Application Deadline/Draw Dates Broken Down By State

Jan 27, 2021 | BaseMap | 0 comments

Application season is here which means it’s time to get prepped and organized. While it’s a blessing to have so many hunting opportunities and so many states to apply for tags in, it becomes a nearly impossible task of keeping track of each individual state’s application deadlines and draw dates.

In this article we have broken down the tentative Western Big Game application deadline dates and draw dates by state, so that you can easily navigate and stick these dates onto your calendar.

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Alaska

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

December 15

Alaska

Roosevelt Elk, Dall Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Caribou, Bison, Muskox, Brown/Grizzly Bear, Black Bear

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

February 19

Alaska

Roosevelt Elk, Dall Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Caribou, Bison, Muskox, Brown/Grizzly Bear, Black Bear

Wyoming

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 1

Wyoming

Nonresident Elk

Draw

March 1

Wyoming

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

Draw

March 31

Wyoming

Bison

Draw

April 15

Wyoming

Modify/Withdraw Moose, Sheep, Bison, Mountain Goat

Change/Withdraw

May 10

Wyoming

Nonresident Elk Modify/Withdraw

Change/Withdraw

June 1

Wyoming

Resident Elk

Draw

June 1

Wyoming

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Antelope

Draw

June 25

Wyoming

Leftover Mule Deer, Whitetail, Elk, Antelope

Leftover Draw

July 1

Wyoming

Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Elk, Mountain Goat, Deer, Bison, Antelope, Mountain Lion, Wolf and Black Bear

Super Tag

July 12

Wyoming

Resident OTC Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk Licenses Available

Resident OTC

July 12

Wyoming

Leftover Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk, Antelope (First Come, First Served) Available

Leftover Tags Open

November 1

Wyoming

All Species

Points

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

May 6

Wyoming

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Bison

May 20

Wyoming

Nonresident Elk

June 17

Wyoming

Resident Elk

June 17

Wyoming

Deer, Antelope

July 8

Wyoming

Leftover Deer, Elk, Antelope

July 15

Wyoming

Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Elk, Mountain Goat, Deer, Bison, Antelope, Mountain Lion, Wolf and Black Bear

Arizona

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 9

Arizona

Elk, Antelope

Draw

February 26

Arizona

Elk and Antelope Deadline To Update Card Information And To Purchase Point Guard

Credit Card Update

March 22

Arizona

Leftover Elk/Antelope Permits Available

Leftover

June 8

Arizona

Mule Deer, Coues Deer, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Bison

Draw

June 24

Arizona

Deadline To Update Your Card Information And To Purchase PointGuard

Credit Card Update

July 19

Arizona

Leftover Mule Deer, Coues Deer, Javelina Available

Leftover

July 26

Arizona

First Come First Served Leftover Tags Available

Leftover

October 12

Arizona

Spring Bison, Black Bear And Javelina

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

March 5

Arizona

Elk, Antelope

July 2

Arizona

Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Bison

November 5

Arizona

Spring Bison, Black Bear and Javelina

Oregon

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 10

Oregon

Black Bear

Draw

May 15

Oregon

Mule Deer, Columbian Blacktail Deer, Columbian Whitetail Deer, Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

Draw

November 30

Oregon

All Species

Points

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

February 20

Oregon

Black Bear

June 20

Oregon

All Species – Deer, Elk, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

New Mexico

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 10

New Mexico

Black Bear

Draw

March 17

New Mexico

Guided Draw (All Species)

Draw

March 17

New Mexico

Barbary Sheep, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Coues Deer, Elk, Ibex, Javelina, Antelope, Oryx, Black Bear

Draw

June 23

New Mexico

Resident Only Leftover Tags First 24 Hours

Resident Only Leftover

June 24

New Mexico

Nonresident And Resident Leftover Tags

Nonresident & Resident Leftover

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

February 19

New Mexico

Black Bear

April 22

New Mexico

Guided Draw (All Species)

April 22

New Mexico

All Species – Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Deer, Elk, Ibex, Javelina, Antelope, Oryx

Idaho

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 15

Idaho

Black Bear (Controlled)

Draw

April 30

Idaho

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

Draw

May 31

Idaho

First Idaho Super Hunt Draw Deadline

Super Tag

June 5

Idaho

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk, Antelope, Fall Bear (Controlled)

Draw

August 1

Idaho

Any Returned/Leftover Nonresident OTC Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer Or Elk Tags Available To Residents And Nonresidents

Leftover Tags Open

August 10

Idaho

Idaho Second Super Hunt Draw Deadline

Super Tag

August 15

Idaho

2nd Controlled Draw

Draw

December 1

Idaho

Nonresident Deer, Elk General Season Purchase Date Opens

OTC

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

February 21

Idaho

Black Bear (Controlled)

