Bristlecone guides can take you to remote areas of Nevada that people rarely see. They specialize in hunting BLM-administered lands in the Ely and Elko Hunting Districts, covering Nevada’s White Pine, Lincoln, and Elko Counties. Details on some of Bristlecone’s favorite hunting areas follow.
Mount Grafton Wilderness
Grafton Wilderness is in southern White Pine County (Ely Unit 222), where hunting pressure is low, because no motorized vehicles are allowed. Horses are used for access to tented spike camps located in specific areas of the wilderness. This hunt requires physical effort to be successful, and hiking is a must. Winter-weight sleeping bags are recommended, as high-country temperatures can dip to the low teens Fahrenheit at night during the hunting season.
Ely Unit 111-115 Outside Mount Grafton Wilderness
To hunt this area, you can expect to stay in a field/base camp or tented spike camp, depending on where elk are located. Horses may be used for access, if desired, but hiking will be required, as well
Elko Unit 091B, Pilot Peak, Montello
This hunting area has a high success rate, particularly for elk. Horses may be used for access, if desired, but hiking will be required, as well. Bristlecone’s Master Guide, Dwight Lindquist, drew and elk tag for this area in 2005 and took home a 7 x 7 bull that scored 376 Boone and Crockett. This was certainly one of the better bulls harvested in this unit.
Elko Units 075, 077, 079, and 081, Montello
This area has netted our guides trophy deer and has evidenced high elk numbers in recent years. This BLM land offers more access opportunities than hunting areas in White Pine County. Many areas of these units may be hunted using 4WD vehicles, so horse use is not necessary, but it is certainly an option.
Bristlecone Guide and Outfitters has an expert guide on staff dedicated to the specific needs of archery hunters.