Big Game Tag Application Deadline Fast Approaching(1)

The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen who have not yet applied for this year’s big game draw that the deadline is fast approaching. All applications must be received by Monday, April 17 (11 p.m. for online applications and 5 p.m. for paper applications).

Any hunter who gets their application in by 11:59 tomorrow (Friday, April 14) will be entered in a drawing for a $300 Cabela’s gift card.

Nevada offers a good variety of big game opportunities for deer, elk, bear, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat and bighorn sheep. The Silver State is one of just a few states to possess three sub-species of bighorn sheep (desert, rocky mountain and California). Deer, elk and antelope offer additional options for weapon type (rifle, archery, and muzzleloader), sex (male or female) and season dates.

Again this year, NDOW is offering some combination hunt options that allow sportsmen hunting in predetermined areas the chance of hunting a cow elk simultaneous to hunting a mule deer.

To help hunters understand the application process and make informed choices, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) provides a vast amount of information. Hunters can find population reports, draw odds and harvest statistics, maps, Hunter Information Sheets and much more on the agency’s website at

The 2017 quotas will be set by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners at their May 12 and 13 meeting in Reno.

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