May 15

Idaho

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

June 10

Idaho

First Idaho Super Hunt

June 19

Idaho

Deer, Elk, Antelope, Fall Bear (Controlled)Hunt

August 15

Idaho

Idaho Second Super Hunt Draw

August 20

Idaho

2nd Controlled Draw

Utah

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 22

Utah

Black Bear

Draw

March 4

Utah

Mule Deer, Antelope, Elk, Sheep, Moose, Mountain Goat

Draw

March 18

Utah

Bonus Point or Application Withdraw

Point/App Withdraw

June 17

Utah

Antlerless Elk And Antlerless Mule Deer

Draw

July 16

Utah

Utah Remaining Limited Entry, Leftover General Elk Available

Leftover Tags Open

July 21

Utah

Utah Remaining General Season Mule Deer And Youth Available

Leftover Tags Open

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

March 4

Utah

Black Bear

May 15

Utah

All Species – Mule Deer, Antelope, Elk, Sheep, Moose, Mountain Goat

June 30

Utah

Antlerless Elk and Deer

Washington

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

February 28

Washington

Black Bear

Draw

May 20

Washington

Mule Deer, Columbian Blacktail Deer, Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

March 11

Washington

Black Bear

June 10

Washington

All Species – Deer, Elk, Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose

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Nevada

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

March 8

Nevada

Nonresident Mule Deer Guided Draw

Draw

May 3

Nevada

Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, California Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Black Bear

Draw

May 10

Nevada

Bonus Point or Application Withdraw

Point/App Withdraw

June 15

Nevada

Big Game Second Draw

Draw

June 21

Nevada

2nd Draw Points Application And Application Withdraw Period

Points

July 23

Nevada

Nevada First Come, First Served Available

Leftover Tags Open

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

March 25

Nevada

Nonresident Mule Deer Guided Draw

May 19

Nevada

All Species – Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, California Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Black Bear

July 7

Nevada

Big Game Second Draw

North Dakota

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

March 24

North Dakota

Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Moose

Draw

June 2

North Dakota

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer

Draw

July 24

North Dakota

Resident Only 2nd Deer Drawing

Draw

August 4

North Dakota

Antelope

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

April 9

North Dakota

Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Moose

June 25

North Dakota

Deer

August 5

North Dakota

Resident Only 2nd Deer

August 17

North Dakota

Antelope

Montana

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

April 1

Montana

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer and Elk

Draw

May 1

Montana

Moose, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Bison

Draw

June 1

Montana

Antelope, Deer B, Elk B, Antelope B

Draw

July 6

Montana

Nonresident Alternate List Deadline

Alternate

August 6

Montana

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk Permits, Deer B, Elk Surplus List Signup

Leftover

August 23

Montana

Antelope, Antelope B, Special Mountain Lion, Surplus List Signup

Leftover

September 30

Montana

All Species

Points

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

April 14

Montana

Deer and Elk

May 11

Montana

Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Bison

June 11

Montana

900-20 Antelope, Deer B, Elk B

July 17

Montana

Nonresident Alternate List

August 6

Montana

Rifle Antelope And Antelope B

South Dakota

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

April 1

South Dakota

Nonresident Deer Archery

Draw

April 16

South Dakota

Special Buck

Draw

May 19

South Dakota

Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

Draw

June 11

South Dakota

Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer – Deer Muzzleloader, West River, East River, Black Hills, Custer State Park, Refuge Deer

Draw

June 16

South Dakota

2nd Draw For (Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer) East River, West River, Black Hills, NWR Deer, Archery And Prarie Elk

Draw

August 13

South Dakota

Antelope Firearm

Draw

December 15

South Dakota

All Species

Points

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

May 21

South Dakota

Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat

June 25

South Dakota

Deer Muzzleloader, West River, East River, Black Hills, Custer State Park, Refuge Deer

Colorado

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

April 6

Colorado

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk, Antelope, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Mountain Goat, Black Bear

Draw

July 6

Colorado

Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Bear, Antelope

Second Draw

August 3

Colorado

Leftover Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Elk, Antelope

Leftover Tags Open

August 4

Colorado

OTC Leftover Limited Licenses Available

OTC

August 6

Colorado

OTC Unlimited Tags Available

OTC

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

May 1

Colorado

Bighorn Sheep And Mountain Goat

June 1

Colorado

Moose

June 3

Colorado

Deer

June 4

Colorado

Elk And Antelope

July 17

Colorado

Elk, Deer, Bear, Antelope

Kansas

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

April 30

Kansas

Nonresident Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer

Draw

June 11

Kansas

Elk, Antelope and Resident Deer

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

May 21

Kansas

Nonresident Deer

July

Kansas

Elk, Antelope and Resident Deer

California

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

June 2

California

Mule Deer, Columbian Blacktail Deer, Elk, Tule Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

June 11

California

All Species – Deer, Elk, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep

Nebraska

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

June 5

Nebraska

Nonresident Elk

Draw

June 25

Nebraska

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Antelope, Resident Elk

Draw

August 2

Nebraska

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer – Remaining Permits And Non-Draw Permits Available

OTC

August 7

Nebraska

Resident Bighorn Sheep

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

July 2

Nebraska

Deer

Iowa

Application Dates

Date

State

Species

Specifics

June 6

Iowa

Whitetail Deer

Draw

 

Draw Dates

Date

State

Species

June 26

Iowa

Whitetail

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