503.325 Taking of raptors for falconry: Return of unused permit and leg band. There is no open season on those species of wild mammals, wild birds, fish, reptiles or amphibians classified as protected. There is no closed season on those species of wild mammals or wild birds classified as unprotected. R004-13), which amended this section, became effective on that date and contains the following provision not included in NAC: The amendatory provisions of section 1 of this regulation [NAC 503.093] do not apply to a person who acquired a desert tortoise specified in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of that section before May 1, 2013. The Department may issue a special permit pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 503.597 to allow a person to handle, move or temporarily possess any wildlife which is classified as protected for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the risk of harm to the wildlife that may result from any lawful activity conducted on land where the wildlife is located. Upon its approval of the application and submission of the fee, the Department shall issue the special permit based on a calendar year. Based on its evaluation of the application, the Department may make such stipulations and conditions on the use and scope of the special permit as the Department deems appropriate. 703 et seq.; or (b) A species of wildlife that is listed as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is not valid for the handling, movement or temporary possession of the migratory bird or the threatened or endangered species until the Department receives a copy of the federal permit issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to the applicant for the handling, movement or temporary possession of the bird or species. A violation of a stipulation or condition is cause for the cancellation of the permit. A scientific permit issued by the Department for the collection or possession of: (a) A migratory bird that is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as amended, 16 U. Not later than the 10th day of each month, the Department must receive from the holder of the permit a report which summarizes the daily records of the previous month. Any other documentation establishing lawful possession, including, but not limited to, a document issued by a wildlife agency or regulatory agency of the state or country where a species listed in NAC 503.110 originated that indicates a license or permit is not required for the possession of the species specified therein. (b) A person who displays, exhibits or uses the species for entertainment or commercial photography, including, without limitation, motion pictures, still photography or television, if the species: (1) Is accompanied by evidence of lawful possession; (2) Is not in this State for more than 90 days; and (3) Is maintained under complete control and prohibited from coming into contact with members of the general public. 703 et seq.; (ll) Yak (Bos grunniens); (mm) Cassowary; (nn) Coturnix quail (Coturnix coturnix); (oo) Zebra (Equus spp.); (pp) Salt water fish, crustaceans and mollusks; (qq) Nonindigenous species of amphibians, except: (1) Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana); and (2) Species listed in NAC 503.110; (rr) African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris); and (ss) California kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getulus californiae) that do not have between their head and vent a continuous pattern of bands or rings regardless of whether the bands or rings are opened or closed. Species listed in this section must not be released into the wild, except as otherwise authorized by the Department in writing. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, lawfully acquired species listed in this section may be sold in Nevada. This section does not authorize the sale, possession, transportation, importation or exportation of animals in violation of any applicable federal or state law, county or city ordinance, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto. As used in this section: (a) Aquarium fish includes any species of fish, except the species listed in NAC 503.110, which is: (1) Not used as bait or for human consumption; and (2) Maintained for personal or pet industry purposes in a closed system that does not allow the species of fish to exit an aquarium or pond and does not allow any other live aquatic species to enter the aquarium or pond. As used in this paragraph, hybrid means any canid hybrid resulting from the mating of a wolf and a dog. (b) The person uses a lead ball, a lead bullet, a semi-jacketed bullet or a metal alloy bullet that expands. The muzzle-loading rifle or muzzle-loading musket is deemed to be not loaded if the priming compound or element, such as the priming powder or the unfired primer or percussion cap, is removed. A person may hunt big game mammals with a rifle if the rifle uses a centerfire cartridge of caliber .22 or larger. A person may hunt big game mammals with a handgun if the handgun uses a centerfire cartridge, has a barrel length of 4 inches or more and: (a) Uses a cartridge of caliber .22 or larger with an overall loaded length of 2 inches or more; or (b) Uses a cartridge of caliber .24 or larger with a case of length no less than the length of the case of a cartridge for a Remington magnum of caliber .44. A person may hunt deer and mountain lion with a shotgun no larger than 10 gauge and no smaller than 20 gauge. (c) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, carry a cocked crossbow containing an arrow or a bolt while in or on any motorized vehicle while the vehicle is on a public highway or other public right-of-way. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of subsection 4, the bowstring of a bow used in hunting any game mammal or game bird must be moved or held entirely by the muscle power of the shooter through all points of the draw cycle until release and may only be released by direct and conscious action of the shooter, either by relaxing the tension of the fingers or by triggering the release action of a handheld release aid. A bow used in hunting a big game mammal must have a peak draw weight of at least 40 pounds and, if the bow is a compound bow, a let-off of not more than 80 percent. It is unlawful for a person to hunt a big game mammal, a game mammal or a game bird with a weapon that is equipped with a sight that is capable of casting or projecting a beam of light that is visible to the unaided human eye from the sight to the animal. The Department may issue a scope permit to a person with a visual disability. The Department may issue an archery disability permit to a person with a permanent disability. In a manner which ensures that any mammal caught in the trap, snare or similar device is removed from the trap, snare or similar device. Bait means the flesh, fur, hide, viscera or feathers of any animal. Exposed bait means bait, any portion of which is visible from any angle. Trap means any device designed, built or made to close upon, contain, confine or hold fast any wild mammal or wild bird.
