Youth Waterfowl Hunt on tap for Nevada’s South and Northwest zone

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Las Vegas, NV -- (Las Vegas, NV) - The Nevada Department of Wildlife is inviting young hunters to participate in a youth-only waterfowl hunt scheduled for Feb. 13 in the state’s Northwest Zone and Feb. 13-14 in the South Zone. This hunt is open only to hunters 17 years of age or younger, including non-residents. The young hunters must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old. However, adults are not allowed to hunt during this season.

The South Zone encompasses Lincoln and Clark counties and includes the Moapa Valley portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area. The Northwest Zone includes all other counties except Elko and White Pine which fall in the Northeast zone. The daily bag limits for ducks, geese, and other waterfowl are the same as those established for the regular season.  

 “These youth hunts are a great chance for more experienced hunters to share their knowledge with the upcoming generation of hunters. It also is the chance to pass along their hunting and conservation heritage,” said Martin Olson, Hunter Education  coordinator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).

Just like the regular waterfowl season, reservations are required at the Overton WMA. NDOW will begin taking reservations for the youth-only hunt at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Hunters can make reservations by calling 1-855-542-6369 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Hunters 16 years of age and older must possess a federal migratory game bird hunting stamp. Hunters under the age of twelve are not required to possess a license; however, NDOW strongly recommends they complete a hunter education course prior to the hunt.  Course information and registration can be accessed online at

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