[Rev. 11/21/2013 12:15:08 PM--2013]

CHAPTER 502 - LICENSES, TAGS AND PERMITS

NRS 502.010           License or permit required for hunting or fishing; exceptions; limitations on hunting by minors.

NRS 502.015           Qualifications for resident licenses, tags and permits.

NRS 502.020           Preparation of licenses by Department.

NRS 502.030           Licenses and permits: Form and contents; regulations.

NRS 502.035           Issuance of licenses, stamps and permits by Department.

NRS 502.040           License agents: Regulations; duties; fees; inspections.

NRS 502.045           Reciprocal agreements with adjoining states for hunting and fishing licenses.

NRS 502.060           Information to be furnished by applicant; signature and statement of parent or guardian required for minors; penalties for false statements; use of invalid license unlawful.

NRS 502.061           Acquisition of license, tag or permit by person acting pursuant to power of attorney or other written instrument.

NRS 502.063           Submission of certain information regarding holder of license or permit to Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of Department of Health and Human Services. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 502.066           Issuance of apprentice hunting license.

NRS 502.070           Issuance of licenses and tags to members of Armed Forces assigned to permanent duty in Nevada and their dependents.

NRS 502.072           Issuance of licenses to certain veterans with disabilities.

NRS 502.075           Issuance of hunting licenses to persons who are blind.

NRS 502.077           Issuance of special fishing permits for use by certain organizations.

NRS 502.083           Issuance of 1-day fishing permits to groups; fees; regulations.

NRS 502.090           License authorizes hunting, fishing or trapping during specified period of open season; date of expiration.

NRS 502.100           Licenses nontransferable; forfeiture of license.

NRS 502.105           Alteration, erasure or defacement of license unlawful.

NRS 502.110           Issuance of duplicate license to replace unexpired license that has been lost, stolen or destroyed: Regulations and fees.

NRS 502.115           Suspension of license or permit for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license or permit. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 502.118           Revocation of license of child to hunt, fish or trap upon receipt of order from juvenile court.

NRS 502.120           Penalty for refusal to exhibit license, permit, wildlife or equipment on demand; penalty for failure to have license or permit in possession.

NRS 502.130           Tags, permits and seals required to hunt, trap, fish for or possess designated wildlife.

NRS 502.140           Tags used as method of enforcing limits; powers of Commission; unlawful acts.

NRS 502.142           Establishment of program for issuance of special incentive elk tags.

NRS 502.143           Establishment of program for issuance of special incentive deer tags.

NRS 502.145           Issuance of deer or antelope tags as compensation for damage to private property.

NRS 502.146           Restricted nonresident deer tags: Definitions.

NRS 502.147           Restricted nonresident deer tags: Issuance.

NRS 502.148           Restricted nonresident deer tags: Application; fees; eligibility for other tags.

NRS 502.149           Restricted nonresident deer tags: Guide to accompany hunter during hunt.

NRS 502.150           Unlawful possession of wildlife without attached tag; unlawful removal of tag.

NRS 502.160           Form of tags; regulations concerning tags.

NRS 502.175           Drawings to award and issue tags or permits: Contract with private entity; procedure; regulations.

NRS 502.190           Limitations on number of tags; scope of management area; responsibilities of Commission.

NRS 502.200           Unlawful obtainment or use of tag or permit by hunter.

NRS 502.210           Conditions for issuance of duplicate tags.

NRS 502.215           Tagging, inspection and disposition of carcasses of certain diseased game; issuance and use of replacement tags; regulations.

NRS 502.219           Dream Tags: Establishment of program; administration of program by Department; award of Dream Tags by raffle by certain nonprofit organizations.

NRS 502.222           Dream Tags: Eligibility for Dream Tag raffle; resource enhancement stamps.

NRS 502.225           Dream Tags: Advisory Board on Dream Tags; membership; duties.

NRS 502.240           Fees for licenses and permits.

NRS 502.242           Habitat conservation fee; Wildlife Fund Account.

NRS 502.245           Fees for licenses for young person, elderly person or person who has severe physical disability.

NRS 502.250           Fees for tags and for processing certain applications; acceptance of sealed bids for tags or award of tags by auction or drawing; disposition of proceeds; regulations.

NRS 502.253           Additional fee for processing application for game tag.

NRS 502.255           Disposition of fees for processing applications for tags.

NRS 502.280           Resident Native Americans: Exemption from fees for hunting and fishing licenses; application for free license; requirements for big game tags.

NRS 502.290           Residents of Nevada in Armed Forces not stationed in Nevada: Fee for fishing or hunting license; proof of eligibility; penalty for giving false information.

NRS 502.292           Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Requirements regarding documentation of payment; amount.

NRS 502.294           Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Deposit of proceeds; accounting records; reimbursement of administrative costs.

NRS 502.296           Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Use of proceeds.

NRS 502.298           Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Reports to Legislature regarding program.

NRS 502.300           Duck stamps: Unlawful to hunt certain migratory game birds without stamp; exceptions; fees; form.

NRS 502.310           Duck stamps: Deposit of fees; accounting records; reimbursement of administrative costs.

NRS 502.322           Duck stamps: Use of money received pursuant to NRS 502.300.

NRS 502.324           Duck stamps: Reports to Legislature regarding program. [Repealed.]

NRS 502.326           Trout stamps: Unlawful to take or possess trout without stamp or documentation; exceptions; fees; form.

NRS 502.330           Safety for hunters: Requirements for license; completion of course in responsibilities of hunters.

NRS 502.340           Safety for hunters: Course in responsibilities of hunters; certification of instructors; issuance of certificate.

NRS 502.350           Safety for hunters: Fees.

NRS 502.360           Safety for hunters: Unlawful acts.

NRS 502.370           Licensing of taxidermists.

NRS 502.390           Permit required to develop or maintain certain bodies of water; fees and assessments; penalties.

NRS 502.400           Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area: Unlawful to hunt in Area without permit or certain documentation; fees for permits. [Effective upon conveyance of the Carson Lake Pasture to the State of Nevada.]

NRS 502.410           Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area: Deposit of money received from sale of permits. [Effective upon conveyance of the Carson Lake Pasture to the State of Nevada.]

NRS 502.500           Applicability of provisions governing lotteries.

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      NRS 502.010  License or permit required for hunting or fishing; exceptions; limitations on hunting by minors.

      1.  A person who hunts or fishes any wildlife without having first procured a license or permit to do so, as provided in this title, is guilty of a misdemeanor, except that:

      (a) A license to hunt or fish is not required of a resident of this State who is under 12 years of age, unless required for the issuance of tags as prescribed in this title or by the regulations of the Commission.

      (b) A license to fish is not required of a nonresident of this State who is under 12 years of age, but the number of fish taken by the nonresident must not exceed 50 percent of the daily creel and possession limits as provided by law.

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5 or 6 of NRS 202.300 and NRS 502.066, it is unlawful for any child who is under 18 years of age to hunt any wildlife with any firearm, unless the child is accompanied at all times by the child’s parent or guardian or is accompanied at all times by an adult person authorized by the child’s parent or guardian to have control or custody of the child to hunt if the authorized person is also licensed to hunt.

      (d) A child under 12 years of age, whether accompanied by a qualified person or not, shall not hunt big game in the State of Nevada. This section does not prohibit any child from accompanying an adult licensed to hunt.

      (e) The Commission may adopt regulations setting forth:

             (1) The species of wildlife which may be hunted or trapped without a license or permit; or

             (2) The circumstances under which a person may fish without a license, permit or stamp in a lake or pond that is located entirely on private property and is stocked with lawfully acquired fish.

      (f) The Commission may declare 1 day per year as a day upon which persons may fish without a license to do so.

      2.  This section does not apply to the protection of persons or property from unprotected wildlife on or in the immediate vicinity of home or ranch premises.

      [51:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 395]—(NRS A 1957, 516; 1965, 1441; 1969, 1350; 1979, 899; 1987, 1164; 1991, 262; 1995, 1159; 1999, 1042; 2007, 1799; 2009, 2060)

      NRS 502.015  Qualifications for resident licenses, tags and permits.

      1.  For the purpose of issuing and using resident licenses, tags or permits pursuant to this chapter, a person is considered to be a resident of the State of Nevada if:

      (a) The person is a citizen of, or is lawfully entitled to remain in, the United States; and

      (b) During the 6 months next preceding the person’s application to the Department for a license, tag or permit, the person:

             (1) Maintained his or her principal and permanent residence in this State;

             (2) Was physically present in this State, except for temporary absences; and

             (3) Did not purchase or apply for any resident license, tag or permit to hunt, fish or trap in another state, country or province.

      2.  A person who does not maintain his or her principal and permanent residence in Nevada but who is attending an institution of higher learning in this State as a full-time student is eligible for a resident license, tag or permit if, during the 6 months next preceding the person’s application to the Department for a license, tag or permit, the person:

      (a) Was physically present in Nevada, except for temporary trips outside of the State; and

      (b) Did not purchase or apply for any resident license, tag or permit to hunt, fish or trap in another state, country or province.

      3.  A resident license, tag or permit issued by this State is void if the person to whom it was issued establishes or maintains his or her principal and permanent residence in and obtains any hunting, fishing or trapping privilege or entitlement conditional on residency from another state, country or province.

      4.  As used in this section, “principal and permanent residence” means a place where a person is legally domiciled and maintains a permanent habitation in which the person lives and to which the person intends to return when he or she leaves the state in which the permanent habitation is located. The term does not include merely owning a residence in a state.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1571; A 1993, 1660; 2003, 1530; 2009, 2646)

      NRS 502.020  Preparation of licenses by Department.  The Department shall prepare the licenses for hunting, fishing and trapping, and shall deliver such licenses to agents for sale to the public.

