Nevada Bear Application Process Started

Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

Applications for Nevada's Bear Hunt Now Being Accepted

Hunters have until 5 p.m., May 13 to apply at and paper applications are not available. The results of the draw will be provided on or before June 13.

The "any legal weapon" hunt is for both residents and nonresidents, and will run from August 20 through December 31, 2011 or until the harvest objective is met. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners set the tag quota at 45 and a harvest limit not to exceed 20 bears, of which only six can be females.

Despite vocal opposition from conservationists, wildlife commissioners approved the hunt after biologists assured them the state's bear population can support a limited hunt. They estimate there are an estimated 200 to 300 adult black bears in the Carson Range around Lake Tahoe, with additional bears in ranges to the south.

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