Bonus points for Mountain Goat and Rocky Bighorn? Non-res off years.

HuskyMusky

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I'm surprised NV won't let non-res, at least buy and build points for Mountain Goat and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, even when they're closed in off years??
I mean we have to front the $160 license we should be able to keep building points IMO. for even off species.
Not to mention the state would also increase revenue of those $10 each or whatever.

What do you think?
 

Alabama

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There was one mountain goat tag to NR the last time it was offered. Unless you're planning to move to NV and convert them to resident points, then I wouldn't purchase them even if they were available. As a NR I think they'd be worth about as much as a BP for mountain goats in AL. There's just so much demand that you're odds are never really going to increase even with points. I've been applying for 8 or 9 years now and I can't remember a single year where NR were offered a single tag for Rocky bighorns. I might be wrong though.
 

HuskyMusky

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There was one mountain goat tag to NR the last time it was offered. Unless you're planning to move to NV and convert them to resident points, then I wouldn't purchase them even if they were available. As a NR I think they'd be worth about as much as a BP for mountain goats in AL. There's just so much demand that you're odds are never really going to increase even with points. I've been applying for 8 or 9 years now and I can't remember a single year where NR were offered a single tag for Rocky bighorns. I might be wrong though.
when I began applying non-res could build points... I think for most species I now have 14 in NV but only 2 for rocky bighorns there, just saying I could have 14 if they let you apply by now... just seems like NV would let you gain points and generate $$ from them.
 

Gr8bawana

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Somehow I don't think too many non-res hunters would be applying for mountain goat or Rocky bighorn bonus points not knowing when or even if they would ever be allowed to hunt them.
To be honest I don't have a problem with NV not allowing NR a chance to hunt them when the odds of drawing a tag are astronomical even for us resident hunters.
In 2019 there were almost 14,000 applicants for 8 tags. Now count in the bonus points squared and the odds are HOLY COW!
I will know where to find them when I draw my tag this year. ;)

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Somehow I don't think too many non-res hunters would be applying for mountain goat or Rocky bighorn bonus points not knowing when or even if they would ever be allowed to hunt them.
To be honest I don't have a problem with NV not allowing NR a chance to hunt them when the odds of drawing a tag are astronomical even for us resident hunters.
In 2019 there were almost 14,000 applicants for 8 tags. Now count in the bonus points squared and the odds are HOLY COW!
I will know where to find them when I draw my tag this year. ;)

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Same here I wished Wyoming wouldn’t let nonres apply for mountain goat and limit the numbers more on moose and bighorn!!