hunting in the NCA

Hunting

Hunting is allowed in the NCA and in the wilderness areas. Game animals include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, California bighorn sheep, chukar, and sage-grouse.

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Visit the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW) website, where you can find hunt zone maps, information on licenses, and how to apply for a hunting tag.

The NDOW website also includes a link to hunting “Guides and Subguides,” providing contact information for outfitters and some guides who operate in the Black Rock-High Rock Country under a BLM permit.

Wilderness Areas provide excellent opportunities for primitive hunting experiences. Fishing and hunting regulations are subject to change. Check with Nevada Division of Wildlife for regulations (775) 423-3171.

Use of Blinds

The creation or construction of permanent blinds in wilderness areas and wilderness study areas is not allowed (43 CFR 6302.20(f) and IMP Handbook H-8550-1, Chapter I.B.2. and 3.).

However, portable or “pop-up” blinds may be temporarily allowed for hunting, photography, wildlife observation and similar purposes for a period of fourteen (14) days if they are packed or carried in and out and do not require the disturbance or destruction of native soil, rock, or vegetation.

Portable and “pop-up” blinds must be attended or occupied at least some portion of a ten day period within the 14 day period of use. If blinds are not attended or occupied for 10 days, they will be considered unattended property and/or permanent structures and will be subject to removal by the BLM (43 CFR 8365.1-2(b)) and subject to disposition under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 484(m)).

It is suggested that anyone who packs or carries a portable or “pop-up” blind into a wilderness or wilderness study area affix to the blind his or her name, address, phone number, the date the blind was placed, and the dates the blind will be unattended or unoccupied.

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