunting-Area 181 and 184 Update

To Nevada hunters who drew tags for area 181 and 184-Be aware that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to gather up approximately 450 to 525 wild horses 70 miles east of Fallon, Nevada.  According to the BLM, the gather will take place in the Desatoya Mountains within Churchill and Lander counties.  The [...]

July 25th, 2012|Big Game, Bowhunting, Hunting, Locations, Nevada Outdoorsman|

Nevada Hunting, Area 6 Update

      While heading into Nevada hunting area 6, talked to Tom, owner of Taylor Canyon Resort.  When asked if it's worthwhile to go up to Toe Jam Mountain via McCann Creek Road to hunt  the area, Tom advised that McCann Creek Road is closed off at the ranch, denying access to the area.  The same ranch [...]

July 9th, 2012|Big Game, Bowhunting, Hunting, Locations|

Nevada Hunting and Fishing Hotspot

      Did you know a high desert area of North Central Nevada offers dual opportunities for both hunting and fishing within close proximity?  If you've drawn your tag for unit 6, you may be familiar with the terrain and habitat for big game, but be sure to bring your fishing license as well!   Wild Horse Reservoir and Wilson Reservoir are nestled within unit [...]

Scouting trip Nevada unit 161-164, and what I found in it……

In mid-May I took a trip to unit Nevada Hunting unit 161-164, and camped in the Monitor Range area.  On my way, I noticed multiple antelope groups going through Big Smoky Valley, through the Toquima Range and throughout Monitor Valley.  I also saw signs of elk and mule deer up high in the Monitor Range.  At this point time, there looks to be [...]

June 3rd, 2012|Big Game, Bowhunting, Locations|