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List of 2021 Nevada tags available in the Second Draw

Information on Nevada 2021 Second Draw

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For 2021, a decent amount of tags are available for Nevada's Second Draw. There are 157 archery-only mule deer tags available in the second draw, 1 muzzleloader mule deer tag, plus three cow elk, two antelope and 90 resident-only junior mule deer tags.


Second Draw Information

The second draw application period for Nevada is from June 7 at 8 a.m. through June 14 at 11 p.m. PST and you can apply online here. Both residents and nonresidents are able to apply in the second draw. See the updated list here or in the tables below.

Results will be turned around quickly and you should know your results by the end of June. 

Note: If you apply for a tag in the second draw and are successful you will lose your bonus points. So if you are building points, I highly suggest you avoid picking up a leftover tag during the second draw, unless you just want to hunt and don't mind losing your points. The remaining tags are not worth burning 3, 5, or even 10 bonus points for. But, if you're just starting to apply in Nevada or you're looking for a hunt to fill a void in your hunt schedule, then applying for a leftover tag is a smart move.

Points to highlight

  • The Nevada Second Draw works the same way as the main draw, in that you can list five hunt choices.
  • If you applied in the main draw and didn't draw, you can still apply in the second draw. Also, if you didn't apply in the main draw, you could still apply for this draw.
  • Bonus points can be purchased for any species available in the second draw.
  • Remember, the second draw and the first-come-first-serve tags will burn your bonus points if you pick up a tag.
  • Points are squared in the second draw, just like the main draw

Tags show on this list for a number of reasons:

1. If the nonresident quota is filled and these tags didn't get put in for by residents, they will now show up in the second draw.
2. These tags were awarded in the main draw and electronically returned by the awarded party. Pursuant to NAC 502.421 there were no eligible applicants who indicated a desire to be placed on the alternate list who’s first choice area and season matched the electronically returned tag.
3. The original count of tags for this weapon class and unit group were augmented as additional tags have been returned.
4. This second draw tag list now includes tags that were returned in the 1-week grace period that did not have an alternate to issue.

Party applications on the Second Draw

You actually you can apply as a party in Nevada's second draw. But it could hurt your chance to pull a tag, especially if there aren't enough permits for the hunt you're looking at.

Apply for Nevada's second draw starting June 7 here


2021 Available Tags

Resident and nonresident hunts

Mule deer buck archery permits available

Season dates: Aug. 10-Sept. 9, 2021

Unit Trophy
potential
Buck:doe
ratio
Bucks
4p+
Public
land
Number
available
032 160" 30:100 26% 91.4% 32*
035 160" 30:100 42% 81.3% 7*
101-109 150" to
170"
37:100 35% 31.3%
to 99.1% 
117*
171-173 150" to
170"
29:100 to
35:100
30% 96.7%
to 99.3%
1**

* These tags were on the original remaining tag list, but amounts have increased after the electronic return period or came from a customer who failed to pay for their tag and had no alternate to issue
** These tags were either returned in the electron return period or came from a customer who failed to pay for their tag and had no alternate to issue

Mule deer buck muzzleloader permits available

Season dates: Sept. 10-Oct. 10, 2021

Unit Trophy
potential
Buck:doe
ratio
Bucks
4p+
Public
land
Number
available
211-213 150" to
170"
NA 35% to
47%
95%
to 98.6%
1**

** These tags were either returned in the electronic return period or came from a customer who failed to pay for their tag and had no alternate to issue

Antelope horns longer than ears

Unit Weapon Trophy
potential
Buck:doe
ratio
Public
land
Harvest
%
Season
dates
Number
available
043-046 Archery 70"
to 75"
42:100 to
64:100
52.8% to
95.1%
36% Aug. 1-28 1**
051 Muzzleloader 75" 23:100 71.6% -- Sept. 25-Oct. 4 1**

** These tags were either returned in the electronic return period or came from a customer who failed to pay for their tag and had no alternate to issue

Elk antlerless (archery)

Season dates: Aug. 1-24, 2021

Unit Number
available
113 1
062, 064, 066-068 1**
075 1**

** These tags were either returned in the electronic return period or came from a customer who failed to pay for their tag and had no alternate to issue

Resident junior only

Junior mule deer either-sex permits available
(residents only)

Unit Trophy
potential
Weapon Season
dates
Number
available
032 160" Archery, Muzzleloader,
Any Legal Weapon
A: Aug. 10-Sept. 9, 2021
M: Sept. 10-Oct. 4, 2021
ALW: Oct. 5-Nov. 5, 2021
18
101-109 150" to
170"
Archery, Muzzleloader,
Any Legal Weapon
A: Aug. 10-Sept. 9, 2021
M: Sept. 10-Oct. 4, 2021
ALW: Oct. 5-Nov. 5, 2021
72*

* These tags were on the original remaining tag list, but amounts have increased after the electronic return period or came from a customer who failed to pay for their tag and had no alternate to issue

Other Nevada tag information

Enhanced First-Come First-Served queue

New for 2021: First-Come-First-Served (FCFS) queue that will be accessible in the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s (NDOW) licensing system. This queue offers NDOW customers the ability to purchase any tags remaining after the second draw or any returned tags without an eligible alternate. Just for the FCFS, the residency eligibility will not be restricted to tags within the queue. So, a nonresident can purchase a resident tag at the nonresident price and vice versa. The only exception is for the junior mule deer/antlerless mule deer tags, which will only be available to eligible resident juniors. 

Tag transfer and deference

You now have the choice to defer a tag or restore your bonus points if you experience an extenuating circumstance between the 14-day window of the tag return deadline and the start of the hunt. A tag holder can transfer their tag to another eligible person if the tag holder is diagnosed as terminally ill after drawing the tag. Both the tag holder and the transferee would be subject to all eligibility restrictions. An extenuating circumstance is defined in NAC502.422 and must be accompanied with documentation evidence and verified by NDOW before approval. 

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