Public Land: Hunting and Fishing in Nevada

Less than 2 percent of Nevada is publicly owned and that makes public access difficult to say the least.

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
• 6.8 million acres
• Largest national forest in the lower 48
• Offers excellent predator hunting

South Fork State Recreation Area
• 1,650 acres
• Trophy trout fishery on South Fork reservoir along with smallmouth, largemouth, wipers and channel catfishing
• Mule deer and pheasant hunting

Wild Horse State Recreation Area
• 120 acres
• Excellent access to Wild Horse reservoir, campsites and boat launch
• Reservoir fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, wiper, and perch

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
• 1.5 million acres
• Campsites and extensive trail system
• Limited desert bighorn sheep hunting by permit

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
• 141,000 acres
• Deer and predator hunting
• Extensive trail system

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Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: Trail through Leavitt Meadows, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Photo credit: flickr