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Big Game Application Eligibility

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CR 18-09 2018 Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits

Big Game Tag Application Eligibility

A person may only apply for one (1) big game tag per species or subspecies per draw application period, with the following exceptions:

  • An eligible person may submit one (1) application for each species or subspecies in the Silver State draw even if applying for the same species or subspecies in the big game main draw;
  • An eligible person may submit one (1) application for antlered elk and one (1) application for spike elk and one (1) application for each type of antlerless elk, including antlerless elk, antlerless management elk, and antlerless depredation elk, per draw application period; and
  • An eligible person may submit one (1) application for ram bighorn sheep per subspecies and one (1) application for ewe bighorn sheep per subspecies per draw application period;

Big Game Tag Limits

Except as otherwise provided by regulation, a person may only obtain one (1) big game tag per species or subspecies per year, with the following exceptions:

  • An eligible person may obtain one (1) antlered or spike elk tag and one (1) antlerless elk tag per year;
  • An eligible person may obtain one (1) bighorn sheep tag per subspecies per year;
  • An eligible person may obtain one (1) Antlerless Depredation Mule Deer Hunt tag in addition to any other mule deer tag if the Antlerless Depredation Mule Deer Hunt tag application is submitted during a separate draw application period than the other mule deer tag application; and
  • An eligible person may obtain Heritage tags, Mule Deer or Pronghorn Antelope Landowner Damage Compensation tags, Elk Incentive tags, and Antlerless Elk Landowner tags in addition to any tags obtained through a draw process.

Big Game Second Draw Eligibility

A second drawing will be held for all mule deer, pronghorn antelope, black bear, elk, mountain goat and bighorn sheep tags that remain after the completion of the big game main draw process. Eligible residents and nonresidents may apply for any remaining tags during the big game second draw application period, with the exception of the junior mule deer and antlerless mule deer hunt tags, which will only be available to eligible resident applicants.

First-Come, First-Served Remaining Big Game Tag Eligibility

Any mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, mountain goat or bighorn sheep tags remaining after the completion of the big game second draw process will be available to eligible resident and nonresident applicants through a first-come, first-served process, with the exception of the junior mule deer and antlerless mule deer hunt tags, which will only be available to eligible resident applicants. Applicants must be at least 12 years old at the time the application for a first-come, first-served tag is submitted for a hunt season that is already in progress.

Big Game Application Seminars

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 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reno

NDOW Conference Room

1100 Valley Road

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Elko

60 Youth Center Road

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To register go to www.register-ed.com/programs/nevada and click on the Advanced Hunter Education Program.

Return Card Questionnaire Return Address

The issuance of a big game tag includes an online harvest questionnaire that tag recipients are required to complete, regardless of whether or not they hunted or harvested big game. Harvest questionnaires may be accessed and submitted to the Department’s independent contractor, Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC, through the internet at www.ndowlicensing.com or via telephone at 1-855-542-6369.

Properly completed harvest questionnaires must be submitted on or before 5 pm (Pacific Time) on January 31, or the next business day if January 31 falls on a weekend or state holiday, following the close of the hunt season for which the tag was issued.