During the Nevada Muzzleloader Hunting Season, a type of hunt that is restricted to muzzle-loading firearms, a person may hunt a big gam mammal only with a muzzle-loading rifle or a muzzle loading musket, and may use only a lead ball, a lead bullet, a semi-jacketed bullet or a metal alloy bullet that expands. The use of smokeless powder is prohibited. Only black powder or a black powder substitute such as Pyrodex or Triple 7 may be used as a propellant. A sabot round may be used.
Nevada Muzzleloader Hunting Season
Check the http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Seasons_and_Regulations site for updates on Muzzleloader Seasons in Nevada.
The muzzle-loading rifle, muzzle-loading musket must have the following characteristics: A wheel lock, matchlock, or flintlock ignition system, or a percussion ignition system that uses a prier or percussion cap; a single barrel of caliber.45 or larger; and open sights or peep sights. The use of a sight that is operated or powered by a battery, electronics or a radioactive isotope such as tritium is prohibited.
The muzzle-loading rifle or the muzzle-loading musket is deemed to be not loaded if the priming compound or element, such as the priming powder or the unfired primer or percussion cap is removed during the Nevada Muzzleloader Hunting Season.
During a type of hunt that is restricted to muzzle-loading firearms, it is unlawful for a person hunting under the authority of a tag for such a hunt to carry in the field a firearm or longbow and arrow except for a muzzle-loading rifle or a muzzle-loading musket with the characteristics set forth above or a flintlock or percussion handgun. However, it is unlawful to use such a handgun to hunt a big game mammal. During a type of hunt in which the use of any legal weapon is authorized by a regulation of the commission, a person may hunt a big game mammal with a muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket only if the muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket has a single barrel of a caliber of .45 or larger and open sights, peep sights or rifle scope. The person uses a lead ball, a lead bullet, a semi-jacketed bullet or a metal alloy bullet that expands. A sabot round may be used. The muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket is deemed to be not loaded if the priming compound or element, such as the priming powder unfired primer or percussion.
This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.ndow.org/
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