FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


LICENSE SIMPLIFICATION

BOATING

HUNTING

FISHING

COMBINATION/SPECIALTY

TRAPPING

LICENSE SIMPLIFICATION

What is the NDOW License Simplification program?
The License Simplification program is a process by which NDOW consolidated and streamlining the classification and purchase process for hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations in Nevada.

Why did NDOW change the boat registration and hunting, fishing and trapping license system?
NDOW listened to our customers and recognized a need to offer a simple, modern, and convenient solution to selling hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and boat registrations. Minimizing the number of licenses and eliminating stamps allows outdoor enthusiasts to get in the field with confidence that their hunting and fishing privileges are included under one license. The new license system also includes modern, mobile-friendly methods to purchase, possess, and present licenses on any smartphone and mobile devices.

When will the new License Simplification program take effect?
New licenses will be available on January 1, 2018

How does License Simplification affect the big game draw?
The draw will remain unaffected by the new system.

Will I lose my bonus points?
No. All bonus points and hunt eligibility will be transferred to the new system without changes.

I hunt and fish. Do I still need to pay extra fees for additional stamps?
Our new hunting and combination hunting and fishing licenses include all State stamps at no additional cost. However, a Federal duck stamp is still required to hunt waterfowl.

How long will my new license be valid?
All hunting and fishing licenses will be valid for one (1) year from the date of purchase.

Is auto-renewal an option?
Yes. Auto-renewal options will be available for boat registrations as well as hunting, fishing and combination licenses

Can all hunting and fishing licenses be auto-renewed?
Yes. However, trapping licenses are not eligible for auto-renewal.

Who is eligible for licenses?
Everyone over 12 years old who wish to hunt and fish in Nevada are eligible for licenses. Nevada offers special licenses for youth, servicemen and women, resident severely disabled and disabled veterans, and Nevada Native Americans.

How can I obtain a new hunting or fishing license?
Licenses can be purchased at ndowlicensing.com or at your favorite license agent. Click here for a current list of license agent locations.

Will there be any changes to current license agents?
License agents will have new point-of-sale terminals with customer-facing touch screens to allow the customer to input and verify personal information.

How many different types of licenses are now available?
Four (4) license types are now available, including hunting, fishing, combination and trapping licenses.

What’s included in a combination license?
Combination licenses include the privilege to hunt waterfowl and upland game and fish in any Nevada water with up to two (2) rods. Hunting big game, swans, or wild turkeys still require a separate tag or permit administered through the draw system. Federal stamps are still required to hunt waterfowl.

How will this affect the Nevada Dream Tag?
The Nevada Dream Tag program will be administered as a separate system, unaffected by the License Simplification program.

BOATING

How much will it cost to register my boat?
Boat registration fees did not change under license simplification. Registration fees are based upon boat length (does not include nominal processing fee):
- Less than 13 feet: $20
- 13 feet or more but less than 18: $25
- 18 feet or more but less than 22: $40
- 22 feet or more but less than 26: $55
- 26 feet or more but less than 31: $75
- 31 feet or more: $100

Are there any other boating fees that I should be aware of?
Certificate of Ownership (Title), title transfers, and replacement titles or registration decals cost $20 each. Aquatic Invasive Species decals cost $12 for motorized vessels and $5 for non-motorized vessels. Duplicate AIS decals cost $5. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

HUNTING

I’m a Nevada resident. How much will it cost for me to get my hunting license?
An adult resident hunting license costs $38 and youth (12 - 17 years old) may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $15. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

I’m not a Nevada resident. How much will it cost for me to get my hunting license?
Non-resident adults may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $155. Non-resident youth (12 - 17 years old) may purchase a combination license for $15. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Non-residents may also purchase a one-day combination fishing and upland game and waterfowl only hunting license for $23 for the first day and $8 for consecutive days. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

FISHING

I’m a Nevada resident. How much will it cost for me to get my fishing license?
An adult resident fishing license costs $40 and youth (12 - 17 years old) may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $15. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Adult residents may also purchase a one-day fishing license for $9 for the first day and $3 for consecutive days. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

