[Rev. 2/11/2014 12:52:27 PM]

[NAC-504 Revised Date: 1-14]

CHAPTER 504 - WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND PROPAGATION

GENERAL PROVISIONS

504.001            Definitions.

504.105            Wildlife highway crossings.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

504.110            Removal of persons from area: Authority; grounds.

504.115            Control of vehicular travel.

504.120            Restrictions on entry into certain areas.

504.135            Restrictions on use of firearms and ammunition.

504.140            Campfires and bonfires prohibited; exceptions.

504.145            Restrictions on camping; building prohibited; restrictions on operation of certain devices.

504.150            Restrictions on lease of concession site.

504.155            Denial of use of area for abuse or littering of area.

504.158            Responsibilities of person who intends to hunt.

504.160            Construction and use of hunting blinds; use of decoys.

504.170            Trapping: Restrictions; permits.

504.210            General designation of management areas and units for wildlife.

504.310            Fort Churchill Cooling Pond Cooperative Wildlife Management Area.

504.320            Crittenden-Dake Reservoir Cooperative Wildlife Management Area.

504.330            Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area; Hot Creek Spring sanctuary for endangered fish.

504.340            Areas closed to hunting and trapping.

PREVENTION AND MITIGATION OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY CERTAIN GAME ANIMALS

504.350            Definitions.

504.355            “Privately maintained improvements” construed.

504.360            Accounting for and disbursement of money received by Department.

504.365            Notice required from claimant.

504.370            Acceptance of late claim.

504.375            Cooperative agreement between claimant and Director of Department.

504.380            Offer, acceptance and use of materials for prevention of damage.

504.385            Losses for which reimbursement is prohibited.

504.390            Inspection of damaged property.

504.395            Agreement upon ways to prevent or mitigate damage.

504.400            Subsequent discovery of damage on another site.

504.405            Ongoing damage: Periodic reports; notification when damage ends.

504.411            Proof of damage.

504.415            Approval and payment of claims.

504.421            Determining amount of award; proof of cause of grazing reductions.

504.425            Appeal to local panel: Grounds; service of notice; partial payment required.

504.430            Appeal to local panel: Selection and terms of members; selection of chair.

504.435            Appeal to local panel: Duties of panel; effect of decision; payment of members.

504.440            Mitigation of damages required.

POSSESSION OF LIVE WILDLIFE

License for Possession of Wildlife

504.450            “License” defined.

504.451            Application for commercial license: Availability; contents.

504.452            Application for noncommercial license: Availability; contents.

504.454            Requirements for submission of commercial or noncommercial license application.

504.456            Expiration of license and application for new license.

504.458            Terms, conditions and restrictions of license.

504.459            Possession of certain species of birds on private property without license; restrictions on disposition; documentation on transportation.

504.4595          Possession and propagation of certain species of fish on private property; restrictions on disposition; documentation on transportation; conditions for taking of fish.

504.4597          License, permit or stamp not required to take fish under certain circumstances; requirements for transportation or release of transported fish.

504.460            Species which may be possessed and propagated.

504.461            Unprotected reptiles and amphibians: Possession, transportation and breeding; disposition of progeny; restrictions; applicability of other laws.

504.4615          Unprotected reptiles and amphibians: Time and method of collection.

504.462            Sources for obtaining live wildlife.

504.464            Importing of live wildlife into State: General conditions.

504.466            Conditions for importing of ungulates into State.

504.468            Restrictions on release, hunting, transfer and display of captive wildlife; exceptions.

504.470            Transfer of live wildlife: Authorized recipients; receipt required; record of transfer.

504.471            Restrictions on shipment, transportation and exportation of wildlife; exceptions.

504.472            Marking and tagging of captive wildlife.

504.474            Maintenance of handling facilities.

504.476            Cages or open-top enclosures for bobcats, mountain lions and black bears.

504.478            Ungulates: Enclosures.

504.480            Ungulates: Quarantine facility; report of death; postmortem examination.

504.482            Reporting suspicion of exposure of captive wildlife to dangerous or communicable disease.

504.484            Commercial license not required for display of wildlife for scientific or educational purposes under certain circumstances.

504.486            Exhibit of wildlife under authority of federal exhibitor’s license.

504.488            Possession of live animals under authority of permit or license held on February 28, 1994.

Permit to Rehabilitate Wildlife

504.490            Issuance; general conditions.

504.492            Application: Availability; contents; requirements for submission.

504.494            Terms, conditions, restrictions and expiration.

504.496            Restrictions on and privileges of holder of permit.

504.498            Length of period for which wildlife may be held; release, euthanasia and disposal of wildlife.

ALTERATION OF STREAM SYSTEM OR WATERSHED

504.510            Definitions.

504.520            Approval of Department required to alter stream system or watershed to detriment of wildlife habitat; application for approval.

504.530            Examination of plans by Department.

504.540            Notice by Department of adverse effect.

504.550            Vested rights in use of water not impaired.

MASTER GUIDES AND SUBGUIDES

Definitions

504.590            “Federal land management agency” defined.

Licensing

504.600            General requirements; application for issuance or renewal of license.

504.608            Examinations.

504.620            Master guides: Submission of financial references and credit report; confidentiality of information.

504.641            Area of operation: Description in application; authority of Department.

504.651            License for big game guiding: Territorial limits; restrictions on use.

504.661            Master guides: Action by Department on applications; timely submission of application for renewal of license.

504.663            Master guides: Requirements for liability insurance or self-insurance bond.

504.666            Subguides: Action by Department on applications; timely submission of application for renewal of license.

504.669            Request for amendment of license.

504.671            Grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license.

504.676            Termination of employment of subguide.

504.681            Habitual violators.

Operation

504.685            Contracts with clients.

504.688            Records regarding clients.

504.693            Possession or availability of license and special use permit while with client.

504.696            Maintenance of certification in first aid.

504.701            Guiding hunt for mountain lion.

504.706            Transportation of big game mammals.

504.711            Prohibited acts.

STOCKING OF CERTIFIED TRIPLOID GRASS CARP

504.720            Definitions.

504.725            Stocking in closed aquatic system; permit required.

504.730            Application for permit; approval or denial of application; conditions and use of permit.

SHOOTING PRESERVES FOR UPLAND GAME BIRDS

504.750            “Licensee” defined.

504.755            General requirements.

504.760            Sale or transfer of surplus birds.

PRESERVATION OF WILD HORSES

504.800            Definitions.

504.805            Grants of money to finance projects for preservation of wild horses.

504.810            Limitation on amount withdrawn from Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses.

504.815            Applicants.

504.820            Application; contents.

504.825            Review of application; award of grant; applications for additional grants.

504.830            Reservation of money for emergencies.

504.835            Verifications required from recipient.

504.840            Limitation on amount of grant.

504.845            Audit of project; change in use of grant.

504.850            Grant to be expended or obligated during fiscal year.

504.855            Contract; request for payment.

504.860            Payments from Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses conditioned on receipt of reports of progress.

504.865            Waiver of requirements for grant.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NAC 504.001  Definitions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)

     1.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (a) “Department” means the Department of Wildlife.

     (b) “Sink box” means a low floating device in which a person may be concealed below the surface of a body of water.

     2.  As used in NAC 504.001 to 504.701, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (a) “Management area” means any area established by the Department for the management of wildlife.

     (b) “Wildlife management area” means a wildlife management area:

          (1) Established by the Department pursuant to NRS 504.140; or

          (2) Created by the Commission pursuant to NRS 504.143.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 §§ 20.10-5 and 20.10-7, eff. 5-1-72]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R030-00, 4-3-2000; R138-03, 1-20-2004; R078-11, 3-9-2012)

      NAC 504.105  Wildlife highway crossings. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NRS 202.287, 503.010 and 503.175, a person shall not:

     (a) Hunt or take any big game mammal within one-half mile of a wildlife highway crossing.

     (b) Discharge a firearm from, upon, over or across a wildlife highway crossing.

     2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to an officer, employee or agent of the Department acting in his or her official capacity.

     3.  As used in this section, “wildlife highway crossing” means any overpass or underpass designed and constructed to facilitate the safe passage of wildlife across a highway.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R005-10, eff. 8-13-2010)

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

      NAC 504.110  Removal of persons from area: Authority; grounds. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)  The Department or an authorized agent may remove a person from a wildlife management area for disorderly conduct, intoxication or any other conduct which endangers the area, a person, wildlife or livestock.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 9 § 22.01-13, eff. 12-29-66; A 4-1-73; 9-1-78; 9-1-80]

      NAC 504.115  Control of vehicular travel. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)

      1.  Vehicular travel within a wildlife management area may be controlled for operation of the area, for public use and to benefit the public and wildlife resources. Such control may include specifying parking areas, closing interior roads or trails to vehicular travel and prohibiting travel beyond designated points.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, it is prohibited, within a wildlife management area, to operate a motor vehicle:

     (a) Off an interior road or trail that is designated for vehicular travel; or

     (b) On an interior road or trail that is marked as closed to vehicular travel.

     3.  The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 do not apply to authorized personnel in the performance of their official duties.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 9 § 22.01-13, eff. 12-29-66; A 9-1-78; 9-1-80]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003)

      NAC 504.120  Restrictions on entry into certain areas. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.143)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person shall not enter, occupy, use or be upon the following described portion of the Scripps Wildlife Management Area from February 15 through August 15:

 

     That portion of the Scripps Wildlife Management Area which lies south of Little Washoe Lake, as posted, and further described as including all or portions of Sections 1 and 2, T. 16 N., R. 19 E., M.D.B. & M. and Sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 17 N., R. 19 E., M.D.B. & M.

 

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person shall not enter, occupy, use or be upon the following described portion of the Key Pittman Wildlife Management Area from February 15 through August 15:

 

     The portion of Nesbitt Lake north of the old fence line.

 

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person shall not enter, occupy, use or be upon the following described portion of the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area from February 15 through August 15:

 

     The upper portion of Adams-McGill, Cold Springs, Dacey and Haymeadow Reservoirs, as posted, and all of the Tule Reservoir.

 

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person shall not enter, occupy, use or be upon the following described portion of the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area from February 15 through August 15:

 

     The eastern portion of the main developed pond area, as posted.

 

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person shall not enter, occupy, use or be upon the following described portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area from March 1 through August 1:

 

     The Honey Bee Pond and the Center Pond.

 

     6.  The provisions of subsections 1 to 5, inclusive, do not apply to authorized personnel in the performance of their official duties.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 9 § 23.01-3, eff. 4-1-73; A 10-1-73; 9-1-78; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 9-1-80]—(NAC A 12-15-81; 1-31-90, eff. 3-1-90; 10-26-93; R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003; R110-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 504.135  Restrictions on use of firearms and ammunition. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the discharging of a rifle or pistol is prohibited on the following wildlife management areas:

     (a) Overton in Clark County.

     (b) Key Pittman in Lincoln County.

     (c) Wayne E. Kirch in Nye County.

     (d) Scripps in Washoe County.

     (e) Mason Valley in Lyon County.

     2.  Deer may be hunted on the Mason Valley and Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Areas only by persons using:

     (a) Shotguns and rifled shotgun slugs or shotgun rounds with sabots that contain a single expanding projectile; or

     (b) Longbows and arrows.

Ê A shotgun that is used to hunt deer pursuant to this subsection may be equipped with a smoothbore barrel or a barrel that is partially or fully rifled.

     3.  The use of shotguns capable of holding more than three shells is prohibited on all wildlife management areas owned or managed by this State unless the shotgun is plugged with a one-piece filler, incapable of removal without disassembling the gun, so that the total capacity of the shotgun does not exceed three shells.

     4.  The use or possession of shells for a shotgun containing shot that is toxic or larger than standard-size T is prohibited on the following wildlife management areas:

     (a) Overton in Clark County.

     (b) Key Pittman in Lincoln County.

     (c) Wayne E. Kirch in Nye County.

     (d) Scripps in Washoe County.

     (e) Mason Valley in Lyon County.

     (f) Fernley in Lyon County.

     (g) Alkali Lake in Lyon County.

     (h) Humboldt in Churchill and Pershing Counties.

     (i) Steptoe Valley in White Pine County.

     (j) Franklin Lake in Elko County.

     5.  The use or possession of shotgun rounds with sabots that contain other than rifled slugs or a single expanding projectile is prohibited on all wildlife management areas owned or managed by this State.

     6.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to persons authorized by the Department to use rifles and pistols for the control of predatory animals and rodents.

     7.  For the purposes of this section, all shot shall be deemed toxic unless it has been approved as nontoxic by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 20.134.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 9 § 23.01-9, eff. 12-29-66; A 10-1-73; 9-1-78; 9-1-80]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 1-2-86; 8-22-86, eff. 9-15-86; 10-16-87; 9-13-91; R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003; R185-05, 2-23-2006)

      NAC 504.140  Campfires and bonfires prohibited; exceptions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, campfires and bonfires are prohibited in wildlife management areas.

     2.  Campfires are permitted in the:

     (a) Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area within the Dave Deacon Campground.

     (b) Humboldt Wildlife Management Area in those sites designated for camping.

     (c) Fernley Wildlife Management Area.

     (d) Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area in those sites designated for camping.

     (e) Overton Wildlife Management Area within the rest and trails area.

     (f) Bruneau Wildlife Management Area.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 9 § 23.01-11, eff. 12-29-66; A 9-1-78]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 11-5-81; 4-27-84, eff. 5-25-84; 8-22-86, eff. 9-15-86; R030-00, 4-3-2000; R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003)

      NAC 504.145  Restrictions on camping; building prohibited; restrictions on operation of certain devices. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, camping is prohibited in wildlife management areas.

     2.  Camping is permitted in the:

     (a) Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area in those sites designated for camping.

     (b) Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area within the Dave Deacon Campground.

     (c) Humboldt Wildlife Management Area in those sites designated for camping.

     (d) Fernley Wildlife Management Area.

     (e) Overton Wildlife Management Area within the rest and trails area.

     (f) Bruneau Wildlife Management Area, except that camping is not permitted in any building or other structure located within that wildlife management area.

     3.  Camping facilities, including, without limitation, house trailers, must not be stored, parked or maintained in a wildlife management area for more than 8 days, or left in a wildlife management area for occasional occupancy by a person or group of persons associated with the facility.

     4.  The erection, fabrication or maintenance of a permanent dwelling or building in a wildlife management area is prohibited.

     5.  A person camping in a site, campground or area within a wildlife management area designated for camping pursuant to subsection 2 shall not operate a television, radio or any other device, including, without limitation, a generator, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. if the device produces sound that is audible beyond the campsite in which it is operated.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 9 part § 23.01-15, eff. 12-29-66; A 4-1-73; 9-1-78; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 9-1-80]—(NAC A 4-27-84, eff. 5-25-84; 8-22-86, eff. 9-15-86; R030-00, 4-3-2000; R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003)

      NAC 504.150  Restrictions on lease of concession site. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)  The Department may lease a concession site in a wildlife management area to any person if the lease is not:

     1.  Detrimental to the wildlife management area or the best interest of the public; or

     2.  In conflict with any lease or agreement setting aside the wildlife management area.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 9 part § 23.01-15, eff. 12-29-66; A 4-1-73; 9-1-78]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R030-00, 4-3-2000)

      NAC 504.155  Denial of use of area for abuse or littering of area. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)  The Department may deny further use of a wildlife management area to any person who abuses or litters the area.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 9 part § 23.01-15, eff. 12-29-66; A 9-1-78]

      NAC 504.158  Responsibilities of person who intends to hunt. (NRS 501.181)  It is the responsibility of a person who intends to hunt on any land located within a management area or unit to:

     1.  Determine the identity of the owner of the land before the person enters the management area or unit; and

     2.  Obtain from the owner, or from the appropriate municipal, county, state, federal or tribal authorities, information concerning any restriction, closure, ordinance or fee that applies to the management area or unit.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R150-12, eff. 12-20-2012)

      NAC 504.160  Construction and use of hunting blinds; use of decoys. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person may construct a hunting blind on any wildlife management area if the Department has no obligation to protect a privately constructed blind or to arbitrate the use or priority of use of such a blind. A blind to be constructed must:

     (a) Be temporary and portable;

     (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c), be constructed of lumber, screen, fabric, synthetic material or native vegetation; and

     (c) In the Kirch, Steptoe Valley and Mason Valley Wildlife Management Areas, be constructed of native vegetation, removable fabric, or a synthetic material that is of a temporary nature.

     2.  A group of persons may construct a blind only after the supervisor of the wildlife management area has approved the plans for the blind.

     3.  Sunken blinds, and barrels and boxes used as sunken blinds, must be covered when not in use to prevent the entrapment of animals.

     4.  The use of a sink box is prohibited.

     5.  A blind may not be locked or reserved for the use of a particular person or group of persons.

     6.  The Department may:

     (a) Prohibit the construction of a hunting blind if it is detrimental to a wildlife management area or portion thereof.

     (b) Designate a hunting blind on a wildlife management area as intended for the use of persons with physical disabilities pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 to 12213, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

     7.  A person may use decoys on a wildlife management area so long as the decoys are not left set up in the field between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 9 §§ 23.01-17 and 23.01-19, eff. 12-29-66; A 4-1-73; 9-1-78; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 8-29-80]—(NAC A by R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003)

      NAC 504.170  Trapping: Restrictions; permits. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.140, 504.143)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person shall not trap on a wildlife management area.

     2.  Persons having permits to do so may trap on the Overton, Key Pittman, Wayne E. Kirch, Railroad Valley, Humboldt, Fernley, Scripps, Mason Valley, Steptoe Valley, Franklin Lake and Alkali Lake Wildlife Management Areas.

     3.  Permits to trap on wildlife management areas will be issued through a drawing process and may contain designations of specific trapping areas, dates or other restrictions to ensure compatibility with other public activities.

     [Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, No. 9(8), eff. 9-1-80]—(NAC A 9-13-91; R054-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003)

      NAC 504.210  General designation of management areas and units for wildlife. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)  The management areas and units for wildlife are as follows:

     1.  Area 1: Those portions of Washoe, Pershing and Humboldt Counties bounded on the south by the northernmost railroad track that runs from the Pershing County line to the California state line and on the east by the Soldier Meadows-Summit Lake-Idaho Canyon Road and the boundary of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Area 1 comprises:

     (a) Unit 011: That portion of Washoe County north of old State Route No. 8A, excluding the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

     (b) Unit 012: Those portions of Washoe, Pershing and Humboldt Counties bounded on the north by old State Route No. 8A and the boundary of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, on the east by the Soldier Meadows-Summit Lake-Idaho Canyon Road, and on the west by old State Route No. 34.

     (c) Unit 013: That portion of Washoe County bounded on the north by old State Route No. 8A to the junction of old State Route No. 34, on the east by old State Route No. 34 from Vya Junction to the junction of the Lost Creek-Grass Valley Road, on the south by the Lost Creek-Grass Valley Road from old State Route No. 34 to Federal Aid Secondary Road No. 447, and on the west by Federal Aid Secondary Road No. 447 and the California state line.

     (d) Unit 014: Those portions of Washoe and Pershing Counties bounded on the west by Federal Aid Secondary Road No. 447 from Gerlach to the junction of the Lost Creek-Grass Valley Road, on the north by the Lost Creek-Grass Valley Road from Federal Aid Secondary Road No. 447 to old State Route No. 34, and on the east by old State Route No. 34 from its junction with the Lost Creek-Grass Valley Road to Gerlach.

     (e) Unit 015: That portion of Washoe County south of Federal Aid Secondary Road No. 447 from the California state line to Gerlach and north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Gerlach to the California state line.

