Nevada Bear Season - UpdateNevada Dept. of Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine
Three more bears were taken over the last weekend, bringing the total for Nevada's bear hunt to seven. Two of the bears were taken in the Pine Nut Mountains and a third was taken in the Pine Grove Mountains south of Smith Valley.
As of Tuesday evening, four bears have been taken since Nevada's season began four days ago. Department of Wildlife officials say a huge male bear weighing about 700 pounds was killed today in the Kingsbury Grade area. Another male was taken Monday in the Sweetwater Mountains south of Wellington, and two sows were killed over the weekend.
ORIGINAL NEWS FLASH 8/22/2011
Nevada wildlife officials released a statement indicating that two sows were killed during the opening weekend of their bear hunting season. One was shot in the Carson Range near Verdi west of Reno, while the other was taken in the Pine Nut Mountains near Minden south of Reno.
Wildlife officials believe that with the taking of two female bears this early in the hunt will prompt some hunters to join the hunt sooner than they wanted. The state issued 41 bear hunting tags for the season that runs through the end of December. Regulations allow 20 bears to be killed, and of those, no more than six can be female. The season will end once four more female bears are killed.
Officials believe that at least 15 to 20 hunters were in the field on the opening weekend with and no problems haven been reported.