      [Part 49:101:1947; A 1951, 507; 1953, 667]—(NRS A 1969, 1351; 1993, 1661; 2003, 1530)

      NRS 502.030  Licenses and permits: Form and contents; regulations.

      1.  Licenses or permits granting the privilege to hunt, fish or trap as provided in this title must be of such a form as is deemed necessary by the Department, but must include the following information:

      (a) The holder’s name, address and description.

      (b) The date issued.

      (c) The period of validity.

      (d) The correct designation as to whether a fishing, hunting or trapping license or permit.

      (e) A statement to be signed by the holder: “I, the signator holder in signing this license or permit, hereby state that I am entitled to this license or permit under the laws of the State of Nevada and that no false statement has been made by me to obtain this license or permit.”

      2.  The Commission may provide rules and regulations requiring an applicant to exhibit proof of the applicant’s identity and residence. Such information must be included on the license or permit as is deemed necessary by the Department.

      3.  The Commission may provide rules and regulations establishing a permanent licensing or permitting system. Such a system may authorize the use of applications for the issuance of temporary hunting, fishing and trapping licenses or permits for residents and the issuance of annual licenses or permits therefrom. The system may provide for the automatic renewal and validation of the annual license or permit.

      4.  The Commission may adopt regulations setting forth the method of applying for, the term and expiration date of any license or permit required by this title to be issued without the payment of a fee.

      [Part 49:101:1947; A 1951, 507; 1953, 667] + [Part 53:101:1947; 1943 NCL § 3035.53]—(NRS A 1959, 89; 1969, 1351; 1973, 670; 1975, 658; 1993, 1661; 2001, 974; 2003, 1530; 2007, 1800)

      NRS 502.035  Issuance of licenses, stamps and permits by Department.  Licenses, stamps and permits granting the privilege to hunt, fish or trap during the open season as provided in this title must be issued by the Department, upon payment of the fees required under this title.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 88; A 1965, 1441; 1969, 1351; 1971, 940; 1979, 299; 1981, 538; 1987, 1448; 1993, 1661; 2003, 1531)

      NRS 502.040  License agents: Regulations; duties; fees; inspections.

      1.  The Commission shall adopt regulations establishing:

      (a) The procedures for applying to become a license agent.

      (b) The standards to be met by license agents in the performance of their duties.

      (c) The requirements for the furnishing of surety bonds by license agents.

      (d) The manner of remitting money to the Department.

      (e) The manner of accounting for licenses, tags, stamps, permits and other documents received, issued, sold or returned.

Ê A license agent’s authority may be revoked by the Department for the agent’s failure to abide by the regulations of the Commission. The agent may appeal to the Commission for reinstatement.

      2.  An application to become a license agent must be accompanied by a fee of $100 for processing the application.

      3.  A license agent designated by the Department is responsible for the correct issuance of all licenses, tags, stamps, permits and other documents entrusted to the agent and, so far as the agent is able, for ensuring that no licenses are issued upon the false statement of an applicant. Before issuing any license, the license agent shall satisfy himself or herself of the identity of the applicant and the place of the applicant’s residence, and may require any applicant to present proof of the applicant’s identity and residence.

      4.  A license agent is responsible to the Department for the collection of the correct and required fee, for the safeguarding of the money collected by the agent and for the prompt remission to the Department for deposit in accordance with NRS 501.356 of all money collected. The Department shall furnish to the license agent receipts for all money which the agent remits to it. A license agent shall furnish a receipt to the Department of all licenses, tags, stamps, permits and other documents which the agent receives from it.

      5.  For each license, tag, stamp, permit or other document a license agent sells, and each apprentice hunting license the agent issues pursuant to NRS 502.066, the license agent is entitled to receive a service fee of:

      (a) One dollar for each license, tag, permit or other document, in addition to the fee for the license, tag, permit or other document; and

      (b) Ten cents for each stamp.

      6.  Any person authorized to enforce this chapter may inspect, during the license agent’s normal business hours, any record or document of the agent relating to the issuance of any such license, stamp, tag, permit or other document.

      7.  All money collected by a license agent, except service fees collected pursuant to subsection 5, is public money of the State of Nevada, and the State has a prior claim for the amount of money due it upon all assets of the agent over all creditors, assignees or other claimants. The use of this money for private or business transactions is a misuse of public money and punishable under the laws provided.

      [Part 49:101:1947; A 1951, 507; 1953, 667]—(NRS A 1965, 217; 1969, 1351; 1971, 940; 1975, 912; 1979, 899; 1985, 1704; 1987, 1448; 1989, 1075, 1778; 1991, 489, 1572; 1993, 1661; 1995, 240; 2001, 974; 2003, 1531, 2540; 2009, 2060)

      NRS 502.045  Reciprocal agreements with adjoining states for hunting and fishing licenses.

      1.  The Commission is authorized to enter into reciprocal hunting and fishing license agreements with corresponding state or county officers of adjoining states pertaining to licensing for hunting and fishing residents of the State of Nevada and adjoining states upon lands and waters forming the boundary between the State of Nevada and adjoining states. Such agreements may include, but are not limited to, provisions by which each state shall honor the license of the other only when the licensee carries with him or her a tag purchased from the other state or when there is affixed to the license a stamp purchased from the other state, the charge for the tag or stamp being set by mutual agreement of the states. Such agreements may further include, but are not limited to, provisions specifying the portions of boundary land or waters to which the agreements apply and providing penalties for violations of the regulations promulgated pursuant to the agreements. All regulations so made must be established and published in the same manner as other hunting and fishing regulations.

      2.  As it pertains to fishing, it is the primary purpose of this section to provide a method whereby the fishing opportunities afforded by the Colorado River, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Topaz and Lake Tahoe may be mutually enjoyed by the residents of Nevada and the residents of adjoining states, and it is not intended to cover the waters of rivers which transverse laterally the border of the State of Nevada.

      3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of NRS 503.290 or any other law, in order to effect conformity with the laws and regulations of an adjoining state which is a party to such an agreement, the Commission may, by regulation, authorize the use of hunting and fishing devices and equipment, otherwise prohibited by Nevada law, on lands and in waters forming the subject of such an agreement. All regulations so made must be established and published in the same manner as other hunting and fishing regulations.

      4.  This section must not be construed to abrogate, alter or annul any interstate agreement or pact concerning reciprocal fishing licenses which was executed before March 4, 1955.

      [1:23:1949; A 1955, 84]—(NRS A 1959, 362; 1989, 1779)

      NRS 502.060  Information to be furnished by applicant; signature and statement of parent or guardian required for minors; penalties for false statements; use of invalid license unlawful.

      1.  A person applying for and procuring a license, tag or permit, as provided in this chapter, shall give to the license agent the person’s name and residence address, which must be entered by the license agent, manually or electronically in a record specified by the Department, together with the date of issuance and a description of the person. If a child under the age of 18 years is applying for a license to hunt, the child’s parent or legal guardian must sign the application and an attached statement acknowledging that the parent or legal guardian has been advised of the provisions of NRS 41.472.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, any person who makes any false statement or furnishes false information to obtain any license, tag or permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      3.  Any person who makes any false statement or furnishes false information to obtain any big game tag issued pursuant to the provisions of this title is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      4.  It is unlawful for any person to hunt, fish or trap using any hunting, fishing or trapping license which is invalid by reason of expiration or a false statement made to obtain the license.

      5.  Any person convicted of violating the provisions of subsection 2 or 3 forfeits any bonus point or other increased opportunity to be awarded a tag in a subsequent drawing conducted for that tag if the bonus point or other increased opportunity was acquired by the false statement or false information.

      6.  As used in this section, “big game tag” means a tag permitting a person to hunt any species of pronghorn antelope, bear, deer, mountain goat, mountain lion, bighorn sheep or elk.

      [52:101:1947; A 1955, 86]—(NRS A 1957, 536; 1969, 1352; 1991, 9; 1995, 1159; 2009, 2646)

      NRS 502.061  Acquisition of license, tag or permit by person acting pursuant to power of attorney or other written instrument.

      1.  A person, for a fee or other form of compensation, may obtain or attempt to obtain on behalf of an applicant any license, tag or permit issued pursuant to this chapter only if the person acts pursuant to a power of attorney or other written instrument that:

      (a) Provides that the power of attorney or other written instrument is executed for the sole purpose of authorizing the person to apply in the State of Nevada on behalf of the applicant for a license, tag or permit for a specific season;

      (b) Provides that the power of attorney or other written instrument expires on February 28 of the year following the year in which the power of attorney or other written instrument is executed; and

      (c) Is acknowledged and includes a jurat as defined in NRS 240.0035, or is otherwise certified.

      2.  Any license, tag or permit which is obtained by the use of a power of attorney or other written instrument that does not comply with the provisions of subsection 1 is void.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 597; A 2009, 2647)

      NRS 502.063  Submission of certain information regarding holder of license or permit to Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of Department of Health and Human Services. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]  The Department shall, upon request of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services, submit to the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services the name, address and social security number of each person who holds a license or permit to hunt, fish or trap that does not expire less than 6 months after it is issued, or a license to practice commercial taxidermy, and any pertinent changes in that information.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2085; A 2003, 1532)

      NRS 502.066  Issuance of apprentice hunting license.

