The late deer hunts have alot steeper drawing odds then the early hunts. I applied for all late hunts this year. I expect to be hunting in WY in early Oct so I wouldnt have been able to hunt an early season this year. The nice thing about the NV draw system is you always have some chance to draw.
I drew an antelope rifle tag last year with 6pts. And I drew a late rifle deer tag this year with 7pts.
I'd really like to hunt the sage and aspen valleys of the Independence range in Northeast Nevada or the Pinion covered Mountains in Eastern Nevada. The draw odds are pretty poor, 4-5 percent but if I get in the Guides draw it will go up and I'll have close to a 50 percent chance to draw. I have an aquaintance who guides that area in Nevada, and I just think I need to budget a hunt there next. I've been putting it off way to long. Hearing and seeing the pictures of those Nevada mule deer has me itching to hunt there.
Thanks guys for the responses. That gives me an idea at what I'm looking at for time frames. Good luck to who drew this year. Does anybody have pictures of there success in Nevada? Thanks again.
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Nevada is a gambling state. You can draw with zero points or it take forever. I've got 8 points for deer and I put down 5 choices every draw. Yeah, they're good hunts but I've got a lot invested now. You can draw the Rubies every year or every other year but I just can't see using all my points for this unit. On the other hand I drew a California Bighorn tag with only two points (I had 17 for Desert Bighorn). Go figure...
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