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Mule Deer Hunts

Resident Junior Mule Deer Hunts Antlered or Antlerless

Junior youth tag holders can harvest an antlered or antlerless deer. This tag allows the junior hunter to hunt during the archery season when the unit is open for archery only; to hunt with a muzzleloader when the unit is open for muzzleloader only; and to hunt with any legal weapon when the unit is open for any legal weapon. If a junior hunt applicant is unsuccessful in drawing a tag, bonus points will be awarded for the junior hunt.

Note: Any bonus points accrued in the junior hunt will automatically transfer to the antlered deer category at the time the junior hunter becomes ineligible for the junior hunt by either age, or after 5 years of application for the junior hunt.

Junior youth must be 12 years old prior to the opening of each hunt choice applied for (usually Archery), and will not attain their 18th birthday until after the last day of the last season applied for (usually Any Legal Weapon). An eligible junior hunter may apply no more than 5 years.

Archery, Muzzleloader, or Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Weapon

Season Dates

2021 Quota

011 - 013

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

30

014

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

10

015

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Dec 11 - Jan 1

10

021

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Dec 1 - Dec 10
Dec 11 - Dec 20
Dec 21 - Jan 1

15

022

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

15

031

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

65

032

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

55

033

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

15

034

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

8

035

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

35

041, 042

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

15

043 - 046

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

70

051

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

70

061, 062, 064, 066-068

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

320

065

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 5

15

071 - 079, 091

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

380

081

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Nov 10 - Nov 20
Nov 21 - Dec 10
Dec 11 - Jan 1

