Eligible persons may apply for both antlered AND antlerless mule deer hunts, but may only obtain one (1) mule deer tag per year; OR eligible juniors may apply for the junior antlered/antlerless mule deer hunt.
Eligible persons may apply for both antelope horns longer than ears AND antelope horns shorter than ears hunts, but may only obtain one (1) antelope tag per year.
Applying for elk
Applicants can apply for both antlered and antlerless elk in the same draw period. Additionally, if a person is interested they can apply for multiple antlerless elk hunts in the same draw but only draw one antlerless elk tag.
An applicant is able to apply for both antlered elk and spike elk. However, they will only be able to draw one of the tags. Be advised that once a tag is drawn the other application becomes unsuccessful. There is the possibility an applicant could draw the spike tag instead of an antlered elk tag.
Deer and Antlerless Elk Management Tag Combination Applications
This antlerless elk management tag opportunity is intended to increase antlerless elk harvest without adding additional hunters and hunter congestion during existing mule deer hunt seasons. This antlerless elk tag is considered a “management” antlerless elk tag without any associated bonus points.
- Resident and nonResident mule deer applicants may choose to draw an additional antlerless elk management tag if they draw a deer tag.
- The season for the antlerless elk management tags issued in this method would be the same season dates as the deer tag.
- The antlerless elk management tag may be a select set of hunt units within the mule deer unit group depending on where the Department identifies the need for antlerless elk harvest (i.e., antlerless elk tag may only be good for Unit 061 or 062 within deer unit group 061 – 068).
- Management hunt tags will not earn bonus points.
- Nonrefundable application fees will be charged for the antlerless elk management application selection.
Elk Eligibility Q&A
Q: Can I put in for both a antlered tag and an antlerless elk tag?
Q: How many elk tags could I obtain in the draw?
A: Only one antlerless elk tag and one antlered elk tag or spike elk tag.
Q: Can I apply for the antlered elk and the spike elk hunt in the same draw?
A: Yes, however, you can only obtain one tag. For example, if the spike elk application is drawn first the antlered elk application will become unsuccessful. We advise applying for bonus points for one or the other as an option.
Q: I put in for antlered elk. Can I apply for the spike elk hunt and the antlered elk depredation hunt in the same draw?
Q: I am in a waiting period for antlered elk, can I apply for the spike bull hunt?
Q: I am eligible for antlered elk. Can I apply for the antlered elk hunt, the combination antlered deer and antlerless elk management tag, a regular antlerless elk any legal weapon hunt, and the antlerless elk depredation hunt?
A: Yes. However you will be paying the nonrefundable application fees for each application you submit. You will only be able to draw one antlerless elk tag. You could have a low draw number for the antlerless elk depredation hunt, draw that tag and all other antlerless elk applications will be unsuccessful. Your antlered tag application will still be processed and you could still draw that tag—so make your selections wisely.
Q: Can I earn bonus points on the spike elk hunt if unsuccessful?
Q: Can I apply for both the spike elk hunt and an antlerless elk hunt in the same draw?
A: Yes. You could possibly draw both so make your selections wisely. Also, if unsuccessful for either hunt, bonus points will be earned separately on each.
Q: How many antlerless elk applications can I submit in the same draw?
A: You can only submit one application for each type antlerless elk hunt in the same draw. That means you could apply for an antlerless elk management tag in a combination hunt, antlerless elk hunt, and antlerless elk depredation. You will be paying the nonrefundable application fees for each application submitted and you will only be able to draw one antlerless elk tag.
Ram and Ewe Sheep Eligibility 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.