Wild Turkey Regulations
A Tag is Required to Hunt Wild Turkey in Nevada
PLEASE NOTE: As with other game species, applicants are advised that a significant portion of the turkey population occurs on private lands and permission must be secured from the landowner before hunting on private lands. NDOW advises that permission be obtained prior to applying for a tag.
IMPORTANT: Hunters must have a valid hunting license to apply, or they may purchase a license when they are applying online. Successful tagholders must have a valid license while hunting.
Unless hunting privileges are limited or revoked, hunters may apply once during each draw period for one type of hunt for wild turkey. Applicants cannot apply for more than one type of hunt, but can apply for up to five hunter choice numbers within any one hunt. Hunters may only receive one turkey tag per calendar year. An application to obtain a tag may be submitted by a person under 12 as long as they will attain the age of 12 before the opening date of each season for which they will be applying. Juniors who are 11 may submit a bonus point only application if they will reach the age of 12 before the beginning of the last available season.
Application Instructions for Residents and Nonresidents
The Department will accept applications received for the Spring Wild Turkey Hunt draw before 11:00pm Pacific Time on Monday, January 15, 2024. Applications for bonus points only will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on Monday, February 5, 2024.
Initial Wild Turkey Draw results will be released no later than 48-hours after the completion of the Wild Turkey draw to applicants on or before Friday, February 16, 2024. Draw results information will not be provided in any way before the results are finalized and applicants notified.
Except as specified for the Junior Wild Turkey Hunts and Landowner Hunts, any remaining tags will be available on a first come, first serve basis through www.ndowlicensing.com beginning 14 days after the draw results have been released.
Only the nonrefundable fees are charged at the time of application and the license fee if you opt to purchase the hunting license. The following fees will be collected after the draw.
- Tag fee
- License fee if you elected only to receive the license only if you draw a turkey tag.
Successful applicants will have seven (7) days to update their credit card for a failed payment before their tag is awarded to an alternate.
* Predator management fee is required pursuant to NRS 502.253 for costs related to a) programs for management and control predatory wildlife; b) management related to protection of nonpredatory wildlife; c) research; d) programs for the education of the general public concerning the management and control of predatory wildlife. (See NRS 502.253 for full language.)
A hunter must be in possession of a valid hunting license and tag issued to the hunter at all times while pursuing game. Once successful, the hunter must validate the tag and attach it to the body of the harvested turkey. (NAC 502.378)
Weapons and Type of Shot Permitted for Hunting Wild Turkey
Legal weapons for hunting wild turkey include: Longbow and arrow or shotgun no larger than 10 gauge nor smaller than 20 gauge. Shot size no larger than number 2 pellet. Shot must be nontoxic while hunting on a wildlife management area. (NAC 503.187)
Hunting with a Dog
You cannot hunt, chase or pursue any wild turkey with a dog from March 1-June 30.
(Refer to NAC 503.147)
Turkey Tag Questionnaire
Wild turkey harvest questionnaires are mandatory regardless of hunt success and can be submitted by logging into ndowlicensing.com.
The Spring turkey harvest questionnaire deadline is May 31 following the close of the season. The Fall turkey harvest questionnaire deadline is November 30 following the close of the season.
Failure to report a harvest questionnaire can result in a 1 year suspension and a $50 fee. (NAC 502.407)
Hunters may only receive one turkey tag in a calendar year.