      1.  The Department shall issue an apprentice hunting license to a person who:

      (a) Is 12 years of age or older;

      (b) Has not previously been issued a hunting license by the Department, another state, an agency of a Canadian province or an agency of any other foreign country, including, without limitation, an apprentice hunting license; and

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, is otherwise qualified to obtain a hunting license in this State.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Department shall not impose a fee for the issuance of an apprentice hunting license. For each apprentice hunting license issued, the applicant or the mentor hunter for the applicant shall pay:

      (a) Any service fee required by a license agent pursuant to NRS 502.040;

      (b) The habitat conservation fee required by NRS 502.242; and

      (c) Any transaction fee that is set forth in a contract of this State with a third-party electronic services provider for each online transaction that is conducted with the Department.

      3.  An apprentice hunting license authorizes the apprentice hunter to hunt in this State as provided in this section.

      4.  It is unlawful for an apprentice hunter to hunt in this State unless a mentor hunter accompanies and directly supervises the apprentice hunter at all times during a hunt. During the hunt, the mentor hunter shall ensure that:

      (a) The apprentice hunter safely handles and operates the firearm or weapon used by the apprentice hunter; and

      (b) The apprentice hunter complies with all applicable laws and regulations concerning hunting and the use of firearms.

      5.  A person is not required to complete a course of instruction in the responsibilities of hunters as provided in NRS 502.340 to obtain an apprentice hunting license.

      6.  The issuance of an apprentice hunting license does not:

      (a) Authorize the apprentice hunter to obtain any other hunting license;

      (b) Authorize the apprentice hunter to hunt any animal for which a tag is required pursuant to NRS 502.130; or

      (c) Exempt the apprentice hunter from any requirement of this title.

      7.  The Commission may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      8.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Accompanies and directly supervises” means maintains close visual and verbal contact with, provides adequate direction to and maintains the ability readily to assume control of any firearm or weapon from an apprentice hunter.

      (b) “Apprentice hunter” means a person who obtains an apprentice hunting license pursuant to this section.

      (c) “Mentor hunter” means a person 18 years of age or older who holds a hunting license issued in this State and who accompanies and directly supervises an apprentice hunter. The term does not include a person who holds an apprentice hunting license pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2057; A 2009, 2647)

      NRS 502.070  Issuance of licenses and tags to members of Armed Forces assigned to permanent duty in Nevada and their dependents.

      1.  The Department shall issue to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who has been assigned to permanent duty, as opposed to temporary or casual duty, within the State of Nevada all necessary hunting or fishing licenses, tags or permits for fishing, hunting or trapping in the State of Nevada. A like privilege must be extended to spouses and dependents, under the age of 21, of such members of the Armed Forces. All such licenses, tags or permits must be issued on the same terms and conditions and at the same costs as licenses, tags or permits are issued to Nevada residents, except that the 6 months’ residence requirement must be waived.

      2.  The issuance of all such licenses, tags and permits must be made by application upon a form provided for that purpose by the Department. The application must include such proof of assignment to permanent duty within the State of Nevada as may be deemed necessary by the Department to determine whether or not an applicant is actually so assigned.

      [1:207:1955] + [2:207:1955] + [3:207:1955]—(NRS A 1957, 703; 1969, 1352; 1973, 670; 1993, 1662; 2003, 1532)

      NRS 502.072  Issuance of licenses to certain veterans with disabilities.  The Department shall issue without charge any license authorized under the provisions of this chapter, upon satisfactory proof of the requisite facts to any bona fide resident of the State of Nevada who has incurred a service-connected disability which is considered to be 50 percent or more by the Department of Veterans Affairs and has received upon severance from service an honorable discharge or certificate of satisfactory service from the Armed Forces of the United States.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1176; A 1979, 677; 1993, 1663; 1995, 1092; 2003, 1532)

      NRS 502.075  Issuance of hunting licenses to persons who are blind.  The Department shall issue to a person who is blind, as defined in subsection 6 of NRS 361.085, a hunting license which:

      1.  Authorizes a person selected by the person who is blind to hunt on his or her behalf if:

      (a) The person selected is a resident of the State of Nevada and possesses a valid Nevada hunting license; and

      (b) The person who is blind is in the company of or in the immediate area of the person selected.

      2.  Is issued pursuant and subject to regulations prescribed by the Commission.

      3.  Contains the word “Blind” printed on the face of the license.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 25; A 1969, 1353; 1979, 34; 1993, 1663; 1995, 1930; 2003, 1532, 2791; 2005, 2670)

      NRS 502.077  Issuance of special fishing permits for use by certain organizations.

      1.  The Department shall issue special fishing permits to each public and private nonprofit:

      (a) Mental health facility or hospital that provides mental health services;

      (b) Facility for the detention or correctional care of juveniles;

      (c) Rehabilitation center within a hospital;

      (d) Facility or establishment that provides care for older persons;

      (e) Facility which provides temporary foster care for children who are not delinquent;

      (f) Club, foundation, program, educational institution or other social group operated for the benefit of children; and

      (g) Club, foundation, program, educational institution or other social group that will use the permit for the benefit of adults with disabilities.

      2.  A special fishing permit issued pursuant to this section:

      (a) Must be in the possession of an officer or employee of the organization who is supervising a member, adult with a disability, student, pupil, patient or child while the member, adult with a disability, student, pupil, patient or child is fishing.

      (b) Authorizes a member, adult with a disability, student, pupil, patient or child to fish in a legal manner if:

             (1) The member, adult with a disability, student, pupil, patient or child is in the company of an officer or employee of one of the organizations listed in this section; and

             (2) At least one officer or employee of the organization described in subparagraph (1) is both in possession of a valid Nevada fishing license and present at the site of the event at which fishing is occurring pursuant to the special fishing permit.

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, must be issued pursuant and subject to regulations prescribed by the Commission.

      (d) Must contain the words “Nevada Special Fishing Permit” and the number of the permit printed on the face of the permit.

      3.  Each organization shall pay to the Department an annual fee of $25 for each permit issued to the organization pursuant to this section.

      4.  It is unlawful for any person other than a member, adult with a disability, student, pupil, patient or child who is in one of these organizations or who is supervised by and in the company of an officer or employee of one of these organizations pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 2 to fish with a permit issued by the Department pursuant to this section.

      5.  The Director or his or her designee may require the Department to expedite an application for and the approval of the issuance of a special fishing permit pursuant to subsection 1 if the Director or his or her designee determines that special circumstances exist which require such an action.

      6.  As used in this section, “disability” means, with respect to a person:

      (a) A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life functions of the person;

      (b) A record of having such an impairment; or

      (c) Being regarded as having such an impairment.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 683; A 1969, 1353; 1973, 118, 805; 1975, 1558; 1981, 2027; 1987, 1449; 1989, 1963; 1993, 1663; 1999, 115; 2001, 1117; 2003, 1158, 1532, 2541; 2011, 601; 2013, 510)

      NRS 502.083  Issuance of 1-day fishing permits to groups; fees; regulations.

      1.  The Department shall issue a 1-day group fishing permit to a group upon the payment of the fee required pursuant to this section. A 1-day group fishing permit authorizes each member of the group to fish during the period specified on the permit in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to this section. Each group that applies for the issuance of a 1-day group fishing permit pursuant to this section must designate a person who is at least 18 years of age to act as the primary adult for that group.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the fees for the issuance of a 1-day group fishing permit are:

      (a) If at least one member of the group is a bona fide resident of this State pursuant to NRS 502.015:

             (1) Eight dollars for the primary adult for the group;

             (2) Five dollars for each other adult in the group; and

             (3) Four dollars for each child in the group.

      (b) If no member of the group is a bona fide resident of this State pursuant to NRS 502.015:

             (1) Seventeen dollars for the primary adult for the group;

             (2) Eleven dollars for each other adult in the group; and

             (3) Five dollars for each child in the group.

      3.  The fees specified in subsection 2 are payable only with respect to each member of the group who does not hold a license or permit to fish issued pursuant to NRS 502.240.

      4.  The Commission shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section, including, without limitation, the requirements for using a 1-day group fishing permit.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Adult” means a person who is at least 16 years of age.

      (b) “Child” means a person who is at least 12 years of age but less than 16 years of age.

      (c) “Group” means a group of persons consisting of at least one adult and one child at the time the 1-day group fishing permit is purchased.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 1799)

      NRS 502.090  License authorizes hunting, fishing or trapping during specified period of open season; date of expiration.

      1.  Each license issued as provided in this chapter is valid, and authorizes the person to whom it is issued to hunt, to fish or to trap during open seasons only during the period specified on the license.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NRS 502.015 and unless suspended or revoked, each fishing license, hunting license and combined hunting and fishing license is valid:

      (a) From the date the license is issued until the last day of the next succeeding February; or

      (b) From the first day of March immediately following the date the license is issued until the last day of the next succeeding February,

Ê as specified on the license.

      [Part 53:101:1947; 1943 NCL § 3035.53]—(NRS A 1969, 1353; 1977, 1090; 1981, 357; 1993, 68; 2001, 975)

      NRS 502.100  Licenses nontransferable; forfeiture of license.

      1.  No license provided by this title shall be transferable or used by any person other than the person to whom it was issued.

      2.  Every person lawfully having such licenses who transfers or disposes of the same to another person to be used as a hunting, trapping or fishing license shall forfeit the same.

      [Part 54:101:1947; A 1955, 242] + [Part 55:101:1947; A 1955, 86]

      NRS 502.105  Alteration, erasure or defacement of license unlawful.  It is unlawful for any person to alter, erase or deface any license after purchase and issuance. The legal validation of big game tags or other tags shall not be considered as an alteration, erasure or defacement.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 536)

      NRS 502.110  Issuance of duplicate license to replace unexpired license that has been lost, stolen or destroyed: Regulations and fees.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, no more than one license of each class may be issued to any one person during each licensing period.

