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Bighorn Sheep [Nelson (Desert), California & Rocky Mountain]

Resident Nelson Bighorn Sheep – Any Ram – Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

044, 182

Nov 20 – Jan 1

12

045, 153 Early

Oct 15 – Nov 5

4

045, 153 Late

Nov 20 – Jan 1

4

131*, 164*

Nov 20 – Jan 1

4

132

Nov 20 – Jan 1

3

133, 245

Nov 20 – Jan 1

4

134

Nov 20 – Jan 1

5

161 Early

Sept 5 – Oct 5

5

161 Late

Nov 20 – Jan 1

3

162, 163

Nov 20 – Jan 1

9

173 NA

Sept 5 – Oct 5

173 SB

Nov 20 – Jan 1

181**

Nov 20 – Jan 1

16

183

Nov 20 – Jan 1

14

184

Oct 15 – Nov 5

4

202

Oct 15 – Nov 5

6

204

Oct 15 – Nov 5

1

205

Nov 20 – Jan 1

15

206, 208

Nov 20 – Jan 1

7

207

Nov 20 – Jan 1

10

211

Nov 20 – Jan 1

10

212 Early

Nov 15 – Dec 5

7

212 Late

Dec 6 – Dec 26

6

213 Early

Nov 15 – Dec 5

8

213 Late

Dec 6 – Dec 26

8

221, 223, 241C

Nov 20 – Jan 1

4

241D

Nov 20 – Jan 1

3

243

Nov 20 – Jan 1

4

244

Nov 20 – Jan 1

6

252***

Nov 17 – Dec 9

8

253

Nov 20 – Jan 1

6

254

Nov 20 – Jan 1

3

261

Nov 20 – Jan 1

5

262

Nov 20 – Jan 1

5

263

Nov 20 – Jan 1

9

264, 265

Nov 20 – Jan 1

5

266

Nov 20 – Jan 1

1

267

Nov 20 – Jan 1

8

268

Nov 20 – Jan 1

22

271, 242

Nov 20 – Jan 1

10

272

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

280***

Dec 15 – Jan 1

3

281***

Dec 15 – Jan 1

7

282***

Dec 15 – Jan 1

5

283, 284

Nov 20 – Jan 1

6

286

Nov 20 – Jan 1

3

Resident Nelson Bighorn Sheep –
Any Ewe Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

212

Oct 5 – Oct 25

31

213

Oct 5 – Oct 25

45

253

Oct 5 – Oct 25

18

268

Oct 5 – Oct 25

40

Nonresident Nelson Bighorn Sheep – Any Ram – Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

044, 182

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

161

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

173 NA

Sept 5 – Oct 5

1

181*

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

183

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

184

Oct 15 – Nov 5

1

205

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

207

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

211

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

212 Early

Nov 15 – Dec 5

1

212 Late

Dec 6 – Dec 26

2

213 Early

Nov 15 – Dec 5

2

213 Late

Dec 6 – Dec 26

2

261

Nov 20 – Jan 1

1

262

Nov 20 – Jan 1

1

263

Nov 20 – Jan 1

1

267

Nov 20 – Jan 1

1

268

Nov 20 – Jan 1

4

271, 242

Nov 20 – Jan 1

2

283, 284

Nov 20 – Jan 1

1

Nonresident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep – Any Ewe
Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

212

Oct 5 – Oct 25

3

213

Oct 5 – Oct 25

5

253

Oct 5 – Oct 25

2

268

Oct 5 – Oct 25

5

Resident California Bighorn Sheep – Any Ram – Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

012

Sept 1 – Oct 31

3

014

Sept 1 – Oct 31

3

021, 022

Sept 1 – Oct 31

3

031

Sept 1 – Oct 31

4

032

Sept 1 – Oct 31

12

033

Sept 1 – Oct 31

2

034

Sept 1 – Oct 31

8

035

Sept 1 – Oct 31

3

041

Sept 1 – Oct 31

1

051

Sept 1 – Oct 31

4

066

Sept 1 – Oct 31

1

068

Sept 1 – Oct 31

5

Resident California Bighorn Sheep – Any Ewe Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

068

Nov 6 – Nov 30

2

Nonresident California Bighorn Sheep – Any Ram – Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

012

Sept 1 – Oct 31

1

032

Sept 1 – Oct 31

2

034

Sept 1 – Oct 31

1

035

Sept 1 – Oct 31

1

Resident Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep – Any Ram – Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2017 Quota

114 Early

Sept 1 – Oct 31

2

114 Late*

Dec 20 – Feb 20

2

115A*

Dec 20 – Feb 20

1

Ram and Ewe Sheep Eligibility Information Q&A

Q: I am eligible for a bighorn sheep ram hunt (Desert or California). Can I apply for the bighorn sheep ewe hunt?

A: Yes, if you are eligible for both. However, you will only be able to obtain one tag in the same subspecies. Be aware that if the ewe application is drawn first, the ram application will become unsuccessful and vice versa. One strategy is to put in for bonus points for one or the other hunts.

Q: I am eligible for a Rocky Mountain ram hunt. Can I apply for the Desert and California bighorn ewe hunt?

A: Yes. As long as you are eligible for those hunts.