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Small Game Hunting

Licenses, Tags & Stamp Fees

Purchase your license at Prices listed do not include a $1 processing fee that will be added at time of purchase.

Resident Hunting Licenses



Combination & Hunting

Adult Combination - 18 years of age and older


Youth Combination - 12–17 years of age


Adult Hunting - 18 years of age and older


Apprentice Hunting License - 12 years of age and older (Available only at NDOW offices)


Specialty Combination (Verification Required)

Senior Specialty Combination - At least 65 years of age and six months residence in Nevada


Serviceman Specialty Combination


Severely Disabled Specialty Combination


Disabled Veteran Specialty Combination


Native American Specialty Combination


Nonresident Hunting Licenses



Combination & Hunting

Adult Combination - 18 years of age and older


Youth Combination - 12–17 years of age


Apprentice Hunting License - 12 years of age and older (Available only at NDOW offices)


1-Day Combination Permit to Fish & Hunt Upland Game and Waterfowl - 18 years of age and older

Consecutive Day



Other Licenses, Tag, Permits and Stamps

Tag, Permit, or Stamp


Trapping License and Trap Registration

Resident Trapping License (18 years of age and older)


Resident Youth Trapping License (12-17 years of age)


Nonresident Trapping License (18 years of age and older)


Trap Registration Number

$5 per trap

Migratory Bird Stamps and Permits

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (16 & over)


Swan Permit


Swan Permit Application


Small Game/Upland Game

Resident Turkey Tag


Nonresident Turkey Tag


Turkey Tag Application


Predator Fee (per turkey hunt application)


Options for Returning a Tag and Refunds of Hunting Fees

Those who draw a tag have seven days to electronically return their tag to the Department.

Tags can be returned to the Department up to one day before the start of the hunt for a bonus point refund.

Tags returned to the Department will be issued to an available alternate, available to be won in the second draw, and finally available for purchase in the First-Come-First-Served program. (Refer to NAC 502.4215)

Depending on the circumstances surrounding a hunter’s inability to hunt on a tag, that person can chose to defer that tag to the next year’s season or receive a refund of bonus points. (Refer to NAC 502.422)

Tag holders who are diagnosed as terminally ill can choose to transfer their tag to certain family members. (Refer to NAC 502.422)

An applicant who is unsuccessful in a draw may return the purchased hunting license for a refund if the license was purchased solely to apply for a tag. Bonus points will not be awarded if a license is returned (Refer to NAC 502.4225)

Military Stationed in Nevada

Active members permanently assigned to the state of Nevada and spouses and dependents, may obtain a hunting or fishing license at the same cost as Nevada residents.

(Refer to NRS 502.070)

License Requirements

Any person 12 or older who hunts game birds or mammals in Nevada is required to have a hunting license. (Refer to NRS 502.010)

Youths 14 and older who possess a valid license and have received parental permission may hunt unaccompanied. (Refer to NRS 202.300)

If a youth younger than 18 is applying for a license to hunt, the youth’s parent or legal guardian must sign the application acknowledging that they have been advised of the provisions in NRS 41.472. (Refer to NRS 502.060)

License Exemptions

A hunting license is not required to hunt unprotected wild birds (English house sparrows, European starlings and Eurasian collared doves) or unprotected mammals (black-tailed jackrabbit, ring-tailed cat, badger, raccoon, coyote, skunk, weasel and ground squirrel).

(Refer to NAC 503.193)

Social Security Number

Laws regarding child support mandate that any person who is required by federal law to have a social security number must provide the number to obtain a business, occupational or recreational license. Federal Law – 42 U.S. Code § 666; Nevada Statute – NRS 502.063, 503.5833, 504.390.

Possession and Display of License

Every person required to have a license while hunting, trapping or fishing shall have that license in his possession and available for inspection.

(Refer to NRS 502.120)

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Special Sage Grouse Hunt

Applications for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Special Sage Grouse Hunt will only be accepted online this year. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted at until 11 p.m. Aug. 6, 2021. You can find more information on the hunt on Upland Game Bird, Rabbit, Dove, & Crow.

Apprentice Hunting License

The Apprentice Hunter License allows anyone 12 and older to hunt upland game and migratory game birds (no tagged species) for one season without first completing Hunter Education. The apprentice must have never previously held a hunting license and always be accompanied by a mentor hunter 18 or older who holds a valid Nevada hunting license and a mentor affidavit. The license is free, but the apprentice must pay associated fees and purchase any applicable stamps. The license is only available at NDOW offices.