     2.  Area 2: That portion of Washoe County bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track near Gerlach that runs from State Route No. 447 to the California state line, on the west by the California state line to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 395, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 395 to its junction with Interstate Highway No. 80 at Reno, thence extending east along Interstate Highway No. 80 to its intersection with secondary State Route No. 427 at the Wadsworth Interchange (Exit 43), and on the east by secondary State Route No. 427 to its intersection with State Route No. 447 at Wadsworth, thence north on State Route No. 447 to its intersection with the northernmost railroad track near Gerlach. Area 2 comprises:

     (a) Unit 021: That portion of Washoe County bounded on the south by U.S. Highway No. 395 from the California state line to Sparks, on the east by State Route No. 445 from Sparks to the junction of the Winnemucca Ranch Road, thence along that road and the Fish Springs Road to the intersection of the Flanigan Road, thence along the Flanigan Road to Flanigan Siding, and on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Flanigan Siding to the California state line.

     (b) Unit 022: That portion of Washoe County bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from State Route No. 447 to Flanigan Siding, on the west by the Flanigan Road to its intersection with the Fish Springs Road, thence along the Fish Springs Road and the Winnemucca Ranch Road to the junction of State Route No. 445 and from that junction to Sparks on State Route No. 445, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80, and on the east by secondary State Route No. 427 from its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80 at the Wadsworth Interchange (Exit 43) to its junction with State Route No. 447, thence on State Route No. 447 to its intersection with the northernmost railroad track near Gerlach.

     3.  Area 3: Those portions of Humboldt, Washoe and Pershing Counties north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Winnemucca to Gerlach, west of U.S. Highway No. 95, and east of old State Route No. 34 from Gerlach to the Soldier Meadows-Summit Lake-Idaho Canyon Road, and all of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Area 3 comprises:

     (a) Unit 031: That portion of Humboldt County south of the Oregon state line, north and east of State Route No. 140 from its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95 to Denio Junction, east of State Route No. 292 from Denio to the Oregon state line, and west of U.S. Highway No. 95.

     (b) Unit 032: That portion of Humboldt County south of the Oregon state line, east of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, west of State Route No. 140 from the Leonard Creek Road to Denio Junction, west of State Route No. 292 from Denio Junction to the Oregon state line, and north of the Leonard Creek-Pearl Camp-Cove Camp-Idaho Canyon-Summit Lake Road to its intersection with the southeast corner of the boundary of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

     (c) Unit 033: Those portions of Humboldt and Washoe Counties within the boundaries of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

     (d) Unit 034: Those portions of Humboldt, Washoe and Pershing Counties south of the Leonard Creek-Pearl Camp-Cove Camp-Idaho Canyon-Summit Lake Road to its intersection with the southeast corner of the boundary of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, east of old State Route No. 34 from Gerlach to the Soldier Meadows-Summit Lake-Idaho Canyon Road to its first intersection with the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, west of the Deer Creek Ranch-Jackson Creek Ranch-Sulphur Road, and north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Sulphur to Gerlach.

     (e) Unit 035: That portion of Humboldt County south of State Route No. 140, east of the Leonard Creek-Deer Creek Ranch-Jackson Creek Ranch Road, west of U.S. Highway No. 95 and Interstate Highway No. 80, and north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Winnemucca to Sulphur.

     4.  Area 4: Those portions of Pershing, Churchill, Washoe and Humboldt Counties bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the Valmy Interchange to U.S. Highway No. 95, thence north on U.S. Highway No. 95 to the northernmost railroad track, thence west along the northernmost railroad track from its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95 to its intersection with State Route No. 447 near Gerlach, on the west by State Route No. 447 to its intersection with secondary State Route No. 427 at Wadsworth, thence southwest to Interstate Highway No. 80, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the junction of secondary State Route No. 427 at the Wadsworth Interchange (Exit 43) extending east to the U.S. Highway No. 95 Interchange, thence south approximately 7 miles along U.S. Highway No. 95 to its junction with the Packard Wash Road, thence northeast on this road that travels along the southeastern base of the West Humboldt Range and across Packard Wash to the intersection with the Stillwater-Iron Mine Road, thence north along the Stillwater-Iron Mine Road to its intersection with the Coal Canyon Road, thence northwest along the Coal Canyon Road to its intersection with the McKinney Pass Road, thence eastward along the McKinney Pass Road to its intersection with the Jersey Valley Road, thence along the Jersey Valley-Buffalo Valley-Valmy Road to its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80 at the Valmy Interchange. Area 4 comprises:

     (a) Unit 041: Those portions of Pershing, Churchill, Washoe and Humboldt Counties bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Sulphur to State Route No. 447 near Gerlach, on the west by State Route No. 447 to its intersection with secondary State Route No. 427 in Wadsworth, thence southwest along secondary State Route No. 427 to its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80 at the Wadsworth Interchange (Exit 43), on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the Wadsworth Interchange (Exit 43) to its intersection with secondary State Route No. 398 at Lovelock, and on the east by secondary State Route No. 398 to its intersection with secondary State Route No. 399, thence west and north on secondary State Route No. 399 and the Seven Troughs-Rosebud Canyon-Sulphur Road to Sulphur.

     (b) Unit 042: Those portions of Pershing and Humboldt Counties bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Sulphur to U.S. Highway No. 95, on the east and south by U.S. Highway No. 95 and Interstate Highway No. 80 from Winnemucca to secondary State Route No. 398 (North Meridian Road) at Lovelock, and on the south and west by secondary State Route No. 398 to its intersection with secondary State Route No. 399, thence west and north on secondary State Route No. 399 and the Seven Troughs-Rosebud Canyon-Sulphur Road to Sulphur.

     (c) Unit 043: Those portions of Pershing and Churchill Counties bounded on the north and west by Interstate Highway No. 80 that runs between Mill City and U.S. Highway No. 95, thence south approximately 7 miles along U.S. Highway No. 95 to its junction with the Packard Wash Road, on the south by the Packard Wash Road that travels along the southeastern base of the West Humboldt Range and across Packard Wash to the intersection with the Stillwater-Iron Mine Road, thence north along the Stillwater-Iron Mine Road to its intersection with the Coal Canyon Road, thence northwest along the Coal Canyon Road to its intersection with the McKinney Pass Road, thence eastward along the McKinney Pass Road to the intersection of the Buena Vista Valley Road, and on the east by the Buena Vista Valley Road that travels north along the base of the Humboldt Range to the intersection with State Route No. 400 east of Unionville, thence north on State Route No. 400 to its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80 at Mill City.

     (d) Unit 044: Those portions of Pershing and Humboldt Counties bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from Winnemucca to Mill City, on the east by the Grass Valley-Pleasant Valley Road to the McKinney Pass Road, on the south by the McKinney Pass Road to the junction of the Buena Vista Valley Road, and on the west by the Buena Vista Valley Road to the intersection of State Route No. 400, thence north on State Route No. 400 to Mill City.

     (e) Unit 045: That portion of Pershing County bounded on the north by the Panther Canyon-Pumpernickel Valley-Smelser Pass Road along the north end of the Tobin Range, on the east and south by the Buffalo Valley-Jersey Valley Road to its intersection with the McKinney Pass Road, and on the west by the McKinney Pass-Pleasant Valley-Grass Valley Road to the junction of the Panther Canyon Road.

     (f) Unit 046: Those portions of Pershing and Humboldt Counties bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from Winnemucca to the Valmy Interchange, on the east by the Valmy-Buffalo Valley Road to the intersection of the Smelser Pass Road, on the south by the Smelser Pass-Pumpernickel Valley-Panther Canyon Road, and on the west by the Pleasant Valley-Grass Valley Road from the intersection of the Panther Canyon Road to Winnemucca.

     5.  Area 5: That portion of Humboldt County east of U.S. Highway No. 95 and north of Interstate Highway No. 80, excluding that portion north of the Midas Road from the Elko County line to its intersection with the Kelly Creek Ranch Road and east of the Kelly Creek Ranch-Chimney Creek-Shelton Road to the Elko County line. Unit 051 consists of all of Area 5.

     6.  Area 6: That portion of Elko County west of the Huntington Valley Road, State Route No. 228, State Route No. 227 from its junction with State Route No. 228 to Elko, State Route No. 225 from Elko to the junction of the Meadow Creek Road and the Wildhorse-Meadow Creek-Rowland Road, those portions of Elko, Eureka and White Pine Counties north of the Union Pass Road, the Garcia Flat Road and the Railroad Pass Road from the Garcia Flat Road to the Huntington Valley Road, and east of State Route No. 278 from the junction of the Union Pass Road to the Palisade Road, those portions of Eureka and Lander Counties north of the northernmost railroad track that runs from the Humboldt County line to the Palisade Road, and north of the Palisade Road from its junction with that northernmost railroad track to State Route No. 278, and that portion of Humboldt County north of the Midas Road from the Elko County line to its intersection with the Kelly Creek Ranch-Chimney Creek-Shelton Road to the Elko County line. Area 6 comprises:

     (a) Unit 061: That portion of Elko County bounded on the south and west by State Route No. 225, on the south and east by the Wildhorse-Meadow Creek-Rowland Road, and on the north by the state line.

     (b) Unit 062: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north and east by State Route No. 225, on the south by State Route No. 226, and on the west by State Route No. 226 and the Deep Creek-White Rock Road to its junction with State Route No. 225.

     (c) Unit 064: Those portions of Elko and Eureka Counties bounded on the north by State Route No. 226, on the east by State Route No. 225, on the south by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Elko to Carlin, and on the west by State Route No. 766 and the Maggie Creek Road to its junction with State Route No. 226.

     (d) Unit 065: Those portions of Eureka, Elko and White Pine Counties bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Elko to Carlin, on the east by the Huntington Valley Road, State Route No. 228 and State Route No. 227 from Elko to its junction with State Route No. 228, on the south by the Railroad Pass Road from the Huntington Valley Road to the Garcia Flat Road, the Garcia Flat Road and the Union Pass Road, and on the west by State Route No. 278.

     (e) Unit 066: Those portions of Elko and Humboldt Counties bounded on the east by State Route No. 225 from the Idaho state line to Owyhee and the Deep Creek-White Rock Road from Owyhee to the junction of the Deep Creek-Scraper Springs Road, on the south by the Deep Creek-Scraper Springs Road to the Midas-Tuscarora Road, thence west along the Midas-Tuscarora Road to the junction of Kelly Creek Ranch Road, and on the west by the Kelly Creek Ranch-Chimney Creek-Shelton Road to the Elko-Humboldt County line and that county line to the Idaho state line.

     (f) Unit 067: That portion of Elko County bounded on the east by State Route No. 226, on the south by the Midas-Willow Creek Reservoir-Tuscarora Road, and on the west and north by the Scraper Spring-Deep Creek Road.

     (g) Unit 068: Those portions of Elko, Eureka and Lander Counties bounded on the east by State Route Nos. 766, 226 and 278 and the Maggie Creek Road, on the south by the northernmost railroad track that runs from the Humboldt County line to the Palisade Road, the Palisade Road to its intersection with State Route No. 278, on the west by the Humboldt County line, and on the north by the Midas-Willow Creek Reservoir-Tuscarora Road.

     7.  Area 7: That portion of Elko County east of State Route No. 225 from Elko to the junction of the Meadow Creek Road and east of the Wildhorse-Meadow Creek-Rowland Road to the Idaho state line, and north of Interstate Highway No. 80 from Elko to the Independence Valley Interchange at Exit 365, east of the West Independence Valley Road from its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80 to its junction with the Tobar Road and the railroad track, and north of the railroad track from its junction with the West Independence Valley-Tobar Road to Interstate Highway No. 80 at Silverzone Pass, and north of Interstate Highway No. 80 from its junction with the railroad track at Silverzone Pass to the junction of the Pilot Valley Road, and east of the Pilot Valley Road, the Fall Creek-Rock Springs-Thousand Springs Road from the Idaho state line to Montello and State Route No. 233 from Montello to the Pilot Valley Road. Area 7 comprises:

     (a) Unit 071: That portion of Elko County bounded on the west by State Route No. 225 from the junction of the Charleston Road to Wildhorse and the Wildhorse-Meadow Creek-Rowland Road to the Idaho state line, on the north by the Idaho state line, on the east by the Coon Creek Summit-Jarbidge-Deeth Road, and on the south by the Charleston Road.

     (b) Unit 072: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Idaho state line, on the east by Wilson Creek to the Idaho state line and the O’Neil Basin-Metropolis Road, on the south by the Mary’s River-Orange Bridge Road, and on the west by the Coon Creek-Jarbidge Road and the Charleston-Deeth Road from the Mary’s River-Orange Bridge Road to the Idaho state line.

     (c) Unit 073: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Charleston, Charleston-Deeth and Mary’s River-Orange Bridge Roads, on the east by Mary’s River, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80, and on the west by State Route No. 225.

     (d) Unit 074: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Idaho state line, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93, on the south by the O’Neil Basin Road, and on the west by the O’Neil Basin Road and Wilson Creek to the Idaho state line.

     (e) Unit 075: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the O’Neil Basin-Mary’s River-Orange Bridge Road, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80, and on the west by Mary’s River.

     (f) Unit 076: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Idaho state line, on the east and south by the Fall Creek-Rock Springs-Thousand Springs Road from the Idaho state line to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 93, and on the west by the U.S. Highway No. 93 to the Idaho state line.

     (g) Unit 077: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Thousand Springs Road from U.S. Highway No. 93 to Montello, on the east by State Route No. 233, on the south by U.S. Interstate Highway No. 80, and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93.

     (h) Unit 078: That portion of Elko County bounded on the south and east by the railroad track from its junction with Interstate Highway No. 80 at Silverzone Pass to its junction with the West Independence Valley-Tobar Road, on the west by the West Independence Valley Road from Interstate Highway No. 80 at the Independence Valley Interchange at Exit 365 to its junction with the Tobar Road and the railroad track, and on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80.

     (i) Unit 079: That portion of Elko County bounded on the east by the Pilot Valley Road, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80, and on the west by State Route No. 233.

     8.  Area 8: That portion of Elko County bounded on the west by the Fall Creek-Rock Springs-Thousand Springs Road from the Idaho state line to Montello, and on the south by State Route No. 233 from Montello to the Utah state line. Unit 081 consists of all of Area 8.

     9.  Area 9: That portion of Elko County bounded on the east by the Utah state line, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 80, on the west by the Pilot Valley Road, and on the north by State Route No. 233. Unit 091 consists of all of Area 9.

     10.  Area 10: Those portions of Elko and White Pine Counties bounded on the west by the Barrel Spring Road, the Buck Station Road, the Warm Springs Road, the Huntington Valley Road, State Route No. 228, and State Route No. 227 from Elko to its junction with State Route No. 228, on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from Elko to the Independence Valley Interchange and by the West Independence Valley Road to its junction with the Tobar Road and the railroad track from its junction with the West Independence Valley-Tobar Road to its junction with Interstate Highway No. 80 at Silverzone Pass and by Interstate Highway No. 80 from Silverzone Pass to the Utah state line, on the east by the Utah state line from Wendover to the Elko-White Pine County line, and on the south by that county line from the Utah state line to Alternate U.S. Highway No. 93, thence south along that highway to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 93, thence north along that highway to the junction of the Butte Valley Road, thence south from that junction along the Butte Valley-30-Mile Road to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 50 and by U.S. Highway No. 50 from that junction to the Barrel Spring Road. Area 10 comprises:

     (a) Unit 101: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the Halleck-Ruby Valley Interchange to Wells, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93, and on the south and west by State Route No. 229 and the North Ruby Valley Road through Arthur to Halleck.

     (b) Unit 102: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from Elko to the Halleck-Ruby Valley Interchange and State Route No. 229 to the North Ruby Valley Road, on the east by the North Ruby Valley Road to State Route No. 229, thence west on State Route No. 229 to the CCC Road, thence along the CCC Road to the Ruby Valley Road, thence south on the Ruby Valley Road to the Harrison Pass Road, on the south by the Harrison Pass Road, and on the west by State Route No. 227 from Elko to its junction with State Route No. 228 and State Route No. 228.

     (c) Unit 103: Those portions of Elko and White Pine Counties bounded on the north by the Harrison Pass Road, on the east by the Ruby Valley Road, on the south by the Overland Pass Road, and on the west by the Huntington Valley Road.

     (d) Unit 104: Those portions of Elko and White Pine Counties bounded on the north by the CCC Road to its junction with the Butte Valley-Odgers Ranch-Quilici Spring Road, on the east by the Butte Valley-Odgers Ranch-Quilici Spring Road, the Butte Valley Road to its junction with the 30-Mile Road and the 30-Mile Road to its junction with U.S. Highway 50, and on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by the Long Valley-Ruby Valley and CCC Roads.

     (e) Unit 105: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Tobar Road and the railroad track from its junction with the Tobar Road to its junction with the Nevada Northern Railroad track, on the east by the Nevada Northern Railroad track, and on the south and west by U.S. Highway No. 93.

     (f) Unit 106: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the Utah state line to its junction with the railroad track at Silverzone Pass and then from its junction with Interstate Highway No. 80 at Silverzone Pass to its junction with the Nevada Northern Railroad track, on the west by the Nevada Northern Railroad track and U.S. Highway No. 93, on the south by Alternate U.S. Highway 93 and the White Pine County line, and on the east by the Utah state line.

     (g) Unit 107: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from Wells to the Independence Valley Interchange at Exit 365, on the east and south by the West Independence Valley Road and the Tobar Road, and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93.

     (h) Unit 108: That portion of White Pine County bounded on the north by the Overland Pass Road, on the east by the Long Valley Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by the Barrel Spring Road, the Buck Station Road, the Warm Springs Road and the Huntington Valley Road.

     (i) Unit 109: That portion of Elko County bounded on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93, on the north by State Route No. 229, on the west by the CCC Road, and on the south by the Butte Valley-Odgers Ranch-Quilici Spring Road beginning at its intersection with the CCC Road to its junction with the Butte Valley Road, thence northeast along that road to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 93.

     11.  Area 11: That portion of White Pine County east of Alternate U.S. Highway No. 93, U.S. Highway No. 93 and the Atlanta Mine Road from Lake Valley Summit to the Lincoln County line and that portion of Lincoln County north of the Trough Springs/Big Springs Road. Area 11 comprises:

     (a) Unit 111: That portion of White Pine County bounded on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93 from its junction with Alternate U.S. Highway No. 93 to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 6/50, on the north by Alternate U.S. Highway No. 93 from its junction with U.S. Highway No. 93 to the North Spring Valley Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 93-6/50, and on the east by White Pine County Road No. 37 (the East Spring Valley Road) to its junction with the North Spring Valley Road and the North Spring Valley Road to Alternate U.S. Highway No. 93.

     (b) Unit 112: That portion of White Pine County bounded on the west by the North Spring Valley Road and Alternate U.S. Highway No. 93, on the north by the Elko County line, on the east by Antelope Valley-Tippett Pass Road, and on the south by the South Tippett Pass Road.

     (c) Unit 113: That portion of White Pine County bounded on the west by Antelope Valley-Tippett Pass-South Tippett Pass-North Spring Valley Road, on the south by the Utah Warm Springs Ranch-Eldridge Ranch Road, on the east by the Utah state line, and on the north by the Elko County line.

     (d) Unit 114: That portion of White Pine County bounded on the west by White Pine County Road No. 37 (the East Spring Valley Road), on the south by U.S. Highway No. 6/50, on the east by the Utah state line, and on the north by the Utah Warm Spring Ranch Road.

     (e) Unit 115: That portion of White Pine County south of U.S. Highway No. 50, east of U.S. Highway No. 93 and the Atlanta Mine Road from Lake Valley Summit to the Lincoln County line and that portion of Lincoln County north of the Trough Springs/Big Springs Road.

     12.  Area 12: That portion of Elko County east of the Butte Valley Road and southwest of U.S. Highway No. 93, and that portion of White Pine County west of U.S. Highway No. 93, north of U.S. Highway No. 50, and east of the Butte Valley Road from its junction with the Elko County line to its junction with the 30-Mile Road and the 30-Mile Road from its junction with the Butte Valley Road to U.S. Highway No. 50. Unit 121 consists of all of Area 12.

