So I've heard a variety of ways Nevada uses your bonus points to your advantage and the regs are not really clear, I emailed them and this is the response I received.

I hope this helps anybody confused or interested. Happy applying!

Thank you for contacting us regarding your bonus points.

Here is an example of how it works: In Nevada, we square your bonus points; i.e., if you have three bonus points for a species when you apply, you will receive nine randomly-generated draw numbers for bonus points plus an additional number for the application itself. You would go into the draw with the lowest of the ten numbers that were assigned to you. An individual with no bonus points for the species would go into the draw with only the one draw number assigned for the application.

If you apply as a party; everyone’s bonus points are averaged (total points of all hunters in the party), divided by the number of hunters and rounded to the closest whole number (7.5 rounds to 8 party application points). The party application points are then squared. They will also receive one draw number for the application. They would go into the draw with the lowest of the numbers that were assigned to the party.

If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.