Nevada Fall Deadline Nears

Nevada turkey hunters who hope to pursue birds this fall have until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, to get their applications into the Department of Wildlife. Hunters may apply on the Internet at www.ndow.org.

The Nevada Appeal reports there are 45 resident tags for the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lyon County and 20 tags for Moapa Valley in Clark County. There are open quotas for Churchill County and Lyon County, excluding the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area.

Nonresidents are pretty much out of luck, but then, why travel to Nevada to fall turkey hunt anyway when odds are there are probably much better opportunities to pursue autumn birds in your own state. Nevada turkey populations are still fairly small by most states' standards with birds mostly found on private lands and tags (when available) are pretty difficult to draw.