CARSON CITY — In the past, when a resident or nonresident hunter failed to get a big game tag in the annual draw, they would lower their heads with the knowledge that they would have to wait another year for a chance to hunt big game in Nevada.
This year is different. This year, Nevada hunters still have a chance … lots of them.
The all new 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 Nevada’s wildlife habitat. The tags are similar to other Western states’ raffle tags and “hunt of a lifetime” tags.
“This new program is a big deal for both hunters and non-hunters alike in Nevada,” NDOW Director Ken Mayer said. “On one hand it offers hunters a chance at an amazing hunt, and on the other hand it gives people the opportunity to help support much-needed habitat restoration in the state. Simply put, it’s a win-win for Nevada.”
To get started in the raffle, purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp for $10. Hunters then can purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for $5 each. This year raffle tickets can be purchased for antelope, California bighorn sheep, deer, desert (Nelson) bighorn sheep and elk.
All money raised by the Dream Tag program will be used for the preservation, protection, management and restoration of game and its habitat, as determined by the Advisory Board on Dream Tags. One of the best aspects of this raffle is the ability to purchase tickets for family and friends. Anyone can go online and purchase their favorite hunter chances at the hunt of a lifetime for their birthday or Christmas or other special occasion.
The Resource Enhancement Stamp can be purchased by anyone who wants to contribute to the preservation, protection, management and restoration of game and its habitat. Tickets for the Nevada Dream Tag raffle are available now and will be sold until June 30. The winners will be announced in early July.
All the funds raised through the Nevada Dream Tag raffle sales are placed into the Dream Tags Fund with the managing entity the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, a non-profit organization that manages more than 100 different funds with grant advisory boards of their own.
For more information, visit NVDreamTag.org.