      2.  The Commission shall adopt regulations providing for the issuance of a duplicate license to replace an unexpired license that has been lost, stolen or destroyed. The regulations must specify a fee, which must not exceed $10, for the issuance of a duplicate license. A duplicate license has the same effect, and is subject to the same conditions and restrictions, as the license it replaces.

      [Part 54:101:1947; A 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1959, 89; 1967, 164; 1971, 1539; 1973, 671; 1977, 1091; 1993, 67, 1664; 1995, 579, 1930; 2001, 975)

      NRS 502.115  Suspension of license or permit for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license or permit. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  If the Department receives a copy of a court order issued pursuant to NRS 425.540 that provides for the suspension of all professional, occupational and recreational licenses, certificates and permits issued to a person who is the holder of a license or permit to hunt, fish or trap that does not expire less than 6 months after it is issued, or a license to practice commercial taxidermy, the Department shall deem the license or permit issued to that person to be suspended at the end of the 30th day after the date on which the court order was issued unless the Department receives a letter issued to the holder of the license or permit by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 stating that the holder of the license or permit has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      2.  The Department shall reinstate a license or permit to hunt, fish or trap or a license to practice commercial taxidermy that has been suspended by a district court pursuant to NRS 425.540 if the Department receives a letter issued by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 to the person whose license or permit was suspended stating that the person whose permit or license was suspended has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2085; A 2003, 1533)

      NRS 502.118  Revocation of license of child to hunt, fish or trap upon receipt of order from juvenile court.  Upon receipt of a copy of an order of the juvenile court, entered pursuant to NRS 62E.660 or 62E.685, to revoke the license of a child to hunt, fish or trap, the Department shall revoke the license. The revocation of the license shall be deemed effective as of the date of the order. The Department shall retain the copy of the order.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1158; A 2003, 1158, 1529; 2011, 601)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 502.012)

      NRS 502.120  Penalty for refusal to exhibit license, permit, wildlife or equipment on demand; penalty for failure to have license or permit in possession.

      1.  Each person required to have a license or permit as provided in this title who, while engaged in any activity regulated by this title, refuses to exhibit the license or permit, any wildlife which the person may have in his or her possession, or any weapon, ammunition, device or apparatus in his or her possession which may be used for any activity regulated by this title, upon the demand of any officer authorized to enforce the fish and game laws of this State, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  Each person required to have a license or permit as provided in this chapter who, while engaged in any activity regulated by this title, fails to have the license or permit in his or her possession is guilty of a misdemeanor. A person charged with violating this subsection may not be convicted if the person produces in court a license or permit previously issued to the person and valid at the time of his or her arrest.

      [Part 55:101:1947; A 1955, 86]—(NRS A 1969, 1354; 1981, 543; 1991, 262; 2005, 1311)

      NRS 502.130  Tags, permits and seals required to hunt, trap, fish for or possess designated wildlife.

      1.  In addition to the regular hunting licenses and trapping licenses provided for in this chapter, additional licenses, to be known as tags, are required to hunt any deer, elk, antelope, mountain sheep or bear.

      2.  Whenever it is determined by the Commission that it is necessary for correct management:

      (a) Tags also may be required to hunt, trap or fish for any other species of wildlife. The Commission may limit the number of tags to be used in a management area.

      (b) Permits and seals may be required to hunt, trap, fish or to possess any species of wildlife.

      3.  The Commission shall set the fee for all permits and seals issued pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1969, 1354; 1981, 543; 2003, 2542)

      NRS 502.140  Tags used as method of enforcing limits; powers of Commission; unlawful acts.

      1.  Tags may be used as a method of enforcing a limit of the number of any species which may be taken by any one person in any one season or year, and may be issued in such a manner that only a certain number may be used in any one management area, or that one tag may be used in several management areas, as designated by the Commission.

      2.  The Commission shall designate the number of tags for any species which may be obtained by any one person, and it is unlawful for any person to obtain tags for the person’s use in excess of this number. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 502.145, it is unlawful for any person to use or possess tags issued to any other person, or to transfer or give tags issued to him or her to any other person.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1971, 1539; 1981, 607; 1991, 2156; 1995, 54)

      NRS 502.142  Establishment of program for issuance of special incentive elk tags.

      1.  The Commission shall adopt regulations to establish a program pursuant to which the Department will issue special incentive elk tags. The regulations must:

      (a) Set forth the application and annual review processes for the issuance of special incentive elk tags.

      (b) Require that an application for a special incentive elk tag must be accompanied by:

             (1) The fee charged for an elk tag pursuant to NRS 502.250; and

             (2) Any administrative fee charged in connection with the issuance of an elk tag pursuant to this chapter.

      (c) Provide for the issuance of a special incentive elk tag only to a person who:

             (1) Lawfully owns, leases or manages private land within an actual elk use area; and

             (2) If that private land blocks reasonable access to adjacent public land, provides reasonable access through the private land to allow a person or hunting party possessing a valid elk tag to hunt elk on the adjacent public land.

      (d) Establish criteria for the issuance of special incentive elk tags based upon:

             (1) The number of elk using private land controlled by the applicant;

             (2) The number of days the elk use private lands of the applicant in a calendar year;

             (3) The total number of elk; and

             (4) Limiting the number of special incentive elk tags issued in each calendar year to not more than one-half of the bull elk tags issued in that calendar year,

Ê within the actual elk use area in the unit or units of the management area or areas in which the private land is located.

      (e) Provide that special incentive elk tags are valid for both sexes of elk.

      (f) Prohibit a person who has, within a particular calendar year, applied for or received compensation pursuant to NRS 504.165 as reimbursement for damage caused by elk to private land from applying, within the same calendar year, for a special incentive elk tag for the same private land.

      (g) Allow a group of owners, lessees and managers of private land to qualify for a special incentive elk tag for their combined lands.

      (h) Ensure that the issuance of special incentive elk tags will not result in the number of bull elk tags issued in any year being reduced to a number below the quota for bull elk tags established by the Commission for 1997.

      (i) Provide that a person to whom a special incentive elk tag is issued by the Commission pursuant to this section may:

             (1) If the person holds a valid hunting license issued by this State, use the special incentive elk tag himself or herself; or

             (2) Sell the special incentive elk tag to another person who holds a valid hunting license issued by this State at any price upon which the parties mutually agree.

      (j) Require that a person who is issued a special incentive elk tag must hunt:

             (1) During the open season for elk.

             (2) In the unit or units within the management area or areas in which the private land is located.

      (k) Provide for the appointment of an arbitration panel to resolve disputes between persons who apply for special incentive elk tags and the Department regarding the issuance of such tags.

      2.  As used in this section, “actual elk use area” means an area in which elk live, as identified and designated by the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1379; A 1999, 1226; 2003, 1534)

      NRS 502.143  Establishment of program for issuance of special incentive deer tags.

      1.  The Commission may adopt regulations establishing a program pursuant to which the Department may issue special incentive deer tags to owners, lessees and managers of private land in this State for use on the private land of such owners, lessees or managers.

      2.  The regulations must:

      (a) Require that the owner, lessee or manager who is lawfully in control of private land must, before the owner, lessee or manager is issued a special incentive deer tag:

             (1) Allow the hunting and viewing of wildlife on his or her land by the general public; or

             (2) Enter into a cooperative agreement with the Department to improve deer or other wildlife habitat on his or her land.

      (b) Allow the owner, lessee or manager to sell any special incentive deer tag that the owner, lessee or manager is issued pursuant to the program.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1380; A 2003, 1535)

      NRS 502.145  Issuance of deer or antelope tags as compensation for damage to private property.

      1.  An owner, lessee or manager of private land in this State may apply to the Department for the issuance to him or her of one or more deer or antelope tags as provided in this section. The tags must be issued as compensation for damage caused by deer or antelope to the private land or to any improvements thereon.

      2.  An application made pursuant to this section must:

      (a) Be made in the form prescribed by the Department;

      (b) Establish to the satisfaction of the Department that the applicant has sustained damage of the kind described in subsection 1; and

      (c) Be accompanied by the fee charged for the tags pursuant to NRS 502.250 and any fee charged for administrative costs.

      3.  The Department shall review the application, may conduct any investigation it deems appropriate and, if it approves the application, shall issue to the applicant not more than one tag for each 50 animals present on the private land owned, leased or managed by the applicant. Both deer and antelope tags may be issued to an applicant.

      4.  A tag issued as compensation for damage pursuant to this section:

      (a) May be used by the owner, lessee or manager of the private land if the owner, lessee or manager holds a valid Nevada hunting license, or may be sold by that person to any holder of a valid Nevada hunting license at any price mutually agreed upon;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (c), must be used on the private land or in the unit or units within the management area or areas in which the private land is located; and

      (c) May only be used during:

             (1) The open season for the species for which the tag is issued; or

             (2) A season prescribed by regulation of the Commission for the use of such tags only on the private land.

      5.  As a condition of receiving a tag from the Department pursuant to this section, an owner, lessee or manager who is lawfully in control of private land that blocks access to adjacent public land must provide access to the public land during the hunting season to a person or hunting party with a tag for the purpose of hunting on the public land.

