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Apply for the 2022 Nevada Big Game Draw

Apply Starting on March 21st at ONLY $10

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Nevada Department of Wildlife

How to apply for the Nevada Big Game Draw 

  1. Visit and log in or create your account.
  2. Choose the species you wish to apply for.
  3. Select up to five hunt choices for the selected species.

Do I need to buy a license to apply for the draw?

No, you do not need to buy a license in order to apply for the draw. You have the option to defer purchase of a license pending a successful draw. However, if you have not purchased a license by the draw date, and you are unsuccessful in the draw, you will not receive a bonus point.

When is the deadline to apply?

The application deadline for the Main Big Game Draw is May 10th, 11:00 pm Pacific Time.

Results for the main draw will be available no later than May 27th, 2022.

Following the main draw, there is a second drawing for any remaining tags. Any tags remaining after the second draw may be applied for on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications for the remaining tags are available online at 
or on the NDOW application page.

How will I know if I'm successful?

Applicants will be notified by email and their online account at Main Draw results will be available no later than May 27th, 2022.

Apply by 11:00 pm Pacific Time on May 10th, 2022 for the Main Draw

Nevada Department of Wildlife

6980 Sierra Center Pkwy #120
Reno, NV 89511

Which hunts can I apply for?

Hunters need a tag to hunt Nevada's big game populations. Below are some of the species available to hunt in applications for the 2022 Big Game Draw. Your eligibility for these applications depends on your age & residency. Log into your account at to view your eligibility.

  • Mule Deer
  • Antelope
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Elk
  • Black Bear
  • Mountain Goat

Can I hunt big game anywhere?

Nevada is broken down into hunt units. When applying for a big game tag you will select your top five choices from an interactive map.

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