From the Greater Sage grouse in the lower elevations to the elusive Himalayan Snow cock found only in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. Upland bird hunting Nevada is VERY good with some of the most diverse terrain and tons of habitat in the West. A hunter can easily find themselves in varying climates and elevations.
Known for exceptional chukar hunting, other upland game bird species include blue and ruffed grouse, chukar and Hungarian partridge, ring-necked pheasant, California, Gambel’s and mountain quail, and North American wild turkey.
Upland Bird Hunting Nevada:
- Nevada has some exceptional chukar hunting.
- The Hungarian partridge is not as common and found primarily in the northeastern portion of the state.
- The California Quail is primarily found in the northwestern portion of the state. The season runs concurrently with Chukar season and is a welcome addition to the bag limit.
- Not a lot of competition, Nevada is often overlooked as a bird hunting destination.
Nevada Chukar Hunting
Quality wild chukar hunting with low pressure and ample amounts of pre-scouted upland birds is this outfitters goal.
Wild upland bird hunting is becoming more and more limited each season, but Nevada still has some incredible wild chukar hunting. This outfitter has a kennel full of fine pointing dogs, and the knowledge of the area to get you into birds. These wild upland bird hunts take place October through early November. Each year, prior to hunting season, all of the hunting locations are pre-scouted to determine chukar populations, and where the birds are hanging.
Hunting may take place across the entire state of Nevada depending on chukar populations.
In most cases it is necessary to concentrate on a single species each day, but you can expect to run across a few coveys of Hungarian partridge, and possibly even a few Gambels quail depending on the area you are hunting.
If scaled quail or Mearn’s quail are more to your liking, this same outfitter offers some tremendous bird hunts in Arizona.
You’ll be hunting behind well-trained pointing dogs.
Hunting behind a good pointer is a pleasure, and this outfitter runs some great dogs. You will enjoy their well-trained Brittany’s, Pointers, and English Setters. Walking over your three days will be extensive, but it is normally on gently rolling hills with a few steep areas. Chukars live in rough country, but the guides do their best to find moderate terrain.
Each guide will take no more than two hunters (in most cases) and you will usually change guides daily so that you will have the pleasure of bird hunting with each guide and his dogs. All guides will have at least four dogs each. It is fun to watch the dogs range wide in the rugged expanse of chukar territory. You owe it to yourself to experience bird hunting Nevada!