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Paper Application Instructions

Hunting Regulations Icon Nevada Hunting

If you are using a blank application from the Department website file, complete steps 1–18 listed below and on next page.

Preprinted Applications

If you received a preprinted application through the mail, verify the preprinted personal information. Make any corrections in the box provided. Complete steps 1, 2, 8–18, listed below. NOTE: Do not copy your preprinted application for use by another person.

Steps 1–18

Step 1

Residents complete the number of years and months of residency.

Step 2

Fill in your Social Security Number and sportsman’s ID number if available. Note: Nevada law requires a social security number for a license being issued. If you request the license and do not fill in the Social Security Number, your application will be rejected.

Step 3

Print your name.

Step 4

Print your date of birth and driver’s license number. Note: A person must be 12 years of age before the opening of every season to which the application pertains.

Step 5

Print your daytime and home phone numbers.

Step 6

Print your mailing address, city, county, state, and zip code.

Step 7

Print your height, weight, gender, hair color and eye color.

Step 8

Party applications are allowed for mule deer, antlerless elk and horns shorter than ears antelope. There are separate forms for these hunts. Complete the party box on each application with the total number in the party. If left blank the applicant will be processed as an individual and not a member of the party.

NOTE: All applications in the party must list the same hunt category and the same hunter choice numbers. I.E. — All antlered deer (resident & nonresident); or all antlerless deer (residents only); all junior deer (residents that meet the junior hunt age requirements). Do not mix resident and nonresident applications for antlerless elk. These hunts are residency specific. Do not mix antlered, antlerless, and junior type of hunt categories for a party hunt. Staple the Party Applications Together.

Antlerless Mule Deer Hunt 1181, 1101 and Junior Mule Deer Hunt 1107 are strictly resident hunts and not available to nonresidents.

Step 9

Hunt category section application — See application eligibility on page 12.

Step 10

Applying for bonus points only. You can apply for a bonus point only without drawing a tag. No refund on license is available. At the top of each hunt category season table there is a three-digit code for bonus points only. Print the three-digit bonus point code in the hunter choice box on the application. One check for big game applications and one check for mule deer applications preferred.

Applications for bonus points are required to submit the nonrefundable fees, purchase a Nevada hunting license (if not already purchased) and not receive a refund on the hunting license to earn the bonus point. Only one point can be earned per hunt category. If both the bonus point code and hunter choice numbers are listed for a hunt category the application will only be processed for the bonus point.

Step 11

Hunter choice section — select up to five hunter choices for your chosen type of hunt category. Print the correct three-digit hunter choice number(s) for the type of hunt category, unit group(s) and weapon type(s) for which you are applying in the box provided. To select hunter choices, refer to the hunt season tables in this application brochure for the type of hunt category you have selected.

Step 12

Partnership in Wildlife (PIW) — write your initials in the box provided if you wish to participate in the PIW drawing (see info on page 41). If PIW is marked no refund of donation is available.

Step 13

You have the option to purchase one mountain lion tag now through the draw or only if successful in obtaining other big game tags. Mark the appropriate box and submit fee or leave it blank if no mountain lion tag is desired.

Step 14

License Number section — this is necessary for bonus points only too. RESIDENTS and NONRESIDENTS who have purchased a current hunting license prior to applying, must print the hunting license CLASS NUMBER, hunting LICENSE NUMBER and YEAR. NONRESIDENTS purchasing a hunting license with the big game application, leave the hunting license section blank.

Nonresidents born after 1/1/60 must attach proof of hunter education. See page 9 for the Hunter Safety requirements. Note: NRA Certificates Are NOT Accepted.

Youth Hunters: For the purpose of acknowledging potential liability, the parent’s or legal guardian’s signature is required for a nonresident youth, 12 through 17 years of age, who is applying for a license.

Step 15

If you are unsuccessful and wish to donate all or part of your refund to Operation Game Thief or Predator Management, print an amount in the donation box.

Step 16

Nonresidents: mark the box if you want your hunting license fee refunded and do not want to earn any bonus points if unsuccessful in the draw. Boxes left blank will be processed as a “No” response and a hunting license will be issued to you. No refunds are available for a combination hunting and fishing license selection.

Step 17

Sign your application. All applicants must sign their application.

Step 18

Submit the total tag, license (nonresidents), application fees and or bonus point only fees payable to Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).

Nonresidents must submit guaranteed funds (cashier’s check or money order). No out-of-state personal checks accepted. Nonresidents applying for both mule deer and big game only submit the license fee once.

One check is for big game applications and one check for mule deer applications is preferred.

If you choose to purchase a mountain lion tag, don’t forget to add that to your total.

Return Checks

There is a $25 return check fee for checks returned by the bank. Applications associated with a return check will be rejected from the draw. After the draw, applicants who had returned checks will be ineligible for other draw processes until the return check fee and nonrefundable application fees have been cleared.

Applicant’s Responsibility

It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the Wildlife Administrative Services Office if they do not receive any notice (tag, refund, letter) prior to the start of the hunt. Wildlife Administrative Services Office, P.O. Box 1345, Fallon, NV 89407-1345 or call 1-800-576-1020.

Imposition of Liability (NRS 41.472)

  1. If a parent, guardian or other person legally responsible for a minor under the age of 18 years:
    1. Knows that the minor has previously been adjudicated delinquent or has been convicted of a criminal offense;
    2. Knows that the minor has a propensity to commit violent acts; or
    3. Knows or has reason to know that the minor intends to use the firearm for unlawful purposes, and permits the minor to use or possess a firearm, any negligence or willful misconduct of the minor in connection with such use or possession is imputed to the person who permits such use or possession for all purposes of civil damages, and, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 41.470**, that person is jointly and severally liable with the minor for any and all damages caused by such negligence or willful misconduct.

NRS 41.470** Subsection 2 states the joint and several liability of one or both parents or guardian having custody or control of a minor under this section shall not exceed $10,000 for any such act of willful misconduct.