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STATE OF NEVADA NELSON DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP TAG

Currency:USD Category:Hunting Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
STATE OF NEVADA NELSON DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP TAG
During the week of January 9-16th you will be able to contact Auction Support at 406-404-8765.
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STATE OF NEVADA NELSON DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP TAG #2
STATE OF NEVADA
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE
Julie Meadows
P: 775.688.1512
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The Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and WSF continue our cooperative efforts to offer the Nevada Nelson Desert Bighorn Sheep Tag for the 2022 “Sheep Week”. Nevada has 314 mountain ranges, more than any other lower 48 state, and more desert bighorn sheep than any other jurisdiction in North America. This vast and rugged canvas of both the Mojave and Great Basin deserts are naturally suited to harbor wild sheep. Through the vision of wildlife biologists and passionate support from sportsmen, bighorn sheep restoration efforts have helped increase Nevada’s desert bighorn population from its low of 2,500 in 1960 to over 8,000! Though total bighorn numbers have been depressed in recent years, there still are plenty of great rams to hunt. The most recent harvest data from the 2020 season was 288 rams harvested with 18 rams 170+ B& C from 11 different hunt units. At least 2 rams scoring 180 B& C were taken in 2021. Standard tag eligibility provisions do not apply to this tag. The 2022 Nelson Desert Bighorn Heritage Tag is good in all open desert bighorn sheep hunt units (50 units). The season dates for most units are July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 (4 units on DOD lands have restricted access, limited season dates, and special requirements). Nevada’s bighorn sheep restoration program is supported in large part by the auction of this Heritage desert bighorn sheep tag. Stop by the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s booth to learn more.