A Nevada elk tag is one of the most coveted tags in the west. Tags usually take between 10-20 years to draw. After taking the amount of time and money it takes to draw a tag don't gamble on who to go with. We take pride in putting our hunters on some of the best bulls in Nevada. Here in our home state of Nevada the total elk numbers are not as high as other states but they have some of the best genetics as anywhere. Nevada continues to produce 400" bulls year after year.
First elk hunt of the year in Nevada is the Archery hunt. This is the best chance at a monster bull before they get broken up. For the most part of this season we are using spot and stalk methods. Towards the end of the hunt when the rut is going strong calling can be more effective. In 2019 we were able to harvest 7 archery bulls with 2 of them officially grossing over 400".
Next is the muzzle loader hunt. This season opens October 22 and ends November 5. There is a good chance some bulls will still be cows and bugling. If they are not with cows good chance they have started to move towards there winter grounds. This is a great hunt with limited hunters only down fall is Nevada does not allow scopes. So the challenging part is getting range for an open sight shot.
Last we have the early and late rifle hunts. The early hunt is November 6-20 and the late is November 21 to December 4. These are post rut hunts and typically takes a lot of glassing to locate bulls. Sometimes it can be a challenge finding a bull that does not have major broken points. We ask our hunters to practice throughout the summer shooting their guns to ensure an accurate shot when the time comes. Layers and warm clothes are a must in the winter here. Temperatures can get below 0. Any type of wool is recommended so the moisture doesn't soak into your clothing.