If you are hoping to hunt big game in Nevada this year, the Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind everyone that the application deadline is Monday, April 21. Online applicants have until 11 p.m., while hunters who choose to use the traditional paper application must use the U.S. Postal Service to submit their applications, which must be received by the Wildlife Administrative Services Office by 5 p.m. to qualify.
Hunters have an array of hunts; mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, black bear, mountain goat and three species of bighorn sheep (Desert, California and Rocky Mountain), to choose from. Deer, elk and antelope offer additional options for weapon type (rifle, archery, and muzzleloader), sex (male or female) and season dates.
The 2014 quotas will be set by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners at their May 9 and 10 meeting in Reno.
To help hunters understand the application process and make informed choices, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) provides a vast amount of information. Hunter’s can find population reports, draw odds and harvest statistics, maps, Hunter Information Sheets and much more on the agency’s website at www.ndow.org.
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