It’s always good to hear some positive news for hunters and Nevada officials sound giddy with the outlook for the coming season.
Nevada Department of Wildlife officials are recommending more big game hunting tags be provided this year. The potential for up to double the number of last year’s tags is within their outlook.
State biologists say the mule deer population could be as high as 112,000, an increase of about 3,000 from last year. The increase stems from abundant rainfall and improved habitat for wildlife throughout the state.
“That’s good news for sportsmen because a lot of our sportsmen will go two, three, four years without a tag,” NDOW Spokesperson Chris Healy said in this report. “This year, we’re going to be able to satisfy the need.”
Antelope, elk and Desert Bighorn populations also have increased.