Big Game Draw Deadlines A-Comin’!

a bugling elk
Lottery draw for big-game hunting permits or tags is an essential element of the North American Conservation Model. When there are fewer licenses or tags than hunters, it ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the hunt. Some hunters would rather draw a tag for bighorn sheep than win the lottery, while others are convinced that you can’t get an elk tag except by random draw (this is not quite so, but we’ll get to that later).
Below, for your convenience, is the list for all states and big-game animals that hunters especially covet.

January 31st – non-resident Elk / Wyoming – Apply now

February 11th– Elk, Antelope / Arizona – Apply now

February 15th – Spring Bear, Turkey / Idaho- Apply now

March 2nd – Moose, Sheep and Mountain Goat / Wyoming – Apply now

March 5th – all species / Utah – Apply now

March 18th – Deer, Elk, Antelope, Sheep, Oryx, Ibex / New Mexico – Apply now

April 1st – Elk, Deer / Montana – Apply now

May 31st – Deer, Antelope / Wyoming – Apply now

Now you know what are the dates to apply for non-resident licenses and tags. Don’t forget to file your applications, and don’t miss the application deadlines!
And just as a reminder, in case you don’t succeed with the draw, you will probably find a similar hunt with and OTC tag included on Learn more about opportunities for purchasing elk tags over the counter and sheep hunts that won’t break the bank. Or jump to our selection of hunts in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, directly from trusted outfitters with Best Price Guarantee!
Good huntin’!

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