there are 3 seasons each 6 days long . end of sept , second week of oct and 2nd week of nov. bull tags are usually the 1st 2 seasons , cows the last one. if you only want a bull tag you can say so on the application but cuts your chances of a drawing in half. cows have more tender meat anyway but a good bull is hard to resist. i have a 51in. bull on the wall from a '05 hunt.