News briefs: Nevada big game applications available and more |

News briefs: Nevada big game applications available and more


Nevada Department of Wildlife recently announced that its big game application process is now open.

Hunters have an array of options — mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat and three species of bighorn sheep (Desert, California and Rocky Mountain), to choose from this year. Deer, elk and antelope offer additional options for weapon type (rifle, archery and muzzleloader), sex (male or female) and season dates.

Again this year, NDOW is offering some combination-hunt options that allow sportsmen hunting in predetermined areas the chance of hunting a cow elk simultaneous to hunting a mule deer, and one that allows sportsmen the chance to hunt a cow elk while also hunting bull elk.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 18. Online applicants have until 11 p.m. Hunters who choose to submit a paper application by mail must have their applications received by the Wildlife Administrative Services Office by 5 p.m. to qualify.

“We encourage applicants to apply online to receive a confirmation of receipt,” a news release said.

To help hunters understand the application process and make informed choices, Nevada Department of Wildlife provides a vast amount of information. Hunters can find population reports, draw odds and harvest statistics, maps, Hunter Fact Sheets and much more on the agency’s website.

The 2016 quotas will be set by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners at their May 13-14 meeting in Reno.

Nevada Department of Wildlife 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.

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The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will hold three informational open houses to offer the public and interested stakeholders the opportunity to provide preliminary feedback on the upcoming Winter Travel Management process.

The South Shore open house will take place Tuesday, March 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Dr., in South Lake Tahoe. The Kings Beach open house will take place April 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. A third open house will be held in Sparks, Nevada, on April 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1200 Franklin Way.

There will be no formal presentation. Forest Service staff members will be available to provide background information and answer questions.

For decades, LTBMU has designated over-snow vehicle use through a series of Forest Orders and publication of its Snowmobile Guide, which can be found at The Winter Travel Management Plan will update the current Snowmobile Guide and take a comprehensive look at access, parking, and motorized and non-motorized winter recreation.

Contact Adrian Escobedo at 530-543-2758 or with questions about the event.

For more information on the project and how to provide feedback, visit

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