      6.  Insofar as they are consistent with this section, the provisions of this title and of the regulations adopted by the Commission apply to the issuance and use of tags pursuant to this section. The Commission:

      (a) Shall by regulation establish the maximum number of tags which may be issued annually by the Department pursuant to this section, which must not exceed 1.5 percent of the total number of deer and antelope tags which are authorized for issuance annually throughout the State; and

      (b) May adopt any other regulations it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2155; A 1993, 1190, 1664; 1995, 53, 54, 555; 2001, 1070; 2003, 1535, 2543; 2013, 1628)

      NRS 502.146  Restricted nonresident deer tags: Definitions.  As used in NRS 502.146 to 502.149, inclusive:

      1.  “Restricted nonresident deer hunt” means a deer hunt in which a restricted nonresident deer hunter hunts with a licensed master guide or licensed subguide.

      2.  “Restricted nonresident deer hunter” means a person who is not a resident of this State and is issued a restricted nonresident deer tag.

      3.  “Restricted nonresident deer tag” means a tag which is issued to a nonresident for a restricted nonresident deer hunt.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 427)

      NRS 502.147  Restricted nonresident deer tags: Issuance.

      1.  The Department shall make available restricted nonresident deer tags in an amount not to exceed the amount set forth in this section. If the number of persons who apply for restricted nonresident deer tags is greater than the number of tags to be issued, the Department shall conduct a drawing to determine the persons to whom to issue the tags.

      2.  The number of restricted nonresident deer tags must:

      (a) Be subtracted from the quota of rifle deer tags for nonresidents; and

      (b) Not exceed 16 percent of the deer tags issued to nonresidents during the previous year or 400 tags, whichever is greater.

      3.  The number of restricted nonresident deer tags issued for any management area or unit must not exceed 37.5 percent, rounded to the nearest whole number, of the rifle deer tags issued to nonresidents during the previous year for that management area or unit.

      4.  The Department shall mail the tags to the successful applicants.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 427; A 1995, 513, 1924; 2003, 1536)

      NRS 502.148  Restricted nonresident deer tags: Application; fees; eligibility for other tags.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any person who wishes to apply for a restricted nonresident deer tag pursuant to NRS 502.147 must complete an application on a form prescribed and furnished by the Department. A licensed master guide may complete the application for an applicant. The application must be signed by the applicant and the master guide who will be responsible for conducting the restricted nonresident deer hunt.

      2.  The application must be accompanied by a fee for the tag of $300, plus any other fees which the Department may require. The Commission shall establish the time limits and acceptable methods for submitting such applications to the Department.

      3.  Any application for a restricted nonresident deer tag which contains an error or omission must be rejected and the fee for the tag returned to the applicant.

      4.  A person who is issued a restricted nonresident deer tag is not eligible to apply for any other deer tag issued in this State for the same hunting season as that restricted nonresident deer hunt.

      5.  All fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 428; A 1995, 513, 1925; 2003, 1536; 2011, 3150)

      NRS 502.149  Restricted nonresident deer tags: Guide to accompany hunter during hunt.  A restricted nonresident deer hunter must be accompanied at all times during the restricted nonresident deer hunt by the licensed master guide who cosigned the application or one of the master guide’s licensed subguides.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 428)

      NRS 502.150  Unlawful possession of wildlife without attached tag; unlawful removal of tag.

      1.  Whenever tags are required for any species of wildlife, it is unlawful to have any of that species in possession without the tag attached thereto and such possession without an attached tag is prima facie evidence that the game is illegally taken and possessed.

      2.  It is unlawful to remove any tag from any wildlife for reuse or to be in possession of excess tags or used tags.

      3.  Whenever tags are required for any species of fur-bearing mammal, possession of a pelt of that species without the tag attached thereto is prima facie evidence that such pelt is illegally taken and possessed.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1969, 1354; 1991, 263)

      NRS 502.160  Form of tags; regulations concerning tags.

      1.  The Department shall designate the form of the tag, requiring such numbering or other manner of identification as is necessary to designate the name or hunting license number of the person to whom it is issued. Each tag must show the game for which it may be used, the year and, whenever necessary, the management area in which it may be used.

      2.  The Commission may adopt any regulations necessary relative to the manner of qualifying and applying for, using, completing, attaching, filling out, punching, inspecting, validating or reporting such tags. It is unlawful for any person to fail to abide by any such regulation.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1969, 1354; 1971, 1539; 1991, 1573; 1993, 1665; 2003, 1537)

      NRS 502.175  Drawings to award and issue tags or permits: Contract with private entity; procedure; regulations.

      1.  The Department shall contract with a private entity to conduct a drawing and to award and issue the tags or permits as established by the Commission. The drawing must be conducted using a computer program that awards tags or permits based on a random order of selection. The contract must provide for the acquisition by the Department of the ownership of the computer program at the end of the term of the contract. The Department shall solicit bids for the contract pursuant to the provisions of chapter 333 of NRS.

      2.  The Department shall:

      (a) Provide to the private entity to whom a contract is awarded pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1 any applications for tags, permits, documents or other information required by the private entity to conduct the drawing; and

      (b) Otherwise cooperate with the private entity in conducting the drawing.

      3.  As soon as practicable after the drawing is completed, the private entity shall submit the results of the drawing to the Department.

      4.  If no private entity qualifies for the awarding of the contract specified in subsection 1, the Department shall conduct a drawing to award tags or permits in the manner set forth in the regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of subsection 5.

      5.  The Commission shall adopt regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, including regulations that prescribe the manner in which the Department shall conduct a drawing specified in subsection 1 if no private entity qualifies for the awarding of the contract.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1662; A 2003, 1537, 2544)

      NRS 502.190  Limitations on number of tags; scope of management area; responsibilities of Commission.

      1.  Tags for hunting wildlife may be limited to a certain number in any management area, which management area may include all of any county, any portion of any county or any continuous area in adjacent counties.

      2.  Whenever a limit is placed upon the number of tags available to hunters in any management area, the Commission shall determine the manner in which the tags are issued, whether by lot or by sale to first applicants, the manner of application, the manner of delivering the tags and other necessary matters.

      3.  Whenever applications, money or tags and licenses are entrusted to the mails, the Commission is not responsible for loss or delay in the mails.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1971, 1539; 1981, 608; 1991, 1573; 2003, 2544)

      NRS 502.200  Unlawful obtainment or use of tag or permit by hunter.  Except as otherwise authorized pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission, it is unlawful for any hunter:

      1.  To obtain tags or permits for more than one management area.

      2.  To use tags in any management area or at any time other than at the time and place intended.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1971, 1539; 1979, 900; 2003, 2544)

      NRS 502.210  Conditions for issuance of duplicate tags.

      1.  A duplicate tag may not be issued except as follows:

      (a) Upon receiving an affidavit of an applicant that a tag previously issued has been lost, stolen or destroyed and upon payment of a fee of $10, the Department shall issue a duplicate tag to the applicant.

      (b) Upon receiving an affidavit of an applicant that the applicant has not received the tag for which the applicant applied and paid the required fee, the Department may issue a duplicate tag to the applicant upon payment of a fee of $10.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not affect the issuance of a replacement tag pursuant to NRS 502.215.

      [Part 86:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 494; 1955, 242]—(NRS A 1969, 1355; 1987, 1450; 1991, 1573; 1993, 440, 1665; 1995, 579; 2003, 1537, 2544)

      NRS 502.215  Tagging, inspection and disposition of carcasses of certain diseased game; issuance and use of replacement tags; regulations.

      1.  If any person who possesses a tag to hunt a big game mammal kills an animal that is believed to be diseased and unfit for human consumption, the person shall place his or her tag on the carcass in the manner provided by law or regulation and provide the whole carcass for inspection by an authorized representative of the Department or, at the person’s own expense, by a veterinarian licensed to practice in Nevada. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the holder of the tag who provides the carcass for such an inspection is entitled, if the carcass is diseased and unfit for human consumption, to receive at no charge another tag as a replacement for the one the holder placed on the carcass pursuant to this subsection. The holder shall choose whether the replacement tag is to be issued for the current hunting season or for the next similar season in the following year. If the holder chooses to retain the head, antlers, carcass, horns or hide of the animal, and the authorized representative of the Department approves the retention, the holder shall be deemed to waive any claim the holder may have had for the issuance of a replacement tag.

      2.  A replacement tag issued pursuant to subsection 1 for the current hunting season is valid for:

      (a) The entire remaining portion of the season for which the original tag was issued; or

      (b) If the original tag was issued for a period of a split season, the entire remaining portion of the period for which the original tag was issued or the entire following period, if any.

      3.  A replacement tag issued pursuant to subsection 1 must be:

      (a) Issued for the same unit for which the original tag was issued.

      (b) Used in the same manner as or pursuant to the same conditions or restrictions applicable to the original tag.

      4.  The Commission shall adopt by regulation:

      (a) A procedure for the inspection and verification of the condition of such a carcass;

      (b) Requirements for the disposal of such a carcass if it is determined to be diseased and unfit for human consumption;

      (c) Requirements for the disposition of the hide and the antlers or horns of the animal; and

      (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a procedure for the issuance of a replacement tag pursuant to this section.

      5.  For the purposes of this section, “split season” means a season which is divided into two or more periods.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 440; A 1995, 153, 649; 2003, 1538)

      NRS 502.219  Dream Tags: Establishment of program; administration of program by Department; award of Dream Tags by raffle by certain nonprofit organizations.

      1.  A program is hereby established for the issuance of additional big game tags each year to be known as “Dream Tags.” The program must provide:

      (a) For the issuance of Dream Tags to either a resident or nonresident of this State;

      (b) For the issuance of one Dream Tag for each species of big game for which 50 or more tags were available under the quota established for the species by the Commission during the previous year; and

      (c) For the sale of Dream Tags to a nonprofit organization pursuant to this section.

