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NDOW urging hunters to apply for tags early amid confusion over new website

NDOW urging hunters to apply for tags early amid confusion over new website

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is urging hunters to not wait until the last minute to apply for hunting tags.

NDOW officials recently rolled out a new website that has some users confused.

"The sooner you can get on the system and learn the system, the better," said Chet Van Dellen with NDOW.

April 16th is the deadline to apply. Van Dellen says they are fielding questions about how to use the system while also fixing glitches.

"As we find bugs being reported by the public, our own testing staff and by our contractor's testing staff, we are identifying and eliminating those issues as quickly as we can."

So far, Van Dellen says NDOW has received 100,000 applications for tags so far. He says they expect to get 250,000 by this month's deadline.

The two big changes hunters can expect are applying for a party hunt and selecting which regions they would like to hunt in.

"It is very different than it has been in the past," said Van Dellen.

Van Dellen adds staff is helping people submit their applications by phone at 855-542-6369. Or, people can come down to their office at 1100 Valley Rd. in Reno to get help in-person.

Click here for a link to watch a tutorial on how to use the new application system.




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