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General Regulations

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Application Process, Payments, Rejection of Applications

NAC 502.331
Limitation on number of big game tags; application and fee for tag or bonus point

  1. Unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, it is unlawful for any person to obtain more than one tag for an antelope, any subspecies of bighorn sheep, an elk or a mountain goat for a season.
  2. An application for a tag or bonus point must be:
    1. Completed in accordance with the regulations of the Commission and the instructions on the application.
    2. Made for one applicant only. If two or more persons apply on one application, the application must be rejected.
  3. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 502.4292 (Silver State Tag ), the following nonrefundable fees must be charged for acting upon each application for a tag or bonus point:
    1. Elk tag $15
    2. Any other tag, other than a mountain lion tag $10
    3. Bonus point $10

NAC 502.4183
Withdrawal of application;
electronic submission of new application

  1. An application for a tag, permit or bonus point for a species or category of species may be withdrawn after it is received by the Department:
    1. Electronically, if the application was submitted electronically; or
    2. By submitting a written request to the Department which includes the applicant’s client number if the request is received by the Department on or before the Friday next preceding the draw.
  2. If an application is submitted electronically and is withdrawn before the deadline for the draw, the applicant may submit a new application for a tag, permit or bonus point for the same species or category of species in that draw on or before the deadline for the draw.
  3. If an application is submitted electronically and is withdrawn after the deadline for the draw, the applicant may submit a new application for a bonus point for the same species or category of species within 7 days after the deadline for the draw.
  4. The Department shall not consider a withdrawn application in the procedure for awarding tags or bonus points.

NAC 502.41895
Bonus points: Electronic submission of application under certain circumstances

An eligible applicant who has submitted an application for a tag, permit or bonus point for a species or category of species and who withdraws the application pursuant to NAC 502.4183 of this regulation or who fails to submit an application for a species or category of species may, within 7 days after the deadline for the draw, electronically submit an application for a bonus point for that species or category of species.

