Nevada Bear Season Currently At Twelve

Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

Nevada is now one female bear away from ending its first bear hunting season. The Nevada Department of Wildlife released this information after the fifth sow was reported taken over the past weekend. The 350-pound sow was killed Sunday in Lyon County.

State regulations set the limit of 20 bears that can be killed each year with no more than six of them being female. The season will close December 31st, or when either the total harvest number of 20 or the sow number of six bears have been met.

Nevada biologists believe the bear population has been growing at a rate of 16% each year with a current population of around 300 bears. The state wildlife board will set tag quotas and harvest limits annually.

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