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Big Game Application Eligibility

Hunting Regulations Icon Nevada Hunting

Application Eligibility (refer to CR 17-11)

Except as provided in regulation, a person may only submit one application for a species or subspecies.

Silver State Tag Application Eligibility

A person may submit an application for a species in the Silver State tag draw and if eligible submit an application for the same species or subspecies in the big game tag draw.

Antelope Application Eligibility

An eligible person may apply for ONE type of hunt category for antelope in a draw application period.

Except as otherwise provided in regulation a person MAY NOT OBTAIN more than ONE antelope tag during a hunting season.

Elk Application Eligibility

An eligible person MAY APPLY ONCE for ONE type of hunt category of antlered elk or antlered elk depredation in a draw application period; AND

An eligible person MAY APPLY ONCE for ONE type of hunt category of spike elk in a draw application period; AND

An eligible person MAY APPLY ONCE for each type of hunt category of antlerless elk, antlerless elk management and antlerless elk depredation in a draw application period.

Except as otherwise provided in regulation a person MAY OBTAIN one antlered elk tag OR one spike elk tag AND one antlerless elk tag during a hunting season.

Bighorn Sheep Application Eligibility

An eligible person MAY APPLY for a type of hunt category for any subspecies of ram bighorn sheep in a draw application period; AND

An eligible person MAY APPLY for a type of hunt category for any subspecies of ewe bighorn sheep in a draw application period.

Except as otherwise provided in regulation, a person may obtain only one bighorn sheep tag for a subspecies.

Mountain Goat Application Eligibility

An eligible person MAY APPLY for mountain goat in a draw application period.

Black Bear Application Eligibility

An eligible person MAY APPLY for black bear in a draw application period.

Mule Deer Application Eligibility

An eligible person may apply for: ONE type of hunt category for mule deer in a draw application period.

Except as otherwise provided in regulation a person MAY NOT OBTAIN more than ONE deer tag during a hunting season.

A person may obtain an Antlerless Depredation Deer Hunt 1101 tag in addition to an 1107, 1331, 1341, 1371 and 1181 tag if the application for Antlerless Depredation Deer Hunt 1101 is submitted in a separate draw application period.

Other Tags and Eligibility

An eligible person may obtain the following tags in addition to any tags obtained through a draw process. Heritage tags, deer and antelope landowner damage compensation tags, elk incentive tags, antlerless elk landowner tags.

Second Draw Application Eligibility

A second drawing will be held for all remaining quotas for deer, antelope, black bear, elk, mountain goat and subspecies of bighorn sheep. Applicants who are eligible may apply for remaining tags in the second drawing. Except for junior hunt tags, remaining tags will be available to residents and nonresidents for those type of hunts established by the Commission.

Remaining Tag Eligibility and Deadline

Following the second draw, any remaining quotas for deer, antelope, elk, mountain goat and any subspecies of bighorn sheep will be available to eligible applicants through a first-come-first-served process to both resident and nonresidents. The junior hunt will not be reallocated. If the application is for a remaining tag for a season that is already in progress the applicant must be at least 12 years old at the time the application is submitted.

2017 Application Regulations for Restricted Nonresident Guided Deer Hunt 1235 Eligibility

A person who submits an application for the restricted nonresident guided deer drawing may not apply for a nonresident deer tag in the main draw in that same year.

Big GaMe Application Workshops

If you have questions about Nevada’s tag application process, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has the answers.

Las Vegas

Clark County Shooting Complex

11357 N Decatur Blvd.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reno

NDOW Conference Room

1100 Valley Road

Thursday, March 30, 2017

6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Big Game Hunt Questionnaires

The big game hunt questionnaire or the information required by the questionnaire issued as part of a tag must be properly completed and received by the Wildlife Administrative Services Office, P.O. Box 1345, Fallon, Nevada 89407-1345, or submitted online at www.huntnevada.com no later than 5 p.m., on January 31, or the next business day if January 31 falls on a weekend or state holiday. Big game questionnaires may be submitted online at www.huntnevada.com, by phone, or faxed to (775) 423-0799. Please follow-up with the Wildlife Administrative Service office to make sure your questionnaire has been received.

Any person who fails to return the big game questionnaire or the information required by the questionnaire within the period specified, or who submits incomplete or false information on the questionnaire will be denied all big game tags for one year. A person who has been denied a tag pursuant to this subsection may have those privileges reinstated if he:

  1. Pays to the Department an administrative fine of $50.
  2. Submits electronically by the 2017 application deadline, or by mail by the third Friday in March (March 17, 2017).