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Apply for the  2021

Nevada Big Game Draw

Apply Starting on March 22nd at ONLY $10

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Nevada Department of Wildlife

How to apply for the Nevada Big Game Draw 

  1. Visit NDOWlicensing.com and login 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 10, 11:00:00pm Pacific Time.

Results for the main draw will be available no later than May 28.

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 remaining tags are available online at NDOWlicensing.com 
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 NDOWlicensing.com. Main Draw results will be available no later than May 28.

Apply by 11:00:00pm Pacific Time on Monday, May 10, 2021 for the Main Draw

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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 2021 Big Game Draw. Your eligibility for these applications depends on your age & residency. Log into your account at NDOWlicensing.com 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.