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Big Game Application Eligibility

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2019 Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits (CR 19-11)

Big Game Tag Application Eligibility

Except as otherwise provided by regulation:

  • An eligible person may only apply for one (1) black bear tag and one (1) mountain goat tag per draw application period.
  • An eligible person may apply for one (1) antlered mule deer tag AND one (1) antlerless mule deer tag per draw application period, including emergency hunt application periods; OR an eligible junior may apply for one (1) junior antlered/antlerless mule deer tag per draw application period.
  • An eligible person may apply for one (1) antelope horns longer than ears tag AND one (1) antelope horns shorter than ears tag per draw application period, including emergency hunt application periods.
  • An eligible person may apply for one (1) antlered elk tag AND one (1) spike elk tag AND one (1) of each type of antlerless elk tag, including antlerless elk, antlerless management elk, and antlerless depredation elk, per draw application period.
  • An eligible person may apply for one (1) bighorn sheep ram tag AND one (1) bighorn sheep ewe tag for each bighorn sheep subspecies, including Nelson (desert), California, and Rocky Mountain, per draw application period.

Harvest Return Card Questionnaire

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 submitted online at
www.ndowlicensing.com or by telephone at 1-855-542-6369.

Properly completed harvest return card questionnaires must be submitted before 5pm (pacific time) on January 31 following the close of the hunt season for which the tag was issued, with the exception of hunts that end on or after January 31, which must be properly completed and submitted before 5pm (pacific time) on February 28 following the close of the hunt season for which the tag was issued.

Big Game Tag Limits

Except as otherwise provided by regulation:

  • An eligible person may obtain one (1) black bear tag, one (1) antelope tag, one (1) mule deer tag, and one (1) mountain goat tag per year.
  • An eligible person may obtain one (1) antlered elk OR one (1) spike elk tag per year AND and one (1) antlerless elk tag per year.
  • An eligible person may obtain one (1) bighorn sheep tag per subspecies, including Nelson (desert), California, and Rocky Mountain, per year.
  • An eligible person may obtain Heritage tags, Mule Deer or 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 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 27, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reno

NDOW Conference Room

1100 Valley Road

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Reno Application Seminar will be recorded and available on Youtube by Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m @ nvdeptofwildlife

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

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.

Did you know?

Since 1939, excise taxes collected from hunters and anglers have contributed more than $18 billion in real funding for state-based conservation work