Nevada continues to produce a number of Boone and Crockett antelope each year, but overall, the statewide antelope population is down as the state has been in a drought for a couple of years. Almost every unit in the state has the potential to produce a book buck. The last two years have been really good for antelope hunters, but the big bucks are coming from more non-traditional trophy antelope areas. Every year, there are a couple giant bucks taken in the 85"+ range. Nevada is a must-apply-for state for trophy antelope hunters.
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Northwestern Nevada antelope are doing very poorly compared to what those herds were like in the past. The populations and trophy quality are way down. In most of those units, you are going to have to work extremely hard just to find a 75" buck. Due to the genetics, there is always the possibility of a giant, but overall, they are not producing trophy antelope. Fortunately, the rest of the state is picking up the slack and producing some quality bucks.
Nevada grows the biggest bucks on years they have a mild winter. As of the middle of March, most of the antelope country in Nevada is experiencing some level of drought conditions. This year is shaping up to be another good year as the antelope are already out feeding on all the spring green up.
If you are after book bucks, stick with our top units. If you are looking for a fun hunt, pick an easier-to-draw unit. All units will produce nice bucks and have enough public land to have a good hunt.
Another option to pick up an antelope tag is the first-come, first-served list. Last year, 173 antelope buck tags were turned in and reissued to hunters on the first-come, first-served list.
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The Nevada application deadline is May 10, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. (PDT).
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|Hunt/Fish Combo License (365-day license)||$156|
|Youth Hunt/Fish Combo License (365-day license)||$16|
|Application Fee (all species except elk)||$14|
|Silver State Tag Application Fee (all species except elk)||$24|
|PIW Application Fee||$11|
|Bonus Point Only Fee||$11|