Hunting in Nevada

2017 Big Game Application Calendar

  Main Draw Second Draw First Come
First Serve Draw
Application Period Opens March 20 June 9 July 21
Application Period Deadline April 17 June 26 November 22
Bonus Point Application and
Application Withdrawal Closes
April 24 July 3 N/A
Results Release Date June 9 July 21 N/A

Hunter Resources

So, you want to apply for Nevada Big Game tags but you aren't sure where to start. Well, check out this handy list of Top 10 resources you will need to do your homework and make your decisions about which tags you will apply for.

Top 10 Hunting Resources

What is there to hunt in Nevada? Big and small game, furbearers and unprotected species.

Our big game species include mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, three sub-species of bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat and black bear.

Nevada’s big game hunts are conducted by a random draw process and are available to those 12 years old or older. Applications are generally available in mid-March and the application deadline is around mid-April. A second drawing is conducted for remaining tags in June, and any remaining tags after that draw can be applied for on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mountain lion tags are available over the counter and furbearers can be hunted or trapped with a trapping license.

Upland game birds like chukar partridge, California and Gamble's quail, ruffed grouse, blue grouse, dove, and the Himalayan snowcock are popular upland game, or hunters may choose to hunt waterfowl or certain migratory birds.

Unprotected species like coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit may be hunted without a hunting license by both residents and nonresidents, but a trapping license is required to trap them.

Hunting Accessibility Resources

Hunting Accessibility resources include hunting blinds, hunting programs, and special hunting permits that are geared for the disabled.

Learn more: Accessible Hunting