     13.  Area 13: Those portions of White Pine, Eureka, Nye and Lincoln Counties bounded on the west by State Route No. 379 and the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road and by U.S. Highway No. 6 from Currant to Warm Springs, on the south by State Route No. 375 from Warm Springs to Hiko Junction, on the east by State Route No. 318 from Hiko Junction to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 6, then north along U.S. Highway No. 6 to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50. Area 13 comprises:

     (a) Unit 131: Those portions of White Pine, Eureka and Nye Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the west and south by State Route No. 379 and the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road, and on the south and east by U.S. Highway No. 6.

     (b) Unit 132: Those portions of White Pine, Nye and Lincoln Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 6, on the west by the Railroad Valley-Nyala Road and State Route No. 375, on the south and east by the Cherry Creek-Sunnyside Road, and on the east by State Route No. 318.

     (c) Unit 133: Those portions of Nye and Lincoln Counties bounded on the north and west by the Cherry Creek-Sunnyside Road, on the south by State Route No. 375, and on the east by State Route No. 318.

     (d) Unit 134: That portion of Nye County bounded on the north and west by U.S. Highway No. 6, on the east by the Railroad Valley-Nyala Road, and on the south by State Route No. 375.

     14.  Area 14: Those portions of Eureka, Elko, Lander, Nye and White Pine Counties south of the northernmost railroad track that runs from Beowawe to the Palisade Road, the Palisade Road to its intersection with State Route No. 278, east of State Route No. 306 and the Dugout-Tonkin-3-Bar Road, north of U.S. Highway No. 50 between the Dugout-Tonkin-3-Bar Road and the Antelope Valley Road, east of the Antelope Valley Road from U.S. Highway No. 50 to the 3C Well-Fenstermaker Wash Road, north of the 3C Well-Fenstermaker Wash-Fish Creek Road and west of the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road, north of U.S. Highway No. 50 between the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road and the Barrel Spring Road, and west of the Barrel Spring Road, the Buck Station Road, the Warm Springs Road and the Huntington Valley Road to the Railroad Pass/Eureka County Road, south of the Railroad Pass Road to the Garcia Flat Road, southwest of the Garcia Flat Road and the Union Pass Road and west of State Route No. 278 between its junction with the Union Pass Road and its junction with the Palisade Road. Area 14 comprises:

     (a) Unit 141: Those portions of Eureka, Elko and Lander Counties bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Beowawe to the Palisade Road, the Palisade Road to its intersection with State Route No. 278, on the east by State Route No. 278, on the south by the Dugout-J-D Ranch-Grass Valley Road, and on the west by State Route No. 306.

     (b) Unit 142: That portion of Eureka County bounded on the northeast by the Union Pass Road, on the southeast by the Sadler Brown Road (County Road No. M-110), and on the west by State Route No. 278.

     (c) Unit 143: That portion of Eureka County bounded on the north by the J-D Ranch Road, on the east by State Route No. 278, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by the Tonkin-3-Bar Road.

     (d) Unit 144: Those portions of Eureka, Elko and White Pine Counties bounded on the north by the Garcia Flat Road and the Railroad Pass Road from the Garcia Flat Road to the Huntington Valley Road, on the east by the Barrel Spring Road, the Buck Station Road, the Warm Springs Road and the Huntington Valley Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by State Route No. 278 and the Sadler Brown Road (County Road M-110).

     (e) Unit 145: Those portions of Eureka and Nye Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the south and east by the 3C Well-Fenstermaker Wash-Fish Creek Road, and on the west by the Antelope Valley Road.

     15.  Area 15: That portion of Lander County south of the northernmost railroad track that runs from the Eureka County line to the Humboldt County line, north of U.S. Highway No. 50, and east of the Gilbert Creek-Home Station Wash Road, the portion of Pershing County north of Home Station Wash Road and east of the Jersey Valley-Buffalo Valley-Valmy Road, the portion of Humboldt County east of the Buffalo Valley-Valmy Road and south of Interstate Highway No. 80, and the portion of Eureka County south of the northernmost railroad track that runs from the Elko County line to the Lander County line and west of State Route No. 306 and the Dugout-Tonkin-3-Bar Road, and north of U.S. Highway No. 50. Area 15 comprises:

     (a) Unit 151: That portion of Lander County bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from State Route No. 806 to the Humboldt County line, on the east by State Route No. 806 and State Route No. 305, on the south by the Willow Creek Pond-Buffalo Valley Farms Road, and on the west by that portion of Pershing County east of the Jersey Valley-Buffalo Valley-Valmy Road, and that portion of Humboldt County east of the Buffalo Valley-Valmy Road and south of Interstate Highway No. 80.

     (b) Unit 152: Those portions of Lander and Eureka Counties bounded on the north by the northernmost railroad track that runs from Beowawe to State Route No. 806, on the east and south by State Route No. 306, the Cortez Road, Carico Ranch Road and Carico Lake Valley Road, and on the west by State Route No. 305 and State Route No. 806.

     (c) Unit 153: That portion of Lander County bounded on the north by the Willow Creek Pond-Buffalo Valley Farms Road, on the east by State Route No. 305, on the south by the Antelope Valley-Home Station Wash Roads, and on the west by the Buffalo Valley Road and that portion of Pershing County east of the Jersey Valley-Buffalo Valley Road.

     (d) Unit 154: Those portions of Lander and Eureka Counties bounded on the north and east by the Grass Valley Road and the Rye Patch Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by State Route No. 305 and the Carico Lake Valley and Carico Ranch Road.

     (e) Unit 155: That portion of Lander County north of U.S. Highway No. 50 and east of the Rye Patch Canyon Road and the Grass Valley Road, and that portion of Eureka County south of the Dugout Road, west of the 3-Bar-Tonkin Road and north of U.S. Highway No. 50.

     (f) Unit 156: That portion of Lander County bounded on the north by the Antelope Valley-Home Station Wash Roads, on the east by State Route No. 305, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by Gilbert Creek-Home Station Wash Roads.

     16.  Area 16: That portion of Nye County east of State Route No. 376, north of U.S. Highway No. 6 and west of State Route No. 379 and Fish Creek-Duckwater Road, that portion of Lander County east of State Route No. 376 and south of U.S. Highway No. 50, that portion of Eureka County south of U.S. Highway No. 50, west of the Antelope Valley Road, south of the 3C Well-Fenstermaker Wash-Fish Creek Road and west of the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road, and that portion of White Pine County west of the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road. Area 16 comprises:

     (a) Unit 161: Those portions of Eureka, Lander and Nye Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the east by the Grime Hill-Bottle Pass Road and State Route No. 82-Monitor Valley Road, and on the south and west by State Route No. 376.

     (b) Unit 162: Those portions of Lander, Eureka and Nye Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the east by the Antelope-Little Fish Lake-East Stone Cabin Valley Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 6, and on the west by State Route No. 376 and State Route No. 82-Monitor Valley Road and the Grime Hill-Bottle Pass Road.

     (c) Unit 163: Those portions of Eureka and Nye Counties bounded on the north by the 3C Well-Fenstermaker Wash-Fish Creek Road, on the east by the Moores Station-Pritchard’s Canyon Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 6, and on the west by the Antelope-Little Fish Lake-East Stone Cabin Valley Road.

     (d) Unit 164: Those portions of Eureka, White Pine and Nye Counties bounded on the east by State Route No. 379 and the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 6, and on the west and north by the Moores Station-Pritchard’s Canyon Road to the intersection with the Fish Creek-Duckwater Road.

     17.  Area 17: That portion of Nye County north of U.S. Highway No. 6, west of State Route No. 376 and east of State Route No. 361, and that portion of Lander County west of State Route No. 376, south of U.S. Highway No. 50 and east of State Route No. 722 and the Smith Creek Valley Road. Area 17 comprises:

     (a) Unit 171: That portion of Nye County west of the Gabbs Valley Pole Line-Ione Valley-Berlin-Ione-East Gate Road and east of State Route No. 361.

     (b) Unit 172: Those portions of Nye and Lander Counties bounded on the north by the Burnt Cabin Summit-Smith Creek Valley Road to Peterson Station and State Route No. 722, on the east by the Reese River Valley-Indian Valley-Cloverdale Summit Road, and on the south and west by the Cloverdale Ranch-Berlin-Ione-Buffalo Summit Road to its junction with the Burnt Cabin Summit-Smith Creek Valley Road.

     (c) Unit 173: Those portions of Nye and Lander Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the east by State Route No. 376, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 6/95, and on the west by the Gabbs Valley Pole Line and the Cloverdale Summit-Indian Valley-Reese River Valley Road.

     18.  Area 18: Those portions of Pershing, Churchill, Lander, Mineral and Nye Counties bounded on the west by the Churchill County line from Interstate Highway No. 80 south to U.S. Highway No. 95, thence along U.S. Highway No. 95 to its intersection with the Rawhide Mine Road approximately 13.4 miles north of Schurz, thence southeasterly along the Rawhide Mine Road to its intersection with the road that follows the gas pipeline approximately 0.75 miles west of State Route No. 839, thence southeasterly along that road to its intersection with State Route No. 361, on the east by State Route No. 361 from its intersection with the road that follows the gas pipeline, north to its intersection with the Nye County line, thence east along the Nye County line to its intersection with the Smith Creek Valley Road, thence along Smith Creek Valley Road to its intersection with State Route No. 722 at Peterson Station, thence northeast along State Route No. 722 to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 50, thence west along U.S. Highway No. 50 to its intersection with the Gilbert Creek Road, thence north along the Gilbert Creek-Antelope Creek-Home Station Wash Road to the intersection with the Jersey Valley Road, on the north by the north Jersey Valley Road to its intersection with the McKinney Pass Road, thence along the McKinney Pass Road to its intersection with the Coal Canyon Road, thence southeast along the Coal Canyon Road to its intersection with the Stillwater-Iron Mine Road, thence south along the Stillwater-Iron Mine Road approximately 4 miles to the intersection with the Packard Wash Road, thence southwest along the Packard Wash Road that runs along the southeastern base of the West Humboldt Range until it intersects U.S. Highway No. 95, thence north approximately 7 miles on U.S. Highway No. 95 to its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80, thence west on Interstate Highway No. 80 to its intersection with the Churchill County line. Area 18 comprises:

     (a) Unit 181: Those portions of Churchill, Mineral, Nye and Pershing Counties bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the Lyon-Churchill County line eastward to U.S. Highway No. 95, thence south approximately 7 miles on U.S. Highway No. 95 to the junction of the Packard Wash Road, thence northeast on this road that runs along the southeastern base of the West Humboldt Range and across Packard Wash to the intersection with the Stillwater Road, on the east by the Stillwater Road and State Route No. 116 to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 50, thence southeastward along U.S. Highway No. 50 to its intersection with State Route No. 361, thence south on State Route No. 361 to its intersection with the road that follows the gas pipeline approximately 1.27 miles south of the intersection of State Route No. 361 and State Route No. 844, thence northwesterly along the road that follows the gas pipeline to its intersection with the Rawhide Mine Road approximately 0.75 miles west of State Route No. 839, thence northwesterly along the Rawhide Mine Road to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95 approximately 13.4 miles north of Schurz, and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 95 to the Lyon-Churchill County line and the Lyon-Churchill County line to Interstate Highway No. 80.

     (b) Unit 182: Those portions of Churchill and Pershing Counties bounded on the north by the McKinney Pass and Pleasant Valley Roads, on the east by the Dixie Valley Road and State Route No. 121, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by State Route No. 116 and the Stillwater-Iron Mine-Coal Canyon Road.

     (c) Unit 183: Those portions of Churchill, Lander and Pershing Counties bounded on the north by the Jersey Valley and Home Station Wash Roads, on the east by the Gilbert Creek Road, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 50, and on the west by State Route No. 121 and the Dixie Valley Road.

     (d) Unit 184: Those portions of Churchill, Lander and Mineral Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the east by State Route No. 722 to Peterson Station, thence from Peterson Station by the Burnt Cabin Summit-Smith Creek Valley Road to its junction with the Ione-Buffalo Summit Road, then south to the Lander-Nye-Churchill County line, on the south by the Churchill-Nye County line and the Nye-Mineral County line to State Route No. 361, and on the west by State Route No. 361.

     19.  Area 19: Those portions of Washoe, Storey, Lyon and Douglas Counties and Carson City bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 395 from the California state line to Reno and U.S. Interstate Highway No. 80 from Reno to Fernley, on the east by Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95 from Fernley to Silver Springs, and on the south and southeast by U.S. Highway No. 50 from Silver Springs to Carson City and U.S. Highway No. 395 from Carson City to the California state line. Area 19 comprises:

     (a) Unit 192: Those portions of Douglas County and Carson City south of U.S. Highway No. 50 and west of U.S. Highway No. 395.

     (b) Unit 194: Those portions of Douglas and Washoe Counties and Carson City north of U.S. Highway No. 50 from the California state line to U.S. Highway No. 395, west of U.S. Highway No. 395 and south of Interstate Highway No. 80.

     (c) Unit 195: Those portions of Carson City and Lyon, Storey and Washoe Counties bounded by Interstate Highway No. 80 on the north, U.S. Highway No. 395 on the west, U.S. Highway No. 50 on the south, and Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95 on the east.

     (d) Unit 196: That portion of Washoe County north of Interstate Highway No. 80 and south and west of U.S. Highway No. 395.

     20.  Area 20: Those portions of Lyon, Churchill, Nye, Esmeralda, Douglas and Mineral Counties bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 80 from the intersection of the Lyon-Churchill County line southwest to Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95 at Fernley, on the west by Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95 to its intersection with the Churchill Canyon Road north of Wabuska, thence along the Churchill Canyon-Sunrise-Artesia Road, thence along the Upper Colony Road in Smith Valley to its junction with State Route No. 208, thence southwest on State Route No. 208 to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 395 at Holbrook Junction, thence south on U.S. Highway No. 395 to the California state line, on the south and west by the California state line to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 6, on the south and east by U.S. Highway No. 6, U.S. Highway No. 95, the Mineral-Esmeralda County line from its intersection with the Nye County line to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95, and on the east and north by the Mineral-Nye County line to its intersection with State Route No. 361, thence northeast approximately 9.7 miles along State Route No. 361 to its intersection with the road that follows the gas pipeline, thence northwest along that road to its intersection with the Rawhide Mine Road approximately 0.75 miles west of State Route No. 839, thence northwesterly along the Rawhide Mine Road to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95, thence south approximately 1.5 miles along U.S. Highway No. 95 to its intersection with the Churchill-Lyon County line, thence northwest and north along the Churchill-Lyon County line to its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 80. Area 20 comprises:

     (a) Unit 201: Those portions of Lyon and Douglas Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 395 from the California state line to its junction with State Route No. 208 and State Route No. 208 from U.S. Highway No. 395 to Wellington, thence along the Wellington Cutoff Road to its junction with State Route No. 338, and on the east by State Route No. 338 from that junction to the California state line.

     (b) Unit 202: Those portions of Lyon and Mineral Counties bounded on the north by the Reese River-Minister Road and the Lyon-Mineral County line, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 95 from the Lyon-Mineral County line to Hawthorne and State Route No. 359 from Hawthorne to the California-Nevada state line, on the south by the California state line, and on the west by the Bodie Creek-East Walker-Pine Grove Flat Road, the Pine Grove Flat Road to its junction with State Route No. 208 and State Route No. 208 to its junction with the Reese River-Minister Road.

     (c) Unit 203: Those portions of Douglas and Lyon Counties bounded on the west by the Upper Colony Road in Smith Valley from its junction with State Route No. 208 continuing north and northwest on the Artesia-Sunrise-Churchill Canyon Road to the junction with Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95, thence north on Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95 to Interstate Highway No. 80, thence east on Interstate Highway No. 80 to the Churchill County line, and bounded on the east by the Churchill-Lyon County line to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95, thence south on U.S. Highway No. 95 to its intersection with the Mineral-Lyon County line, thence west along the Mineral-Lyon County line to its intersection with the Reese River-Minister Road, thence west on the Reese River-Minister Road to its junction with State Route No. 208, thence west on State Route No. 208 to the junction of Hudson-Aurora Road, thence south on the Hudson-Aurora Road to its junction with State Route No. 338, thence north on State Route No. 338 to its junction with the Wellington Cutoff Road, thence northwest on the Wellington Cutoff Road to its junction with State Route No. 208, and thence northwest on State Route No. 208 to its junction with the Upper Colony Road.

     (d) Unit 204: Those portions of Lyon and Mineral Counties bounded on the north by State Route No. 208, on the east by the Pine Grove Flat-East Walker-Bodie Creek Road to the California state line, on the south by the California state line, and on the west by State Route No. 338 to its junction with the Hudson-Aurora Road, continuing north on the Hudson-Aurora Road to its junction with State Route No. 208.

     (e) Unit 205: Those portions of Mineral, Churchill and Nye Counties bounded on the west and south by U.S. Highway No. 95, on the east by State Route No. 361, and on the north by the road that follows the gas pipeline and intersects with State Route No. 361 approximately 9.7 miles northeast of the Nye County line, thence northwest along that gas pipeline road to its intersection with the Rawhide Mine Road approximately 0.75 miles west of State Route No. 839, thence northwesterly along the Rawhide Mine Road to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95.

     (f) Unit 206: That portion of Mineral County bounded on the north and east by U.S. Highway No. 95 from Hawthorne to State Route No. 360, on the east by State Route No. 360 and U.S. Highway No. 6 from State Route No. 360 to the California state line, on the south by the California state line, and on the west by State Route No. 359 from the California state line to Hawthorne.

     (g) Unit 207: That portion of Mineral County south of State Route No. 361 and east of U.S. Highway No. 95.

     (h) Unit 208: Those portions of Mineral and Esmeralda Counties north of U.S. Highway No. 6, southwest of U.S. Highway No. 95, and southeast of State Route 360.

     21.  Area 21: All of Esmeralda County, except that portion north of U.S. Highway No. 6 from the Esmeralda-Mineral County line to U.S. Highway No. 95 and west of U.S. Highway No. 95 from the Esmeralda-Mineral County line to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 6, and that portion of Mineral County south of U.S. Highway No. 6. Area 21 comprises:

     (a) Unit 211: Those portions of Esmeralda and Mineral Counties north and west of the Silver Peak to Oasis Pole Line Road, west of State Route No. 265, and south of U.S. Highway Nos. 6 and 95.

     (b) Unit 212: That portion of Esmeralda County east of the Silver Peak to Oasis Pole Line Road, east of State Route No. 265, and south of U.S. Highway Nos. 6 and 95.

     (c) Unit 213: That portion of Esmeralda County north and east of U.S. Highway No. 95.

     22.  Area 22: Those portions of White Pine, Nye and Lincoln Counties bounded on the west by U.S. Highway No. 6 from its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 50 to the junction of State Route No. 318, thence along State Route No. 318 to Hiko Junction, on the south by State Route No. 375 and U.S. Highway No. 93 from Hiko Junction to Caliente, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93 from Caliente to Majors Place, and on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50/93 from Majors Place to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 6. Area 22 comprises:

     (a) Unit 221: Those portions of White Pine, Lincoln and Nye Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the east by the Cave Valley Road from its junction with U.S. Highway No. 50/6/93 near Comins Lake south over Bullwhack Summit and through Cave Valley on the easternmost main road past the Sidehill Pass turnoff and past Griswold Well to its junction with the Silver King Pass Road, on the south by the Silver King Pass Road, and on the west by State Route No. 318 and U.S. Highway No. 6.

     (b) Unit 222: Those portions of White Pine, Lincoln and Nye Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50/6/93, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93, on the south by the Bristol Wells Road, and on the west by State Route No. 318, the Silver King Pass Road to its junction with the Cave Valley Road and the Cave Valley Road as described in paragraph (a) for the eastern boundary of Unit 221.

     (c) Unit 223: That portion of Lincoln County bounded on the north by the Bristol Wells Road, on the east and south by U.S. Highway No. 93, and on the west by State Route No. 318.

