With the big
game draw set for today, sportsmen and women might have a little trouble
sleeping until the results come out on Friday. Is this the year I finally pull
that bighorn sheep or bull elk tag? If I pull more than one tag, how will I ask
for that time off from work? If one of my friends pulls a tag but I don’t, how
am I going to pretend to be happy for them?
that hunters will not have to worry about, however, is the draw process and the
issuing of tags will remain the same.
awards big game tags through a random draw process with every application assigned
a random number or “draw number”. The applications are sorted in ascending
order by draw numbers and allotted by species in areas with available remaining
quotas. This year alone, almost 6 million random numbers will be generated and
distributed across all species, hunts and weapon classes.
by state law the Department uses a third party vendor to administer the
draw. This year, NDOW followed a strict
state guided procurement process and selected a new forward thinking vendor in
Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC (Kalkomey).
big game draw is a unique, complicated and precise system of distributing
tags,” said Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). “We are fortunate to be partnering with Kalkomey and look forward to working
with them as we continue to strive for the most convenient, modern and simple
process for our sportsmen.”
points to Kalkomey’s long history of working with state fish and wildlife
agencies as another reason for the Department’s confidence in their abilities.
partners with over 100 different government agencies in all 50 states and other
countries including Canada, New Zealand and Mexico,” said Wasley. “The
innovation and technology that Kalkomey brings to the table will help us get
sportsmen outside faster.”
The draw results
will be released on Friday, May 25. Applicants will be notified by email and
results will be posted to their individual customer accounts on ndowlicensing.com
under the “Applications and Points” tab on the left.
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, conserves, manages and restores
wildlife and its habitat for the aesthetic, scientific, educational,
recreational, and economic benefits to citizens of Nevada and the United
States, and to promote the safety of persons using vessels on the waters of
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