Q-Tip: New Nevada fishing license

Pssst! It's that time of the year again when you are going to have to spend some money if you are a fisherman.

Yep! It's time to purchase your brand-new 2000-2001 Nevada fishing license.

Be advised that the current 1999-2000 Nevada fishing license year will end on Feb. 29.

The Nevada fishing license year is March 1 through the last day in February of the following year.

Would-be anglers are reminded that they need to purchase their new 2000-2001 fishing licenses or permits in order to be legal.

Here is some basic information regarding those various Nevada fishing licenses and permits:

Residents:

-- Annual (persons 16 years of age or older) - $21.

-- Junior (persons ages 12-15 years of age) - $5.

-- Senior (persons 65 years of age or older with five years of continuous Nevada residency) - $5.

-- Combination hunting and fishing (persons 16 years of age or older. Parental signature required at time of purchase for persons 16-17 years of age) - $39.

-- Junior combination hunting and fishing (12 through 15 years of age. Parental signature required at time of purchase) - $8.

-- Senior combination hunting and fishing (persons 65 years of age or older with five years of continuous Nevada residency) - $8.

-- One-day permit - $7.

-- For each additional day added to a one-day permit - $2 (must be purchased when the one-day permit is purchased).

-- Serviceman (Nevada resident servicemen on active duty, who are stationed out of Nevada) - $6.

-- Disabled veteran combination hunting and fishing (veterans who reside in Nevada and have incurred a service connected disability which is considered 50 percent or more by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and who have received a specific discharge from service) - Free.

-- Disabled person (persons with a severe physical handicap) - $5.

-- Disabled person combination hunting and fishing (persons with a severe physical handicap) - $8.

-- Indian hunting and fishing (resident Indians with a certificate of eligibility) - Free.

Non-Residents:

-- Annual (persons 16 years of age or older) - $51.

-- Junior (persons 12-15 years of age) - $9.

-- One-day permit - $12.

-- For each additional day added to a one-day permit - $4 ( must be purchased when the one-day permit is purchased.

Second rod stamp for residents or non-residents:

The second rod stamp fee is $10, and a person, regardless of age, must first obtain a fishing license or short term fishing permit before he can use a second rod stamp.

For information, call the Fisheries Bureau of the Nevada Division of Wildlife at 688-1500.

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