     23.  Area 23: Those portions of Lincoln and White Pine Counties bounded on the north by the Atlanta Mine Road from Lake Valley Summit to the Lincoln County line, then east along the Lincoln-White Pine County line to the Trough Springs/Big Springs Road, then along the Trough Springs/Big Springs Road to the Lincoln-White Pine County line, then east to the Utah-Nevada state line, on the east by the Utah state line, on the south by State Route No. 319 to U.S. Highway No. 93, and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93 to the intersection of U.S. Highway No. 93 and the Atlanta Mine Road on Lake Valley Summit. Unit 231 consists of all of Area 23.

     24.  Area 24: Those portions of Lincoln and Clark Counties bounded on the north by State Route No. 375, U.S. Highway No. 93 and State Route No. 319, on the west by the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range and the boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range to the Old Alamo Road, then along the Old Alamo Road to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 93, then south along U.S. Highway No. 93 to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 93 and Interstate Highway No. 15, on the south by Interstate Highway No. 15 from the junction of U.S. Highway No. 93 to Glendale, State Route No. 317 to Carp and the Tule Flat Road from Carp to the Utah state line, and on the east by the Utah state line. Area 24 comprises:

     (a) Unit 241: That portion of Lincoln County bounded on the north and west by U.S. Highway No. 93, on the east by State Route No. 317, and on the south by the Kane Springs Road to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 93.

     (b) Unit 242: That portion of Lincoln County bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 93 and State Route No. 319, on the east by the Utah state line, on the south by the Tule Flat Road from the Utah state line to Carp, and on the west by State Route No. 317.

     (c) Unit 243: Those portions of Clark and Lincoln Counties bounded on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93, on the north by the Kane Springs Road, on the east by State Route No. 317, and on the south by State Route No. 168.

     (d) Unit 244: That portion of Clark County bounded on the north by State Route No. 168, on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93, and on the south and east by Interstate Highway No. 15.

     (e) Unit 245: That portion of Lincoln County bounded on the north by State Route No. 375 to the junction of U.S. Highway No. 93, and on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93 south to the junction of the Old Alamo Road, then west along the Old Alamo Road to its intersection with the boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range, then westerly along the boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range to the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range, and continuing northwesterly along the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range to its intersection with State Route No. 375.

     25.  Area 25: That portion of Nye County south of U.S. Highway No. 6 and State Route No. 375, excluding that portion included in Management Area 26 which is south of U.S. Highway No. 95 and east of State Route No. 373, and excluding that portion included in Management Area 28 located east of Mercury and north of U.S. Highway No. 95. Area 25 comprises:

     (a) Unit 251: That portion of Nye County outside the Nevada Test and Training Range, south of U.S. Highway No. 6 and State Route No. 375 and north of the Stonewall Flat Road.

     (b) Unit 252: That portion of Nye County outside the Nevada Test and Training Range, bounded on the north by the Stonewall Flat Road, on the south by a line formed by the northern boundary of the Death Valley National Park to approximately 0.6 miles east of the northeast corner of the Park, then along an access road that runs northeast approximately 7 miles to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95 approximately 1.6 miles north of Springdale, then from this intersection on the road that travels northeast approximately 5.25 miles to the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range, and those portions of the Nevada Test and Training Range as authorized by the United States Department of Defense.

     (c) Unit 253: That portion of Nye County outside the Nevada Test and Training Range and the Nevada National Security Site, bounded on the north by a line formed by the northern boundary of the Death Valley National Park to approximately 0.6 miles east of the northeast corner of the Park, then along an access road that runs northeast approximately 7 miles to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95 approximately 1.6 miles north of Springdale, then from this intersection on the road that travels northeast approximately 5.25 miles to the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range, on the east by the boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range and the Nevada National Security Site and the Lathrop Wells Gate Road that extends north from the junction of U.S. Highway No. 95 and State Route No. 373 and State Route No. 373, on the south by the California state line, and including those portions of the Nevada Test and Training Range as authorized by the United States Department of Defense and the Nevada National Security Site as authorized by the United States Department of Energy.

     (d) Unit 254: That portion of Nye County outside the Nevada National Security Site, bounded on the north and east by the boundary of the Nevada National Security Site, on the south by U.S. Highway No. 95, and on the west by the Lathrop Wells Gate Road that extends north from the junction of U.S. Highway No. 95 and State Route No. 373.

     26.  Area 26: Those portions of Clark and Nye Counties bounded on the west by State Route No. 373, on the north by U.S. Highway No. 95 from Amargosa Valley to Las Vegas and Interstate Highway No. 15 from Las Vegas to State Route No. 170, and on the east by State Route No. 170, the Virgin River, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and the Colorado River. Area 26 comprises:

     (a) Unit 261: That portion of Nye County bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 95, on the east by State Route No. 160 and State Route No. 372, on the south by the California state line, and on the west by State Route No. 373.

     (b) Unit 262: Those portions of Nye and Clark Counties bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 95, on the east by Interstate Highway No. 15, on the south by the California state line, and on the west by State Route No. 372 and State Route No. 160.

     (c) Unit 263: That portion of Clark County south of U.S. Highway No. 93, east of Interstate Highway No. 15, west of U.S. Highway No. 95 and north of the California state line.

     (d) Unit 264: That portion of Clark County bounded on the north by State Route No. 164 (Searchlight-Cottonwood Cove Road), and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 95 and the California-Nevada state line, except that portion set forth in NAC 504.340 which is closed to all hunting.

     (e) Unit 265: That portion of Clark County south of State Route No. 165, east of U.S. Highway No. 95 and north of State Route No. 164 (Searchlight-Cottonwood Cove Road), except that portion set forth in NAC 504.340 which is closed to all hunting.

     (f) Unit 266: That portion of Clark County south of U.S. Highway No. 93, east of U.S. Highway No. 95 and north of State Route No. 165, except that portion set forth in NAC 504.340 which is closed to all hunting.

     (g) Unit 267: That portion of Clark County bounded on the south by the Callville Bay Marina Road and Lake Mead, on the west by State Route Nos. 167 and 169 (Northshore Road-Moapa Valley Boulevard), on the north by Interstate Highway No. 15, and on the east by State Route No. 170, the Virgin River and Lake Mead.

     (h) Unit 268: That portion of Clark County bounded on the northwest by Interstate Highway No. 15, on the east by State Route Nos. 167 and 169 (Northshore Road-Moapa Valley Boulevard), on the southeast by State Route Nos. 167 and 564 (Lake Mead Parkway), and on the southwest by U.S. Highway No. 93 between Las Vegas and Henderson.

     (i) Unit 269: That portion of Clark County bounded on the west by State Route No. 564 (Lake Mead Parkway) from Henderson to its junction with State Route No. 167, on the north by State Route No. 167 from its junction with State Route No. 564 (Lake Mead Parkway) to the Callville Bay Marina Road, on the northeast by the Callville Bay Marina Road, on the east by Lake Mead, and on the south by U.S. Highway No. 93.

     27.  Area 27: Those portions of Clark and Lincoln Counties bounded on the west by State Route No. 317 from Carp to Glendale and Interstate Highway No. 15 from Glendale to State Route No. 170, the Virgin River and Lake Mead, on the south by Lake Mead, on the east by the Utah and Arizona state lines, and on the north by the Tule Flat Road from the Utah state line to Carp. Area 27 comprises:

     (a) Unit 271: Those portions of Clark and Lincoln Counties bounded on the west by State Route No. 317, on the north by the Tule Flat Road from the Utah state line to Carp, on the east by the Utah and Arizona state lines, and on the south by Interstate Highway No. 15.

     (b) Unit 272: That portion of Clark County bounded on the north by Interstate Highway No. 15, on the west by State Route No. 170, the Virgin River and Lake Mead, on the east by the Arizona state line, and on the south by Lake Mead.

     28.  Area 28: Those portions of Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties bounded as follows: Beginning at the junction of U.S. Highway No. 95 and Interstate Highway No. 15 in Las Vegas, thence northwesterly along U.S. Highway No. 95 to the intersection of the boundary of the Nevada National Security Site with U.S. Highway No. 95 approximately 1 mile east of the Mercury access road, thence north and east along the boundary of the Nevada National Security Site to a point at longitude 115°5338W. and latitude 36°4648N., thence northeasterly approximately 2.7 miles to a point at longitude 115°5049W. and latitude 36°4729N., thence east approximately 4.2 miles to a point at longitude 115°4615W. and latitude 36°4730N., thence north approximately 4.2 miles to a point at longitude 115°4618W. and latitude 36°5112N., thence west approximately 6.7 miles to a point on the west boundary of the Desert National Wildlife Range at longitude 115°5336W. and latitude 36°5110N., thence north approximately 3.4 miles to a point at longitude 115°5336W. and latitude 36°5409N., thence northeasterly approximately 7.2 miles along the Nye Canyon Road to a point at longitude 115°5050W. and latitude 37°0000N., thence east approximately 12.5 miles to a point at longitude 115°3714W. and latitude 37°0000N., thence northeasterly approximately 13 miles to a point at longitude 115°2430W. and latitude 37°0455N., thence north on the Desert Valley Target Road approximately 5.5 miles to a point at longitude 115°2534W. and latitude 37°0944N., thence southeasterly along the drainage through the summit between the Desert Hills and the Pahranagat Range to the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range, thence north along the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range to its intersection with the boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range, thence east along the boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 93, thence south along U.S. Highway No. 93 to its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 15, and thence southwesterly along Interstate Highway No. 15 to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95. Area 28 comprises:

     (a) Unit 280: That portion of Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties bounded as follows: Beginning at the Creech Air Force Base, thence north along the Indian Springs Valley Road approximately 28.6 miles to a point at longitude 115°3714W. and latitude 37°0000N., thence west approximately 12.5 miles along the 37th degree of latitude to the Nye Canyon Road, thence southwesterly along the Nye Canyon Road approximately 7.2 miles to a point at longitude 115°5336W. and latitude 36°5409N., thence south approximately 3.4 miles along the west boundary of the Desert National Wildlife Range at longitude 115°5336W. to a point at longitude 115°5336W. and latitude 36°5110N., thence east approximately 6.7 miles to a point at longitude 115°4618W. and latitude 36°5112N., thence south approximately 4.2 miles to a point at longitude 115°4615W. and latitude 36°4730N., thence west approximately 4.2 miles to a point at longitude 115°5049W. and latitude 36°4729N., thence southwesterly approximately 2.7 miles to a point on the west boundary of the Desert National Wildlife Range at longitude 115°5338W. and latitude 36°4648N., thence south approximately 6.5 miles to the intersection of the southeastern boundary of the Nevada National Security Site, thence west and south along the boundary of the Nevada National Security Site to its intersection with U.S. Highway No. 95 approximately 1 mile east of the Mercury access road, thence easterly along U.S. Highway No. 95 to the west fence of the Creech Air Force Base, and thence around the west and north boundary fence of the Creech Air Force Base to the Indian Springs Valley Road.

     (b) Unit 281: That portion of Clark and Lincoln Counties bounded as follows: Beginning at the Creech Air Force Base, thence north along the Indian Springs Valley Road approximately 28.6 miles to a point at longitude 115°3714W. and latitude 37°0000N., thence northeasterly approximately 6.7 miles to a point at longitude 115°3043W. and latitude 37°0232N., thence southeasterly to a point on the Three Lakes Valley Road at longitude 115°27′25″W. and latitude 36°55′51″N., thence continuing south along Three Lakes Valley Road and returning back to the Creech Air Force Base as posted, except that portion set forth in NAC 504.340 which is closed to all hunting.

     (c) Unit 282: That portion of Clark and Lincoln Counties bounded as follows: Beginning at the Corn Creek Station on the Alamo Road, thence north on that road to the Desert Dry Lake, thence northwest on the Desert Valley Target Road, thence north along the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range approximately 7 miles, thence northwesterly along the drainage to and beyond the summit between the Desert Hills and the Pahranagat Range to the Desert Valley Target Road, thence south on that road approximately 5.5 miles to a point at longitude 115°2430W. and latitude 37°0455N., thence southwesterly to a point at longitude 115°3043W. and latitude 37°0232N., thence southeasterly to Dog Bone Lake, thence along the Three Lakes Valley Road to U.S. Highway No. 95, thence southeasterly along U.S. Highway No. 95, and thence along the Corn Creek Station Road to Corn Creek Station.

     (d) Unit 283: Those portions of Lincoln and Clark Counties bounded as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of the boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range, thence west along the boundary fence to the boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range, thence south along this boundary approximately 17.4 miles, thence east on the road that follows the south shoreline of the Desert Dry Lake approximately 4.2 miles, thence southwesterly to its intersection with the Cabin Springs Road, thence southeasterly along the Cabin Springs Road to the Lincoln-Clark County line, thence east along the county line to its intersection with the crest of the Sheep Range, thence south along the crest of the Sheep Range to the intersection of Sawmill Canyon, thence east along the Sawmill Canyon Road and continuing east along the Mormon Well Road to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 93, and thence north along that highway to the northern boundary fence of the Desert National Wildlife Range, except for that portion set forth in NAC 504.340 which is closed to all hunting.

     (e) Unit 284: Those portions of Clark and Lincoln Counties bounded as follows: Beginning at the Corn Creek Station, thence north along the Alamo Road to the intersection with the road that follows the south shoreline of the Desert Dry Lake approximately 2.8 miles, thence southwesterly to the intersection with Cabin Springs Road, thence southeasterly along the Cabin Springs Road to the county line, thence east to the crest of the Sheep Range, thence south along the crest of the Sheep Range to the Sawmill Canyon Road, thence east along that road to the Mormon Well Road, and thence south and west along that road through Mormon Pass, Peek-a-boo Canyon and Yucca Gap to Corn Creek Station.

     (f) Unit 286: That portion of Clark County bounded on the southwest by U.S. Highway No. 95 from Interstate Highway No. 15 to the Corn Creek Station Road, on the northwest by the Corn Creek Station-Mormon Well Road to U.S. Highway No. 93, on the east by U.S. Highway No. 93 to Interstate Highway No. 15, and on the southeast by Interstate Highway No. 15.

     29.  Area 29: Those portions of Lyon and Douglas Counties and Carson City bounded on the north by U.S. Highway No. 50, on the east by Alternate U.S. Highway No. 95 to the junction with the Churchill Canyon Road, then by the Churchill Canyon-Sunrise-Artesia-Upper Colony Road to its junction with State Route No. 208, on the south by State Route No. 208 to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 395, and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 395 to its junction with U.S. Highway No. 50. Unit 291 consists of all of Area 29.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 78-3(A) § 9, eff. 5-20-78; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 7-1-80]—(NAC A 11-5-81; 7-1-82; 9-20-83; 4-27-84, eff. 5-25-84; 6-23-86; 9-15-89; 4-18-90; 12-13-91; 1-19-93; 10-13-95; R138-98, 1-15-99, eff. 3-1-99; R108-02, 11-19-2002, eff. 3-1-2003; R133-04, 10-28-2004; R001-06, 2-23-2006; R028-06, 3-23-2007; R027-08, 6-17-2008; R002-11, 10-26-2011; R078-11, 3-9-2012; R150-12, 12-20-2012; R057-13, 12-23-2013)

      NAC 504.310  Fort Churchill Cooling Pond Cooperative Wildlife Management Area. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)

     1.  The Fort Churchill Cooling Pond is a wildlife management area established in cooperation with Sierra Pacific Power Company.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a person shall not:

     (a) Trespass in or upon the waters of the Pond.

     (b) Camp overnight or have a campfire in the Wildlife Management Area.

     (c) Park in the Wildlife Management Area except that a person may park in the portion of the Wildlife Management Area designated for parking.

     (d) Discharge any firearm in the Wildlife Management Area.

     3.  The provisions of subsection 2 do not apply to employees of the Sierra Pacific Power Company in the performance of their official duties.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 5, eff. 7-25-70; A 11-6-78]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 11-23-94; R030-00, 4-3-2000)

      NAC 504.320  Crittenden-Dake Reservoir Cooperative Wildlife Management Area. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)  The Crittenden and Dake Reservoirs and an area 100 feet wide surrounding these reservoirs are the Crittenden-Dake Reservoir Cooperative Wildlife Management Area. The following activities are prohibited on these areas:

     1.  Waterskiing.

     2.  Overnight camping.

     3.  Entering land posted as off-limits above the crossfence at the upper end of Crittenden Reservoir. Vehicles may be parked only in areas designated by the Department.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 22, eff. 3-6-78]—(NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 12-29-97)

      NAC 504.330  Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area; Hot Creek Spring sanctuary for endangered fish. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)

     1.  Hot Creek Spring, located within the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area as fenced and posted by the Department, is a sanctuary for endangered species of fish.

     2.  Within the sanctuary:

     (a) Fishing is prohibited.

     (b) The capture, removal or destruction of any White River Spring fish, except under a special permit issued by the Department, is prohibited.

     (c) It is unlawful to place a chemical substance or material deleterious to fish in or upon the waters of the sanctuary.

     (d) It is unlawful to introduce or release any live fish, amphibian or invertebrate on the land or into the water of the sanctuary.

     (e) It is unlawful to manipulate any water control structure.

     3.  Nothing in this section prohibits the Department from necessary management or operation of the sanctuary.

     4.  The possession or transportation of live fish, except game fish possessed or transported while fishing, is prohibited in the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs Gen. Reg. No. 3 § 1, eff. 2-13-70]

      NAC 504.340  Areas closed to hunting and trapping. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.595)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section:

     (a) The following areas are closed to all hunting and trapping:

          (1) Those portions of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area which are within:

               (I) A 1-mile radius of Overton Landing, Willow Beach, Rogers Spring, the area for cabins at Stewart’s Point, Echo Bay, Eldorado Canyon, Cottonwood Cove and the petroglyphs of Grapevine Canyon.

               (II) The Lower or Boulder Basin, including all of the area from Hoover Dam to a line running north and south near the peninsula between Hamblin Bay and Rotary Cove. The townships or portions of them located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and included within this closed area are: T. 20 S., R. 63 E., R. 64 E., R. 65 E.; Sections 6, 7 and 18 of T. 21 S., R. 66 E.; T. 21 S., R. 63 E., R. 63 1/2 E., R. 64 E., R. 65 E. and T. 22 S., R. 64 E. and R. 65 E., M.D.B. & M.

               (III) A 1/2-mile strip parallel to the west shoreline of Lake Mohave from Hoover Dam south to a point 2 miles south of the campground at Willow Beach.

               (IV) The area of land extending 1/2 mile west of the water elevation of Lake Mohave and the Colorado River between the southern boundary of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the crossing of those cables of the power line located approximately 5 1/4 miles north of Davis Dam and all waters between that cable and the southern boundary.

          (2) All portions of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge in Churchill County south of Division Road, except that trapping is allowed to the extent authorized pursuant to 50 C.F.R. §§ 31.14 and 31.16.

          (3) All portions of the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, except that:

               (I) Hunting is allowed pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 32.47 on designated areas of the refuge in Elko and White Pine Counties and to the extent authorized by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118; and

               (II) Trapping is allowed to the extent authorized pursuant to 50 C.F.R. §§ 31.14 and 31.16 and by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118.

          (4) All portions of the Death Valley National Park.

          (5) All portions of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, except that hunting is authorized on designated areas of the refuge pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 32.47, to the extent permitted by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118.

          (6) All portions of Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties within the boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range, the Nevada National Security Site and the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, except that the hunting of bighorn sheep is authorized in certain described portions of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 32.47 and the Nevada Test and Training Range, to the extent authorized by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118.

          (7) All portions of Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties within the boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range, the Nevada National Security Site and the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, except that certain described portions of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, not within the Nevada Test and Training Range, will be opened for the hunting of deer pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 32.47, to the extent authorized by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118.

          (8) All portions of the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Lincoln County, except that hunting is permitted on designated areas of the refuge pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 32.47, to the extent authorized by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118.

          (9) All portions of the Great Basin National Park.

