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Wildlife Heritage Tags (CR 16-03)

Wildlife Heritage Tags are auction tags that help raise funds for the ‘protection, propagation, restoration, transplanting, introduction, and management of any game fish, game mammal, game bird, or fur-bearing mammal and the management and control of predatory wildlife in this state.” The Board of Wildlife Commissioners designates the number of Wildlife Heritage game tags to be auctioned each year.

The successful bidder may hunt statewide during the 2017 season, except those areas closed to hunting in NAC 504.340 and units for Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep and California bighorn sheep where previous year’s harvest previous year’s harvest for Heritage occurred. A list of auction tags is on the agency website at www.ndow.org.

Hunting Hours

Big game mammals: one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, the same to be considered according to Government sunrise-sunset tables.

Legal Weapon

Any legal weapon may be used throughout the season.

Limit

One animal per tag.

2017 Wildlife Heritage Mule Deer Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage Mule Deer

Sex/Age Class: Any Mule Deer

Season Dates: Aug 1 – Dec 31, 2017

Quota: 2

2017 Wildlife Heritage Pronghorn Antelope Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage Antelope

Sex/Age Class: Any pronghorn antelope

Season Dates: Aug 1 – Dec 31, 2017

Quota: 2

2017 Wildlife Heritage Rocky Mountain Elk Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage Rocky Mountain Elk

Sex/Age Class: Elk with at least one antler

Season Dates: Aug 1 – Dec 31, 2017

Quota: 2

2017 Wildlife Heritage Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep

Sex/Age Class: Any ram

Season Dates: Aug 1 – Dec 31, 2017 except for unit 252, 280, 281, 282 which will be the season dates as established by the Commission for Hunt 3151.

Quota: 2

Units: Statewide except those units closed by NAC 504.340 and Units 268.

Note: See PIW for info on military base restrictions.

2017 Wildlife Heritage California Bighorn Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage California Bighorn Sheep

Sex/Age Class: Any ram

Season Dates: August 1–December 31, 2017

Quota: 1

Units: Statewide except those units closed by NAC 504.340 and units 041 and 032.

Ask permission BEFORE crossing private land.

Emergency Depredation Hunts (CR 17-05)

Applications

In an emergency hunt for a particular geographic area (that may have multiple seasons) where the total quota for all seasons is less than 20 tags, participants will be selected from the unit group alternate list established for the nearest similar hunt.

In an emergency hunt for a particular geographic area (that may have multiple seasons) where the Department designates a total quota of 20 tags or more for all seasons for a particular hunt, the Department will hold a computerized drawing. Submission of applications for an emergency hunt drawing will be restricted to online at www.huntnevada.com. The application period and deadline for each emergency hunt draw will be determined at the time the hunt and season is established by the Department. Applicants must be currently eligible for the species identified in the hunt to be eligible to apply for an emergency hunt draw.

Tag Quota

Not to exceed 2,000 tags statewide for all species listed.

Please Note: Eligibility restrictions concerning successive years hunts do not apply to these hunts.

Resident Antelope Emergency Depredation Hunt

Legal Weapon: To be determined by hunt.

Class of Animal: To be determined by the Department for each designated emergency depredation hunt. Hunt number #2104 for pronghorn antelope with horns shorter than ears, hunt number #2105 for pronghorn antelope with horns longer than ears, and hunt number #2106 for either class of pronghorn antelope.

Open Season: Individual designated emergency hunts may occur between July 1 and February 28 of the following year.

Resident Elk Emergency Depredation Hunt

Legal Weapon: To be determined by hunt.

Class of Animal: To be determined by the Department for each designated emergency depredation hunt. Hunt number #4104 for antlerless elk, hunt number #4105 for antlered elk, hunt number #4106 for either class of elk, and hunt number #4108 for spike only elk.

Open Season: Individual designated emergency hunts may occur between July 1 and February 28 of the following year.

Resident Mule Deer Emergency Depredation Hunt

Legal Weapon: To be determined by hunt.

Class of Animal: To be determined by the Department for each designated emergency depredation hunt. Hunt number #1104 for antlerless mule deer, hunt number #1105 for antlered mule deer, and hunt number #1106 for either class of mule deer.

Open Season: Individual designated emergency hunts may occur between July 1 and February 28 of the following year.