Resident Combination License Fees

Resident combination licenses provide privileges for both fishing and hunting activities. It's important to note that hunter privileges are contingent upon completing a certified hunter education course and submitting proper documentation to NDOW.

LICENSE DESCRIPTION AND FEES

  1. Combination License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Available for individuals aged 18 and older.
    • Total Value: $75
  2. Serviceman's Specialty Combination Hunt/Fish License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. For Nevada residents on active duty outside of the state. Requires evidence of duty assignment or leave papers.
    • Total Value: $15
  3. Severe Disability Specialty Combination Hunt/Fish License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Initial application through NDOW only.
    • Total Value: $15
  4. Native American Specialty Combination Hunt/Fish License*

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Available for resident Native Americans as defined in NRS 502.280. Requires a letter of eligibility. Initial application through NDOW only.
    • Total Value: $10
  5. Disabled Veteran Specialty Combination Hunt/Fish License*

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. For Nevada residents and veterans with a service-connected disability of 50 percent or more. Initial application through NDOW only.
    • Total Value: $15
  6. Youth Combination Hunt/Fish License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. For individuals aged 12 to 17 years at the time of purchase. Only available as part of the Youth Combination License.
    • Total Value: $15
  7. Senior Specialty Combination License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. For individuals aged 65 or older with 6 months of continuous Nevada residency at the time of purchase.
    • Total Value: $15

Note: First-time applicants for Native American and Disabled Veteran Specialty Licenses must apply through NDOW offices. Once their application is on file, they can apply for future year’s licenses online at ndowlicensing.com.

Hunter privileges for Youth Combination License holders are subject to completion of a certified hunter education course and submission of proper documentation to NDOW.

Resident Fishing License Fees

Resident fishing licenses provide access to fishing activities within Nevada's waters. Below are the descriptions and fees for various fishing licenses:

LICENSE DESCRIPTION AND FEES

  1. Fishing License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Available for individuals aged 18 and older at the time of purchase.
    • Total Value: $40
  2. 1-Day Fishing Permit

    • Description: Valid until midnight of the date specified.
    • Total Value: $9
  3. Each Consecutive Day Added to a 1-Day Permit

    • Description: Allows for additional consecutive days of fishing after purchasing a 1-Day Permit.
    • Fee: $3 per day

Note: The Youth Fishing License is only available as part of the Youth Combination License, as detailed in the Resident Combination License Fees section above.

Nonresident Combination License Fees

Nonresident combination licenses grant access to both fishing and hunting activities within Nevada's jurisdiction. Here are the details and fees for nonresident combination licenses:

LICENSE DESCRIPTION AND FEES

  1. Combination Hunt/Fish License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Available for individuals aged 18 and older at the time of purchase.
    • Total Value: $155
  2. Youth Combination Hunt/Fish License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Available for individuals aged at least 12 but less than 18 years old at the time of payment. The Youth Fishing License is included only as part of the Youth Combination License.
    • Total Value: $15
  3. 1-Day Permit to Fish and Hunt Upland Game Birds and Migratory Game Birds

    • Description: Valid until midnight of the specified date, allowing for a single day of fishing and hunting upland game birds and migratory game birds.
    • Total Value: $23
  4. Each Consecutive Day Added to 1-Day Permit to Fish and Hunt Upland and Migratory Game Birds

    • Description: Permits additional consecutive days of fishing and hunting upland game birds and migratory game birds after purchasing a 1-Day Permit.
    • Fee: $8 per day

Note: Hunter privileges are contingent upon completing a certified hunter education course and providing proper documentation to NDOW.

Nonresident Fishing License Fees

For nonresident individuals seeking to fish in Nevada, the following license options and associated fees are available:

LICENSE DESCRIPTION AND FEES

  1. Fishing License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Applicable to individuals aged 18 years and older at the time of purchase.
    • Total Value: $80
  2. Interstate Boundary Water License

    • Description: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.
    • Usage: Allows fishing solely in the reciprocal waters of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Tahoe, and Topaz Lake.
    • Total Value: $30
  3. 1-Day Fishing Permit

    • Description: Valid until midnight of the specified date, enabling a single day of fishing.
    • Total Value: $18
  4. Each Consecutive Day Added to a 1-Day Permit

    • Description: Permits additional consecutive days of fishing after purchasing a 1-Day Permit.
    • Fee: $7 per day

Nevada Special Fishing Permit

The Nevada Special Fishing Permit is designed to accommodate eligible non-profit organizations, facilitating fishing activities for various groups. Here are the details:

LICENSE DESCRIPTION AND TOTAL VALUE

  • Nevada Special Fishing Permit
    • Description: This permit is reserved for eligible non-profit entities, including clubs, foundations, educational institutions, and social groups serving children or adults with disabilities, among others. It grants permission for the entire non-profit organization to engage in fishing activities under the supervision of a non-profit officer or employee possessing a valid fishing license.
    • Eligibility Requirements: New applicants must provide a descriptive letter outlining the services offered by their institution or organization, along with documented proof of their non-profit status.
    • Issuance: Permits are exclusively issued through the NDOW Headquarters Office.
    • Total Value: $25

Qualifications for Resident Licenses, Tags, and Permits

Residency in the State of Nevada is determined by specific criteria outlined by the Department. Here are the qualifications:

Residency Criteria:

  1. Citizenship or Lawful Presence: The individual must be a citizen of, or legally entitled to remain in, the United States.

  2. Principal and Permanent Residence:

    • Maintained principal and permanent residency in Nevada for the six months preceding the application.
    • Physically present in Nevada during this period, with temporary absences permitted.
    • Did not purchase or apply for hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges conditional upon residency from another state, country, or province.

Additional Provisions:

  • Full-Time Students: Non-residents attending a Nevada institution of higher learning full-time are eligible for resident licenses, tags, or permits if they meet specific criteria:

    • Physically present in Nevada for the preceding six months, with temporary trips outside the state allowed.
    • Did not purchase or apply for hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges conditional upon residency from another jurisdiction.
  • Voided Residency: A resident license, tag, or permit becomes void if the holder establishes or maintains principal and permanent residency elsewhere and obtains hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges based on residency from another jurisdiction.

  • Definition of Principal and Permanent Residence: It refers to the legal domicile where an individual maintains a permanent habitation, intends to return upon leaving the state, and where they physically live. Mere ownership of a residence in a state does not constitute residency.

Social Security Number Requirement:

  • Individuals required by federal law to possess a Social Security Number must provide it to obtain a business, occupational, or recreational license. This requirement is mandated by federal law (Public Law 104 - 193) and Nevada statutes (NRS 502.063, 503.5833, 504.390).

Active Members of the Armed Forces:

  • Active members permanently assigned to Nevada, along with their spouses and dependents, are eligible for fishing licenses at the same cost as Nevada residents. (Refer to NRS 502.070)

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