503.330 Taking of raptors for falconry: Grounds for denial of permit; reinstatement of privilege; administrative fine. of Wildlife Commrs by R137-98, 9-25-98; R094-03, ) 3. A violation of a stipulation or condition is cause for the cancellation of the special permit. Not later than 30 days after expiration of a special permit specified in subsection 1, the holder of the special permit shall submit to the Department a report which includes, without limitation: (a) A list of each species of wildlife which is classified as protected that was handled, moved or temporarily possessed, and for each such species: (1) The number of wildlife handled, moved or temporarily possessed at each location where the wildlife was handled, moved or temporarily possessed; and (2) The date on which the wildlife was handled, moved or temporarily possessed; and (b) Any other information which the Department requires. A special permit specified in subsection 1 which is issued by the Department for the handling, movement or temporary possession of: (a) A migratory bird that is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as amended, 16 U. The holder of the permit shall, as required by the Department, include on the report: (a) The total number of unprotected wildlife collected, by individual species; (b) The sex and age of each specimen of wildlife collected, if known; (c) A description of the location at which each specimen of wildlife was collected, as designated by: (1) Township, range and sections; (2) Coordinates of the Universal Transverse Mercator, within plus or minus 800 meters; or (3) Other system of coordinates approved by the Department; and (d) A description of the habitat from which the specimen of wildlife was collected. If required by the Department, maintain an annual chronological, written log of each transaction which involves the sale, barter, trade or other transfer of the specimen of wildlife collected or possessed under the authority of his or her permit. 1-28-2010) The Department shall consider the following factors in classifying a species or subspecies of wildlife as game: 1. 7-6-92; A by R133-04, ) A species or subspecies of wildlife may be classified as sensitive if the Commission determines, from available information, that one or more of the following criteria exists: 1. If the person is displaying, exhibiting or using mammals for commercial purposes other than for food or fiber, he or she must possess the appropriate license issued by the United States Department of Agriculture. An application for a permit to release wildlife must be made on a form provided by and available from the Department at its office in Reno, Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas. An applicant for a permit to release wildlife must include on the application: (a) The name of the applicant; (b) The physical and mailing address of his or her residence; (c) The telephone number of his or her residence; (d) The applicants drivers license number, if he or she has been issued a drivers license; (e) The name of the owner of the property where the wildlife is to be released; (f) The address and legal description of the property where the wildlife is to be released; (g) The species of each type of wildlife and the number of each such type of species to be released. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and NAC 503.500 to 503.535, inclusive, the following animals may be possessed, transported, imported and exported without a permit or license issued by the Department: (a) Canaries; (b) Toucans; (c) Lovebirds; (d) Nonindigenous house finches; (e) Parakeets; (f) Cockatiels; (g) Mynah birds; (h) Parrots; (i) Hamsters; (j) Domesticated races of rats and mice; (k) Gerbils; (l) Guinea pigs; (m) Monkeys and other primates; (n) Aquarium fish; (o) Marsupials; (p) Elephants; (q) All felines, except mountain lions and bobcats; (r) Wolves that are lawfully acquired and bred in captivity; (s) Camels (Camelus spp.); (t) European ferret (Mustela putorius); (u) Llamas (Lama glama); (v) American Bison; (w) Marine mammals; (x) Ostrich (Struthio spp.); (y) Emus (Dromiceius spp.); (z) Rheas (Rhea spp.); (aa) Nonvenomous, nonindigenous reptile species and subspecies; (bb) Albino forms of indigenous reptile species; (cc) Alpaca (Lama pacos); (dd) Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris); (ee) Old World species of pheasants, partridges, quails, francolin, peafowl and jungle fowl (nonendemic species of the subfamily Phasianae), except: (1) Chukar partridge; (2) Hungarian (gray) partridge; (3) Snow cock; and (4) Ring-necked and white, winged pheasant; (ff) Domesticated races of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), distinguished morphologically from wild birds; (gg) Domesticated races of ducks and geese (Anatidae), distinguished morphologically from wild birds; (hh) Domesticated races of chinchillas; (ii) Domesticated races of mink; (jj) Waterfowl reared in captivity that are lawfully acquired pursuant to the regulations adopted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (kk) Those species of ducks, geese and swans not listed as protected pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U. Only rifled slugs or shotgun rounds with sabots that contain a single expanding projectile may be used when hunting deer. