Nevada Population and Management Archive - Nevada

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Nevada Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Deer Hunt

1938: 818

1942: 3,335

1983: 11,758

1984: 11,794

1985: 19,520

1986: 21,845

1987: 21,497

1988: 26,784

1989: 17,782

1990: 16,715

1991: 12,442

1992: 14,273

1993: 6,276

1994: 7,315

1995: 8,114

1996: 11,070

1997: 8,263

1998: 9,672

1999: 11,020

2000: 12,499

2001: 9,791

2002: 6,899

2003: 5,982

2004: 6,560

2005 7,112

2006: 8,346

2007: 8,743

2008: 7,025

2009: 6,837

2010: 6,946

2011: 5,831

2012: 10,112

2013: 9,394

2014: 8,978

2015: 9,140

2016: 7,885

2017: 7,300

2018: 8,025

2019: 6,454

2020: 6,887


See Table 31 for deer harvest historical data

See Table 30 for an estimated population history


Population reported as up in 2012, of the 10,112 deer taken, 10,112 deer harvested, 8,987 were bucks and 1,125 were does.

Reduced number of tags in 2011 because of declining population.

The highest post-season buck ratio in the history of Nevada was measured at 32 bucks/100 does, in 2012 and 2011.

A List of Articles in the Archive

2021

Killing coyotes: Nevada polarized over the growing movement to ban contest hunts March 26, 2021

Study Urges Feds to Prioritize NV Wildlife Migration Corridors June 10, 2021 Nevada

What is the worth of a bear's life? March 15, 2021 Nevada

2020

2019

Moose-killing could become felony in Nevada under proposed legislation February 13, 2019

News from past issues March 1, 2019 Nevada

2018

Nevada 2018 Mule Deer Status

2017

1942 Deer Kill November 25, 2015 Nevada

Bears are reclaiming their historic Nevada territory new research shows November 24, 2017 Nevada

Good news for Ely area hunters: Deer and grouse numbers are up September 4, 2017 Nevada

Moose making themselves at home in Northern Nevada October 22, 2017

Nevada 2016-17 Mule Deer Status

2016

Commission Endorses Emergency Doe Hunt September 27, 2016 Nevada

Elko County’s moose herd March 21, 2016 Nevada

Friends of Nevada Wilderness And Land Restoration Projects April 14, 2016

Sagebrush leaf adaptations March 13, 2016 Nevada

2015

Bald Mountain considers deer path during expansion plan June 1, 2015 Nevada

Barrick addresses deer migration complaint March 5, 2015 Nevada

BLM seeks comment on proposed open pit gold mine in northeastern Nevada's Elko County January 10, 2015 Nevada

Drought affecting Nevada big game hunting this year April 16, 2015 Nevada,

Gold mine plans could harm Nevada deer herd January 11, 2015 Nevada

Judge OK's Federal Range Work in Nevada August 18, 2015

Mine expansion may threaten Nevada's largest deer herd January 9, 2015 Reno

Mining industry due for regulatory overhaul April 5, 2015 Nevada

Mining, wildlife coexist in Nevada November 27, 2015

Monument Designations Will Build Fish and Game Numbers,Sustain Valuable Landscapes, Say ... July 12, 2015 Nevada

Nevada 2015 Big Game Tag Quotas Set, Drought Impacts Some Hunts May 21, 2015

Nevada gold mine expansion prompts concern for deer herd February 3, 2015

Nevada mine expansion may impede deer migration route January 10, 2015

Nice weather working against deer hunters September 30, 2015 Nevada

Sage grouse decision benefits birds, herds September 23, 2015 Nevada

Save Deer from Mine Expansion [petition] January 15, 2015 Nevada

Wildlife advisers vote on tag quotas May 13, 2015 Nevada

2014

2014 big game seasons are set, ewe hunt makes debut February 12, 2014 Nevada

Big game not hindered by conditions September 25, 2014 Nevada

Clear Creek fire endangers mule deer habitat July 18, 2014 Nevada

Disturbance by Large Scale Gold Mining: Effects on Long Distance Migration in the Ruby Mountains of Eastern Nevada ME Blum - 2014

