Outdoors: Hunters need validation no.

Any person, 12 years or older, who plans to hunt any kind of migratory game bird, including ducks, geese, swans, coots, dove, snip or gallinules in Nevada, is required to obtain a Harvest Information Program (HIP) validation number.

They must write that HIP number on their hunting license before entering the field.

The validation number is free.

It is available by calling 1-800-WETLAND (800-938-5263).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting a nationwide harvest survey to better understand the impact of hunting on these wildlife resources.

Tribal members on Federal Indian Reservations or tribal members hunting on ceded lands are exempt from these requirements.

For information, call the Nevada Division of Wildlife at 688-1500 during business hours.

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