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State permit policies & procedures

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Nevada 

Website

    Nevada Department of Wildlife
    http://www.ndow.org/

    Permits
    http://www.ndow.org/about/license/special.shtm        

Contact

    Nevada Department of Wildlife
    License Office & Scientific Collection
    4600 Kietzke Ln D135
    Reno, NV 89502

Is a permit needed for banding?

Yes, per regulation:

NAC 503.094 Scientific permit for collection or shipping of wildlife: Application; contents; term of permit; reporting requirement; conditions and restrictions.
1. The Department may issue a scientific permit pursuant to NRS 503.650 which authorizes the taking, killing, possessing or banding of any species of wildlife, or the collecting of the nest or eggs thereof, for strictly scientific or educational purposes.

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Terms of permit: PERMIT REQUIREMENT: Upon the written permit of the Department, any person may take, kill, possess or band any species of wildlife, or collect the nests or eggs thereof, for strictly scientific or educational purposes,
the number and species of wildlife to be limited by the Department

Permit application forms

  • Renewal - same form

  • Threatened and Endangered - same form

  • Salvage - same form

State lands

To be determined

Prior notice

Check permit conditions. Even if not expressly required to do so, you should always contact the manager of that particular state land unit or with the owner of private land before your arrival. You want to be aware of the hunting seasons, and, of course want to be sure that your activities will not interfere with the activities of that park, wildlife management area, or other state land unit, and that your activities will not adversely affect public use of the land or with the activities of private landowners.

Policies

NAC 503.094 Scientific permit for collection or shipping of wildlife: Application; contents; term of permit; reporting requirement; conditions and restrictions.
1. The Department may issue a scientific permit pursuant to NRS 503.650 which authorizes the taking, killing, possessing or banding of any species of wildlife, or the collecting of the nest or eggs thereof, for strictly scientific or educational purposes.
2. An applicant for a scientific permit must include on his application:
(a) The name of the applicant;
(b) The name of the company or institution that the applicant is representing;
(c) The physical or mailing addresses of the applicant's residence and place of employment;
(d) The telephone numbers of the applicant's residence and place of employment;
(e) The driver's license number of the applicant, if he has been issued a driver's license;
(f) The name of each person or group of persons who will collect wildlife under the authority of the scientific permit and at the direction of the applicant;
(g) The common and scientific name and the number of each species of wildlife, or nests or eggs thereof, to be collected, possessed, marked or banded;
(h) The manner and means by which each specimen of wildlife will be collected or captured;
(i) The locations at which and the dates when the specimens of wildlife are to be collected;
(j) A brief synopsis, not to exceed five pages, of the purpose and justification for the collection and possession of the specimens of wildlife;
(k) The location where the specimens of wildlife will be transferred or held once collected; and
(l) The signature of the applicant and the date on which the application was signed.
3. A scientific permit must be valid for not more than 2 years. Upon its evaluation of the application, the Department will issue the scientific permit based on a calendar year or a fiscal year.
4. Not later than 30 days after the date on which the permit expires, the holder of a scientific permit shall submit to the Department a complete report which details the species of wildlife collected, the number of each species of wildlife collected at each location, the date on which each species of wildlife was collected and any other information which the Department requires.
5. Based on its evaluation of the application, the Department may make such stipulations and conditions on the use and scope of a scientific permit as the Department determines appropriate. A violation of a stipulation or condition is cause for the cancellation of the permit.
6. 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.S.C. Sec. 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 collection or 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 collection or possession of the bird or species.

NAC 503.055  Unprotected birds.

     1.  Are all species of birds which are not classified as game, protected, threatened or endangered birds.

     2.  Include:

Common Name            Scientific Name

 House Sparrow........   Passer domesticus

 Starling ...................   Sturnus vulgaris


NAC 503.050  Protected, endangered and sensitive birds.

     1.  Are all species of wild birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 703 et seq., and listed in 50 C.F.R. Sec. 10.13, unless such wild birds are migratory game birds as described in subsection 2 of NAC 503.045.

     2.  Include the following species which are further classified as endangered:

     Common Name                                           Scientific Name

     (a) Eagle Bald..........................................    Haliaeetus leucocephalus

     (b) Falcon, Peregrine...............................    Falco peregrinus

     (c) Rail, Yuma Clapper...........................    Rallus longirostris yumanensis

     (d) Flycatcher, Southwestern Willow......   Empidonax traillii extimus

 
3.  Include the following species which are further classified as sensitive:

     Common Name                                                    Scientific Name

      (a) Goshawk, Northern....................................    Accipiter gentilis

      (b) Cuckoo, Yellow-billed..............................    Coccyzus americanus

      (c) Shrike, Loggerhead...................................    Lanius ludovicianus

      (d) Thrasher, Sage..........................................    Oreoscoptes montanus

      (e) Sparrow, Brewer’s....................................    Spizella breweri