          (10) All portions of the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, except that hunting is permitted on designated areas of the refuge pursuant to 50 C.F.R. § 32.47, to the extent authorized by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in regulations governing seasons, hours and bag limits adopted pursuant to NRS 501.118.

     (b) Trapping is prohibited within 1,000 feet of each side of the following designated hiking trails established within that portion of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest that is located north of the Washoe County-Carson City line, west of U.S. Highway No. 395 and south of U.S. Interstate Highway No. 80:

          (1) Hunter Creek Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 21053;

          (2) Jones Creek-Whites Creek Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 21056;

          (3) Ophir Creek Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 21059;

          (4) Tahoe Rim Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 21055; and

          (5) Thomas Creek Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 21057.

     (c) Trapping is prohibited, other than with a box or cage trap, within 1,000 feet of each side of the following designated hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and recreation areas established within that portion of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest that is located west of U.S. Highway No. 95 and north and east of State Route No. 160 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area:

          (1) Bristlecone Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 148;

          (2) Cathedral Rock Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 155;

          (3) Echo/Little Falls Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 141;

          (4) Fletcher Canyon Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 165;

          (5) Griffith Peak Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 140;

          (6) Mary Jane Falls Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 159;

          (7) Mummy Springs Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 161;

          (8) North Loop Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 146;

          (9) Robber’s Roost Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 162;

          (10) Sawmill Loop Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 973;

          (11) South Loop Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 145;

          (12) Trail Canyon Trail, United States Forest Service Trail No. 147;

          (13) Dolomite Campground;

          (14) Fletcher View Campground;

          (15) Hilltop Campground;

          (16) Kyle Canyon Campground and Picnic Area;

          (17) Mahogany Grove Group Campground;

          (18) McWilliams Campground;

          (19) Cathedral Rock Picnic Area;

          (20) Cathedral Rock Group Picnic Area;

          (21) Deer Creek Picnic Area;

          (22) Foxtail Group Picnic Area;

          (23) Old Mill Picnic Area;

          (24) Sawmill Picnic Area; and

          (25) Blue Tree Dispersed Recreation Area, including United States Forest Service Trail Nos. 849, 850, 851 and 852.

     (d) Trapping is prohibited, other than with a box or cage trap, within one-half mile of any residence in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, T. 19 S., R. 59 E., Sections 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 16.

     (e) Trapping is prohibited, other than with a box or cage trap, within 200 feet of each side of the following designated multi-use routes:

          (1) Cardamine Road, United States Forest Service Road No. 001;

          (2) Champion Road, United States Forest Service Road No. 203;

          (3) Mack’s Canyon Road, United States Forest Service Road Nos. 073, 073A and 073B;

          (4) Power Line Road, United States Forest Service Road Nos. 577, 577A, 577B, 872 and 873; and

          (5) Telephone Canyon Road, United States Forest Service Road Nos. 530 and 530A.

     2.  The provisions of paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subsection 1 do not prohibit the lawful placing or setting of a trap or snare inside a fence on private property that is located or partially located within 1,000 feet of a trail specified in paragraph (b) of that subsection or a road, trail, campground, picnic area, recreation area or residence specified in paragraphs (c) and (d) of that subsection.

     3.  A person who holds a permit issued pursuant to NAC 503.710 to 503.740, inclusive, may trap in any area specified in subsection 1 in accordance with that permit.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Box or cage trap” means a device that is designed to contain or confine an animal within a box or cage. The term does not include any device that is designed, built or made to close upon or hold fast any portion of an animal.

     (b) “Residence” means any house, room, apartment, tenement or other building designed or intended for occupancy as a residence.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 78-3(A) § 10, eff. 5-20-78; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 11-1-79; 5-12-80; 9-1-80]—(NAC A 11-5-81; 1-1-83; 11-10-83; 5-9-88; 9-15-89; R062-99, 8-19-99; R108-07, 12-4-2007; R158-12, 12-20-2012)

PREVENTION AND MITIGATION OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY CERTAIN GAME ANIMALS

      NAC 504.350  Definitions. (NRS 504.165)  As used in NAC 504.350 to 504.440, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Claimant” means a person claiming damage to private property or privately maintained improvements caused by elk or game animals not native to this State.

     2.  “Damage” means any change in the quality or quantity of private property or a privately maintained improvement which reduces its value or intended function and which is caused by elk or game animals not native to this State.

     3.  “Site” includes any land, other than native rangeland, that is planted, irrigated or otherwise manipulated to produce a crop. The term includes any native hay meadow if the native hay meadow is:

     (a) Evaluated by the landowner applicant and the Department to determine its suitability as native habitat for elk; and

     (b) Not recommended for inclusion in the program for the issuance of special incentive elk tags established pursuant to NRS 502.142.

     4.  “Stored crop” means any crop that has been reaped, severed, gathered and stored.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90; A by R206-08, 10-27-2009)

      NAC 504.355  “Privately maintained improvements” construed. (NRS 504.165)  For the purposes of NRS 504.165, “privately maintained improvements” include any structures or facilities on private property or public property which are privately maintained.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.360  Accounting for and disbursement of money received by Department. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  The Director of the Department shall ensure that all gifts, grants, fees and appropriations of money received by the Department for the prevention and mitigation of damage caused by elk or game animals not native to this State, and the interest and income earned on the money, less any applicable charges, are accounted for separately within the Wildlife Fund Account.

     2.  The Department may disburse that money to reimburse:

     (a) Members of a local panel established pursuant to the provisions of NAC 504.430, for their travel and per diem expenses.

     (b) The Department for the expense of administering the provisions of NAC 504.350 to 504.440, inclusive. The Department may not be reimbursed for more than 10 percent of the money remaining at the beginning of each year.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.365  Notice required from claimant. (NRS 504.165)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 504.370, to receive money or materials from the Department pursuant to the provisions of NAC 504.350 to 504.440, inclusive, a claimant must notify the Department in writing of any damage within 5 days after he or she discovers it. The notice must include the:

     1.  Dates on which the damage occurred or an estimate of the dates;

     2.  Estimated number of elk or game animals not native to this State that are causing the damage;

     3.  Type of damage;

     4.  Date on which the damage was discovered;

     5.  Estimated extent of the damage; and

     6.  Location of the damage.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.370  Acceptance of late claim. (NRS 504.165)  The Department may accept a claim that is filed more than 5 days after the claimant discovers the damage if:

     1.  The claimant gives verbal notice of the damage to the Department within the 5 days; and

     2.  The claimant shows that his or her failure to give timely notice was:

     (a) For good cause;

     (b) Not caused by his or her lack of diligence; or

     (c) Caused by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.375  Cooperative agreement between claimant and Director of Department. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  To receive money or materials from the Department pursuant to the provisions of NAC 504.350 to 504.440, inclusive, a claimant must enter into a cooperative agreement with the Director of the Department.

     2.  The cooperative agreement must state that:

     (a) If the Department and the claimant agree that the hunting of elk is necessary to control damage, the parties agree to negotiate the circumstances under which access to the land of the claimant will be allowed.

     (b) The Department agrees to:

          (1) Act expeditiously when it receives a complaint.

          (2) Assess the problem and recommend a course of action to the claimant.

          (3) Carry out an orderly progression of action to alleviate the damage as agreed to by both parties.

          (4) Compensate the claimant for damage if a preponderance of the evidence proves that the loss was caused solely by elk or game animals not native to this State.

     (c) The claimant agrees to:

          (1) Consult with the Department and consider its technical advice regarding:

               (I) Damage which occurs because of the placement of stored crops; and

               (II) The relocation of stored crops and development of new agricultural fields.

          (2) Allow the Department to enter his or her property to:

               (I) Remove elk or game animals not native to this State when the Department so requests.

               (II) Prevent further damage by any method necessary, including, but not limited to, hazing, hunting, shooting and scaring.

          (3) Allow hunters to whom the Department has issued a wildlife depredation tag, to hunt on his or her property if the hunters will not constitute an undue safety hazard to persons or property.

          (4) Notify the Department in writing of any damage within 5 days after he or she discovers it. The notice must include the information and documentation required by the provisions of NAC 504.365.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.380  Offer, acceptance and use of materials for prevention of damage. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  The Department may, after consultation with the claimant, offer the claimant sufficient and appropriate materials for the prevention of damage. The claimant shall use the materials to construct exclusionary devices according to a mutually agreed upon specification and maintain them in good repair. The claimant must sign a loan agreement for the use of such materials.

     2.  If the Department offers the claimant sufficient and appropriate materials for the prevention of damage and the claimant:

     (a) Fails to accept and use the materials to prevent and mitigate damage caused by elk or game animals not native to this State, the claimant is no longer eligible to receive money or materials from the Department for such damage unless a local panel determines that the failure to accept or use the materials is reasonable.

     (b) Accepts the materials, the claimant shall agree to use the materials to prevent or mitigate damage caused by elk or game animals not native to this State.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.385  Losses for which reimbursement is prohibited. (NRS 504.165)  The Department shall not reimburse a claimant for losses for which the claimant is or can be reimbursed pursuant to a policy of insurance.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.390  Inspection of damaged property. (NRS 504.165)  The Department and the complainant shall inspect the property that is damaged as soon as is practicable, but not later than 10 days after the Department receives the notice required by NAC 504.365.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.395  Agreement upon ways to prevent or mitigate damage. (NRS 504.165)  After the Department and the claimant inspect the property as required by NAC 504.390, they shall agree, if possible, upon ways to prevent or mitigate damage caused by elk or game animals not native to this State, including:

     1.  Hazing and scaring;

     2.  Erecting exclusionary devices;

     3.  Issuing depredation tags; or

     4.  Removing the animals which are causing the damage.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.400  Subsequent discovery of damage on another site. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if a claimant files a claim for damage on one site and then discovers damage on another site, the claimant must file a separate claim for the damage on the second site, but is not required to enter into a second cooperative agreement.

     2.  The Department, upon a showing of good cause, may waive the requirement that a claimant file a separate claim for damage on a second site.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.405  Ongoing damage: Periodic reports; notification when damage ends. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  If damage is ongoing, the claimant shall periodically inform the Department of the status of the damage.

     2.  The claimant shall notify the Department in writing when the damage ends not later than 30 days after it ends. The notice must state:

     (a) The total extent of the damage; and

     (b) When the damage began and ended.

     3.  For the purposes of subsection 1, ongoing means not more than 20 days have passed since the property of the complainant was damaged.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.411  Proof of damage. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  The Department shall develop a form to be used by a claimant to prove damage.

     2.  The claimant shall submit the form to the Department within 30 days after he or she files the notice required by NAC 504.365. The Department may return incomplete or incorrect forms.

     3.  The form must be accompanied by:

     (a) A statement that the damaged property was in good repair before the damage.

     (b) A statement setting forth the amount of property damaged, including the amount of material by type that is needed to repair or replace the property to its condition immediately before the damage.

     (c) An agreement between the claimant and an investigator of the Department, where possible, that the damage was caused by elk or game animals not native to this State.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.415  Approval and payment of claims. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  If the Department approves a claim that is filed by a claimant, the Director of the Department or the Director’s designee shall sign the form required by NAC 504.411 and date his or her signature.

     2.  The Department shall pay each approved claim as soon as is practicable, but not later than 30 working days after the Director or the Director’s designee signs the form required by NAC 504.411.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.421  Determining amount of award; proof of cause of grazing reductions. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  The money that a claimant may receive for:

     (a) A loss claimed includes the costs of restoring the property to its condition immediately before the damage.

     (b) The loss of a stored crop must be based on the fair market value of the crop where it was stored.

     (c) A loss to private property or a privately maintained improvement must be based on the cost of repairing or replacing the property or improvement, adjusted for the remaining useful life of the property or improvement immediately before the damage.

     (d) A loss from grazing reductions on private or public property must be contingent upon whether the claimant can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the loss was caused solely by elk or game animals not native to this State. The burden of proof is the sole responsibility of the claimant.

     (e) The loss of a standing crop or pasture meadow must be determined by:

          (1) Comparing the harvest yield on the damaged area with comparable undamaged areas, and adjusting for any difference in production, if comparable undamaged areas are available;

          (2) Using the best estimate of yield provided by the claimant from past records of harvest and agreed to by the Department, if comparable undamaged areas are not available; or

          (3) Any other method agreed upon in writing by the claimant and the Department.

     (f) A loss on one site must be limited to $10,000, unless the Commission determines that a claimant may be paid more and there is sufficient money to pay him or her.

     2.  For the purposes of paragraph (e) of subsection 1:

     (a) “Pasture meadow” means land which is:

          (1) Used primarily for the production of grasses or legumes;

          (2) Grazed on by livestock; and

          (3) Irrigated or maintained for livestock.

     (b) “Standing crop” means all products of the soil that are planted, managed, grown or farmed, including, but not limited to, grasses, legumes and grains which are growing and standing in a field. The term does not include windbreaks, gardens or ornamental trees and shrubs.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.425  Appeal to local panel: Grounds; service of notice; partial payment required. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  If the claimant and the Department do not agree on the amount of money the claimant is to receive or the claimant fails to accept or use materials offered by the Department pursuant to NAC 504.380, the claimant or the Director of the Department may seek relief from a local panel formed pursuant to NAC 504.430. If such relief is sought, the person seeking relief shall serve notice upon the other, personally or by registered mail, indicating his or her intent to seek relief.

     2.  If the Director of the Department receives or serves the notice required by subsection 1, the Director shall pay the claimant 75 percent of the amount he or she estimates the value of the loss to be within 30 days after the Director receives or serves the notice. The value of the loss must be determined in the manner set forth in NAC 504.421.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.430  Appeal to local panel: Selection and terms of members; selection of chair. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  If the claimant and the Department do not agree on the value of a loss or the claimant fails to accept or use materials offered by the Department pursuant to NAC 504.380, the Board of Wildlife Commissioners will select a local panel from the residents of the county in which the claimant resides to assess damage caused by elk or game animals not native to this State, determine the value of the loss claimed and, if applicable, determine whether it was reasonable for the claimant to fail to accept or use materials offered by the Department pursuant to NAC 504.380.

     2.  A local panel must consist of three members to be selected as follows:

     (a) One member representing the local business community.

     (b) One member representing persons actively engaged in the production of agriculture. Persons engaged in the production of agriculture shall, upon request, provide the Board of Wildlife Commissioners with a list of prospective members.

     (c) One member representing either a local hunting or sportsmen’s organization, or the county advisory board to manage wildlife. The county advisory board to manage wildlife shall, upon request, provide a list of prospective members.

     3.  A member of a local panel must be a resident of the county he or she serves.

     4.  The term of office of each member of the panel is 2 years.

     5.  Each local panel shall select a chair from among its members.

     6.  A local panel will be called to serve at the request of the Director of the Department or the Director’s designee.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.435  Appeal to local panel: Duties of panel; effect of decision; payment of members. (NRS 504.165)

     1.  A local panel shall assess damage caused only by elk or game animals not native to this State, make a final determination of the value of the loss sustained and, if applicable, determine whether it was reasonable for the claimant to fail to accept or use materials offered by the Department pursuant to NAC 504.380.

     2.  A local panel shall:

     (a) Review the evidence submitted by a claimant and the Department before making a determination; and

     (b) Render a decision in an expeditious manner, but not later than 20 days after receiving notification to serve on a claim.

     3.  The decision of the local panel is final and binding on the parties if it complies with the provisions of NAC 504.350 to 504.440, inclusive, and applicable laws of this State.

     4.  Each member of a local panel serves without salary, but may receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally while performing official duties of the local panel.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

      NAC 504.440  Mitigation of damages required. (NRS 504.165)  Each claimant shall mitigate damages where possible. A claim may be denied or limited if the claimant fails to exercise reasonable care and diligence to avoid the loss or to minimize or lessen damage. The burden of proving a failure to mitigate damages rests with the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 4-18-90)

POSSESSION OF LIVE WILDLIFE

License for Possession of Wildlife

      NAC 504.450  “License” defined. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  As used in NAC 504.450 to 504.488, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “license” means a license for the possession of live wildlife issued by the Department pursuant to NRS 504.295.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94; A 5-22-97; R009-00, 4-3-2000)

      NAC 504.451  Application for commercial license: Availability; contents. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  An application for a commercial license may be obtained from:

     (a) The headquarters of the Department; or

     (b) The regional offices of the Department in Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas.

     2.  The applicant must include on the application for a commercial license:

     (a) The name of the applicant;

     (b) The physical and mailing addresses of the applicant’s residence and place of employment;

     (c) The telephone numbers of the applicant’s residence and place of employment;

     (d) The driver’s license number of the applicant, if he or she has been issued a driver’s license;

     (e) The date of birth of the applicant;

     (f) The name, address and telephone number of the company or institution which the applicant is representing, if any;

     (g) A description of the purpose for which the wildlife is to be held;

     (h) The common and scientific name and the number of each species of wildlife:

          (1) To be obtained; and

          (2) Presently being held by the applicant, if the application is for the renewal of a license,

Ê for which the applicant is requesting the commercial license;

     (i) If the applicant is applying for the license for the first time, the name, address and telephone number of the person from whom the wildlife will be obtained;

     (j) If the applicant resides in this State, the location at which the wildlife will be permanently maintained;

     (k) If the applicant is not a resident of this State and he or she will be importing and displaying or exhibiting the wildlife in this State, a description of each location at which the wildlife will be displayed or exhibited and the approximate length of time that the wildlife will be displayed or exhibited at each location;

     (l) A complete description, including a diagram, of the holding facilities, cages or aquaria, as appropriate, that will be used to hold or confine the wildlife;

     (m) If the applicant has been convicted of violating the laws or regulations of any state or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to the commercialization of wildlife within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application, a description of each violation, a description of the penalty imposed for each violation and the name of the state in which each conviction occurred; and

     (n) The applicant’s signature and the date on which the application is signed.

     3.  In addition to the requirements of subsection 2, an application for a commercial license for a species of wildlife which is listed in NAC 503.110 must contain a description of:

     (a) The measures that will be used to prevent the wildlife from escaping; and

     (b) The methods and equipment that will be used to recapture or destroy the wildlife if it does escape.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 5-22-97; A by R168-99, 1-19-2000; R080-04, 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.452  Application for noncommercial license: Availability; contents. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  An application for a noncommercial license may be obtained from:

     (a) The headquarters of the Department; or

     (b) The regional offices of the Department in Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas.

     2.  An applicant for a noncommercial license must include on the application:

     (a) The name of the applicant;

     (b) The physical and mailing addresses of the applicant’s place of employment and residence;

     (c) The telephone numbers of the applicant’s place of employment and residence;

     (d) The driver’s license number of the applicant, if he or she has been issued a driver’s license;

     (e) The date of birth of the applicant;

     (f) A description of the purpose for which the wildlife is to be held;

     (g) The common and scientific name and number of:

          (1) Each species of wildlife to be obtained; and

          (2) If the application is for the renewal of a license, each species presently in captivity,

Ê for which the applicant is requesting a license;

     (h) If the application is an initial application, the name, address and telephone number of the source where the wildlife will be obtained;

     (i) The locations at which the wildlife will be permanently maintained;

     (j) A complete description, including a diagram, of the holding facilities, cages or aquaria that will be used to confine the wildlife;

     (k) If the applicant has been convicted of violating the laws or regulations of any state or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to the possession of live wildlife within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application, a description of each violation, a description of the penalty imposed for each violation and the name of the state in which each conviction occurred; and

     (l) The signature of the applicant and the date of the application.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94; A 5-22-97; R168-99, 1-19-2000)

      NAC 504.454  Requirements for submission of commercial or noncommercial license application. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  A completed application for a commercial or noncommercial license must be submitted to the Department at an address specified on the application together with:

     1.  A fee:

     (a) Of $15 for a noncommercial license; or

     (b) Of $500 for a commercial license;

     2.  A copy of any federal permits required for the species to which the application pertains; and

     3.  If the application is for a species listed in NAC 503.110, a copy of any:

     (a) Permit or license issued by a wildlife agency or regulatory agency in the state or country where the species originated that allows the possession of species specified therein, including viable embryos or gametes; or

     (b) Other documentation establishing lawful possession of the species, including, but not limited to, a document issued by a wildlife agency or regulatory agency of the state or country where the species originated that indicates a permit or license is not required for the possession of the species specified therein.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94; A by R168-99, 1-19-2000; R138-03, 1-20-2004, eff. 3-1-2004)

      NAC 504.456  Expiration of license and application for new license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  A commercial or noncommercial license expires on June 30 of each year. If an application for a new license is not submitted to the Department on or before that date, live wildlife possessed pursuant to the expired license shall be deemed to be possessed unlawfully and may be seized by the Department. If an application for a new license, with no changes in the current license, is submitted to the Department on or before June 30, the current license remains in effect while the application is being reviewed by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.458  Terms, conditions and restrictions of license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  A person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license shall:

     (a) Comply with the terms, conditions and restrictions of the license.