      2.  The Department shall administer the program and shall take such actions as the Department determines are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and NRS 502.222 and 502.225.

      3.  A nonprofit organization established through the Community Foundation of Western Nevada which is exempt from taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) and which has as its principal purpose the preservation, protection, management or restoration of wildlife and its habitat may purchase such Dream Tags from the Department, at prices established by the Department, subject to the following conditions:

      (a) The nonprofit organization must agree to award the Dream Tags by raffle, with unlimited chances to be sold for $5 each to persons who purchase a resource enhancement stamp pursuant to NRS 502.222.

      (b) The nonprofit organization must agree to enter into a contract with a private entity that is approved by the Department which requires that the private entity agree to act as the agent of the nonprofit organization to sell chances to win Dream Tags, conduct any required drawing for Dream Tags and issue Dream Tags. For the purposes of this paragraph, a private entity that has entered into a contract with the Department pursuant to NRS 502.175 to conduct a drawing and to award and issue tags or permits as established by the Commission shall be deemed to be approved by the Department.

      (c) All money received by the nonprofit organization from the proceeds of the Dream Tag raffle, less the cost of the Dream Tags purchased by the nonprofit organization and any administrative costs charged by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, must be used for the preservation, protection, management or restoration of game and its habitat, as determined by the Advisory Board on Dream Tags created by NRS 502.225.

      4.  All money received by the Department for Dream Tags pursuant to this section must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund.

      5.  The nonprofit organization shall, on or before February 1 of each year, report to the Department and the Interim Finance Committee concerning the Dream Tag program, including, without limitation:

      (a) The number of Dream Tags issued during the immediately preceding calendar year;

      (b) The total amount of money paid to the Department for Dream Tags during the immediately preceding calendar year;

      (c) The total amount of money received by the nonprofit organization from the proceeds of the Dream Tag raffle, the amount of such money expended by the nonprofit organization and a description of each project for which the money was spent; and

      (d) Any recommendations concerning the program or necessary legislation.

      6.  As used in this section, “big game tag” means a tag permitting a person to hunt any species of pronghorn antelope, bear, deer, mountain goat, mountain lion, bighorn sheep or elk.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2058; A 2009, 2648; 2011, 1640, 3150)

      NRS 502.222  Dream Tags: Eligibility for Dream Tag raffle; resource enhancement stamps.

      1.  To be eligible to participate in the Dream Tag raffle, a person must purchase a resource enhancement stamp.

      2.  Resource enhancement stamps must be sold for a fee of $10 each by the Department and by persons authorized by the Department to sell the stamps. All money received by the Department for resource enhancement stamps pursuant to this section must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund.

      3.  The Department shall determine the form of the stamps.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2059; A 2009, 2650; 2011, 3151)

      NRS 502.225  Dream Tags: Advisory Board on Dream Tags; membership; duties.

      1.  There is hereby created the Advisory Board on Dream Tags, consisting of the following five members:

      (a) One member appointed by the Governor;

      (b) One member appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate;

      (c) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly;

      (d) One member appointed by the Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and

      (e) The Vice Chair of the Commission, who serves as an ex officio member of the Board.

      2.  Each appointed member of the Board must be a resident of this State and, following the initial terms, serves a term of 2 years.

      3.  At its first meeting each year, the members of the Board shall elect a Chair, who shall serve until the next Chair is elected. The Board shall meet as necessary at the call of the Chair.

      4.  A majority of the members of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of those members present at any meeting is sufficient for any official action taken by the Board.

      5.  While engaged in the business of the Board, to the extent of legislative appropriation, each member of the Board is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      6.  To the extent of legislative appropriation, the Department shall provide the Board with such staff as is necessary to carry out the duties of the Board.

      7.  The Board shall, in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (c) of subsection 3 of NRS 502.219, determine the appropriate use of money received by a nonprofit organization from the proceeds of a Dream Tag raffle.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2059; A 2009, 2650; 2011, 2479)

      NRS 502.240  Fees for licenses and permits.  The Department shall issue annual licenses and limited permits:

      1.  To any person who has not attained his or her 16th birthday and who has been a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada for 6 months immediately preceding the person’s application for a license, upon payment of a fee of $10 for an annual trapping license.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 502.083, 502.245 and 504.390, to any person who has attained his or her 16th birthday and who has been a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada for 6 months immediately preceding the person’s application for a license, upon the payment of a fee of:

 

For an annual fishing license................................................................................ $25

For a 1-day permit to fish.......................................................................................... 8

For each consecutive day added to a 1-day permit to fish................................. 3

For a hunting license................................................................................................. 29

For a combined hunting and fishing license......................................................... 50

For a trapping license............................................................................................... 38

For a fur dealer’s license.......................................................................................... 63

For an annual master guide’s license.................................................................. 750

For an annual subguide’s license......................................................................... 125

 

      3.  To any person who has attained his or her 12th birthday but who has not attained his or her 16th birthday, and who is not a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada, upon the payment of a fee of $17 for an annual fishing license.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 and NRS 502.083, to any person who is not a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada, upon the payment of a fee of:

 

For an annual fishing license................................................................................ $65

For a 1-day permit to fish........................................................................................ 17

For each consecutive day added to a 1-day permit to fish................................. 7

For an annual license to fish solely in the reciprocal waters of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Tahoe and Topaz Lake................................................................................................. 25

For a hunting license.............................................................................................. 138

For a combined hunting and fishing license...................................................... 195

For an annual trapper’s license............................................................................ 188

For a fur dealer’s license........................................................................................ 125

For an annual master guide’s license............................................................... 1,500

For an annual subguide’s license......................................................................... 250

For a 1-day permit to hunt upland game and migratory game birds.............. 20

For each consecutive day added to a 1-day permit to hunt upland game and migratory game birds   8

 

      5.  To any person, without regard to residence, upon the payment of a fee of:

 

For a noncommercial license for the possession of live wildlife.................... $15

For a commercial or private shooting preserve................................................. 125

For a commercial license for the possession of live wildlife........................... 500

For a live bait dealer’s permit................................................................................. 44

For a competitive field trials permit....................................................................... 31

For a permit to train dogs or falcons..................................................................... 15

For a 1-year falconry license.................................................................................. 38

For a 3-year falconry license.................................................................................. 94

For an importation permit....................................................................................... 15

For an import eligibility permit............................................................................... 31

For an exportation permit....................................................................................... 15

For any other special permit issued by the Department, a fee not to exceed the highest fee established for any other special permit set by the Commission.

 

      [Part 50:101:1947; A 1949, 292; 1951, 395; 1953, 667; 1955, 602]—(NRS A 1957, 536; 1965, 1442; 1967, 134; 1969, 1148; 1971, 1540; 1973, 364, 725; 1975, 1174; 1977, 1091; 1979, 923, 1359; 1981, 355; 1985, 1705; 1987, 561, 1450; 1989, 1477, 1779; 1991, 1573; 1993, 1666; 1995, 1092, 1930; 2003, 1539, 2545; 2007, 1800; 2011, 602)

      NRS 502.242  Habitat conservation fee; Wildlife Fund Account.

      1.  In addition to any fee charged and collected for an annual hunting, trapping, fishing or combined hunting and fishing license pursuant to NRS 502.240, a habitat conservation fee of $3 must be paid.

      2.  Revenue from the habitat conservation fee must be accounted for separately, deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account and, except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 502.294 and 502.310, used by the Department for the purposes of wildlife habitat rehabilitation and restoration. Each year, not more than 18 percent of the money credited to the Wildlife Fund Account from any revenue received pursuant to subsection 1 may be used to monitor wildlife and its habitat for those purposes.

      3.  The money in the Wildlife Fund Account remains in the Account and does not revert to the State General Fund at the end of any fiscal year.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2540; A 2011, 2878, 3152)

      NRS 502.245  Fees for licenses for young person, elderly person or person who has severe physical disability.

      1.  The Department shall issue any hunting or fishing license or combined hunting and fishing license authorized under the provisions of this chapter, upon proof satisfactory of the requisite facts and payment of the applicable fee, to any person who has resided in this State:

      (a) For the 6-month period immediately preceding the date of the person’s application for a license and:

             (1) Has a severe physical disability; or

             (2) Has attained his or her 12th birthday but has not attained his or her 16th birthday; or

      (b) Continuously for 5 years immediately preceding the date of this application for a license and is 65 years of age or older.

      2.  The Department shall charge and collect a fee of:

 

For a hunting license................................................................................................. $9

For a fishing license..................................................................................................... 9

For a combined hunting and fishing license......................................................... 17

 

      3.  For the purposes of this section, “severe physical disability” means a physical disability which materially limits the person’s ability to engage in gainful employment.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 922; A 1979, 922; 1981, 320; 1983, 852; 1985, 1707; 1993, 1667; 1995, 1932; 2003, 1540, 2546)

      NRS 502.250  Fees for tags and for processing certain applications; acceptance of sealed bids for tags or award of tags by auction or drawing; disposition of proceeds; regulations.