I’m a non-resident. How much will it cost for me to get my fishing license?
An adult non-resident fishing license costs $80. Non-resident adults may purchase an Interstate Boundary Waters fishing license valid only on Lake Tahoe, Lake Mohave, Lake Mead, Topaz Lake, and the Colorado River for $30. Non-resident youth (12 - 17 years old) may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $15. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Non-resident adults may also purchase a one-day fishing license for $18 for the first day and $7 for consecutive days. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

COMBINATION/SPECIALTY

I’m a Nevada resident. How much will it cost for me to get my combination hunting and fishing license?
An adult resident combination hunting and fishing license costs $75 and youth (12 - 17 years old) combination hunting and fishing licenses cost $15. Specialty combination licenses are available to resident seniors (65+ years old) with five (5) consecutive years of residency, servicemen and women, disabled veterans, and the severely disabled for $15 each. A specialty combination license for Nevada Native Americans costs $10. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

I’m a non-resident. How much will it cost to get my combination hunting and fishing license?
Non-resident adults may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $155. Non-resident youth (12 - 17 years old) may purchase a combination license for $15. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Non-resident adults may also purchase a one-day combination fishing and upland game and waterfowl only hunting license for $23 for the first day and $8 for consecutive days. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

What are the minimum and maximum ages for youth licenses?
Youth licenses are valid for ages 12-17.

I’m between the ages of 12 and 17. How much will it cost me to get my fishing license?
Nevada resident and non-resident youth between the ages of 12 and 17 may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $15 plus nominal processing fee. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.

I’m between the ages of 12 and 17. How much will it cost me to get my hunting license?
Nevada resident and non-resident youth between the ages of 12 and 17 may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $15 plus nominal processing fee. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.

Will there be any licenses specifically for seniors?
NDOW offers a specialty combination hunting and fishing license to seniors aged 65 and older who have five consecutive years of Nevada residency for $15 plus nominal processing fee. This license is valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.

Will there be any licenses specifically for the disabled?
NDOW offers a specialty combination hunting and fishing license to resident severely disabled outdoor enthusiasts whose disability materially limits their ability to engage in gainful employment for $15. Reasonable proof (i.e., physician’s statement or Social Security benefits letter) describing the character and extent of the disability is required. Resident disabled veterans are also eligible for a specialty combination license for $15. Proof of at least 50% service-connected disability from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (www.ebenefits.va.gov) is required. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

Will there be any licenses specifically for the military?
Resident, active duty members of the Armed Forces with proof of duty station not in Nevada are eligible for a specialty combination hunting and fishing license for $15. Resident veterans of the Armed Forces who have incurred a service-connected disability of 50% or more and have received an honorable discharge or certificate of satisfactory service are also eligible for a specialty combination hunting and fishing license for $15. Non-resident, active servicemen and women and their families who are assigned to permanent duty stationed in Nevada are eligible for resident hunting and fishing licenses without fulfilling the 6-month Nevada residency requirement. Signed verification of residency and duty station may be required. These licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

Will there be any licenses specifically for Native Americans?
NDOW offers a specialty combination hunting and fishing license to Nevada residents aged 12 and older who are enrolled or eligible to be enrolled in a recognized Nevada Native American tribe for $10 plus nominal processing fee. Signed verification of Nevada tribal membership is required. This license is valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.

TRAPPING

I’m a Nevada resident. How much will it cost me to get a trapping license?
An adult resident trapping license costs $40. A resident youth (12-17 years old) trapping license costs $15. Trapping licenses are valid from July 1 or the date of purchase until June 30. Prices do not include nominal processing fee.

I’m a non-resident. How much will it cost me to get a trapping license?
Non-resident adults may purchase a trapping license for $188 plus nominal processing fee. Trapping licenses are valid from July 1 or the date of purchase until June 30.

If I want to shoot a furbearing animal, do I need a trapping license?
A hunting or combination hunting and fishing license is required to harvest a furbearing animal by legal means other than by trap. A Nevada trapping license is required to sell raw furs of any kind, whether taken by trap or other legal means of harvest.

If I want to trap furbearing animals, but keep the furs, do I need a trapping license?
A Nevada trapping license is required to harvest any furbearing animal by trap, regardless of the intent to sell the raw fur.


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