NAC 502.4175
Application for tag or bonus point; fees

  1. A person desiring to obtain a tag or a bonus point without the opportunity to obtain a tag must apply to the Department on a form provided by the Department that includes spaces for the applicant to:
    1. Specify his name, address and date of birth;
    2. Specify the species or category of species for which the applicant is applying;
    3. If the applicant is applying for a tag to hunt deer, bear, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goat or wild turkey, select not more than five hunter choice numbers; and
    4. Sign the application or, if the application is submitted electronically, acknowledge the affidavit that is included in the application provided by the Department.
  2. A person who desires to be placed on an alternate list pursuant to NAC 502.421 or 502.4275 must apply to the Department electronically to obtain a tag and must indicate on the electronic application his or her desire to be placed on an alternate list.
  3. If an applicant desiring to obtain a bonus point without the opportunity to obtain a tag specifies a hunter choice number on his application, the Department shall ignore the specification of the hunter choice number by the applicant and process the application for the bonus point.
  4. An application must include the applicant’s social security number, or a unique number will be assigned by the Department.
  5. The Commission will establish the seasons and quotas for a hunt, and the method for submission and deadline for receipt of applications.
  6. An applicant must obtain a valid hunting license before submitting his application for a tag or bonus point, except that an applicant may apply for a hunting license when he submits his application for a tag or bonus point if the applicant is:
    1. A resident who submits his applications electronically pursuant to subsection 8; or
    2. A nonresident who submits his applications pursuant to subsection 7 or 8.
  7. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8, an application for a tag or bonus point must be accompanied by:
    1. The appropriate fee for the tag, as provided in NRS 502.250, if the application is for a tag;
    2. The fee for a hunting license, as provided in NRS 502.240, if the applicant is a nonresident who submits his application for a tag or bonus point and has not obtained a hunting license;
    3. The habitat conservation fee, as provided in NRS 502.242, if the applicant is a nonresident who submits his application for a tag or bonus point and has not obtained a hunting license;
    4. The fee required pursuant to NRS 502.253 for the support of programs to control predators and protect wildlife habitat; and
    5. The applicable fee required pursuant to NAC 502.331 for the Department to act upon the application. The Department shall apply the proceeds of the fee to the cost of processing applications, conducting drawings for tags, awarding bonus points and performing such related activities as the Commission may direct.
  8. If a resident or nonresident applicant submits his application for a tag or bonus point electronically, the application must be accompanied by:
    1. The fee required pursuant to NRS 502.253 for the support of programs to control predators and protect wildlife habitat;
    2. Any donation the applicant wishes to make to a program specified in paragraph (a) or any other program conducted by the Department;
    3. The fee for a hunting license, as provided in NRS 502.240, if the application is for:
      1. A tag and the applicant:
        1. Has not obtained a hunting license; and
        2. Indicates on his application that he wishes to purchase the hunting license regardless of whether his application is successfully drawn; or
      2. A bonus point and the applicant has not obtained a hunting license;
    4. The habitat conservation fee, as provided in NRS 502.242, if the application is for:
      1. A tag and the applicant:
        1. Has not obtained a hunting license; and
        2. Indicates on his application that he wishes to purchase the hunting license regardless of whether his application is successfully drawn; or
      2. A bonus point and the applicant has not obtained a hunting license; and
    5. The applicable fee required pursuant to NAC 502.331 for the Department to act upon the application. The Department shall apply the proceeds of the fee to the cost of processing applications, conducting drawings for tags, awarding bonus points and performing such related activities as the Commission may direct.
  9. If an application for a tag specified in subsection 8 is:
    1. Successfully drawn, the Department shall collect from the applicant:
      1. The appropriate fee for the tag as provided in NRS 502.250;
      2. The fee for a hunting license, as provided in NRS 502.240, if the applicant:
        1. Has not obtained a hunting license; and
        2. Indicates on his application that he wishes to purchase the hunting license only if his application is successfully drawn; and
      3. The habitat conservation fee, as provided in NRS 502.242, if the applicant:
        1. Has not obtained a hunting license; and
        2. Indicates on his application that he wishes to purchase the hunting license only if his application is successfully drawn; or
    2. Not successfully drawn, the Department shall collect from the applicant the fee for participating in the Partnership in Wildlife Drawing, as provided in NAC 502.427, if the applicant has indicated on the application that he wishes to participate in that drawing.
  10. An application to obtain a tag that is issued by random selection may be submitted by a person who is under 12 years of age if he will attain the age of 12 years before the commencement of each season to which the application relates. An application to obtain a tag that is issued on a first-come, first-served basis may not be submitted by a person who has not yet attained the age of 12 years.
  11. The Department and its agents and employees shall not:
    1. Amend or otherwise alter an application to obtain a tag or bonus point.
    2. Issue a tag or award a bonus point to an applicant who fails to submit the fees required pursuant to this section.

NAC 502.4179
Restriction on applications

A person may not submit an application for a:

  1. Tag and an application for a bonus point for the same category or species in the same drawing unless authorized by the Commission.
  2. Bonus point in a subsequent drawing if a tag or bonus point was obtained for that category of species in a previous drawing that year unless authorized by the Commission.