      1.  The amount of the fee that must be charged for the following tags is:

 

Resident deer tag.................................................................................................... $30

Resident antelope tag............................................................................................... 60

Resident elk tag....................................................................................................... 120

Resident bighorn sheep tag................................................................................... 120

Resident mountain goat tag................................................................................. 120

Resident mountain lion tag..................................................................................... 25

Nonresident deer tag.............................................................................................. 240

Nonresident antelope tag...................................................................................... 300

Nonresident antlered elk tag.............................................................................. 1,200

Nonresident antlerless elk tag............................................................................... 500

Nonresident bighorn sheep tag.......................................................................... 1,200

Nonresident mountain goat tag........................................................................ 1,200

Nonresident mountain lion tag............................................................................. 100

 

      2.  The amount of the fee for other resident or nonresident big game tags must not exceed the highest fee for a resident or nonresident big game tag established pursuant to this section.

      3.  The amount of the fee for a tag determined to be necessary by the Commission for other species pursuant to NRS 502.130 must not exceed the highest fee for a resident or nonresident tag established pursuant to this section.

      4.  A fee not to exceed $10 may be charged for processing an application for a game species or permit other than an application for an elk. A fee of not less than $5 but not more than $15 must be charged for processing an application for an elk, $5 of which must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund and used for the prevention and mitigation of damage caused by elk or game mammals not native to this State. A fee of not less than $15 and not more than $50 must be charged for processing an application for a Silver State Tag.

      5.  The Commission may accept sealed bids for, or award through an auction or a Silver State Tag Drawing, or any combination thereof, not more than 15 big game tags and not more than 5 wild turkey tags each year. To reimburse the Department for the cost of managing wildlife and administering and conducting the bid, auction or Silver State Tag Drawing, not more than 18 percent of the total amount of money received from the bid, auction or Silver State Tag Drawing may be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund. Any amount of money received from the bid, auction or Silver State Tag Drawing that is not so deposited must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account in the State General Fund in accordance with the provisions of NRS 501.3575.

      6.  The Commission may by regulation establish an additional drawing for big game tags, which may be entitled the Partnership in Wildlife Drawing. To reimburse the Department for the cost of managing wildlife and administering and conducting the drawing, not more than 18 percent of the total amount of money received from the drawing may be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund. Except as otherwise provided by regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to subsection 7, the money received by the Department from applicants in the drawing who are not awarded big game tags must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account in accordance with the provisions of NRS 501.3575.

      7.  The Commission may adopt regulations which authorize the return of all or a portion of any fee collected from a person pursuant to the provisions of this section.

      [86 1/2:101:1947; added 1949, 292; A 1951, 494; 1955, 602]—(NRS A 1957, 537; 1965, 1443; 1969, 1149; 1971, 1541; 1973, 727; 1975, 1176; 1979, 1360; 1981, 356; 1985, 1707; 1987, 556, 1452; 1989, 1475, 2019; 1991, 263, 786, 1575; 1995, 864; 1997, 785, 1108, 1109; 2003, 1540, 2546; 2007, 1802; 2009, 2061; 2011, 3152)

      NRS 502.253  Additional fee for processing application for game tag.

      1.  In addition to any fee charged and collected pursuant to NRS 502.250, a fee of $3 must be charged for processing each application for a game tag, the revenue from which must be accounted for separately, deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund and used by the Department for costs related to:

      (a) Programs for the management and control of injurious predatory wildlife;

      (b) Wildlife management activities relating to the protection of nonpredatory game animals, sensitive wildlife species and related wildlife habitat;

      (c) Conducting research, as needed, to determine successful techniques for managing and controlling predatory wildlife, including studies necessary to ensure effective programs for the management and control of injurious predatory wildlife; and

      (d) Programs for the education of the general public concerning the management and control of predatory wildlife.

      2.  The Department of Wildlife is hereby authorized to expend a portion of the money collected pursuant to subsection 1 to enable the State Department of Agriculture to develop and carry out the programs described in subsection 1.

      3.  Any program developed or wildlife management activity or research conducted pursuant to this section must be developed or conducted under the guidance of the Commission pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 501.181.

      4.  The money in the Wildlife Fund Account remains in the Account and does not revert to the State General Fund at the end of any fiscal year.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1213; A 2003, 1541; 2009, 464; 2011, 3153)

      NRS 502.255  Disposition of fees for processing applications for tags.  The Department shall account separately for the money received from fees for processing applications for tags and, except as otherwise provided in NRS 502.253, use that money only for the Department’s direct and indirect costs associated with:

      1.  The system of applications and drawings for tags;

      2.  The Department’s automated program for licensing and registration and titling of vessels; and

      3.  The issuance of licenses, permits and tags.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1571; A 1993, 1668; 2001, 1214; 2003, 1542; 2010, 26th Special Session, 91)

      NRS 502.280  Resident Native Americans: Exemption from fees for hunting and fishing licenses; application for free license; requirements for big game tags.

      1.  All resident Native Americans of the State of Nevada are exempt from the payment of fees for fishing and hunting licenses.

      2.  When applying for a free fishing or hunting license, a resident Native American of the State of Nevada shall exhibit a document issued in this State by the chair of a tribal council or chief of a Native American tribe, or an officer of a reservation, colony or educational institution, stating that the bearer is a resident Native American of the State of Nevada.

      3.  Before hunting for deer or big game off an Indian reservation in this State, all Native Americans, otherwise exempt under subsection 1, must secure resident deer tags or other resident big game tags and pay the fee provided therefor in NRS 502.250.

      [1:198:1923; NCL § 3149]—(NRS A 1965, 1443; 1969, 1150; 2003, 2548)

      NRS 502.290  Residents of Nevada in Armed Forces not stationed in Nevada: Fee for fishing or hunting license; proof of eligibility; penalty for giving false information.

      1.  The Commission is authorized to issue to those persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States who are bona fide residents of the State of Nevada fishing or hunting licenses, upon the payment of $5 for each license, provided those persons requesting the licenses are at the time on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and are not stationed in the State of Nevada.

      2.  The Commission may require whatever proof it deems necessary to determine whether such persons come within the provisions of this section.

      3.  Any person who is guilty of giving false information to obtain a license as provided in this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [1:186:1951] + [2:186:1951] + [3:186:1951]—(NRS A 1967, 598; 1969, 1150; 1985, 1707)

      NRS 502.292  Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Requirements regarding documentation of payment; amount.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for any person to hunt any upland game bird, except turkey and crow, unless at the time the person is hunting he or she carries on his or her person such documentation as the Department provides as proof that the person has paid to the Department, for the licensing period that includes the time the person is hunting, the fee required pursuant to this section.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a person who is under the age of 12 years.

      3.  The documentation required pursuant to this section must be sold by the Department, and persons authorized by the Department to sell hunting licenses, for a fee of $10.

      4.  The Department shall determine the form of the documentation.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2540)

      NRS 502.294  Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Deposit of proceeds; accounting records; reimbursement of administrative costs.  All money received pursuant to NRS 502.292 must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund. The Department shall maintain separate accounting records for the receipt and expenditure of that money. An amount not to exceed 10 percent of that money may be used to reimburse the Department for the cost of administering the program of documentation. This amount is in addition to compensation allowed persons authorized to issue and sell licenses.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2540; A 2011, 3154)

      NRS 502.296  Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Use of proceeds.

      1.  Before the Department may undertake any project using money received pursuant to NRS 502.292, it must analyze the project and provide the Commission with recommendations as to the need for the project and its feasibility.

      2.  Money received pursuant to NRS 502.292 must be used for projects approved by the Commission for the protection and propagation of upland game birds and for the acquisition, development and preservation of the habitats of upland game birds in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2540)

      NRS 502.298  Fee to hunt certain upland game birds: Reports to Legislature regarding program.  The Department shall, not later than the fifth calendar day of each regular session of the Legislature, submit to it a report summarizing any projects undertaken and the receipt and expenditure of money and public benefits achieved by the program for the sale of documentation to hunt any upland game bird, except turkey and crow.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2540)

      NRS 502.300  Duck stamps: Unlawful to hunt certain migratory game birds without stamp; exceptions; fees; form.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful for any person to hunt any migratory game bird, except jacksnipe, coot, gallinule, western mourning dove, white-winged dove and band-tailed pigeon unless at the time the person is hunting he or she carries on his or her person:

      (a) An unexpired state duck stamp validated by the person’s signature in ink across the face of the stamp; or

      (b) Such documentation as the Department provides as proof that the person has paid to the Department, for the licensing period that includes the time the person is hunting, the same fee as that required pursuant to subsection 3 for the purchase of an unexpired state duck stamp for that period.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to a person who:

      (a) Is under the age of 12 years; or

      (b) Is 65 years of age or older.

      3.  Unexpired duck stamps must be sold for a fee of not more than $10 each by the Department and by persons authorized by the Department to sell hunting licenses. The Commission shall establish the price to be charged by the Department or agents of the Department for expired duck stamps.

      4.  The Department shall determine the form of the stamps.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 939; A 1973, 671; 1979, 299; 1981, 539; 1983, 852; 1985, 1708; 1993, 1668; 1995, 1932; 2001, 976; 2003, 1542, 2548)

      NRS 502.310  Duck stamps: Deposit of fees; accounting records; reimbursement of administrative costs.  All money received pursuant to NRS 502.300 must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund. The Department shall maintain separate accounting records for the receipt and expenditure of that money. An amount not to exceed 10 percent of that money may be used to reimburse the Department for the cost of administering the state duck stamp programs. This amount is in addition to compensation allowed persons authorized to issue and sell licenses.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 940; A 1979, 300, 900; 1981, 539; 1985, 1708; 1993, 1668; 2001, 976; 2003, 1542, 2548; 2011, 3154)

      NRS 502.322  Duck stamps: Use of money received pursuant to NRS 502.300.

      1.  Before the Department may undertake any project using money received pursuant to NRS 502.300, it shall analyze the project and provide the Commission with recommendations as to the need for the project and its feasibility.

