With over 48 million acres of public land, Nevada is a vast expanse waiting to be pursued by hunters. The state is comprised of mostly desert but provides an ideal and unique experience for hunters. hunting tags for big game animals such as bear, bighorn sheep, bighorn ewe, elk, mountain goat, mountain lion, mule deer, and pronghorn are available only through a random draw process, and hunters must be at least 12 years old to enter. Upland game, waterfowl, and furbearer species require only a license, and certain animals such as coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit require no license.
Although mostly desert, Nevada has nearly 400,000 acres of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs for fishermen to enjoy. Common, and easy, catches in the state include largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, black crappie, rainbow trout, and channel catfish.