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Partnership in Wildlife (PIW)

(Refer to CR 19-07)

Partnership In Wildlife (PIW) is a voluntary and optional participation program that offers unique hunting opportunities for a few state-wide big game tags. A person with a PIW tag may hunt with an authorized weapon in any unit with an open season for the species listed on the tag during the season dates when that unit is open for that species and weapon class.

Application Instructions

Applicants who are eligible and apply for hunts in the big game main draw can also apply for PIW hunts for antlered deer, antelope horns longer than ears, Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep ram, antlered elk, and California bighorn sheep ram. The PIW application fee is an additional $10 for each species, which is deposited into the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account.

Funds Benefit Wildlife Heritage Trust

The funds raised through PIW applications are placed in the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account. Nevada statute allows 75% of the money deposited into this account and 100% of the interest earned on the account during the previous year to be used by the Department for the protection, propagation, restoration, transplantation, introduction, and management of any game fish, bird, or mammal and the management and control of predatory wildlife in the state. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is responsible for reviewing and approving expenditures from this account.

Every year a number of wildlife management projects are funded by the Wildlife Heritage Trust account. PIW promises to benefit Nevada’s wildlife by providing financial support to the Wildlife Heritage Trust account and the sportsmen and women who support Nevada wildlife by providing additional, unique hunting opportunities that would not otherwise be available in the state.

PIW HUNTS

Legal Weapon: Archery when the season for that species and management unit is restricted to archery. Muzzleloader when the season for that species and management unit is restricted to muzzleloader. Any legal weapon, including crossbow, when the season for that species and management unit allows any legal weapon.

Limit: One animal.

Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Resident Mule Deer

Category: Antlered only.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered deer.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for resident mule deer antlered hunts.

Quota: 22

Nonresident Mule Deer

Category: Antlered only.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered deer.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for non-resident mule deer antlered hunts.

Quota: 3

Resident Pronghorn Antelope

Category: Antelope with horns longer than ears.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for pronghorn antelope with horns longer than the ears.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for resident pronghorn antelope horns longer than ears hunts.

Quota: 5

Resident Elk

Category: Elk with at least one antler.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered elk except for Unit 091.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for resident elk antlered hunts.

Quota: 3

Resident California Bighorn Sheep

Category: Any ram.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for California Bighorn sheep except for units 031, 041, and 068.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the resident California bighorn sheep any ram hunt.

Quota: 1

Resident Nelson Desert Bighorn Sheep

Category: Any ram.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep except for units 244 and 263.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the resident Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep any ram hunt.

Quota: 1

Silver State Tag Hunt

August 1 – December 31 (limited hunt units restriction for bighorn sheep hunts)

Season Dates: August 1 – December 31

Legal Weapon: Any legal weapon.

Limit: One animal.

Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Unit restrictions by species:

Mule Deer: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered deer.

Antelope: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for Antelope horns longer than ears.

Nelson Bighorn Sheep Ram: Any hunt where there is an open season for Nelson Bighorn Sheep, except Unit 263.

Elk: Any Hunt Unit where there is an open season for antlered elk except Unit 091.

Wildlife Heritage Tags

(Refer to CR 18-04)

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 2019 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 one-half hour after sunset, according to Government sunrise-sunset tables.

Legal Weapon

Any legal weapon may be used throughout the season.

Limit

One animal per tag.

2019 Wildlife Heritage Mule Deer Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage Mule Deer

Sex/Age Class: Any Mule Deer

Season Dates: Aug 1 – Dec 31, 2019

Quota: 2

2019 Wildlife Heritage Pronghorn Antelope Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage Antelope

Sex/Age Class: Any pronghorn antelope

Season Dates: Aug 1 – Dec 31, 2019

Quota: 2

2019 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, 2019

Quota: 2

2019 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, 2019 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.

2019 Wildlife Heritage California Bighorn Tag

Tag Type: Wildlife Heritage California Bighorn Sheep

Sex/Age Class: Any ram

Season Dates: August 1–December 31, 2019

Quota: 1

Units: Statewide except those units closed by NAC 504.340 and units 041 and 068.

Emergency Depredation Hunts (Deer, Antelope, Elk)

(Refer to CR 19-05)

Applications

All applications for emergency depredation must be submitted online at ndowlicensing.com

Legal Weapon: To be determined by hunt.

Tag Quota

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

Season: Emergency hunts may occur July 1 – June 30 of the following year, and will be determined by hunt.