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There's a lot of country to hunt. The biggest problem in the snake mountains is all the elk have made a run for the Mary's River Ranch once the shooting starts.
Nevada Hunter Information Sheet
Provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife 2005
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK
Area 7, Unit 075
LOCATION: Northeastern Elko. See unit description in big game brochure.
ELEVATION: 5,700 at Wells to 8,760' on Antelope Peak.
TERRAIN: Variable. Valley bottoms to mountain benches.
VEGETATION: Desert shrub in lower valley bottoms to black sagebrush and pinyon/juniper at
the upper end of mountain benches. Considerable amounts of aspen and mahogany.
LAND STATUS: The majority of land within this unit group is public land administered by the
Bureau of Land Management, however there is a large section of private land on the north east
HUNTER ACCESS: Generally good throughout the majority of the harvest unit.
MAP REFERENCES: Topographical and land status maps are available from the BLM (Elko)
or private vendors. The U.S. Geological Survey 1:100,000 topographical
maps that cover the area is: Wells and Jackpot. The U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000
topographical map that covers Unit 075 is: Wells.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: The town of Wells provides most services. Primitive camping
is available throughout public lands within the unit.
RECOMMENDED HUNTING AREAS FOR ELK: Jakes Creek, Loomis Creek, Deer Creek,
Dry Creek and the Antelope Peak areas presently provides habitat for the majority of elk within
the 075 harvest unit. Elk are generally associated with water sources during September.
Sources of water within the harvest unit vary from perennial streams to small springs and
artificial water developments. Generally, hunters can develop a fairly good picture of where to
start looking for elk by first becoming familiar with a map that identifies various water sources.
SPECIAL COMMENTS: Hunters should also be aware that this mountain range is
approximately 50% private land.