Deadline approaching for big game hunt tags

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Hunters interested in trying to obtain 2008 Nevada big game hunting tags are advised that the final deadline for receiving those tag applications, this year, is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 21.

Big game hunting tags are issued by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), through a computerized drawing system. Tags will be available for pronghorn antelope, mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, California bighorn sheep, desert bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat and mountain lion.

There are two ways to submit your applications:

1. By an Authorized Postal Service:

If mailed, your paper applications must be mailed to the Wildlife Administrative Services Office in Fallon. DO NOT send them to NDOW..

Those forms are required to be submitted through an authorized postal service such as the U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS. If you do not have the necessary application forms, they can be obtained at Nevada Division of Wildlife offices and at authorized license dealer outlets, throughout the State of Nevada.

2. On the Internet:

You can apply on the Internet by going to

Internet applications will be posted immediately and checked for accuracy. If your application is accepted, it is accurate and you are in the drawing.

Tag fees will not be subtracted from your credit card until you actually draw a tag.

Regardless of how you apply:

Those who apply for tags will be notified of the drawing results by late June.

Those results will also be posted on the website.


That final application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 21.

For information, call the Wildlife Administrative Services Office in Fallon at (800) 576-1020.


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