     (b) Allow, at reasonable times, any person authorized to enforce the provisions of NAC 504.450 to 504.488, inclusive, free and unrestricted access for the inspection of wildlife and holding facilities.

     2.  Such a license:

     (a) Is not transferable;

     (b) May be suspended or revoked by the Department:

          (1) For a violation of any term, condition or restriction of the license; or

          (2) If it is found that the possession of any wildlife under the authority of the license is detrimental to any of the wildlife or the habitat of wildlife in this State; and

     (c) Does not authorize the taking, possession, transportation, importation, exportation or disposal of any wildlife in violation of any applicable federal or state law, any county or city ordinance, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.459  Possession of certain species of birds on private property without license; restrictions on disposition; documentation on transportation. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  A person does not need to obtain a license for the possession of wildlife to possess, propagate, breed or otherwise maintain the following species of live wildlife to be held in captivity on private property:

     (a) California quail;

     (b) Gambel’s quail;

     (c) Scaled quail;

     (d) Mountain quail;

     (e) Chukar;

     (f) Hungarian (gray) partridge;

     (g) Ring-necked and white-winged pheasant; or

     (h) Bobwhite quail.

     2.  Species of birds, and any parts and progeny thereof, which are possessed in accordance with this section must not be:

     (a) Sold, bartered or traded;

     (b) Released without the written authorization of the Department;

     (c) Hunted, except under the authority of a permit to train hunting dogs or raptors;

     (d) Captured or removed from the wild;

     (e) Imported into this State without an importation permit issued by the Department, unless:

          (1) The bird, or part or progeny thereof, is from a hatchery, dealer or independent flock that is an approved participant of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; and

          (2) The importation of the bird, or part or progeny thereof, is in compliance with the requirements established by the State Department of Agriculture pursuant to NAC 571.070; or

     (f) Placed on public display or maintained as a part of or adjunct to a commercial establishment.

     3.  A bird authorized to be possessed pursuant to this section may not be transported, alive or dead, from the private property where the bird is being held, unless the bird is accompanied by an itemized invoice which lists:

     (a) The species and the number of each bird to be transported;

     (b) The date on which the bird to be transported was acquired by the person possessing the bird pursuant to this section;

     (c) The name and address of the person transporting the bird; and

     (d) The name and address of the person who owns the property from where the wildlife is being transported.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.4595  Possession and propagation of certain species of fish on private property; restrictions on disposition; documentation on transportation; conditions for taking of fish. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  A person does not need to obtain a license to possess, propagate, breed or otherwise maintain the following species of privately planted live fish, including hybrids thereof, in a pond or lake which is not connected to a state water system by means of a natural water course and which is located wholly on private property:

     (a) Rainbow trout;

     (b) Brown trout;

     (c) Cutthroat trout;

     (d) Brook trout;

     (e) Largemouth bass;

     (f) Smallmouth bass;

     (g) Bluegill sunfish;

     (h) Redear sunfish;

     (i) Channel catfish;

     (j) Black bullhead; or

     (k) Crappie.

     2.  Species of fish, and any parts and progeny thereof, authorized to be held pursuant to subsection 1 must not be:

     (a) Sold, bartered or traded;

     (b) Released into the waters of this State which are not located on the same private property, unless the other water is located wholly on private property and is not part of or connected to the state water system by means of a natural water course;

     (c) Captured or removed from the wild to stock the water on the private property;

     (d) Imported into this State, except upon the written authorization of the Department; or

     (e) Placed on public display or maintained as a part or as an adjunct to a commercial establishment.

     3.  A person who possesses fish in accordance with this section may not charge another person a fee for the privilege of fishing for or otherwise capturing those fish.

     4.  A species of fish authorized to be possessed pursuant to this section may not be transported, alive or dead, from the private property where the fish are being held, unless the fish are accompanied by an itemized statement which lists:

     (a) The species and number of each fish to be transported;

     (b) The date on which the fish to be transported were acquired by the person possessing the fish pursuant to this section;

     (c) The name and address of the person transporting the fish and the name and address of the person who will receive the fish, if different from the transporter;

     (d) The name and address of the person who owns or controls the property from which the fish are being transported; and

     (e) The signature of the person who owns or controls the property where the fish were being held, or of the person’s designee.

     5.  The owner, or if applicable, lessee, of a private pond or lake which is stocked with fish in accordance with this section, his or her family and guests may take fish from that pond or lake:

     (a) At any time;

     (b) In any manner which is not deleterious or dangerous to the residents, the wildlife other than the fish to be taken, and the habitat of the wildlife in this State; and

     (c) Without regard for limits and required fishing licenses, permits or stamps.

Ê For the purposes of this subsection, manners of taking fish which are deleterious or dangerous to the residents, the wildlife other than the fish to be taken, and the habitat of the wildlife include, but are not limited to, the use of poisons and the use of explosives.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.4597  License, permit or stamp not required to take fish under certain circumstances; requirements for transportation or release of transported fish. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 502.010, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  A person is not required to obtain or possess a fishing license, fishing permit or stamp to take fish if:

     (a) The person is fishing in a privately owned lake or pond that contains fish that were lawfully acquired and planted in the lake or pond, and are possessed under the authority of a license for either the commercial or noncommercial possession of live wildlife;

     (b) The entire shoreline of the lake or pond, when measured at its high-water mark, is located on private property owned, managed or leased by a licensee; and

     (c) The lake or pond is not directly connected at the entrance or outflow of the lake or pond to any natural watercourse.

     2.  A person may take fish from a lake or pond pursuant to this section:

     (a) At any time authorized by the licensee;

     (b) In any manner authorized by the licensee which is not deleterious or dangerous to the residents, the wildlife other than the fish to be taken, and the habitat of the wildlife of this State; and

     (c) Without regard to limits that might otherwise be established by the Commission.

Ê For the purposes of this subsection, a manner of taking fish which is deleterious or dangerous to the residents, the wildlife other than the fish to be taken, and the habitat of the wildlife of this State includes, without limitation, the use of poisons and the use of explosives.

     3.  Fish which are taken pursuant to this section may not be transported, alive or dead, from the private property of the licensee, unless the person in possession of the fish carries an itemized statement or receipt which lists:

     (a) The species and number of the fish being transported;

     (b) The date on which the fish are being transported;

     (c) The name and address of the person who will be transporting the fish;

     (d) If the fish are being transported live, the name and address of the person who will receive the live fish, if different from the person who is transporting the fish;

     (e) The name, address and license number of the licensee from whose property the fish are being transported; and

     (f) The signature of the licensee or the licensee’s designee.

     4.  Live fish which are transported from the property of a licensee pursuant to this section must not be released into any water of this State without a permit to release wildlife as required by NAC 503.135, or other written authorization of the Department.

     5.  As used in this section, “licensee” means a person who is the holder of a license for the commercial or noncommercial possession of live wildlife.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R009-00, eff. 4-3-2000)

      NAC 504.460  Species which may be possessed and propagated. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NAC 504.459 and 504.461, the Department may authorize only the following species of wildlife to be possessed and propagated under the authority of a commercial license:

     (a) Chukar.

     (b) Hungarian (gray) partridge.

     (c) California quail.

     (d) Gambel’s quail.

     (e) Scaled quail.

     (f) Bobwhite quail.

     (g) Ring-necked and white-winged pheasant.

     (h) Indigenous reptiles and amphibians.

     (i) Mountain quail.

     2.  Subject to the limitations set forth in NAC 503.110, the Department may authorize the possession and propagation of:

     (a) Fish, crustaceans and mollusks under the authority of a commercial license.

     (b) Native and nonnative endemic species of fish, other than those species of fish listed in NAC 504.4595, under the authority of a noncommercial license.

     (c) Other species of wildlife under the authority of a commercial or noncommercial license, if the Department is satisfied, based upon an investigation conducted pursuant to NRS 503.597, that the importation and possession of that species will not be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of wildlife in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94; A 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.461  Unprotected reptiles and amphibians: Possession, transportation and breeding; disposition of progeny; restrictions; applicability of other laws. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  A natural person may without a license or permit issued by the Department capture, possess, transport and breed reptiles and amphibians which are classified by the Department as unprotected if:

     (a) The capture, possession, transportation and breeding is for strictly personal and noncommercial purposes; and

     (b) The number of reptiles and amphibians possessed by the person does not exceed the possession limits established by the Commission for each such reptile and amphibian.

     2.  If, while in the possession of a natural person pursuant to this section, an unprotected reptile or amphibian produces progeny and the number of the progeny exceeds the possession limits established by the Commission for that reptile or amphibian, the natural person may hold the excess number of progeny in captivity for not more than 45 days after the date on which the progeny hatched or was born. On or before the expiration of the 45-day period, such progeny must be given as a gift to another natural person or a scientific or educational institution located in this State, or disposed of as directed by the Department. Such progeny must not be released into the wild.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in chapters 501 to 504, inclusive, of NAC, unprotected reptiles and amphibians, and any parts and progeny thereof, which are possessed in accordance with this section may not be:

     (a) Sold, bartered or traded;

     (b) Released into the wild if the reptile or amphibian has been removed from the site where it was captured; or

     (c) Maintained for public display or as a part of or adjunct to any commercial establishment.

     4.  This section does not authorize the possession, transportation or exportation of unprotected reptiles or amphibians in violation of any applicable federal, state, county or city law, regulation or ordinance.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.4615  Unprotected reptiles and amphibians: Time and method of collection. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  A person may collect an unprotected reptile pursuant to NAC 504.461 at any hour of the day or night and only by hand or by use of a noose, set of tongs or snake hook.

     2.  A person may collect an unprotected amphibian pursuant to NAC 504.461 at any hour of the day or night only by hand or by the use of a dip net.

     3.  In collecting an unprotected reptile or amphibian in accordance with this section, a person shall not use:

     (a) A crowbar, tire iron, jackhammer, winch, explosive device, chemical substance or any other method or means of collection that involves the removal or breaking apart of rocks, a natural shelter or the habitat in or around which the reptile or amphibian may be found; or

     (b) Any type of pit trap or can trap.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.462  Sources for obtaining live wildlife. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  Wildlife authorized to be possessed under the authority of:

     1.  A commercial license may be obtained only from:

     (a) A person licensed as a breeder of or dealer in that wildlife;

     (b) A collection lawfully made in another state or country that allows the commercialization of that wildlife; or

     (c) The Department. The Department may make such a transfer only for the benefit and care of abandoned, seized or confiscated wildlife. Wildlife obtained pursuant to this paragraph must not be sold, bartered or traded.

     2.  A noncommercial license may be obtained only from:

     (a) A person licensed as a breeder of or dealer in that wildlife;

     (b) A collection lawfully made in another state or country; or

     (c) The Department. The Department may make such a transfer only for the benefit and care of abandoned, seized or confiscated wildlife.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.464  Importing of live wildlife into State: General conditions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NAC 504.466, a person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license may import a shipment of live wildlife into this State if he or she complies with the following requirements:

     (a) The person’s license must authorize the possession of the species to be imported;

     (b) The person must first obtain an importation permit from the Department unless his or her commercial or noncommercial license specifically authorizes the importation of the species; and

     (c) If the shipment is comprised of birds, fish or mammals, it must be accompanied by a certificate of health issued by a fish pathologist approved by the Department or a veterinarian who is:

          (1) Licensed to practice in the state in which the shipment originated; and

          (2) Accredited by the Federal Government.

     2.  A person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license may import live fish into this State if:

     (a) The person’s license authorizes the possession of the species to be imported; and

     (b) The person complies with the provisions of NRS 503.597 and NAC 503.560.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94; A 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.466  Conditions for importing of ungulates into State. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  A person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license must not import ungulates into this State unless:

     (a) The person’s license authorizes the possession of the species to be imported;

     (b) The person first obtains:

          (1) An importation permit from the Department; and

          (2) An importation permit from the State Department of Agriculture; and

     (c) The person submits to the Department of Wildlife and the State Department of Agriculture a health certificate and certificate of examination of the ungulates issued by a licensed veterinarian who is accredited by the Federal Government. The certificate of examination must include:

          (1) A statement that all animals in the shipment tested negative for tuberculosis, brucellosis and such other diseases as prescribed by the Department of Wildlife and the State Department of Agriculture; and

          (2) The following statement signed by the veterinarian in the state, province or country where the ungulates originated:

 

     To the best of my knowledge, animals listed in this certificate are not infected with paratuberculosis (Johnes Disease) and have not been exposed to animals infected with paratuberculosis. To the best of my knowledge, the premises of origin have not been the site of a significant outbreak of disease in the previous 24 months that was not contained and extirpated using recognized standards for the control of diseases.

 

     2.  Additional examinations of the animals may be required by the Department of Wildlife or the State Department of Agriculture if:

     (a) Written notice is given to the licensee; and

     (b) There is reason to believe that other diseases, parasites or health risks are present.

     3.  Imported ungulates must be isolated from other animals, for at least 30 consecutive days after entry into the State, at the quarantine facility of the importing licensee which is approved pursuant to NAC 504.480.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.468  Restrictions on release, hunting, transfer and display of captive wildlife; exceptions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  Wildlife possessed under the authority of:

     1.  A commercial license must not be:

     (a) Released from captivity without the prior written authorization of the Department; or

     (b) Hunted, except for upland game birds released under the authority of:

          (1) A permit issued by the Department for a competitive field trial or for training dogs or falcons; or

          (2) A license issued by the Department for a commercial or private shooting preserve.

     2.  A noncommercial license must not be:

     (a) Sold, bartered or traded;

     (b) Maintained for public display or as a part of or adjunct to any commercial establishment;

     (c) Hunted, except for upland game birds released under the authority of a permit issued by the Department for a competitive field trial or for training hunting dogs or raptors; or

     (d) Released from captivity without the prior written authorization of the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94; A 5-22-97)

      NAC 504.470  Transfer of live wildlife: Authorized recipients; receipt required; record of transfer. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  The holder of a commercial or noncommercial license may transfer live wildlife only pursuant to the conditions set forth in his or her license and:

     (a) To a person who possesses a license or permit issued by the Department which authorizes that person to possess the species being transferred; or

     (b) Pursuant to applicable federal and state laws and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, to a person who resides outside of Nevada.

     2.  Except as otherwise required by NAC 503.575, a licensee shall provide a receipt to each person to whom a species of wildlife is transferred. The receipt must include:

     (a) The name of the licensee;

     (b) The number of the license;

     (c) The date of the transfer; and

     (d) The number of wildlife, by species, being transferred.

     3.  A licensee shall immediately record the transfer of wildlife on a form provided by the Department. The licensee shall retain the form for 2 years after the transfer and make it available to an agent of the Department for inspection at any reasonable hour.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.471  Restrictions on shipment, transportation and exportation of wildlife; exceptions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)  A person shall not ship, transport or export wildlife from the State of Nevada unless:

     1.  The person first obtains an exportation permit from the Department;

     2.  The person possesses a valid license or permit issued by the Department which specifically authorizes the export of the species listed on the license or permit;

     3.  The person lawfully obtains the wildlife from a person authorized to possess and export live wildlife without an export permit and the shipment is accompanied by a receipt which includes:

     (a) The species of wildlife and the number of each species being shipped or transported;

     (b) The date that the wildlife is being shipped or transported; and

     (c) The name, address and signature of the person from whom the wildlife was obtained;

     4.  The person ships or transports species possessed pursuant to NAC 504.459, 504.4595 or 504.4597; or

     5.  The wildlife to be transported is an unprotected reptile or amphibian possessed pursuant to NAC 504.461.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 5-22-97; A by R009-00, 4-3-2000)

      NAC 504.472  Marking and tagging of captive wildlife. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  A person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license for:

     (a) Ungulates shall cause any ungulates the person possesses under the authority of that license to be:

          (1) Marked with an official eartag approved by the United States Department of Agriculture;

          (2) Marked with an eartag supplied or approved by the Department; or

          (3) Otherwise permanently marked in a manner acceptable to the Department.

     (b) Bobcats, mountain lions or black bears shall cause any of those species the person possesses under the authority of that license to be:

          (1) Tatooed in the left ear with a number assigned by the Department; or

          (2) Otherwise permanently marked in a manner acceptable to the Department.

     (c) Ungulates, bobcats, mountain lions or black bears shall cause any of the progeny of those species the person possesses under the authority of that license to be tagged or marked:

          (1) By December 31 of its year of birth; or

          (2) Before leaving the facility,

Ê whichever is earlier.

     2.  Any identification attached to or implanted in a captive ungulate, bobcat, mountain lion or black bear must not be removed or transferred to any other animal.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.474  Maintenance of handling facilities. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.590, 504.295)  A person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license for ungulates, bobcats, mountain lions or black bears shall maintain on the premises where the species is most often kept holding and handling facilities that enable the handling, marking and individual identification of the species the person possesses under the authority of that license.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.476  Cages or open-top enclosures for bobcats, mountain lions and black bears. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.590, 504.295)

     1.  Any person who, on or after February 28, 1994, applies for and is granted an initial commercial or noncommercial license for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears shall maintain, on the premises where the species is most often kept, a cage or open-top enclosure for the species that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in this section.

     2.  Any cage for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears must have:

     (a) Sides constructed of:

          (1) Woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 11 gauge for bobcats and 9 gauge for mountain lions or black bears; or

          (2) A solid material that cannot be destroyed by the species contained therein;

     (b) A top constructed of woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 11 gauge;

     (c) A floor:

          (1) Constructed of cement or concrete at least 3 inches thick into which metal fence posts are permanently secured; or

          (2) Made of dirt with buried chain link or a similar material that will preclude the species from digging through the floor and escaping; and

     (d) Double doors constructed in such a manner that the exterior door must be closed before the interior door can be opened. Each door must be secured by a lock.

     3.  Any open-top enclosure for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears must comply with the following minimum requirements:

     (a) The enclosure must have a perimeter fence which is:

          (1) At least 8 feet high for its entire length;

          (2) Constructed of:

               (I) Woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 11 gauge for bobcats and 9 gauge for mountain lions or black bears; or

               (II) A solid material that cannot be destroyed by the species contained therein; and

          (3) Supported by posts or stays located at intervals of not more than 10 feet.

     (b) A double overhang (Y-cantilever) of barbed or electrified wire, or smooth wire which is no smaller than 9 gauge, must be installed at the top of the perimeter fence with one cantilever tilted in at a 45-degree angle and the other tilted out at a 45-degree angle. The cantilevers must be not less than 12 inches in length.

     (c) For:

          (1) Bobcats and mountain lions, the bottom of the perimeter fence must be secured to the ground in such a manner as to prevent the ingress and egress of the species; and

          (2) Black bears, buried mesh wire which is no smaller than 11 gauge must extend laterally 3 feet to the inside of the enclosure for the length of the perimeter fence in such a manner as to prevent the species from digging under the fence and escaping.

     (d) Any trees or obstacles that would allow bobcats, mountain lions or black bears to exit or enter the enclosure must be removed.

     (e) Any gate in the perimeter fence must be:

          (1) Designed to close by itself; and

          (2) Equipped with two locking devices.

