1. Loaded Rifle or Shotgun In/On VehicleNevada law prohibits carrying loaded rifles and shotguns in or on vehicles, including ATVs, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. After hunting on foot, unload the gun before placing it in or on the vehicle. This is a misdemeanor offense.
2. Using Tag of AnotherThis is a surprisingly common violation. Only the person named on the tag may use or possess the tag. This violation is considered a felony offense if an animal is harvested.
3. License and Tag FraudProviding false information (for example, claiming to be a Nevada resident, using a false date of birth, or fictitious name, etc.) to obtain a license is a misdemeanor. Providing false information to obtain a big game tag is a gross misdemeanor, and killing a big game mammal with such a tag is a felony. This activity steals tags from lawful sportsmen.
4. Early/Late ShootingDo not shoot at game before or after the designated legal hunting hours. Check the sunset/sunrise and hunts by species table. Sunset does not mean dark! (Refer to legal hunting hours by species. Also see sunrise/sunset tables. This is a misdemeanor offense.
5. Failure to Properly Punch Tag or Permit Immediately After Taking GameUpon reaching game, immediately validate (punch) the tag or permit with a knife or other sharp object. Marking it with a pencil or pen is not acceptable. This is a misdemeanor offense. If a tag is used to kill more than one animal, the crime is punishable as a category E felony and all equipment used in the crime is subject to forfeiture, including guns and vehicles.
6. Possessing an Over Limit of a SpeciesPossession Limit is the maximum number of a species that one person can legally take and control at any one time—this includes animals held in the freezer and ice chest. Daily Limit is the maximum number of a species that is allowed to be harvested in any given day.
7. Unplugged ShotgunWaterfowl and dove hunters may not use shotguns capable of holding more than three shells. Shotguns must be plugged and rendered incapable of holding more than three shells. Shotguns must also be plugged in all Wildlife Management Areas regardless of species. This is a misdemeanor offense.