Upland Game Bird Stamp Program

As required by NRS 502.292, upland game bird hunters in Nevada pay a $10 upland game bird fee when they purchase their annual hunting licenses. This fee generates revenues of around $250,000 to $300,000 per year. This money is used by NDOW to fund beneficial projects under the Upland Game Bird Stamp program. Such projects must “help protect or propagate upland game birds or their habitat” (see NRS 502.296) and are approved by NDOW’s Board of Wildlife Commissioners at their annual June Commission meeting. NDOW staff competes for funding under this program by preparing and submitting related project proposals each spring. These projects consist of habitat restoration work or upland game bird research and monitoring activities. While Greater sage-grouse, ruffed grouse, Columbian Sharp-tailed grouse, Mountain quail, chukar partridge, and Gambel’s quail are the “target” species of these projects, a wide range of other game and non-game species benefit from the habitat restoration work that is funded by this program.

Upland Game Bird Stamp program report