     4.  Any cage or open-top enclosure for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears must be maintained in a condition that prevents the ingress and egress of the species. If any bobcats, mountain lions or black bears pass through, under or over the cage or open-top enclosure, the licensee shall immediately repair or alter the cage or open-top enclosure to prevent the continued passage.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.478  Ungulates: Enclosures. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.590, 504.295)

     1.  Any person:

     (a) Who, on or after February 28, 1994, applies for and is granted an initial commercial or noncommercial license for ungulates; or

     (b) Who:

          (1) On February 28, 1994, holds any permit or license issued by the Department which authorizes the possession of live ungulates; and

          (2) Adds to or rebuilds any existing enclosures for ungulates on the premises where the ungulates are most often kept, except for the performance of necessary repairs or maintenance,

Ê shall maintain, on the premises where the ungulates are most often kept, an enclosure for those ungulates that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in this section.

     2.  The enclosure must have a conventional perimeter fence which is at least 8 feet high for its entire length. The lower 6 feet of the fence must be constructed of:

     (a) Woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 12 1/2 gauge; or

     (b) High-tensile woven wire which is no smaller than 14 1/2 gauge,

Ê of a mesh that is no larger than 6 inches by 8 inches. If the roll of fencing material is less than 6 feet in height it must be overlapped to attain 6 feet, and securely fastened at every other vertical row or woven together with cable, in such a manner as to eliminate gaps. Any supplemental wire used on the upper 2 feet of the fence to attain the height of 8 feet must be constructed of smooth, barbed or woven wire which is no smaller than 12 1/2 gauge with strands spaced not more than 6 inches apart.

     3.  The posts used in a perimeter fence must:

     (a) Extend at least 8 feet above and 2 1/2 feet below the surface of the ground.

     (b) Be spaced not more than 24 feet apart with stays or supports at intervals between the posts of not more than 8 feet, except that no stays or supports are required for properly stretched high-tensile fences.

     (c) For corner posts, be:

          (1) Constructed of pressure-treated wood which is not less than 5 inches in diameter; and

          (2) Braced with wood or a suitable metal properly set in concrete.

     (d) For line posts, be constructed of:

          (1) Pressure-treated wood which is not less than 4 inches in diameter; or

          (2) Metal “T” posts which weigh not less than 1 1/4 pounds per foot.

     4.  Any gate in a perimeter fence must be:

     (a) Designed to close by itself; and

     (b) Equipped with two locking devices.

     5.  There must be no gate in any portion of a perimeter fence shared in common with another enclosure for the same species which is maintained by another licensee.

     6.  Materials for an electrical fence may be used on a perimeter fence only as a supplement to the materials required by this section.

     7.  If a perimeter fence is on uneven terrain, any hollows must be filled with suitable materials such as rock, hard-packed soil or logs.

     8.  A perimeter fence must be maintained in a condition that prevents the ingress and egress of ungulates. If any ungulates pass through, under or over the perimeter fence, the licensee shall immediately repair or alter the fence to prevent the continued passage.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.480  Ungulates: Quarantine facility; report of death; postmortem examination. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.590, 504.295)  A person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license for ungulates shall:

     1.  Maintain, on the premises where the ungulates are most often kept, a quarantine facility which is approved by both the Department of Wildlife and the State Department of Agriculture.

     2.  Allow agents of the Department of Wildlife or the State Department of Agriculture to inspect at any time that quarantine facility and any animals contained therein.

     3.  If a quarantine is imposed, quarantine ungulates in that quarantine facility.

     4.  Immediately report to the Department of Wildlife the death of any ungulate the person possesses under the authority of that license. The Department of Wildlife may require the licensee to submit the ungulate to:

     (a) A laboratory approved by the Department of Wildlife; or

     (b) A licensed veterinarian who is accredited by the Federal Government,

Ê for a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.482  Reporting suspicion of exposure of captive wildlife to dangerous or communicable disease. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  A person who has reason to believe that any captive wildlife has been exposed to a dangerous or communicable disease shall immediately give notice to the Department of Wildlife and the State Department of Agriculture.

     2.  As used in this section, “captive wildlife” means any live wildlife which is physically restrained, confined or impaired so that it is prevented from an unobstructed return to or movement in the wild.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.484  Commercial license not required for display of wildlife for scientific or educational purposes under certain circumstances. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.650, 504.295)  A person holding a permit issued pursuant to NRS 503.650 may display or exhibit wildlife held pursuant to that permit, without obtaining a commercial license, if:

     1.  The display or exhibit is for scientific or educational purposes; and

     2.  No fee is charged for the privilege of viewing the display or exhibit.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.486  Exhibit of wildlife under authority of federal exhibitor’s license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  A person who holds an exhibitor’s license issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture may exhibit in this State wildlife listed in that license, for not more than 90 days, without obtaining any license or permit issued by the Department for the possession, transportation, importation or exportation of that wildlife.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

      NAC 504.488  Possession of live animals under authority of permit or license held on February 28, 1994. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)  A person who, on February 28, 1994, holds any permit or license issued by the Department that authorizes the possession of a live animal may, except as otherwise provided in the particular permit or license, continue to possess that animal and its progeny for the life of that animal and its progeny. The animal and its progeny:

     1.  Must not, if the animal is of a species listed in NAC 503.110, be released, sold, bartered, given away or traded within this State.

     2.  Must not, if the animal is not of a species listed in NAC 503.110, be:

     (a) Released in this State without the prior written authorization of the Department; or

     (b) Sold, bartered, given away or traded within this State except:

          (1) Pursuant to the conditions set forth in the permit or license under which the animal and its progeny are held; and

          (2) To a person who holds a commercial or noncommercial license for the same species.

     3.  May be exported out of this State pursuant to applicable federal and state laws and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 2-28-94)

Permit to Rehabilitate Wildlife

      NAC 504.490  Issuance; general conditions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  The Department may issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife.

     2.  Wildlife held pursuant to a permit to rehabilitate wildlife is the property of the people of the State of Nevada and must be turned over to the Department upon its request.

     3.  The name and telephone number of each facility used by a holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife is subject to public disclosure.

     4.  A permit to rehabilitate wildlife is valid only for the premises or locations described on the permit.

     5.  The Department will not issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife for the rehabilitation of:

     (a) Coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons, rats, mice, ground squirrels or bats;

     (b) Any species of wildlife listed in NAC 503.110, whose possession is prohibited; or

     (c) Any species of wildlife whose possession is prohibited by a county or city ordinance that applies to the premises or locations for which the permit is sought.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R151-96, eff. 5-27-98)

      NAC 504.492  Application: Availability; contents; requirements for submission. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  An application for a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may be obtained from:

     (a) The headquarters of the Department; or

     (b) The regional office of the Department in Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas.

     2.  The applicant must include on the application for a permit to rehabilitate wildlife:

     (a) The name of the applicant;

     (b) The physical and mailing addresses of the applicant’s residence and place of employment;

     (c) The telephone number of the applicant’s residence;

     (d) The driver’s license number of the applicant, if he or she has been issued a driver’s license;

     (e) The date of birth of the applicant;

     (f) The street address or legal description of the premises or locations where the facilities to be used in rehabilitating the wildlife are or will be located;

     (g) The name, business address and telephone number, and the signature of the practicing veterinarian licensed in this State who will examine, diagnose and perform veterinary services on and, if required, euthanize the injured, ill, orphaned or otherwise debilitated wildlife;

     (h) The name, address and telephone number of each person who will routinely:

          (1) Transport the wildlife to be rehabilitated; or

          (2) Assist the applicant at the facility where the wildlife will be rehabilitated;

     (i) The specific species or taxa of wildlife to be rehabilitated, including:

          (1) Amphibians;

          (2) Reptiles;

          (3) Passerine and nonpasserine birds, other than those birds in the order Falconiformes or Strigiformes;

          (4) Raptors and birds in the order Falconiformes or Strigiformes; and

          (5) Mammals;

     (j) A detailed description of the experience which the applicant has in working with the species or taxa identified in the application, including, but not limited to:

          (1) Previous work, which can be verified, in rehabilitating wildlife;

          (2) Assistance to a person who holds a current license or permit to rehabilitate wildlife; and

          (3) Assistance to a licensed veterinarian who has routinely worked on wildlife;

     (k) A complete description, including a diagram, of the holding facilities, cages or aquaria, as appropriate, that will be used to confine the wildlife during its rehabilitation;

     (l) If the applicant currently holds or has previously held a similar license or permit in another state, the name of each state in which such a license or permit is held or has been held;

     (m) If the applicant has been convicted of violating the laws or regulations relating to wildlife of any state or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application, a description of each violation and the name of the state in which the conviction occurred;

     (n) Whether, at the time of the application, the privileges granted to the applicant by another state or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to the rehabilitation of wildlife are suspended or revoked; and

     (o) The signature of the applicant and the date on which he or she signed the application.

     3.  The applicant must submit his or her application to the headquarters of the Department. If the applicant intends to rehabilitate wildlife for which he or she is required to obtain a special federal permit from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the applicant must include with his or her application a copy of the permit or evidence satisfactory to the Department that approval for such a permit is pending. A permit to rehabilitate wildlife issued by the Department is not valid for the purposes of the rehabilitation of wildlife for which a federal permit is required until the Department receives a copy of the federal permit.

     4.  Before the Department will issue an initial permit to rehabilitate wildlife pursuant to this section, the applicant must provide to the Department:

     (a) Documentation which substantiates that the applicant has at least 2 years of practical experience working with a licensed rehabilitator of wildlife; or

     (b) A letter which is written by a licensed veterinarian who is experienced in the care of wildlife and which substantiates the qualifications of the applicant to rehabilitate wildlife.

     5.  If the applicant applies to rehabilitate bobcats, mountain lions or black bears, the applicant must comply with the standards for facilities established for those species in NAC 504.476.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R151-96, eff. 5-27-98; A by R168-99, 1-19-2000)

      NAC 504.494  Terms, conditions, restrictions and expiration. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.295)

     1.  A holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall:

     (a) Comply with the terms, conditions and restrictions of the permit; and

     (b) Allow, at reasonable times, any employee of the Department who is authorized to enforce the provisions of title 45 of NRS free and unrestricted access to inspect the wildlife and holding facilities.

     2.  On or before January 31 of each year, the holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall file a written report with the Department on the activities related to the rehabilitation of wildlife which were conducted during the previous calendar year. The holder of the permit shall include on the report:

     (a) The species and number of wildlife received by the holder of the permit and the date that each wildlife was received;

     (b) The apparent condition of the wildlife when it was received;

     (c) The source or location from which the wildlife was received; and

     (d) The disposition of the wildlife as of the date of the report, including, but not limited to:

          (1) Whether the wildlife was euthanized, released or transferred and the date that it was euthanized, released or transferred; or

          (2) Whether the wildlife is currently in the possession and care of the holder of the permit.

     3.  The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall notify the Department not later than 48 hours after he or she receives a species of wildlife which is classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

     4.  A permit to rehabilitate wildlife:

     (a) Is not transferable.

     (b) May be cancelled by the Department:

          (1) For a violation of any term, condition or restriction of the permit; or

          (2) If it is found that the possession of wildlife under the authority of the permit is detrimental to or not otherwise in the best interest of the wildlife.

     (c) Does not authorize the taking, possession, transportation, importation, exportation or disposal of wildlife in violation of any applicable federal or state law, or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or any local ordinance.

     5.  A permit to rehabilitate wildlife expires on December 31 of the second calendar year after the date on which the permit is issued.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R151-96, eff. 5-27-98)

      NAC 504.496  Restrictions on and privileges of holder of permit. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  A holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall not charge a fee for any rehabilitation service he or she provides. The holder of a permit is solely responsible for all expenses incurred and all actions undertaken pursuant to the permit.

     2.  The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall not import or export any wildlife in his or her possession under the authority of his or her permit without the express written authorization of the Department. The Department may provide in the permit that the holder of the permit may transfer or export wildlife which cannot be released into the wild to a zoo that is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

     3.  The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may capture, transport, possess, rehabilitate, release and, if appropriate, euthanize wildlife that is injured, ill, orphaned or otherwise debilitated, if that wildlife is specified on his or her permit.

     4.  The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall not possess any species or taxa of wildlife that is not listed on his or her permit unless he or she notifies the Department within 48 hours after he or she receives the wildlife and the Department approves his or her possession of the wildlife.

     5.  The holder of a permit may transfer wildlife in his or her possession under the authority of the permit to:

     (a) A licensed veterinarian for treatment or euthanasia; or

     (b) Any other person who holds a permit to rehabilitate wildlife that is issued by the Department, if the species of wildlife to be transferred is listed on the permit to rehabilitate wildlife held by the person receiving the wildlife.

     6.  A person shall not sell, barter or trade any wildlife, including parts thereof, whether dead or alive, which is possessed under the authority of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R151-96, eff. 5-27-98)

      NAC 504.498  Length of period for which wildlife may be held; release, euthanasia and disposal of wildlife. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.582, 504.295)

     1.  Wildlife may be held pursuant to a permit to rehabilitate wildlife only for such time as is reasonably necessary to make humane disposition of the wildlife, but, except as otherwise provided in this section:

     (a) A raptor may be held for not more than 180 days; and

     (b) Wildlife other than a raptor may be held for not more than 90 days.

     2.  A holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may submit a written request to the Department to hold the wildlife longer than the period provided in this section. The Department may require the holder of the permit to rehabilitate wildlife to provide a written, signed statement from a licensed veterinarian which sets forth the medical reasons which necessitate the extension of time.

     3.  Wildlife which has been rehabilitated must be released:

     (a) Into the wild at a time which will be beneficial for the survival of the wildlife; and

     (b) Into a habitat which is suitable to sustain that wildlife.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsection 2 of NAC 504.496, wildlife which cannot be released into the wild must be euthanized. If the wildlife is a migratory bird or species of wildlife which has been classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the wildlife may not be euthanized without the approval of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

     5.  Unless otherwise required in the permit to rehabilitate wildlife, if wildlife which is not classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service is euthanized or otherwise dies during its rehabilitation, the carcass of the wildlife must, within 30 days after the wildlife dies, be:

     (a) Disposed of by burial or incineration in accordance with the applicable local ordinances; or

     (b) Transferred to an educational facility that holds appropriate state and federal permits.

     6.  If wildlife which is classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service is euthanized or otherwise dies during its rehabilitation, the carcass of the wildlife must be disposed of as directed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or as directed by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R151-96, eff. 5-27-98)

ALTERATION OF STREAM SYSTEM OR WATERSHED

      NAC 504.510  Definitions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)  As used in NAC 504.510 to 504.550, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Stream system” means a stream, its tributaries and all streams, springs, seeps and bodies of water to which it is tributary.

     2.  “Watershed” means the land and water within a natural drainage area of 750,000 acres or less.

     3.  “Wildlife habitat” means the environmental conditions of a place occupied by wildlife.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 12 §§ 10.10-5, 10.10-7 and 10.10-12, eff. 3-3-72]

      NAC 504.520  Approval of Department required to alter stream system or watershed to detriment of wildlife habitat; application for approval. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)

     1.  Except with the written consent of the Department as provided in subsection 2, a person shall not substantially:

     (a) Obstruct, damage, diminish, destroy, change, modify or vary the natural shape and form of a stream system or its banks by any type of construction or other activity that is detrimental to the wildlife habitat. Such activity includes channelization, thermal pollution and diversion.

     (b) Destroy, change, modify or vary the natural shape, form or vegetational cover of any watershed by any type of construction or other activity that is detrimental to the wildlife habitat. Such activity includes reseeding, chaining, removing brush and burning.

     2.  An applicant must submit an application to the Department for approval before commencing planned construction or other activity under subsection 1. The application must include detailed plans and specifications of the portions of the project that may affect the wildlife habitat.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 12 §§ 11.01-1 and 11.05-1, eff. 3-3-72]

      NAC 504.530  Examination of plans by Department. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)  The Department must promptly examine and investigate all plans submitted to it pursuant to the provisions of NAC 504.520. If the Department determines that the plans and specifications are inadequate to provide for the preservation and protection of wildlife habitat and that such activity may result in a significant reduction in the quality or quantity of such habitat, the applicant must be so informed. The Department may aid in preparing adequate plans and specifications.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 12 § 11.05-3, eff. 3-3-72]

      NAC 504.540  Notice by Department of adverse effect. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)

     1.  The Department must notify an applicant within 60 days after receipt of plans submitted to it, if planned construction or other activity will adversely affect wildlife habitat.

     2.  The Department must accompany such notice with recommendations or alternate plans which will eliminate or diminish the adverse effect.

     3.  If the Department does not notify an applicant within the 60-day review period, the application is deemed to be approved.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 12 § 11.05-9, eff. 3-3-72]

      NAC 504.550  Vested rights in use of water not impaired. (NRS 501.105, 501.181)  The provisions of NAC 504.510 to 504.540, inclusive, do not impair any vested rights in the use of water. A right to use water must not be impaired or affected if it has been legally acquired and used before the effective date of these provisions.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 12 § 11.07-1, eff. 3-3-72]

MASTER GUIDES AND SUBGUIDES

Definitions

      NAC 504.590  “Federal land management agency” defined. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)  As used in NAC 504.590 to 504.711, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “federal land management agency” means the United States Forest Service, the United States Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Park Service.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

Licensing

      NAC 504.600  General requirements; application for issuance or renewal of license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  An applicant for a license as a master guide must:

     (a) Be a competent person of good moral character.

     (b) Be 21 years of age or older.

     (c) Demonstrate knowledge of the wildlife laws and regulations of the State relevant to the license for which the applicant is applying by passing the examination required pursuant to NAC 504.608.

     (d) Submit proof with his or her application of current certification in:

          (1) An American Red Cross course in standard first aid;

          (2) An American Heart Association course in standard first aid; or

          (3) An equivalent course in standard first aid. The applicant must submit proof with his or her application that this course meets or exceeds the requirements of the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

     (e) Provide proof of his or her United States Coast Guard license, if applicable. If a boat will be used to provide a service to a client and a United States Coast Guard license is not required, the applicant must provide proof that he or she has obtained a minimum score of 80 percent on the boating safety examination in Boat Nevada, a booklet which may be obtained free of charge from the Department of Wildlife, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, Nevada 89512.

     (f) If applying for a license for hunting services, provide proof that the applicant successfully completed a course in the responsibilities of hunters approved by the Department.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, in addition to the requirements of subsection 1, an applicant for a license as a master guide for hunting services or hunting and fishing services:

     (a) Must submit:

          (1) Proof that he or she:

               (I) Possessed a valid subguide license, or held an equivalent position, in another state, Canadian province or foreign country for at least 2 of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application; and

               (II) Successfully completed a licensed training program for hunting guides within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application;

          (2) Four letters of recommendation written by clients whom the applicant personally guided during the period described in sub-subparagraph (I) of subparagraph (1); and

          (3) Either:

               (I) A letter of recommendation written by the master guide, registered guide, professional guide or outfitter who employed the applicant as a subguide, or an equivalent position, during the period described in sub-subparagraph (I) of subparagraph (1); or

               (II) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, proof that he or she spent a minimum of 15 days guiding clients in the field during the period described in sub-subparagraph (I) of subparagraph (1);

     (b) Must submit:

          (1) Proof that he or she possessed a valid subguide license, or held an equivalent position, in another state, Canadian province or foreign country for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application;

          (2) Four letters of recommendation written by clients whom the applicant personally guided during the period described in subparagraph (1); and

          (3) Either:

               (I) A letter of recommendation written by the master guide, registered guide, professional guide or outfitter who employed the applicant as a subguide, or an equivalent position, during the period described in subparagraph (1); or

               (II) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, proof that he or she spent a minimum of 15 days guiding clients in the field during the period described in subparagraph (1); or

     (c) Must submit proof that he or she held the position of, or was licensed in another state, Canadian province or foreign country as a master guide, registered guide, professional guide or outfitter and has at least 20 days of guiding experience for at least 2 of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application.