NAC 502.418
Rejection of application

  1. The Department shall reject an application to obtain a tag or bonus point if any of the following occurs:
    1. The applicant fails to specify his name, date of birth, city or state on the application, unless that information exists in the computer file of the Department, in which case the application must not be rejected if the applicant has specified his name and client number.
    2. The applicant fails to specify or incorrectly specifies on the application the number of his hunting license and the year the license was issued, unless that information exists in the computer file of the Department, in which case the application must not be rejected for that reason.
    3. The applicant fails to specify his Social Security Number on his application for a hunting license if:
      1. The application for a hunting license is included with his application for a tag or bonus point; and
      2. The Social Security Administration has issued a social security number to the applicant.
    4. An applicant who is at least 12 years of age but not more than 17 years of age fails to obtain the signature of his parent or legal guardian on his application for a hunting license.
    5. The applicant fails to specify on the application the species or the category of the species for which the application was submitted and, if the application is for a tag, a valid hunter choice number for that type of hunt. If the applicant specifies valid and invalid numbers, the Department shall accept the application for the valid numbers only.
    6. The applicant fails to complete the application in a legible manner.
    7. The applicant fails to sign the application.
    8. The applicant fails to submit the fees required pursuant to NAC 502.4175 or his bank fails to honor his check or draft for those fees.
    9. The applicant fails to comply with the provisions of NAC 502.405, unless, on or before the deadline set forth in that section for the year in which the application is submitted, he pays the applicable administrative fine and submits the properly completed questionnaire issued as part of the tag or the information required by the questionnaire.
    10. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 502.4183, the applicant submits more than one application to hunt for the same species of wildlife during the same year, unless such an application is specifically authorized by the Commission. If such an application is not specifically authorized by the Commission, all applications submitted by the applicant to hunt for the same species must be rejected.
    11. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 502.4183, the application is received after the deadline set by the Commission.
    12. The applicant fails to comply with the provisions of NRS 502.330.
    13. The applicant provides false information on the application.
    14. The applicant is otherwise ineligible to apply for the tag or bonus point.
  2. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 502.419, 502.4195 and 502.4197, if an application is rejected by the Department pursuant to this section:
    1. The application must not be included in the procedure for awarding tags;
    2. The applicant must not be awarded a bonus point for the bonus point program for the species or the category of the species for which the application was submitted; and
    3. The nonrefundable application fee for acting upon each application for a tag or bonus point and, if the application is for a tag, the fee required pursuant to NRS 502.253 for the support of programs to control predators and protect wildlife habitat must be retained by the Department.
  3. If the Department rejects an application pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 because the applicant failed to submit the fees required pursuant to NAC 502.4175 or the applicant’s bank failed to honor his check or draft for the fees specified in that paragraph, the applicant is ineligible to receive or exercise any privilege conferred upon him pursuant to title 45 of NRS until the Department receives:
    1. The nonrefundable application fee for acting upon the application;
    2. The fee required pursuant to NRS 502.253 for the support of programs to control predators and protect wildlife habitat; and
    3. The fee for the returned check or draft specified in NAC 502.119, if the bank failed to honor his check or draft for the fees.
  4. The Department shall indicate that the applicant owes a fee in the file of the applicant maintained by the Department until the applicant pays all fees owed to the Department.

NAC 502.4197
Correctable errors

  1. The Department shall allow an applicant to correct a correctable error in an application for a tag for the main draw if:
    1. The Department receives the application and enters the information on the application into the computer;
    2. The application contains an error that causes the computer to send to the applicant a letter of rejection and blank correction document; and
    3. The Department receives the completed correction document on or before the deadline set forth in the correction document.
  2. If the Department receives the completed correction document on or before the deadline set forth in the correction document, the Department shall:
    1. Use the information contained in the correction document to update the applicant’s file on the computer; and
    2. Consider the applicant in the procedure for awarding a tag.
  3. The Department shall not consider an applicant in the procedure for awarding a tag if:
    1. The applicant submits a correction document that does not contain information sufficient to correct every error in the application; or
    2. The correction document is not received by the Department on or before the deadline set forth in the correction document.
  4. As used in this section:
    1. “Correctable error” means:
      1. An incorrect or missing date of birth;
      2. An incorrect, invalid or missing number of a hunting license;
      3. An incorrect, invalid or missing hunter choice number;
      4. Failure to specify the species or the category of the species for which the application was submitted;
      5. Failure of the applicant to specify his social security number on the application for a hunting license if:
        1. The application is included with his application for a tag or bonus point; and
        2. The Social Security Administration has issued a social security number to the applicant;
      6. Failure to include the proper fee;
      7. Failure of the applicant to sign the application;
      8. If the applicant is less than 18 years of age, failure of his parent or legal guardian to sign the application; or
      9. Failure to complete a course in the responsibilities of hunters as required pursuant to NRS 502.330.
    2. “Main draw” means the draw pursuant to which the greatest number of big game tags are issued to residents and nonresidents.

