Nevada Second Draw for Big Game Tags - Apps Due July 6th
Hunters who did not draw a big game tag in Nevada's recently completed main draw still have a chance in the upcoming second draw. The final results of the main draw were announced by Friday (June 18), along with information on remaining tags. Any tags remaining after the second draw will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Mule deer hunters will find tags remaining in several hunt categories and units. Four tags are available for the resident antlerless any legal weapon depredation hunt (hunt #1101) in hunt units 114, 115 – Late, in northeastern Nevada, while there is one antlered muzzleloader hunt (1371) tag remaining in Units 261-268. Archers who would like to hunt buck mule deer have a chance at 97 antlered longbow hunt (1341) tags, with 67 of those in Area 10 - Early. Resident youth hunters continue to have the best opportunity at second draw tags with 334 tags remaining for the junior mule deer, either sex hunt (1107) in a variety of units throughout the state.
A smattering of tags remain for other big game species. There is one resident antlerless elk muzzleloader hunt (4176) tag in Unit 075 and a total of five antelope, horns longer than ears, longbow hunt tags available in four different hunt unit groups. These antelope tags were remaining nonresident tags that are now available to both resident and nonresident hunters in this remaining tag draw.
Hunters interested in applying for any of these tags can apply online at www.huntnevada.com starting June 18 at 8 a.m. or mail their applications to the Wildlife Administrative Services Office in Fallon. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Final results of the second draw will be provided by Friday, July 16.
For more information on the second draw or remaining tags call the Wildlife Administrative Services Office at 1-800-576-1020 or look on the web at www.huntnevada.com.
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