Big Game Tag Application Due April 19

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) would like to remind hunters that the application deadline for Nevada big game hunts is rapidly approaching. All applications must be received either through an authorized mail service, or entered on-line by 5 p.m. April 19. Any applications received after the 5 p.m. deadline will not be included in the computerized drawing.

Hunters can apply for Nevada big game tags online at This option, offered the past two years, has proven to be very popular. Besides the convenience of applying online, all applications are checked for accuracy and tag fees are not subtracted from the applicant’s credit card unless he or she successfully draws a tag. A $2 fee per tag application is charged to offset costs.

“As far as I’m concerned, applying online is the only way to go. It’s fast, it’s easy and the online program helps walk you through the process,” said NDOW Outdoor Educator Chris Vasey.

In their rush to purchase a hunting license to apply for a tag, many sportsmen and women forget that NDOW offers a combination hunting and fishing license. The combination hunting license number is valid when applying for big game tags. For those who like to hunt and fish, this combination license is a bargin, saving them a total of $8, compared to the cost of purchasing separate hunting and fishing licenses.

NDOW’s web site, provides additional information that will assist hunters in applying for tags, including past year’s harvest statistics and draw odds, as well as information sheets for Nevada’s big game species by hunt unit.

The 2003 State Legislature increased hunting and fishing license and boating registration fees effective March 1, 2004. A new upland game stamp is now required for all upland game hunting (except turkey and crow), and a $3 habitat fee has been incorporated into license fees to support a variety of habitat improvement projects statewide. Fee increases will support ongoing wildlife management programs that benefit fish and wildlife in the state of Nevada.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Department of Wildlife offices are located in Las Vegas, Henderson, Ely, Winnemucca, Fallon, Elko, and Reno.