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Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting

Big Game Application Deadline & Remaining Tags

General Application Information

All hunt applications for big game tags must be submitted online at Initial draw results will be posted online at no later than 48 hours after the completion of the draw. Draw results will be released once customer accounts have been updated.

A second drawing will be held for all big game tags that remain after the completion of the Main Draw. Eligible residents and nonresidents may apply for any remaining tags during the Second Draw application period, with the exception of the junior Mule Deer hunt tags, which will only be available to eligible resident applicants. Bonus points for ALL big game species will be available for purchase during the Second Draw application period.

Each applicant will need to apply and purchase licenses under their own account. Applications can be edited or withdrawn in a customer’s account under the Application and Points section up until the close of the application period. Applicants can choose up to five (5) different units and seasons per species and sex so long as there are five (5) different hunt choices available. Utilizing all five (5) choices is highly recommended to maximize an applicant’s chances of receiving a tag.

A successful applicant will have seven (7) days to complete the payment of their tag directly following the results of a draw. If at the end of the seven (7) days a payment has not been completed, the successful applicant will be treated as if they received the tag in regard to waiting periods applied and bonus point costs while the tag will be offered to the next available alternate, subsequent draw, or for purchase in the First Come, First Served program.

The completion of a harvest return card is mandatory to any successful tag holder regardless of a successful take during the season. Applicants will be prevented from applying for a species in the following year’s application period if they did not submit a return card for a tag held the prior year. Customers can complete the return card found in their account and pay a $50 fee to lift the penalty and proceed with the current year’s application.

Big Game Harvest Return Card

Penalty fees and harvest return card information must be received by the Department by the close of the big game application period. Failure to report will result in the denial of all big game tags for 1 year. (NAC 502.405)

Application Opener

Application Deadline

Results – Provided on or before

Non-resident Guided Mule Deer Hunt




Main Draw




Second Draw