Specialty Tags Offer Hunt of a Lifetime
The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen applying for the big game tag draw not to forget about specialty tags.
Silver State Tag
The Silver State Tag allows hunters the opportunity to hunt one of four big game species (mule deer, elk, desert bighorn sheep and antelope) anywhere in the state with any legal weapon from August 1- December 31. The winners also walk away with thousands of dollars’ worth of additional prizes. Each tag comes with a list of goods including rifles, optics, hunting gear, guided hunts and taxidermy. Silver State Tag allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at a hunt equivalent to a Heritage Auction Tag while contributing to wildlife habitat restoration in Nevada. Please see the list of prizes and donors on the Silver State Tag link at www.huntnevada.com.
Partnership in Wildlife Tag
The Partnership in Wildlife Tag allows sportsmen to hunt in any open unit in the state (season dates and weapon class for each hunt unit applies). This year the PIW program is offering 22 resident mule deer tags, three nonresident mule deer tags, five tags for resident antelope, three resident elk tags, one California bighorn sheep tag and one desert bighorn sheep. It is only $10 per species to apply. Like the Silver State Tag, hunters may only apply once during the big game tag application period.
Nevada Dream Tag
While not part of the application process, the Nevada Dream Tag is also an amazing opportunity for resident and non-resident hunters alike. The Nevada Dream Tags Program is a raffle that allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at the hunt of a lifetime while also contributing to wildlife habitat restoration in Nevada (season dates and weapon class for each hunt unit applies). One of the best aspects of this raffle is the ability to purchase tickets for your family and friends.
Five Dream Tags will be awarded in 2017: one for elk, California Bighorn Sheep, desert bighorn sheep, antelope and mule deer. All that is required to get started in the raffle is to first purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp for $10. Once you have your stamp, you can purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for only $5 each. You can purchase both the RES Stamp and the raffle tickets at NVDreamTag.org.