Drought stresses Nevada wildlife June 24, 2014

Gerber was right about wildlife conditions November 7, 2014 Nevada

Harry Reid bill would set aside large part of Nevada October 27, 2014 Nevada

Hunting mountain lions February 14, 2014 Nevada

Moose Found Wandering Humboldt County Near Paradise Peak November 3, 2014

Mule deer and mining in the Pequop Mountains December 6, 2014 Nevada

NDOW makes big game quota recommendations April 30, 2014 Nevada

Nevada Drought Pushing Wildlife Closer to Human Life July 8, 2014

Nevada drought: The most crucial facts and figures June 24, 2014 Reno

Nevada hunters could see record number of elk tags April 30, 2014 Nevada

Nevada wildlife board OKs 'shed antler' hunting regulations March 23, 2014

Nevada wildlife board restricts antler gathering March 25, 2014 Nevada

Nevada wildlife board seeks to regulate 'hunting' of elk, deer antlers March 21, 2014 Nevada

Nevada Wildlife Commission sets 2014 big game seasons February 7, 2014

Nevada wildlife struggles in year 3 of drought June 26, 2014

NV Limits Times for Collecting Elk, Deer Antlers March 26, 2014 Nevada

Public ownership better for mule deer April 30, 2014 Nevada

Reid to keep pushing rural Nevada land withdrawal December 14, 2014 Nevada

Retired biologist describes benefits of grazing, predator control January 27, 2014 Nevada

The effect of major climate oscillations on Great Basin weather; an outlook for Nevada's mule deer JL Kastner - 2014

2013

At Sandoval's behest, Nevada wildlife director resigns January 30, 2013

Biologist named new Nevada wildlife director April 4, 2013

Commissioner misses mark on predator control April 5, 2013 Nevada

County criticizes proposed coyote study May 2, 2013 Nevada

County talks about simultaneous elk hunt in three states October 30, 2013 Nevada

Cow Elk Provide Opportunities for Big Game Hunters April 12, 2013 Nevada

Deer herds saved in Nevada by deer hunters September 14, 2013 Nevada

Deer making their presence known at Mount Charleston May 10, 2013 Nevada

Deer, antelope, elk population up October 3, 2013 Nevada

Do taxpayers pay for bear hunt? July 6, 2013 Nevada, Reno

Drones will spy on Nevada wildlife, not people June 8, 2013 Nevada

Elko County advisory board to discuss proposed elk hunt changes November 29, 2013 Nevada

Hunting season forecast positive overall September 20, 2013 Nevada

Money for Mule Deer:Local foundation chapter earns President's Award March 16, 2013, Nevada

More misinformation by NDOW chief January 12, 2013 Nevada

NDOW discusses elk hunting options December 3, 2013 Nevada

Nevada Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

Nevada game wardens work in a risky world October 19, 2013

Nevada Senate committee passes 4 animal bills from feeding deer to owning tigers April 16, 2013

Nevada wildlife director resigns January 30, 2013 Nevada

Nevada's Elk Country, Hunting Heritage Gets Boost from RMEF Grants November 14, 2013

Response to predator control comments April 11, 2013 Nevada

RMEF Conserves Vital Elk Habitat in Nevada June 29, 2013 Nevada

The Wilderness Land Trust protects 413-acre Murphy Creek parcel in Nevada's Ruby Mountain Wilderness Area July 1, 2013

True insanity: Predator control March 30, 2013 Nevada

UNLV targets creation of drones technology minor July 7, 2013 Nevada

Western Lithium Corporation, Kings Valley Clay Mine, Preliminary Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2013-0046-EA December 2013

Wildlife debate should focus on the source April 12, 2013 Nevada

Wildlife groups, mines help rehab NV wildfires February 24, 2013 Nevada

2012

BLM OKs massive Nevada pipeline project January 1, 2012 Nevada

BLM study shows widespread impacts of Las Vegas diversion plan August 6, 2012 Nevada

