hunters who were either unsuccessful in the recent big game draw or missed the
deadline to submit an application, have a second chance at a deer tag with the
big game second draw application period opening today (June 8).
year there are hundreds of remaining junior deer tags split between seven
different hunt units, including 45 tags in hunt unit 032, eight tags in hunt
unit 035, 116 tags in hunt unit group 101-109, 33 tags in hunt unit group
141-145, 19 tags in hunt unit group 151-156, 25 tags in hunt unit group 171-173
and five tags in hunt unit group 251-254.
areas with remaining tags are hunt areas with higher quotas and lower demand
due to their distance from population centers. Extremely high demand for tags
in areas with lower tag quotas and higher populations like areas around Carson
City and Reno resulted in unsuccessful junior tag applicants. Remember, youth
are not guaranteed tags, and can increase their odds of drawing by putting down
all five available choices, especially if they choose an area further from a
large population center with a larger deer herd.
hunters can take advantage of this second shot at a tag by applying for the big
game second draw on ndowlicensing.com between June 8 and June 25. Eligible hunters must be 12 years old prior
to the opening day of each hunt applied for and will not attain their 18th
birthday until after the last day of the last season applied for. A person may only apply for a junior hunt in
5 different years.
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