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Title 50Chapter ISubchapter CPart 32Subpart B → §32.47


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 32—HUNTING AND FISHING
Subpart B—Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing


§32.47   Nevada.

The following refuge units are open for hunting and/or fishing as governed by applicable Federal and State regulations, and are listed in alphabetical order with additional refuge-specific regulations.

(a) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, coot, moorhen, snipe, and dove on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We only allow motorless boats or boats with electric motors on the refuge hunting area during the migratory waterfowl hunting season.

(ii) We open the refuge to the public from 1 hour before legal sunrise until 1 hour after legal sunset.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of quail and rabbit on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: The condition set forth at paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this section applies.

(3)-(4) [Reserved]

(b) Desert National Wildlife Refuge. (1)-(2) [Reserved]

(3) Big game hunting. We allow hunting of bighorn sheep on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: We require bighorn sheep guides to obtain a Special Use Permit (FWS Form 3-1383-C) prior to taking clients onto the refuge.

(4) [Reserved]

(c) Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, coot, moorhen, snipe, and dove on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We allow hunting on designated days.

(ii) We only allow motorless boats or boats with electric motors on the refuge hunting area during the migratory waterfowl hunting season.

(iii) From October 1 to February 1, you may only possess shotshells in quantities of 25 or fewer when in the field once you have left your assigned parking lot or boat launch.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of quail and rabbit on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We allow hunting on designated days.

(ii) We allow hunting of jackrabbits only during the State cottontail season.

(iii) You may not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field once you have left your assigned parking lot or boat launch.

(3) [Reserved]

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: We allow fishing year-round, except that we close the North Marsh to all fishing from October 1 through February 1.

(d) Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of dark goose, duck, coot, moorhen, and common snipe on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) Hunters may access the refuge from 1 hour before legal sunrise until 2 hours after legal sunset.

(ii) Hunters must remove all blind materials and decoys following each day's hunt.

(2)-(3) [Reserved]

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) Anglers may access the refuge from 1 hour before legal sunrise until 2 hours after legal sunset.

(ii) We allow fishing by wading and from personal flotation devices (float tubes) and bank fishing in designated areas.

(iii) You may use only artificial lures in the Collection Ditch and adjoining spring ponds.

(iv) We prohibit the possession of live or dead bait fish, any amphibians (including frogs), and crayfish on the refuge.

(e) Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, and coot on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: We allow only portable blinds and temporary blinds constructed of synthetic material.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of quail, grouse, and chukar on designated areas of the refuge.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow hunting of deer, antelope, and bighorn sheep on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We allow ground blinds, and you must not construct them earlier than 1 week prior to the opening day of the legal season for which you have a valid State-issued hunting permit.

(ii) You must remove blinds within 24 hours of harvesting an animal or at the end of the permittee's legal season (see §27.93 of this chapter).

(iii) You must label blinds with your State hunting license and permit numbers.

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on designated areas of the refuge.

(f) Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of migratory game birds on designated areas of the refuge.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of upland game species on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: We prohibit hunting after legal sunset.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow hunting of mule deer on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: Hunters must only use shotguns, muzzleloading weapons, or bow and arrow for hunting deer.

(4) [Reserved]

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