      2.  Money received pursuant to NRS 502.300 must be used for projects approved by the Commission for the protection and propagation of migratory game birds, and for the acquisition, development and preservation of wetlands in Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 300; A 1981, 539; 1985, 1708; 1993, 1668; 2001, 976; 2003, 1542)

      NRS 502.324  Duck stamps: Reports to Legislature regarding program.  Repealed. (See chapter 337, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 1634.)

 

      NRS 502.326  Trout stamps: Unlawful to take or possess trout without stamp or documentation; exceptions; fees; form.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful for any person to take or possess trout unless at the time the person is fishing he or she carries on his or her person:

      (a) An unexpired state trout stamp affixed to his or her fishing license and validated by the person’s signature in ink across the face of the stamp; or

      (b) Such documentation as the Department provides as proof that the person has paid to the Department, for the licensing period that includes the time the person is fishing, the same fee as that required pursuant to subsection 3 for the purchase of a state trout stamp for that period.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to a person who:

      (a) Is under the age of 12; or

      (b) Is fishing:

             (1) Under the authority of a valid 1-day permit to fish or during a consecutive day validly added to that permit;

             (2) Under the authority of a valid 1-day group fishing permit; or

             (3) In accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NRS 502.010.

      3.  State trout stamps must be sold for a fee of $10 each by the Department and by persons authorized by the Department to sell hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.

      4.  The Department shall determine the form of the stamps.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1864; A 1993, 1668; 1995, 1933; 1999, 1043; 2001, 976; 2003, 1543, 2549; 2007, 1803)

      NRS 502.330  Safety for hunters: Requirements for license; completion of course in responsibilities of hunters.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 502.066, no hunting license may be obtained by any person born after January 1, 1960, unless the person presents to the Department, or one of its authorized licensing agents:

      (a) A certificate of successful completion of a course of instruction in the responsibilities of hunters as provided by NRS 502.340;

      (b) An equivalent certificate of completion of a course in the responsibilities of hunters provided by:

             (1) Another state;

             (2) An agency of a Canadian province for the management of wildlife; or

             (3) An agency of a foreign country whose course of instruction meets or exceeds the standards established by the International Hunter Education Association, or its successor organization; or

      (c) A hunting license issued to the person in a previous year by the Department, another state or an agency of a Canadian province, which bears a number or other unique mark evidencing successful completion of a course of instruction in the responsibilities of hunters.

      2.  Any person who has been convicted of violating NRS 503.165 or 503.175 may not obtain a hunting license until the person has successfully completed a course in the responsibilities of hunters conducted pursuant to NRS 502.340.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 826; A 1975, 894; 1979, 901; 1983, 852; 1987, 595; 1993, 1669; 1997, 1027; 2003, 1543; 2009, 2062)

      NRS 502.340  Safety for hunters: Course in responsibilities of hunters; certification of instructors; issuance of certificate.  The Department shall certify instructors who will, with the cooperation of the Department, provide instruction in the responsibilities of hunters established by the Department to all eligible persons who, upon the successful completion of the course, must be issued a certificate. Persons who are disqualified from obtaining a hunting license, pursuant to NRS 502.330, are eligible for the course.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 826; A 1975, 894; 1983, 852; 1987, 595; 1993, 1669; 2003, 1544)

      NRS 502.350  Safety for hunters: Fees.

      1.  The Commission may authorize an instructor to collect a fee of not more than $10 from each person obtaining instruction in the responsibilities of hunters.

      2.  The Commission may authorize the imposition of an administrative fee of not more than $10 for the issuance of a duplicate certificate of successful completion of the course.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 827; A 1979, 901; 1983, 853; 1987, 596; 1989, 1781; 2003, 2549)

      NRS 502.360  Safety for hunters: Unlawful acts.  It is unlawful to obtain a hunting license in violation of NRS 502.330.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 827; A 1991, 1575)

      NRS 502.370  Licensing of taxidermists.

      1.  A license to practice taxidermy is required before any person may perform taxidermal services for others on any wildlife or their parts, nests or eggs.

      2.  Annual licenses must be issued by the Department to applicants who satisfy the requirements established by the Department and pay a fee of:

 

Fee to practice commercial taxidermy............................................................... $44

Fee to practice noncommercial taxidermy.......................................................... 20

 

      3.  Any person who wishes to obtain a license to practice taxidermy must apply for the license on an application form provided by the Department. The applicant must provide such information on the form as the Commission may require by regulation.

      4.  The Commission may adopt regulations governing the licensing of taxidermists and the practice of taxidermy, including:

      (a) The receipt, possession, transportation, identification, purchase and sale of wildlife or parts thereof to be or which have been processed by a taxidermist;

      (b) The maintenance and submission of written records; and

      (c) Any other matter concerning the practice, conduct and operating procedures of taxidermists as the Commission may deem necessary.

      5.  A person who is authorized to enforce the provisions of this title may enter the facilities of a licensee at any reasonable hour and inspect the licensee’s operations and records.

      6.  If a licensee is convicted of a violation of any provision of this title or the regulations adopted by the Commission, the Commission may revoke his or her license and may refuse to issue another license to him or her for a period not to exceed 5 years.

      7.  The provisions of this section do not apply to institutions of learning of this State or of the United States, or to research activities conducted exclusively for scientific purposes, or for the advancement of agriculture, biology or any of the sciences.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 421; A 1983, 853; 1991, 263; 1993, 1669; 2003, 1544, 2549)

      NRS 502.390  Permit required to develop or maintain certain bodies of water; fees and assessments; penalties.

      1.  Any:

      (a) Person who develops or maintains an artificial or artificially created body of water, other than a body of water maintained for agricultural or recreational purposes, containing chemicals or substances in quantities which, with the normal use of the body of water, causes or will cause the death of any wildlife; or

      (b) Operator of a mining operation which develops or maintains an artificial body of water containing chemicals directly associated with the processing of ore,

Ê must first obtain a permit from the Department authorizing the development or maintenance of the body of water.

      2.  Within 30 working days after receiving an application for a permit, the Department shall issue the permit or deny the application and list the reasons for denial. An applicant may appeal the denial of a permit to the Commission. A permit may be valid for up to 5 years. The applicant must pay a fee for a permit of not more than $125 per year, except that the fee for a permit issued for a period of less than 6 months is $68.

      3.  Upon the transfer of ownership of any artificial or artificially created body of water as to which a permit issued pursuant to this section is in force at the time of the transfer, the permit remains in effect for 30 days after the transfer of ownership.

      4.  A person holding a permit issued pursuant to this section shall, in addition to the fee for the permit, pay to the Department an assessment. The amount of the assessment must be determined pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission. The assessment must be no more than $10,000 per year for each permit.

      5.  Any person who fails to obtain a permit or pay an assessment as required by this section and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto or who fails to comply with the provisions of a permit is guilty of a misdemeanor for the first offense and a gross misdemeanor for any subsequent offense.

      6.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Mining operation” means any activity conducted in this State by a person on or beneath the surface of land for the purpose of, or in connection with, the development or extraction of any mineral.

      (b) “Operator” means any person who owns, controls or manages a mining operation.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1269; A 1991, 2286; 1993, 1326, 1670; 1995, 579; 2003, 1545, 2550)

      NRS 502.400  Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area: Unlawful to hunt in Area without permit or certain documentation; fees for permits. [Effective upon conveyance of the Carson Lake Pasture to the State of Nevada.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful for any person to hunt in the Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area unless, at the time of entry and while hunting, the person carries upon his or her person:

      (a) An unexpired permit issued for that purpose on a form specified by the Department; or

      (b) Any other documentation specified by the Department as proof that the person has paid to the Department, for the period of licensing that includes the time the person is hunting, a fee that is equal to the amount of the fee required pursuant to subsection 4 for a seasonal permit or daily permit, as appropriate.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to a person under 16 years of age who is accompanied by a person who is carrying upon his or her person the permit or documentation required pursuant to subsection 1.

      3.  A permit issued pursuant to subsection 1 may be sold only by the Department or a person designated by the Department.

      4.  The Department shall charge and collect the following fees for issuing a permit pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) Sixty dollars for a seasonal permit, the effective dates of which must, as determined by the Department, coincide with the license to hunt of the person purchasing the permit.

      (b) Fifteen dollars for a daily permit. The Department shall not make a daily permit specified in this paragraph available for purchase before the second Monday of the open season for ducks.

      5.  The fee required pursuant to subsection 4 is in addition to any fee required for a license or permit to hunt pursuant to NRS 502.240.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 306, effective upon conveyance of the Carson Lake Pasture to the State of Nevada in accordance with chapter 209, Statutes of Nevada 1993, at page 447)

      NRS 502.410  Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area: Deposit of money received from sale of permits. [Effective upon conveyance of the Carson Lake Pasture to the State of Nevada.]

      1.  Any money received by the Department pursuant to NRS 502.400 must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund.

      2.  The Department:

      (a) Shall maintain separate accounting records for the receipt and expenditure of any money pursuant to this section or NRS 502.400; and

      (b) Must use the money to operate and manage the Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 306; A 2011, 3154, effective upon conveyance of the Carson Lake Pasture to the State of Nevada in accordance with chapter 209, Statutes of Nevada 1993, at page 447)

      NRS 502.500  Applicability of provisions governing lotteries.  The provisions of chapter 462 of NRS do not apply to the distribution of any tags pursuant to this chapter, regardless of the manner in which the tags are distributed or the entity that distributes the tags.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2060)