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to a person who is a paraplegic, has had one or both legs amputated or has suffered a paralysis of one or both legs which severely impedes walking, if the motorized vehicle is not in motion. Arrows used in hunting big game mammals must be at least 24 inches long, weigh at least 300 grains and have: (a) Fixed broadheads that are at least 7/8-inch wide at the widest point; or (b) Expandable, mechanical broadheads that are at least 7/8-inch wide at the widest point when the broadhead is in the open position. An arrow that is used in hunting any game mammal or game bird may be equipped with a nock that is illuminated electronically or chemically. It is unlawful for any person to: (a) Carry any rifle or musket or handgun equipped with a telescopic sight or with a barrel length of 8 inches or more in the field while hunting under archery regulations. The scope permit authorizes a person with a visual disability to hunt, during a type of hunt that is restricted to bows or muzzle-loading firearms, using a 1x magnification rifle scope that is mounted on a bow or muzzle-loading rifle. The permit authorizes a person with a permanent disability to hunt, during a hunt that is restricted to the use of archery, using a crossbow or a bow that uses a mechanical device that is capable of anchoring a nocked arrow at full draw or partial full draw and complies with the requirements of subsection 2 of NAC 503.144. A person using an archery disability permit shall present the permit upon the request of a law enforcement officer. An application for an archery disability permit must: (a) Be submitted to the Department on a form provided by the Department; (b) Include a certificate issued by a licensed physician certifying that the applicant has a permanent disability; and (c) Include any other information required by the Department to issue the permit. An archery disability permit issued pursuant to this section does not expire. As used in this section, permanent disability means a disability which prohibits a person from manually drawing and holding at full draw a bow that complies with the provisions of subsection 2 of NAC 503.144.
503.099 Collection of unprotected wildlife for commercial purposes: Compliance with applicable law. 503.101 Factors for classification of wildlife as game.
503.097 Collection of unprotected wildlife for commercial purposes: General requirements. 3-1-2003; R107-14, ) A person who is hunting, chasing or pursuing a mountain lion, pursuant to a mountain lion tag, and who is not in or on a motorized vehicle, may use a flashlight which is handheld and powered by a dry cell.
503.355 Taking of raptors for falconry: Retaking of raptors. Unprotected amphibians are all species of amphibians which are not classified as game, protected, threatened, sensitive or endangered amphibians. The holder of the permit shall maintain the annual log for at least 2 years after the date of the expiration of the permit to which the log applies. The economic value of hunting or fishing for the wildlife; and 4. 7-6-92) The Department shall consider the following factors in classifying a species or subspecies of wildlife as a fur-bearing mammal: 1. The recreational value of trapping the animal; and 3. 7-6-92) A species or subspecies of wildlife may be classified as protected if the Commission determines, from available information, that one or more of the following criteria exists: 1. (e) Any person engaged in commercial aquaculture, upon application and proof to the Department that the activity will not be detrimental to aquatic life, other wildlife or recreational uses. (c) Hunt any game mammal or game bird with a bow that uses any mechanical device that is capable of anchoring a nocked arrow at full draw or partial draw unless the person: (1) Is the holder of an archery disability permit issued pursuant to NAC 503.1465; and (2) Ensures that the permit is in his or her possession during any period in which he or she uses the bow to hunt any game mammal or game bird.