Duck Season Nevada

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season Nevada 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
---NORTHEAST ZONE---
Ducks, MergansersSept 26 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 10
7 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
2 hen mallards
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
3 times daily bag limit
ScaupSept 26 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Dec 22
39
Youth Waterfowl HuntSept 12 to 13Same as regular duck and goose seasons
White-fronted GooseSept 26 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 10
1030
Canada GooseSept 26 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 10
412
Coots, Common MoorhensSept 26 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 10
2575
Common SnipeSept 26 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 10
824
Snow, Ross' GeeseOct 31 to Jan 24
Feb 20 to Mar 9
2060
---NORTHWEST ZONE---
Ducks, MergansersOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
7 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
2 hen mallards
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
3 times daily bag limit
ScaupOct 31 to Jan 2439
Youth Waterfowl HuntSept 26 AND Feb 6Same as regular duck and goose seasons
White-fronted GooseOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
1030
Canada GooseOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
412
Coots, Common MoorhensOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
2575
Common SnipeOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
824
Snow, Ross' GeeseOct 31 to Jan 24
Feb 20 to Mar 9
2060
---SOUTH ZONE: Clark & Lincoln County (except Moapa Valley)---
Ducks, MergansersOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
7 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
2 hen mallards
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
3 times daily bag limit
ScaupOct 31 to Jan 2439
Youth Waterfowl HuntFeb 6 to Feb 7Same as regular duck and goose seasons
White-fronted GooseOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
1030
Canada GooseOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
412
Coots, Common MoorhensOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
2575
Common SnipeOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
824
Snow, Ross' GeeseOct 10 to Oct 25
Oct 28 to Jan 24
2060
---SOUTH ZONE: Moapa Valley to confluence of Muddy & Virgin Rivers---
Ducks, MergansersOct 31 to Jan 247 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
2 hen mallards
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
3 times daily bag limit
ScaupOct 31 to Jan 2439
Youth Waterfowl Hunt
(Moapa Valley portion of the
Overton WMA)
17-OctSame as regular duck and goose seasons
White-fronted GooseOct 31 to Jan 241030
Canada GooseOct 31 to Jan 24412
Coots, Common MoorhensOct 31 to Jan 242575
Common SnipeOct 31 to Jan 24824
Snow, Ross' GeeseOct 31 to Jan 242060
---STATEWIDE---
Mourning & white-wing doveSept 1 to Oct 301545
American CrowSept 1 to Nov 17
Mar 1 to Apr 15
1010
SwanOct 10 to Jan 312
duck hunting in Nevada

Duck hunting is a quite popular sport in the United States. Every year thousands and thousands of different duck hunting enthusiasts from all over the country gather at predefined places and hunt down these animals. Although in the past the main reason for this was food, nowadays we have a wide variety of food sources and this is only done for sports. However, people who hunt ducks due it for different reasons; some do it because they love the thrill of the hunt, while others like the fact that they can hunt for their own food. Regardless of the reason, there is no denying that duck hunting is quite popular. However, due to the fact that we cannot just go out and start shooting at different birds, there are some laws that have to be followed in order to legally hunt ducks. Since every state has its own set of diverse and unique laws, for every enthusiast it is good to know as much as they can about them. If you are interested in the Nevada hunting seasons and all of the necessary requirements that you have to meet in order to legally hunt there, read on.

Requirements

There are several requirements that all duck hunting Nevada enthusiasts have to meet in order to legally have the right to shoot down ducks. First of all, you will need a Nevada State Duck Stamp that allows you to participate in the Nevada hunting seasons. The cost of this stamp is $10 and it is a must have for every person aged between 12 and 64 that intends to hunt game birds. In addition to this, you are also required to have a Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. This stamp costs $15 and is a must have for Nevada duck hunting. All of the hunters who are aged 16 or older can get this stamp and will be allowed to hunt any migratory waterfowl with it.
Any person, except for Nevada residents who are under 12, that plans to hunt for any kind of migratory waterfowl game bird is required to annually obtain a Harvest Information Program (HIP) validation number and write it down on their hunting license. This validation number can be obtained for free by calling the appropriate authorities.

Regulations

During Duck hunting Nevada season, you are only allowed to shoot game birds during the appropriate hunting hours. Since every state has its own, it is good to know what the hunting hours are in Nevada. Here, the hunting hours begin one-half hour before sunrise and continue to sunset. After that you have to get back to your hunting camp, or car. You will be allowed to continue your duck hunting in Nevada on the following day.
In addition, the number of ducks that you shoot during a single day in the Nevada hunting seasons is limited. Currently, the combined daily limit on all ducks is 7. You are not allowed to take more than that for a single day. Finally, the possession limit of ducks is currently three times the daily limit. You have to strictly follow these rules if you do not want to have any trouble with the law.

Equipment

Every duck hunting Nevada enthusiast is allowed to carry a shotgun with them under a certain condition. The shotgun that you use must be plugged so that the overall shotgun shell capacity is limited to 3 while you are hunting. In addition, the plugged material should not be removable without having to disassemble the shotgun. Other than that, there are no regulations on the equipment.
For successful duck hunting in Nevada every experienced hunter will tell you to bring some decoys and prepare with well camouflaged clothing. This way the game birds won’t be able to spot you and you can use the decoys to grab their attention and shoot them down. Finally, some of the more experienced duck hunters tend to bring dogs who fetch the fallen prey. However, in order to bring your dog with you it has to have undergone a special training course.

After you make sure that you have prepared all of the necessary documentation and that you have brought all of the right equipment, you will be ready for a successful Nevada duck hunting trip.

For more detailed info check out the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.
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