35

101 - 109

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Sept 30
Oct 1 - Nov 2

490

111 - 113

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

120

114, 115

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

30

121

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

45

131 - 134

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Oct 31

170

141 - 145

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

190

151 - 156

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

65

161 - 164

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

140

171 - 173

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

180

181 - 184

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

55

192

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Nov 5 - Nov 30

25

194, 196

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Nov 5 - Nov 30

15

195

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

10

201, 204

Any Legal Weapon
Muzzleloader
Archery

Nov 5 - Nov 30
Dec 1 - Dec 15
Dec 16 - Jan 1

6

202, 205 - 208

Any Legal Weapon
Muzzleloader
Archery

Nov 5 - Nov 30
Dec 1 - Dec 15
Dec 16 - Jan 1

15

203A*

Archery
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Nov 5 - Nov 30

20

211 - 213

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 10
Nov 5 - Nov 30

20

221 - 223

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Oct 31

170

231

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Oct 31

70

241 - 245

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Oct 31

45

251 - 254

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Oct 5 - Nov 2

20

261 - 268

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Nov 5 - Nov 30

35

271, 272

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Nov 5 - Nov 30

10

291

Archery
Muzzleloader
Any Legal Weapon

Aug 10 - Sept 9
Sept 10 - Oct 4
Nov 5 - Nov 30

20

Resident and Nonresident Mule Deer Hunts Antlered

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

Resident Deer 2021 Quotas

Nonresident Deer 2021 Quotas

011 - 013

Oct 5 - Nov 5

65

5

014

Oct 5 - Nov 5

15

2

015

Dec 11 - Jan 1

35

3

021

Dec 21 - Jan 1

40

3

022

Oct 5 - Nov 2

45

4

031

Oct 5 - Nov 5

140

7

032

Oct 5 - Nov 5

85

8

033

Oct 5 - Nov 5

20

2

034

Oct 5 - Nov 5

30

2

035

Oct 5 - Nov 5

75

5

041, 042

Oct 5 - Nov 5

25

3

043 - 046 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

70

6

043 - 046 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

30

3

051

Oct 5 - Nov 5

170

15

061, 062, 064, 066-068 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

800

50

061, 062, 064, 066-068 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

95

5

065

Oct 5 - Nov 5

45

5

071 - 079, 091 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

850

60

071 - 079, 091 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

200

15

081

Dec 11 - Jan 1

65

4

101 - 109 Early

Oct 1 - Oct 16

850

65

101 - 109 Mid

Oct 17 - Oct 30

850

65

101 - 109 Late

Oct 31 - Nov 8

150

10

111 - 113 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

270

20

111 - 113 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

25

2

114, 115 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

60

6

114, 115 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

5

2

115

Dec 1 - Dec 15

5

2

121 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

85

2

121 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

8

2

131 - 134 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

300

20

131 - 134 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

30

2

141 - 145 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

230

15

141 - 145 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

25

2

151 - 156 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

160

15

151 - 156 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

15

2

161 - 164 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 20

290

15

161 - 164 Late

Oct 21 - Nov 5

35

2

171 - 173 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 16

280

30

171 - 173 Mid

Oct 17 - Oct 30

190

15

171 - 173 Late

Oct 31 - Nov 8

45

2

181 - 184

Oct 5 - Nov 5

150

15

192

Nov 5 - Nov 30

55

4

194, 196

Nov 5 - Nov 30

60

3

195

Oct 5 - Nov 2

25

2

201, 204

Nov 5 - Nov 30

20

2

202, 205 - 208

Nov 5 - Nov 30

40

2

203*

Nov 5 - Nov 30

30

2

211 - 213

Nov 5 - Nov 30

50

5

221 - 223 Early

Oct 5 - Oct 16

220

15

221 - 223 Mid

Oct 17 - Oct 30

130

8

221 - 223 Late

Oct 31 - Nov 8

20

2

231

Oct 5 - Oct 31

140

6

241 - 245

Oct 5 - Oct 31

120

6

251 - 254

Oct 5 - Nov 2

30

2

261 - 268

Nov 5 - Nov 30

75

5

271, 272

Nov 5 - Nov 30

25

2

291

Nov 5 - Nov 30

45

4

Archery

Unit Group

Season Dates

Resident Deer 2021 Quotas

Nonresident Deer 2021 Quotas

011 - 013

Aug 10 - Sept 9

20

2

014

Aug 10 - Sept 9

10

2

015

Aug 10 - Sept 9

5

2

021

Dec 1 - Dec 10

15

2

022

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

031

Aug 10 - Sept 9

20

2

032

Aug 10 - Sept 9

60

6

033

Aug 10 - Sept 9

10

2

034

Aug 10 - Sept 9

7

2

035

Aug 10 - Sept 9

60

7

041, 042

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

043 – 046

Aug 10 - Sept 9

60

6

051

Aug 10 - Sept 9

55

6

061, 062, 064, 066 - 068

Aug 10 - Sept 9

270

30

065

Aug 10 - Sept 9

5

2

071 - 079, 091 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

280

30

071 - 079, 091 Late

Nov 10 - Nov 20

30

3

081

Nov 10 - Nov 20

10

2

101 - 109 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

500

50

101 - 109 Late

Nov 10 - Nov 20

20

2

111 - 113

Aug 10 - Sept 9

30

3

114, 115

Aug 10 - Sept 9

