The brand new Nevada fishing license year began Wednesday, March 1
If you’re a fisherman or a fisher woman, it’s time to remind you about an important event in the outdoor world: The 2006-2007 Nevada fishing license year began on March 1 and runs through the last day of February, 2007.
So, if you are one of many who need to buy a new license, here is some basic information regarding fishing licenses, stamps and permits:
Annual fishing (persons 16 years of age or older) – $29.
Junior fishing (persons ages 12-15 years of age) – $13.
Senior fishing (65 years of age or older – with five years of continuous Nevada residency) – $13.
Combination hunting and fishing (persons 16 years of age or older. Parental signature required at time of purchase for 16-17 years of age) – $54.
Junior combination hunting and fishing (12 through 15 years of age. Parental signature required at time of purchase) – $21.
Senior combination hunting and fishing (persons 65 years of age or older – five years of continuous Nevada residency) – $21.
One-day fishing permit (This applies until midnight of the specified day) – $9.
For each additional day added to a one-day permit – $3 (must be purchased when one-day permit is purchased).
Serviceman fishing (Nevada resident serviceman on active duty, stationed out of Nevada) – $9.
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 with a severe physical handicap – $13.
Disabled person combination hunting and fishing – with a severe physical handicap – $21.
Native American hunting and fishing (resident Native Americans with a certificate of eligibility) – Free.
Combination hunting and fishing license (persons 16 years of age or older): $199.
Annual fishing (persons 16 years of age or older) – $69.
Junior fishing (persons 12-15 years of age) – $21.
One-day fishing permit (valid until midnight of the day specified) – $18.
For each additional day added to a one-day permit – $7 (must be purchased at the same time one-day permit is purchased).
Lake Mead/Lake Mohave/Colorado River
When fishing these waters from a boat or other floating device or from the Arizona shoreline, persons 14 years of age or older must possess one of the following:
1. A Nevada fishing license with a Nevada Special Use Stamp; or
2. A Nevada short-term fishing permit with a Nevada Special Use Stamp; or
3. An Arizona fishing license with an Arizona Special Use Stamp; or
4. An Arizona “Class E” (Colorado River) fishing license with an Arizona Special Use Stamp.
The fee for the Nevada Special Use Stamp is $3 and is valid from March 1 through the last day of February.
Second Rod Stamp
A person, regardless of age, must first obtain a valid fishing license or short-term fishing permit before he can use a second rod stamp.
The stamp must be signed and affixed to the license or permit and is valid for the period specified.
No person may use more than two combinations of hook, line and rod at any time.
Second Rod Stamp is $10.
When fishing in Nevada, any person who takes or possesses trout must carry on his person a state Trout Stamp affixed to his fishing license and validated by his signature in ink across the face of the stamp.
The Trout Stamp fee is $10.
A Trout Stamp is not required on Free Fishing Day in Nevada.
Issued by license agents or NDOW: $10.
This year, for the first time, you can purchase your Nevada hunting and/or fishing license on-line.
It’s easy: All you have to do is get on your computer and go to the Internet to http://www.ndow.org.
Then, click on “Buy a License” at the top of the main page, and then just follow the easy, step-by-step instructions.
Elaine and I did so, about two weeks ago, and we are now both legal for the State of Nevada for 2006-2007! Just don’t mess up and put Carson City in Nebraska rather than in Nevada, like I did!
• Bet Your Favorite Pigeon
Bet your favorite pigeon that can’t tell you what my 2006 California annual Non-Resident fishing license/Second Rod Stamp cost.
If he grins and says, “It cost Don, $94 for the license and $10.75 for the Second Rod Stamp for a total of $104.75,” be glad that you live and fish in the State of Nevada.
• Don Quilici is the Outdoors editor for the Nevada Appeal.