NV Dream Tags raise money for the NV Dream Tag charitable fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
You can support conservation and rehabilitation of Nevada’s Wildlife Habitat by buying NV Dream Tags or by contributing directly to the NV Dream Tags through nevadafund.org, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada website. Donate to NV DREAM TAGS FUND
Where the money goes
”All money received by the nonprofit organization from the proceeds of the Dream Tag raffle, less the cost of the Dream Tags purchased by the nonprofit organization and any administrative costs charged by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, must be used for the preservation, protection, management or restoration of game and its habitat, as determined by the Advisory Board on Dream Tags.”
If you have a question, you are welcome to call Lauren Renda at Community Foundation of Western Nevada at 775-333-5499.
How it works
- Similar to Super Tags, Super Raffles, and “Hunt of Lifetime” in the other Western States; open to Nevada residents and non-residents eligible.
- First, purchase a $10 Resource Enhancement Stamp (RES) online or at NDOW offices to “buy-in” to the raffle. Then you can buy an unlimited number of raffle tickets for $5 each (sold online only).
- 6 Dream Tag species in 2018 – deer, antelope, desert (Nelson) bighorn sheep, California bighorn sheep, elk, and black bear.
- Designate which species you want on each raffle ticket – you can buy as many as you want for as many species as you want.
- Raffle benefits “the preservation, protection, management, and restoration of game and its habitat, as determined by the Advisory Board on Dream Tags.”
- The raffle process is online – winners will be notified and names publicized this website.
- The more raffle tickets you buy, the better your chances of winning.
- Buy a Resource Enhancement Stamp and raffle tickets on behalf of your family members and friends, as gifts, for birthdays, etc.
- Waiting periods do not apply.
- Raffle winners must be eligible for hunting license to be issued a Dream Tag.
- Winners who have not purchased a hunting license already will receive a complimentary hunting license – the non-profit organization buys that and the tag for them.
- Return a drawn tag if you win a Dream tag of same species, and get your bonus points and your tag fee back.
- Dream Tag winners can hunt anywhere in the state, under Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission regulation. Exceptions are for Desert and California Bighorn Sheep. See the requirements below. Winners must follow other rules for weapon class and seasons for that weapon.
- Nelson (Desert Bighorn Sheet Hunt 2500: any ram; any management unit where there is an open season for Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep except for the Unit 253 where the previous year harvest for the Dream Tag Hunt 3500 occurred.
- California Bighorn Sheep Hunt 8500; any ram; any management unit where there is an open season for California Bighorn sheep except for Unit 041 and Unit 032 where the previous year harvest for the Dream Tag Hunt 8500 occurred.
- Non-hunters can purchase the $5.00 chances as a way to contribute to wildlife habitat.
- The fees for the Resource Enhancement Stamp and raffle tickets are nonrefundable.
End of Year Report
Read here: CR 16-04 Dream Tag Final to learn about the species, species class, unit groups, season dates, and quotas.
Click here to find out how the Dream Tags system works read NRS 502.219
NRS 502.219: Dream Tags: Establishment of program; administration of program by Department;
Award of Dream Tags by certain nonprofit organizations.
NRS 502.222: Dream Tags: Eligibility for Dream Tag raffle; resource enhancement stamps.
NRS 502.225: Dream Tags: Advisory Board on Dream Tags; membership; duties.
NRS 502.500: Applicability of provisions governing lotteries.