70

7

121 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

121 Late

Nov 10 - Nov 20

3

2

131 - 134

Aug 10 - Sept 9

60

6

141 - 145

Aug 10 - Sept 9

200

25

151 - 156

Aug 10 - Sept 9

60

6

161 - 164

Aug 10 - Sept 9

140

15

171 - 173

Aug 10 - Sept 9

200

20

181 - 184

Aug 10 - Sept 9

60

6

192 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

192 Late

Dec 1 - Jan 1

20

2

194, 196 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

194, 196 Late

Dec 1 - Jan 1

18

2

195

Aug 10 - Sept 9

5

2

201, 202, 204 - 208 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

5

2

201, 204 Late

Dec 16 - Jan 1

5

2

202, 205 - 208 Late

Dec 16 - Jan 1

5

2

203 Early

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

203 Late

Dec 16 - Jan 1

15

2

211 - 213

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

221 - 223

Aug 10 - Sept 9

65

6

231

Aug 10 - Sept 9

40

4

241 - 245

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

251 - 254

Aug 10 - Sept 9

8

2

261 - 268

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

271, 272

Aug 10 - Sept 9

10

2

291

Aug 10 - Sept 9

15

2

Muzzleloader

Unit Group

Season Dates

Resident Deer 2021 Quotas

Nonresident Deer 2021 Quotas

011 - 013

Sept 10 - Oct 4

7

2

014

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

015

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

021

Dec 11 - Dec 20

5

2

022

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

031

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

032

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

033

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

034

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

035

Sept 10 - Oct 4

7

2

041, 042

Sept 10 - Oct 4

10

2

043 - 046

Sept 10 - Oct 4

20

2

051

Sept 10 - Oct 4

15

2

061, 062, 064, 066 - 068

Sept 10 - Oct 4

70

8

065

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

071 - 079, 091

Sept 10 - Oct 4

85

7

081

Nov 21 - Dec 10

20

2

101 - 109

Sept 10 - Sept 30

80

9

111 - 113

Sept 10 - Oct 4

15

2

114, 115

Nov 10 - Nov 30

20

2

121

Sept 10 - Oct 4

7

2

131 - 134

Sept 10 - Oct 4

35

4

141 - 145

Sept 10 - Oct 4

20

2

151 - 156

Sept 10 - Oct 4

9

4

161 - 164

Sept 10 - Oct 4

25

3

171 - 173

Sept 10 - Oct 4

70

7

181 - 184

Nov 10 - Nov 30

20

2

192

Sept 10 - Oct 4

10

2

194, 196

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

195

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

201, 204

Dec 1 - Dec 15

5

2

202, 205 - 208

Dec 1 - Dec 15

10

2

211 - 213

Sept 10 - Oct 10

8

2

221 - 223

Sept 10 - Oct 4

15

2

231

Sept 10 - Oct 4

20

2

241 - 245

Sept 10 - Oct 4

7

2

251 - 254

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

261 - 268

Sept 10 - Oct 4

20

2

271, 272

Sept 10 - Oct 4

10

2

291

Sept 10 - Oct 4

5

2

COLLEGE STUDENTS

College students from other states that are living and studying in Nevada may obtain a resident license and apply for resident tags. Call your regional NDOW office for more information.

Resident Mule Deer Hunts Antlerless

Any Legal Weapon

Unit Group

Season Dates

2021 Quotas

051

Oct 10 - Oct 31

25

061, 062, 064, 066-068 Early

Oct 10 - Oct 31

120

062, 067, 068 Late

Nov 6 - Nov 20

120

071-079, 091

Oct 10 - Oct 31

290

101, 102, 109

Oct 5 - Oct 20

160

114A, 115A Baker Ranch, Early

Dec 1 - Dec 15

40

114A, 115A Baker Ranch, Late

Dec 16 - Dec 24

10

Minimum Legal Requirements For Taking Edible Meat From The Field

Hunters are encouraged to use as much of their harvest as possible. Although most meat from big game is edible, below are the minimum lawful requirements.

In the case of a big game mammal, except mountain lion and black bear, the meat of the front quarters as far as the distal joint of the radius-ulna (knee), hind quarters as far as the distal joint of the tibia-fibula (hock), and the meat along the backbone between the front and hind quarters.

    Front Quarter (Shoulder)
    Hind Quarter (Thigh)
    Backbone (Backstrap / Tenderloin)

How Does The Draw System Work?

All applications, regardless of species or gender, are assigned a random number. Applications with bonus points are assigned additional random numbers by squaring the bonus point total and adding one for the current year (however only the lowest number within the bonus point application is used). Applications are drawn in sequential order starting with the lowest random number then evaluated within the following group order:

Group #1

Silver State, Partnership in Wildlife (PIW), and Junior Mule Deer

Group #2

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ram, California Bighorn Sheep Ram, Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Ram, Elk Antlered, Elk Depredation Antlered, Antelope Horns Longer than Ears,

Mule Deer Antlered, Mountain Goat, and Bear.

Group #3

California Bighorn Sheep Ewe, Nelson (Desert) bighorn Sheep Ewe, Elk Antlerless, Elk Depredation Antlerless, Antelope Horns Shorter than Ears, and Mule Deer Antlerless.

Group #4

Spike Elk

This allows applicants to put in for all species and gender classifications they wish to hunt, without worry of drawing a less preferred tag over a more preferred, due to changes in eligibility requirements (i.e. because you are now only allowed to draw a single tag for each species or subspecies category). For instance, in this draw order, if you draw an Antlered Elk tag early in the draw process, your application for Antlerless Elk will not be considered. However, you can apply for both Antlered and Antlerless Elk in the same draw and not worry about your Antlerless tag being drawn first before Antlered Elk.