Game Law Violations


Seven Elk, Four Deer, and One Antelope poached in White Pine County

Since the opening of this year's general deer season, seven elk were shot and left to waste in White Pine County.  The poached animals ranged from six-point bulls to cows.  All were found and reported to NDOW by hunters. None of these cases have been solved as of this date.  The one antelope poaching remains unsolved. In addition, four deer were poached with three of the cases solved.  Game wardens received information and set up a surveillance operation to document poaching activity. As a result, an individual was observed shooting three deer and was arrested.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Operation Game Thief (OGT) Hotline at 800-922-3030.

You can remain anonymous and will receive the reward upon conviction of the poacher.

For more information, contact the Nevada Division of Wildlife at 688-1500.

Nonresidents Help Protect Wildlife

Nevada is fortunate to have the deer hunting opportunity and quality that the hunters of this state and from out-of-state enjoy so much. Nonresident hunters who invest a lot of effort and finances into a deer hunting trip to Nevada seem to value the resource and the experience a little more. For one group of hunters from California, their Nevada hunt was not only memorable for the hunting experience but also for their active role in protecting the resource.

The hunters from California utilized the OGT hotline to report suspicious hunting activities by a neighboring camp in their hunt area. The Californians believed two men had killed and butchered a doe mule deer in addition to the bucks they had already taken. Nevada game wardens made contact with the suspects as they were leaving the area, but failed to locate any extra deer meat. Through follow-up investigation, interviews and crime scene processing, enough evidence was gathered to obtain and serve search warrants on the suspects’ residences. Evidence recovered from the search warrants, coupled with evidence at the scene, led to the issuance of arrest warrants for the suspects. They are charged with a gross misdemeanor violation of taking an extra deer without a valid tag. The case is now in the courts.

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