by Don Quilici, Special to the Carson Valley Times
If you’re a fisherman or fisherwoman, it’s that time of the year to remind you to purchase your Nevada 2015-2016 fishing license.
That new fishing license year begins on March 01 and will run through the last day in February, 2016.
As a special tip you would be well advised to purchase that new license ASAP, because if you forget, go fishing after March 1 and get checked by “The Friendly Old Game Warden,” he isn’t going to be happy nor will you.
So, if you are one of the many folks who need to buy a new license, here is a “ton” of information regarding fishing licenses, stamps and permits:
Annual fishing license: Persons 16 years of age or older: $29.00
Annual junior fishing license: Persons ages 12-15 of age: $13.00
Annual senior fishing license: Persons who are 65 years of age or older with five years of continuous Nevada residency: $13.00
Annual serviceman fishing license: For Nevada resident servicemen on active duty who are stationed outside of Nevada. Must show duty or leave papers at the time of purchase: $9.00
Annual severe disability fishing license: For persons with a severe physical disability which materially limits gainful employment.
First-time applicants must submit an application available from NDOW, and supporting documentation of the disability before the license can be issued.
Issued at NDOW offices only: $13.00
Annual Native American fishing license: For resident Native Americans.
First time applicants must contact a Nevada tribal council to complete the certificate of eligibility before the license can be issued.
Issued at NDOW offices only: Free
Annual disabled veteran fishing license: For veterans residing in Nevada for six months or longer who have incurred a 50 percent or more service-connected disability. First-time applicants must submit an application available from NDOW along with supporting documentation of the disability before the license can be issued.
Issued at NDOW offices only: Free
Permits and Stamps:
One-Day fishing permit: Valid until midnight of the day specified. Does not require Trout Stamp: $9.00
Each consecutive day added to a 1-day permit: Must be purchased at the same time the One-Day Permit is purchased: $3.00
Duplicate license: Issued by Agent or NDOW: $10.00
Nevada trout stamp/privilege: Required for any license holder who takes or possesses trout. Stamp must be affixed to fishing license and validated by the license holder’s signature in ink across the face of the stamp: $10.00
Nevada Colorado River special use stamp/privilege: For Nevada Licenses used for fishing on the bi-state waters or the Arizona shores: $3.00
Second rod stamp/privilege: Allows license holder to use a second combination of hook, line and rod: $10.00
Combination Hunting and Fishing Licenses:
Regular combination license: For persons 18 years of age and older: $54.00
Pre-Adult combination license: For persons 16 through 17 years of age. Parental/legal guardian signature required at the time of purchase: $54.00
Junior combination license: For persons 12 through 15 years of age. Parental/legal guardian signature required at the time of purchase: $21.00
Senior combination license: For persons 65 years of age or older with 5 years of continuous Nevada residency: $21.00
Severe disability combination license: For persons with a severe physical disability which materially limits gainful employment.
First-time applicants must submit an application available from NDOW and supporting documentation of the disability before the license can be issued.
Issued at NDOW offices only: $21.00
Here are some locations where you can buy licenses in this general area:
Big 5 Sporting Goods No. 432, 4219 S. Carson St. (883-0848)
C-A-L Ranch Stores, 2035 N. Carson St. (461-2213)
Raley’s No. 114 3701 S. Carson St. (882-6060)
Sportsman’s Warehouse 1443 S. Carson St. (884-2100)
True Value Hardware, 2290 Hwy 50 E (883-1007)
Wal-Mart No. 1648, 3770 Hwy 395 S. (267-2158)
Wal-Mart Super Center No. 3408, 3200 Market St. (883-6415)
Big 5 Sporting Goods No. 360, 1770 Hwy 395, Minden (782-3412)
Coast to Coast, 1406 Industrial Way, Gardnerville (782-5211)
Raley’s No. 109, 1363 Hwy 395 S, Gardnerville, (782-5130)
Rural Douglas County:
Topaz Lodge at Topaz Lake, (775-266-3338)
To Purchase Licenses on-line:
You may use the NDOW website (www.ndow.org) to purchase hunting, trapping and fishing privileges and stamp privileges.
If you purchase a stamp privilege, you are NOT purchasing a physical stamp that will be affixed to your license. Instead, you will be purchasing an electronic stamp privilege that will remain a part of your records.
If you are interested in purchasing an actual physical stamp you will need to purchase the stamp at an NDOW office or select vendors.
When applying via the internet, you will be assessed a $2.00 application fee.
If you need more information regarding the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s hunting, trapping and fishing regulations, go to the NDOW Homepage to view regulations prior to purchasing a license.
Call the Fisheries Division of the Nevada Department of Wildlife headquarters in Reno at 688-1500 during regular business hours or go to the NDOW Internet website at http://www.ndow.org.
Bet Your favorite Pigeon
Bet your favorite pigeon that he can’t tell you which Nevada license and stamps I plan to buy for the year 2015-2016.
If he grins and says, “Don plans to buy the senior combination license, with a trout stamp and a second rod stamp,” he could have been watching when I ordered them last year, via the NDOW website at http://www.ndow.org.
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