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Final reminder of 2004 tag application deadline

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

By Don Quilici

This is a final reminder that 5 p.m. on April 19 is the final deadline for RECEIVING applications for 2004 Nevada big game hunting tags.

Nevada law requires a computerized drawing system for the issuance of hunting tags for the following big game species: Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, California bighorn sheep, desert bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat.

You can submit your big game applications by either an authorized postal service or by the Internet.

Postal Service:

Your application forms and their associated checks must be received by no later than 5 p.m. on April 19 at the Wildlife Administrative Services Office in Fallon.

Those forms are required to be submitted through an authorized postal service such as the U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS.

Mail it to the Wildlife Administrative Services Office, P.O. Box 1345, Fallon 89407-1345.

Do not mail your envelope to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). That is the wrong location.

Internet:

Go to website http://www.huntnnevada.com.

Then just follow their instructions for applying.

The deadline for receiving your Internet information is also 5 p.m. on April 19.

Note:

In 2001, 100 percent of the applications were submitted in paper-form to the Fallon office.

In 2002, 59 percent of the 103,621 applications were submitted via the Internet.

Last year, 73 percent of 107,479 applications were via the Internet.

This year, they are estimating that 80+ percent will apply on the Internet.

For information, call the Wildlife Administrative Office at (800) 576-1020 during regular business hours.