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Nevada Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Nevada Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated 2/11/2020 - “During a type of hunt that is restricted to muzzle-loading firearms, a person may hunt a big game mammal only with a muzzle-loading rifle or a muzzle-loading musket, and may use only a lead ball, a lead bullet, a semi-jacketed bullet or a metal alloy bullet that expands. The use of smokeless powder is prohibited. Only black powder or a black powder substitute such as Pyrodex or Triple 7 may be used as a propellant. A sabot round may be used. The muzzle-loading rifle, muzzle-loading musket must have the following characteristics: A wheel lock, matchlock, or flintlock ignition system, or a percussion ignition system that uses a primer or percussion cap; a single barrel of caliber.45 or larger; and open sights or peep sights. The use of a sight that is operated or powered by a battery, electronics or a radioactive isotope such as tritium is prohibited. The muzzle-loading rifle or the muzzle-loading musket is deemed to be not loaded if the priming compound or element, such as the priming powder or the unfired primer or percussion cap is removed. During a type of hunt that is restricted to muzzle-loading firearms, it is unlawful for a person hunting under the authority of a tag for such a hunt to carry in the field a firearm or longbow and arrow except for a muzzle-loading rifle or a muzzle-loading musket with the characteristics set forth above or a flintlock or percussion handgun. However, it is unlawful to use such a handgun to hunt a big game mammal. During a type of hunt in which the use of any legal weapon is authorized by a regulation of the commission, a person may hunt a big game mammal with a muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket only if the muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket has a single barrel of a caliber of .45 or larger and open sights, peep sights or rifle scope. The person uses a lead ball, a lead bullet, a semi-jacketed bullet or a metal alloy bullet that expands. A sabot round may be used. The muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket is deemed to be not loaded if the priming compound or element, such as the priming powder unfired primer or percussion.”

 

NEVADA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

 Muzzleloader Antelope (Horns Longer Than Ears)

Unit Season Dates Notes
011 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
012-014 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
015 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
021-022 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
033 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
065,142,144A Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
078,105-107, 121 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
101-104, 108, 109, 144B Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
111-114 Sept 25th - Oct 4th  
115, 231, 242 Aug 15th - Aug 21st  
131, 145, 163, 164 Aug 15th - Aug 21st  
132, 134, 245 Aug 15th - Aug 21st  
221 - 223, 241 Aug 15th - Aug 21st  

 Muzzleloader Elk (Antlered) - Resident

Unit Season Dates Notes
061, 071 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
062, 064, 066-068 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
072-074 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
075 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
076-077, 079, 081 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
078, 105-107, 109 Oct 5th - Oct 21st  
104, 108A, 121 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
108B, 131-132 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
111-115 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
161-164, 171-173 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
221-223 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
231 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
241-242 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
262 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  

Muzzleloader Elk (Antlerless) - Resident

Unit Season Dates Notes
072-074 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
075 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
076-077, 079, 081 Sept 17th - Sept 30th  
078, 105-107, 109 Aug 16th - Aug 31st  
104, 108A, 121 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  
108B, 131-132 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  
111-112 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  
113 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  
114-115 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  
161-164 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
221-223 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  
231 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  

 

Muzzleloader Elk (Antlered) - Non-Resident

Unit Season Dates Notes
061, 071 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
062, 064, 066-068 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
072-074 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
076-077, 079, 081 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
078, 105-107, 109 Oct 5th - Oct 21st  
104, 108A, 121 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
111-115 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
161-164, 171-173 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
221-223 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  
231 Oct 22nd - Nov 5th  

 

Muzzleloader Elk (Antlerless) - Non-Resident

Unit Season Dates Notes
072-074 Sept 1st - Sept 16th  
076-077, 079, 081 Sept 17th - Sept 30th  
108B, 131-132 Sept 17th - Sept 24th  

 

Muzzleloader Mule Deer (Antlered)

Unit Season Dates Notes
011-013 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
014 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
015 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
021 Dec 11th - Dec 20th  
022 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
031 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
032 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
033 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
034 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
035 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
041-042 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
043-046 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
051 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
061-062, 064, 066-068 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
065 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
071-079, 091 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
081 Nov 21st - Dec 10th  
101-109 Sept 10th - Sept 30th  
111-113 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
114, 115 Nov 10th - Nov 30th  
121 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
131-134 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
141-145 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
151-156 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
161-164 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
171-173 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
181-184 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
192 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
194, 196 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
195 Dec 1st - Dec 15th  
201, 204 Dec 1st - Dec 15th  
202, 205-208 Sept 10th - Oct 10th  
211-213 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
221-223 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
231 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
241-245 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
251-254 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
261-268 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
271-272 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  
291 Sept 10th - Oct 4th  

 

NEVADA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS 

  • Muzzleloaders may be rifled or smooth bore
  • Legal projectiles include lead balls and lead bullets as well as semi-jacketed or metal alloy bullets that expand
  • Sabots are legal to use during muzzleloader season
  • Smokeless powders are prohibited during muzzleloader season
  • Muzzleloaders must use black powder or black powder substitute such as Pyrodex
  • Muzzleloaders must have a wheel lock, matchlock, flintlock or percussion ignition that used either primers or percussion caps
  • Muzzleloaders must have a single barrel that is .45 caliber or larger
  • Telescopic sights are prohibited during muzzleloader season
  • Battery operated or radioactive sights that produce their own light are prohibited during muzzleloader season
  • Fiber optic open sights, iron sights and peep sights are legal during muzzleloader season

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Nevada Department of Wildlife

 
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