NAC 502.118
Method of payment; fee for application submitted electronically

  1. A payment for any license, permit, tag, certificate of ownership, certificate of number or any other service provided by the Department must be:
    1. Made payable to the Department;
    2. The same method of payment for each transaction;
    3. In the form of:
      1. Cash;
      2. A personal check that is drawn by a drawer who is a resident of this State and that includes on the face of the check the address of the drawer in this State;
      3. If required by the Department, a cashier’s check, certified check or money order; or
      4. If an application for the service is submitted electronically, an electronic method of payment that is specified by the Department; and
    4. Paid in United States currency.
  2. The Department shall not accept the following forms of payment:
    1. A check or draft that does not comply with subparagraph (2) of paragraph (c) of subsection 1;
    2. A check or draft that is endorsed to a third party; or
    3. A check for a refund that is issued by the Department, if the check is endorsed for payment to the Department.
  3. The Department may, in accordance with NRS 353.1465, charge and collect a fee:
    1. Of $2 for an application for a resident tag or bonus point;
    2. Of $3.50 for an application for a nonresident tag or bonus point; and
    3. Of $2 for any other application, that is submitted to the Department electronically.

NAC 502.119
Dishonored checks or drafts; effect of dishonored payment or nonpayment

  1. If a person submits a check or draft to the Department and the check or draft is dishonored by the bank upon which the check or draft is drawn, the Department shall charge and collect a fee of $25 from the person.
  2. An application for a license, permit, tag, certificate of ownership, certificate of number or any other service provided by the Department shall be deemed invalid if any payment that is required to be included with the application is not received by the Department or if a check or draft for that payment is dishonored by the bank upon which the check or draft is drawn.
  3. Any person who submits an application that is deemed invalid pursuant to subsection 2 is ineligible to receive or exercise any privilege conferred upon him pursuant to title 45 of NRS until:
    1. The Department receives the payment specified in subsection 2; and
    2. The person pays any costs incurred by the Department in collecting the payment.
  4. The Department may require a person specified in subsection 3 to submit a payment in the form of a cashier’s check, certified check or money order for:
    1. Any license, permit, tag, certificate of ownership, certificate of number or any other service provided by the Department; and
    2. Any delinquent fees associated with the original transaction for the license, permit, tag, certificate of ownership, certificate of number or service.

NAC 502.4185
Applications by group of persons

  1. Residents and nonresidents may apply for tags as one party if they:
    1. Submit individual applications to obtain tags;
    2. Indicate the desire to hunt as a party on their applications; and
    3. Select the corresponding valid hunter choice numbers for a species or category of species.
  2. If the Department is required, pursuant to NAC 502.418, to reject an application submitted by one member of a party, the Department is not required to reject the applications of the remaining members unless the ground for rejecting the one application also applies to the other applications.
  3. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if any member of a party specifies on his application a type of hunt different from that specified by any other member of that party, the applications of each member of that party will be considered solely with respect to the type of hunt and residency for which the Department will issue the most tags in the drawing for which the application is submitted. If any member of a party specifies a junior hunt on his application, the applications of each member of that party will be considered solely with respect to the type of hunt, other than a junior hunt, for which the Department will issue the most tags in the drawing for which the application is submitted.
  4. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 502.4195, the Department shall not exceed its quotas for the respective resident and nonresident units of a season when issuing tags to a party.
  5. As used in this section, “party” means two or more persons applying together as a group to obtain tags for a season to hunt any deer, antlerless elk or antelope with horns shorter than its ears.

NOTE: General Regulations regarding Bonus Points are online at www.ndow.org.