Conservation group against tree removal September 22, 2102 Nevada

Decided to go home and eat 'tag soup' October 13, 2012 Nevada

Deer population should be a major issue March 29, 2012 Nevada

Deer Transparency, The Conservative Corner September 7, 2012 Nevada

Elko District BLM wraps up rehabilitation work March 9, 2012 Nevada

ELKO: Mule Deer Partners Join Forces to Improve Land Management March 13, 2012 Nevada

Fires Affect Hunters in Northeastern NV August 16, 2012 Nevada

First day of deer season was a slaughter October 12, 2012 Nevada

For mule deer in Reno-Verdi area, protecting habitat key July 15, 2012 Nevada

Foundation announces conservation easement to protect Nevada elk September 12, 2012

Great Basin National Park well worth half-day drive June 24, 2012 Nevada

Gun-sniffing dog, blood splotch, nab elk poachers March 30, 2012 Nevada

Humane Society president placed on Nevada wildlife board October 25, 2012

Hunter jailed after killing pregnant deer in Douglas County October 4, 2012 Nevada

Hunters, wildlife officials lock horns over whether Nevada mule deer are over-harvested October 27, 2012

Mule Deer Management, The Conservative Corner: Open letter to Nevada wildlife director December 7, 2012 Nevada

NDOW recommends more big game tags for 2012, including 54% more for mule deer May 2, 2012 Nevada

NDOW: Agency of deception November 9, 2012 Nevada

Nevada aims to suck itself dry March 23, 2012

Nevada deer management policies in the crosshairs October 31, 2012

Nevada rancher upset with Utah coyote bounty hunters May 30, 2012

Nevada's deer herds misrepresented November 13, 2012

Response to commentary on NDOW, deer herds November 23, 2012 Nevada

Taking aim at the coyote May 19, 2012 Nevada

Urban Deer Found with Arrow in Side October 7, 2012 Nevada

What Happened to Nevada's Mule Deer? 2012

What happened to the mule deer? March 25, 2012 Nevada

2011

$6500 in rewards offered to catch suspected deer poachers in Carson City incident March 3, 2011 Nevada

Clark County Called on to Withdraw Support for Disastrous SNWA Water Project August 27, 2011 Nevada

Commission cuts mule deer tags May 19, 2011 Nevada

Deer habitat, migration route spared by Dunphy Complex Fire in eastern Nevada October 6, 2011 Nevada

Ecologists scramble to assess solar buildout's impact on desert wildlife December 23, 2011 Nevada

Fallon man sentenced for felony poaching December 21, 2011 Nevada

Let Wild Horses Be Wild June 21, 2011 Nevada

Nevada board decreases mule deer tag allocations by 15 percent in 2011 May 17, 2011

New license plate raises money for wildlife education October 10, 2011 Nevada

Rural Nevada vs. Las Vegas: Battle over water advances July 7, 2011

Understanding Mule Deer and Pronghorn Deaths in Centeral, Nevada July 7, 2011

War between critics, Nevada Wildlife Commission on mule deer continues May 7, 2011 Nevada

Wildlife Commission and Dept. of Wildlife argue over mule deer ruling May 27, 2011 Nevada

Wildlife commission changes coming next week June 23, 2011 Nevada

Wildlife Commission rejects import of water from eastern Nev. to Las Vegas December 2, 2011 Nevada

Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition ... June 3, 2011 Nevada

Wind farm plan draws opposition September 4, 2011 Nevada

Canepa Ranch land to be restored as deer habitat November 1, 2010 Nevada

Nevada 40,000 deer hunters in 1968

Nevada WAFWA


Other

Food habits and nutrition of mule deer on four Nevada ranges.pdf

Kay, F.R. 1988. Nevada Survey of the Economic Value of Big Game Hunting,

Mule Deer Status Report.pdf