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UNIT 143 NEVADA MULE DEER TAGS ONLY
LOCATION: Eureka and western White Pine Counties.
ELEVATION: 6,000' in Newark Valley to 10,600' on Diamond Peak.
TERRAIN: Large broad flat valley with steep rugged mountains bisecting the valleys.
VEGETATION: The deer habitat is characterized by mountain brush zones of bitterbrush,
Mountain Mahogany, serviceberry and big sagebrush in the middle to upper elevations.
There are some aspens in canyon bottoms. Thick pinon/juniper (P-J) forests dominate
much of the mid elevations with sagebrush at lower elevation winter ranges.
LAND STATUS: The majority of the area is public land administered by the Bureau of
Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain and Ely Field Offices. There are private lands in
the valleys and scattered through some mountain ranges.
HUNTER ACCESS: Access is good to most hunting areas with many county and BLM
roads. Some areas are limited to four-wheel drive
vehicles, but the majority of roads are passable with a pick-up.
MAP REFERENCES: The U.S. Geological Survey 1:100,000 topographical maps that
cover the area include: Mt. Hamilton, Newark Lake, Ruby Lake and Simpson Park
Mtns. These maps may be purchased from private map vendors and some BLM offices.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: The town of Eureka offers most supplies and services.
Carlin and Elko to the north offer all services. There are no public campgrounds in the unit
group but several private RV Parks are located in Eureka. Primitive camping is allowed on
the public lands.
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