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Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Hunts Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

045, 153

Sept 15 - Oct 15

2

131*, 164*

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

132 NorthA

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

132 SouthB

Sept 15 - Oct 15

2

134, 251

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

161 Early

Sept 15 - Oct 15

8

161 Late

Nov 20 - Jan 1

7

163, 162

Nov 20 - Jan 1

7

173 NorthC

Sept 15 - Jan 1

4

173 SouthD

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

181**

Nov 20 - Jan 1

18

182, 044

Nov 20 - Jan 1

15

183

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

184

Oct 15 - Nov 15

6

202

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

204

Oct 15 - Nov 15

2

205

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

206, 208

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

207

Oct 15 - Nov 15

3

211

Nov 20 - Jan 1

10

212 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

7

212 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

7

213 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

7

213 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

6

223, 221

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

241

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

243

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

244

Nov 20 - Jan 1

3

245, 133

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

252***

Nov 20 - Dec 12

3

253

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

254

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

261

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

262

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

263

Nov 20 - Jan 1

6

264, 265, 266

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

267

Nov 20 - Jan 1

9

268

Nov 20 - Jan 1

37

271, 242

Nov 20 - Jan 1

8

272

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

280***

Dec 18 - Jan 2

5

281***

Dec 18 - Jan 2

8

282***

Dec 18 - Jan 2

5

283, 284

Nov 20 - Jan 1

4

286

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

† Mature ram numbers and distribution are unknown in this unit.

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn SheeP Any Ram

Archery

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

163, 162

Oct 20 - Nov 14

1

182, 044

Oct 20 - Nov 14

2

202, 204

Oct 20 - Nov 14

1

211

Oct 20 - Nov 14

1

212

Oct 20 - Nov 14

2

213

Oct 20 - Nov 14

2

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Any Ewe

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

161

Oct 20 - Nov 15

30

213

Oct 1 - Oct 19

15

268

Oct 16 - Nov 15

76

Nonresident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

161 Early

Sept 15 - Oct 15

1

161 Late

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

162, 163

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

181**

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

182, 044

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

183

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

184

Oct 15 - Nov 15

1

205

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

207

Oct 15 - Nov 15

1

211

Nov 20 - Jan 1

2

212 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

1

212 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

1

213 Early

Nov 15 - Dec 8

2

213 Late

Dec 9 - Jan 1

2

244

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

253

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

263

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

267

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

268

Nov 20 - Jan 1

5

271, 242*

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

283, 284

Nov 20 - Jan 1

1

Resident California Bighorn Sheep Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

011, 013

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

012

Sept 1 - Oct 31

3

014

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

021, 022

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

031

Sept 1 - Oct 31

6

032A

Sept 1 - Oct 31

11

033, 032B

Sept 1 - Oct 31

3

034

Sept 1 - Oct 31

8

035C

Sept 1 - Oct 31

7

051

Sept 1 - Oct 31

2

066

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

068

Sept 1 - Oct 31

5

Nonresident California Bighorn Sheep Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

012

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

032A

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

034

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

035B

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

068

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

Resident Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Any Ram

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

074

Sept 1 - Oct 31

1

114

Aug 1 - Feb 20

2

115A

Nov 15 - Feb 20

2

Nonresident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Any Ewe

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quota

161

Oct 20 - Nov 15

3

213

Oct 1 - Oct 19

1

268

Oct 16 - Nov 15

9

Bighorn Sheep Seminar 2021

Any applicant who successfully draws a bighorn sheep ram tag is strongly encouraged to attend the virtual Bighorn Sheep Seminar. A single live virtual seminar will be held Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. where tag holders can pose questions. All tag holders will be given a link to the recorded seminar. The seminar covers bighorn management, biology and habitat, NDOW and land management regulations, aging, scoring, and trophy care. Information on attending the seminar will be sent to tag holders.

Did you Know:

Nevada has more bighorn sheep than any other state in the lower 48. The number of desert bighorn sheep in the state has increased from less than 3,000 in 1960 to around 10,000 today!

Mandatory Bighorn Ewe and Mountain Goat Identification Course

Hunters who draw either a bighorn sheep ewe tag or a mountain goat tag must complete a mandatory sheep and goat gender identification course prior to receiving their tags. The Nevada Bighorn Ewes Identification Course is online and available at hunter-ed.com/nevada-sheep-id/

Big Game Harvest Return Cards

Harvest return cards must be submitted for all big game tags regardless of successful harvest. Questionnaires must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. PST on January 31 following the close of the hunt season for which the tag was issued. Hunts that close after January 31 must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. PST on February 28.

Return Card questionnaires may be submitted through a customer’s account at ndowlicensing.com by clicking the Surveys link.

Successful tag holders who fail to report a harvest return card will be subject to a $50 penalty and a suspension from the next season’s application period until the penalty is paid and the questionnaire completed. (Refer to NAC 502.405)