Nevada Dream Tags: Your Shot at the Hunt of a Lifetime

In the past, the only thing a hunter could do during the time between the big game application deadline in April and the day the draw results are posted in June was to sit and wait and hope for the best. That all changed last year with the introduction of the Nevada Dream Tags.

The Nevada Dream Tags Program is a raffle that allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at the hunt of a lifetime while also contributing to Nevada's wildlife habitat. The tags are similar to other western states' raffle tags and "hunt of a lifetime" tags.

Five dream tags will be awarded in 2013: one for Elk, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Antelope and Mule Deer. All that is required to get started in the raffle is to first purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp for $10. Once you have your stamp, you can purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for only $5 each. You can purchase both the RES Stamp and the raffle tickets at NVDreamTag.org.

One of the best aspects of this raffle is the ability to purchase tickets for your family and friends. Anyone can go online and purchase their favorite hunter chances at the hunt of a lifetime for their birthday or Christmas or any special occasion.

For those not interested in hunting, the Resource Enhancement Stamp can be purchased by anyone that wants to contribute to the preservation, protection, management and restoration of game and its habitat.

Tickets for the Nevada Dream Tag raffle are available now and will be sold until June 30 for this year's hunting season. The winners will be announced in early July.

For more information on the Nevada Dream Tags program, please visit the website at NVDreamTag.org.

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