     3.  An applicant for a license as a master guide who:

     (a) Applies on or before December 1, 2004;

     (b) Possessed a valid subguide license issued by the Department between July 1, 2001, and November 30, 2004, and who is in good standing; and

     (c) Otherwise meets the other requirements of subsection 2,

Ê will receive 5 days of credit toward the requirements of sub-subparagraph (II) of subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of subsection 2 or sub-subparagraph (II) of subparagraph (3) of paragraph (b) of subsection 2 for each fiscal year that he or she was licensed.

     4.  An application for the issuance or renewal of a master guide license received by the Department after August 31 of the current calendar year will not be processed, and all fees will be returned.

     5.  An applicant for a license as a subguide must:

     (a) Satisfy the requirements outlined in paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of subsection 1; and

     (b) Be 18 years of age or older.

     6.  An application for the renewal of a license as a master guide or subguide must include proof of current certification in standard first aid, as described in paragraph (d) of subsection 1.

     7.  An applicant for a license as a master guide is not required to comply with the provisions of subsection 2 if he or she:

     (a) Is applying only to provide fishing services; or

     (b) Submitted his or her application on or before December 1, 2004, and the applicant:

          (1) Possessed a valid subguide license for hunting services issued by the Department during the previous 3 years; and

          (2) Did not have his or her subguide license suspended or revoked.

     8.  As used in subsection 2, “proof” means:

     (a) Copies of records maintained by a state agency or board that issues a license to act as a guide or outfitter;

     (b) Reports:

          (1) Required by a federal land management agency that issues special use permits; and

          (2) Signed by the master guide, registered guide, professional guide or outfitter who employed the applicant during the period described in sub-subparagraph (I) of subparagraph (1) of paragraph (a) of subsection 2 or subparagraph (1) of paragraph (b) of subsection 2; or

     (c) An affidavit verifying the applicant’s guiding experience submitted by the master guide, registered guide, professional guide or outfitter who employed the applicant.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 § 21.01-9 & part § 21.01-7, eff. 5-1-72; A 5-17-73]—(NAC A 5-1-82; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 9-15-89; 6-20-90; R054-04, 8-25-2004, eff. 10-1-2004; R006-10, 6-30-2010)

      NAC 504.608  Examinations. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  Before submitting an application for a license as a master guide or subguide for:

     (a) Any hunting service, a person must pass an examination related to hunting established by the Department with a minimum score of 80 percent.

     (b) Any fishing service, a person must pass an examination related to fishing established by the Department with a minimum score of 80 percent.

     (c) Hunting and fishing services, a person must pass the examinations described in paragraphs (a) and (b) with minimum scores of 80 percent.

     2.  A master guide licensed by the Department who desires to add a fishing or hunting service to his or her license must pass an examination established by the Department with a minimum score of 80 percent.

     3.  A person who fails to renew his or her master guide or subguide license for 3 consecutive years must pass the applicable examination required pursuant to subsection 1 before the Department will reissue the license.

     4.  The Department shall administer the examinations required pursuant to this section by appointment at its regional offices located in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko from:

     (a) January 1 to August 31 of each year for:

          (1) Applicants for the issuance or reissuance of a master guide license; or

          (2) A master guide who wishes to add a fishing or hunting service to his or her license; and

     (b) January 1 to December 31 of each year for applicants for the issuance or reissuance of a subguide license.

     5.  A person may only take the examinations required pursuant to this section twice in a calendar year.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, 8-25-2004, eff. 10-1-2004; A by R110-05, 10-31-2005; R006-10, 6-30-2010)

      NAC 504.620  Master guides: Submission of financial references and credit report; confidentiality of information. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  An applicant for a license as a master guide must provide to the Department:

     (a) Financial references; and

     (b) Authorization for the Department to obtain the applicant’s credit report from a credit reporting agency.

     2.  Information obtained by the Department pursuant to subsection 1 is confidential.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 § 21.01-13, eff. 5-1-72]—(A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.641  Area of operation: Description in application; authority of Department. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  An applicant for a license as a guide must describe in his or her application the geographic area, as prescribed by the Department, within which the applicant intends to operate.

     2.  The Department may authorize a master guide to provide services for big game mammals, fur-bearing mammals, unprotected mammals and all species of game fish, unprotected fish and game birds on a statewide basis.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 § 21.01-19, eff. 5-1-72; A 5-1-73]—(NAC A 5-1-82; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 9-13-91; 3-13-97; R054-04, 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.651  License for big game guiding: Territorial limits; restrictions on use. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  If a license is issued for big game guiding, it must specify in terms of a wildlife management area or unit, or other geographic area as prescribed by the Department, the exact territorial limits of the guide’s big game operations.

     2.  Only one person may act as a master guide under one license.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a licensee may operate only in the big game hunting area indicated on his or her license.

     4.  The Department may adjust the territorial limits within which a master guide may operate for reasons of game harvest, to resolve territorial conflicts between master guides or for the safety of persons who utilize the services of the guide.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 § 21.01-25, eff. 5-1-72]—(A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.661  Master guides: Action by Department on applications; timely submission of application for renewal of license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  The Department will make such additional investigation of an applicant for a license as a master guide and his or her qualifications as it deems necessary. A preliminary decision of the Department:

     (a) Upon an application for renewal of an existing license, will be made not later than 60 days after the date of receipt of the complete application; and

     (b) Upon an initial application for a license, will be made not later than 90 days after the date of receipt of the complete application.

Ê A licensee who is in good standing and whose application for renewal is received on or before August 31 is entitled to a new license for the ensuing license year upon complying with the provisions of NAC 504.590 to 504.711, inclusive. If a licensee submits his or her application for renewal on or before August 31, the current license issued by the Department will remain in effect until the Department issues a new license or notifies the licensee in writing that it has denied the application for renewal.

     2.  If an applicant fails to include proof of certification in first aid or proof of the successful completion of a course in the responsibilities of hunters with his or her application as required in NAC 504.600 or has failed to submit timely client reports pursuant to NAC 504.688, the Department will notify the applicant, in writing or electronically, of the deficiency. The applicant must submit the required documents to the Department within 30 days after he or she receives the notification. If the Department does not receive the requisite documentation within the 30-day period, the Department will consider the application to be incomplete, will return the application to the applicant and will take no further action on the application.

     3.  If an application is denied for a reason listed in NAC 504.671, the Department will notify the applicant, in writing or electronically, of the reasons for denial. The applicant may appeal such a denial to the Commission.

     4.  The Department will only accept applications for licenses as a master guide beginning on July 1 and ending on August 31 of each year.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 § 21.01-23, eff. 5-1-72]—(NAC A 5-1-82; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 6-20-90; 3-13-97; R054-04, 8-25-2004; R006-10, 6-30-2010)

      NAC 504.663  Master guides: Requirements for liability insurance or self-insurance bond. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  If the Department approves an application for a license to be a master guide pursuant to NAC 504.661, the applicant must provide proof to the Department within 30 days after the notification that he or she carries liability insurance for a Nevada guiding business or a self-insurance bond in the following amounts:

     (a) At least $100,000 for each person with a claim.

     (b) At least $300,000 for each occurrence.

     (c) At least $25,000 for damage to property.

     2.  The Department shall issue a master guide license to the applicant upon receiving proof of liability insurance or proof of the self-insurance bond required pursuant to subsection 1.

     3.  The policy for liability insurance or the bond must remain in effect during the entire time the master guide is licensed to guide.

     4.  A master guide must submit proof to the Department that he or she continues to carry the liability insurance or self-insurance bond required pursuant to subsection 1 when the master guide renews his or her insurance policy or bond.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 9-15-89; A 9-13-91; R054-04, 8-25-2004; R006-10, 6-30-2010)

      NAC 504.666  Subguides: Action by Department on applications; timely submission of application for renewal of license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  The Department will make such additional investigation of an applicant for a license as a subguide and his or her qualifications as the Department deems necessary. The final decision of the Department:

     (a) Upon an application for renewal of an existing license, will be made not later than 60 days after the date of receipt of the completed application; and

     (b) Upon an initial application for a license, will be made not later than 90 days after the date of receipt of the completed application.

Ê A licensee who is in good standing and whose application for renewal is received on or before December 1 is entitled to a new license for the ensuing license year upon complying with the provisions of NAC 504.590 to 504.711, inclusive. If a licensee submits his or her application for renewal on or before December 1, the current license issued by the Department will remain in effect until the Department issues a new license or notifies the licensee in writing that it has denied the application for renewal.

     2.  If an applicant fails to include proof of certification in first aid or proof that he or she completed successfully a course in the responsibilities of hunters with his or her application as required by NAC 504.600, the Department will notify the applicant, in writing or electronically, of the omission. The applicant must submit the required documentation to the Department within 30 days after he or she receives the formal notification from the Department of the omission. If the Department does not receive the documentation within the 30-day period, the Department will consider the application to be incomplete and will take no further action on the application.

     3.  If an application is denied for reasons set forth in NAC 504.671, the Department will notify the applicant, in writing or electronically, of the reasons for denial. The applicant may appeal such a denial to the Commission.

     4.  The Department will deny the application for a license as a subguide if:

     (a) The applicant holds a current restricted nonresident deer tag; or

     (b) The master guide who will employ the applicant as a subguide is not authorized by the Department to guide in the area that the applicant lists in his or her application.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 3-13-97; A by R054-04, 8-25-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 504.605)

      NAC 504.669  Request for amendment of license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)  The Department shall not amend any master guide or subguide license unless the licensee submits his or her request for an amendment at least 10 working days before the licensee intends for the amendment to become effective.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.671  Grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)  The Department may deny an application for or revoke or suspend a guide’s license for any of the following:

     1.  Fraud or deception in procuring a license.

     2.  Fraudulent, untruthful or misleading advertising.

     3.  A conviction of any:

     (a) Felony; or

     (b) Crime involving physical violence, theft or fraud.

     4.  A conviction of having violated a regulation of a federal land management agency.

     5.  Immoral, unethical or dishonorable conduct in the licensee’s relation to his or her guest, client, patron or a member of the public while providing guide services.

     6.  A conviction of having violated a provision of:

     (a) Chapter 488 or title 45 of NRS, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or for a conviction of having violated an equivalent provision in the law or regulations of any other state or the Federal Government; or

     (b) NRS 444.630 or 445A.465, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, relating to the conduct of the guide while providing guide services.

Ê For the purposes of this subsection, the term “conviction” means a final conviction. A forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a defendant’s appearance or a plea of nolo contendere is equivalent to a conviction.

     7.  A guide’s substantial breach of any contract with any person utilizing the guide’s services, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

     8.  Operation by a guide in an area other than that for which the guide is licensed or specifically authorized by the Department or the federal land management agency having jurisdiction.

     9.  The employment or use of an unlicensed subguide by a master guide.

     10.  Two or more convictions of any provision of chapters 484A to 484E, inclusive, or chapter 488 of NRS or an equivalent provision of law of any other state or the Federal Government relating to driving a motor vehicle or operating a boat while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance within the 7 years immediately preceding the application for a license to be a guide.

     11.  A conviction of any provision of chapter 453 of NRS or an equivalent provision of law of any other state or the Federal Government relating to controlled substances within the 5 years immediately preceding the application for a license to be a guide.

     12.  Failing to report to the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department, without undue delay, any violation of the wildlife laws or regulations of which the guide has knowledge.

     13.  Shooting, killing or taking a client’s wildlife.

     14.  Failing to comply with any provision of NAC 504.663, 504.685 or 504.688.

     15.  Providing guide services relating to hunting or fishing on public land or public waters without having the necessary special use permit issued by the federal land management agency having jurisdiction within the wildlife management area or unit.

     16.  Providing guide services relating to hunting or fishing on private land in violation of NRS 503.240.

     17.  Intimidating, threatening or intentionally interfering with a person who is lawfully hunting or fishing, or who is attempting to do so.

     18.  Revocation of a hunting or fishing license of the guide in any state.

     19.  An outstanding warrant for the arrest of the applicant or guide issued in any state.

     [Bd. of Fish & Game Comm’rs, No. 14 § 21.01-27, eff. 5-1-72; A 9-20-75]—(NAC A 5-1-82; A by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 9-15-89; 9-13-91; R054-04, 8-25-2004; R110-05, 10-31-2005; R006-10, 6-30-2010)

      NAC 504.676  Termination of employment of subguide. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  A master guide shall notify the Department in writing within 72 hours after terminating the employment of a subguide.

     2.  Upon receipt of the notification required pursuant to subsection 1, the Department shall:

     (a) If the subguide is licensed under only one master guide, immediately suspend the license of the subguide; or

     (b) If the subguide is licensed under more than one master guide, suspend the portion of the subguide license that pertains to the master guide described in subsection 1.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.681  Habitual violators. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  An application for a license as a master guide or a subguide may be permanently denied if the applicant is a habitual violator.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, “habitual violator” means a person who has been previously convicted of three or more violations, or combination of violations, of title 45 or chapter 488 of NRS, including regulations adopted pursuant thereto, or the equivalent provisions of the law of any other state or federal law.

     [Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, No. 120 § 17, eff. 11-5-81]—(NAC A 9-13-91)

Operation

      NAC 504.685  Contracts with clients. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  Before providing a service to a client, a licensed master guide must furnish the client with a contract:

     (a) Stating:

          (1) The type of service to be provided, including, without limitation, food, lodging, transportation, caping, field dressing services and the packing out of harvested wildlife.

          (2) The dates on which guide services are to be provided.

          (3) The fee schedule for the guide’s services.

          (4) The maximum number of clients which may accompany a guide on any one occasion.

          (5) The master guide’s policy regarding the cancellation and amendment of a contract for guide services.

          (6) The master guide’s policy regarding the return of a deposit if the contract is cancelled.

          (7) Whether the client can expect to be guided by a person other than the master guide.

     (b) Signed by the master guide and the client.

     2.  A contract must be provided to every client whether or not the master guide does the actual guiding.

     3.  A master guide shall provide the client with a contract signed by the master guide within 30 days after receipt of a deposit for future guide services.

     4.  Only the master guide may enter into a contract with a client.

     5.  A subguide, with authorization from the master guide, may present a contract to a client for the purpose of obtaining the client’s signature. If a subguide presents a contract to a client:

     (a) The contract must contain the original signature of the master guide;

     (b) The subguide shall not alter the provisions of the contract unless he or she receives authorization from the master guide; and

     (c) If applicable, the subguide shall initial and date any alterations made to the contract.

     6.  The master guide shall retain all original signed contracts for not less than 3 years.

     7.  If requested, the master guide shall provide any contracts to an agent of the Department authorized to enforce the provisions of NAC 504.590 to 504.711, inclusive.

     8.  Whenever guiding in this State, a nonresident master guide shall keep copies of all contracts for clients guided in the State during the current calendar year readily available for inspection by any agent of the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 9-15-89; A by R054-04, 8-25-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 504.665)

      NAC 504.688  Records regarding clients. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  Licensed master guides and subguides shall keep and have available complete, current and accurate records regarding their clients.

     2.  Records regarding clients must be written on forms furnished by the Department to all licensed master guides. These forms will include spaces for:

     (a) The client’s name.

     (b) The client’s hunting or fishing license number, whichever is applicable.

     (c) The client’s tag or permit number, if a tag or permit is required by the Department.

     (d) The dates, specifying the days, months and years, on which the client was guided.

     (e) The date, specifying the day, month and year, on which each species of wildlife was harvested, the species harvested and the number of the species harvested.

     (f) The point class of the animal harvested if the animal is a deer or elk.

     (g) The management unit where each animal was harvested.

     (h) The name of each of the guides who guided the client.

     3.  A guide shall:

     (a) Make the initial entry in the records that are required pursuant to subsection 2 on the first day that he or she provides guide services to the client; and

     (b) Make the final entry in the records required pursuant to subsection 2 on the final day guide services are provided to the client.

     4.  The master guide shall submit to the Department all original record forms for his or her clients, including the record forms of any subguides employed by the master guide, no later than December 31 of the year for which the guide is currently licensed.

     5.  The master guide and subguide shall present his or her clients’ records for inspection at any reasonable hour or place to any agent of the Department authorized to enforce the provisions of NAC 504.590 to 504.711, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 9-15-89; A 3-13-97; R054-04, 8-25-2004; R110-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 504.693  Possession or availability of license and special use permit while with client. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)  At all times while transporting, providing a service to or otherwise in the company of a client, a master guide or subguide shall carry on his or her person or otherwise have readily available:

     1.  His or her valid master guide or subguide license issued by the Department or a legible, unaltered copy of the license; and

     2.  If applicable, the valid original or a legible, unaltered copy of the portion of the special use permit, issued to the master guide by the federal land management agency having jurisdiction within the wildlife management area or unit that contains the:

     (a) Name of the master guide or the name of his or her guiding business; and

     (b) Description of the wildlife management area or unit, or other geographic area where the master guide is authorized to guide pursuant to the special use permit.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.696  Maintenance of certification in first aid. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)  While licensed by the Department as a master guide or subguide, a person must maintain current certification in the administration of standard first aid.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.701  Guiding hunt for mountain lion. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)  A master guide who is hired to guide a hunt for a mountain lion shall ensure that his or her client physically accompanies the master guide or his or her subguide in the pursuit and killing of the mountain lion.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, 1-22-87, eff. 2-1-87; A 9-13-91)

      NAC 504.706  Transportation of big game mammals. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  A licensed master guide or subguide may transport a big game mammal taken by his or her client from the location where the mammal was harvested without first obtaining a transportation permit in accordance with NRS 503.040 if:

     (a) The big game mammal has been tagged in accordance with NAC 502.400 and the tag has been properly validated in accordance with NAC 502.390; and

     (b) The master guide or subguide transports the big game mammal in accordance with the conditions established on his or her master guide license only to a commercial or private facility within the State, including any cold storage locker, trailer or walk-in facility offered as a service to its customers, for the purpose of preserving the meat or carcass of the big game mammal.

     2.  During any reasonable hour, upon the request of an agent of the Department authorized to enforce the provisions of title 45 of NRS, a master guide or subguide shall present any big game mammal which he or she is transporting or has transported pursuant to this section.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 3-13-97; A by R054-04, 8-25-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 504.656)

      NAC 504.711  Prohibited acts. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.390)

     1.  A master guide licensed by the Department shall not:

     (a) Enter into a contract to provide a service for a species of wildlife or in a wildlife management area or unit for which the guide does not possess a valid:

          (1) License issued by the Department; and

          (2) If applicable, special use permit issued by the federal land management agency having jurisdiction within the wildlife management area or unit.

     (b) Sign or submit an application for a restricted nonresident deer tag pursuant to NAC 502.4231 related to a wildlife management area or unit, or for a hunter choice number representing a wildlife management area or unit, for which the master guide does not possess a valid special use permit required by the federal land management agency having jurisdiction within the wildlife management area or unit.

     (c) Apply for a license as a subguide to operate in a wildlife management area or unit that requires a special use permit from a federal land management agency if the master guide:

          (1) Does not possess the special use permit from a federal land management agency; and

          (2) Is applying for the purpose of circumventing the requirement that a master guide possess a special use permit from a federal land management agency having jurisdiction within the wildlife management area or unit for which he or she is applying.

     2.  A person shall not advertise that he or she provides guide services in the State unless the person possesses a valid master guide license issued by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R054-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

STOCKING OF CERTIFIED TRIPLOID GRASS CARP

      NAC 504.720  Definitions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)  As used in this section and NAC 504.725 and 504.730, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Certified triploid grass carp” (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) means grass carp (white amur) that have been verified triploidy by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or other authority approved by the Department.

     2.  “Closed aquatic system” means a body of water, canal system, or series of lakes, canals or ponds that constitute a body of water where fish are prevented from ingress or egress by any natural or artificially created barrier, as determined by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 3-13-97)

      NAC 504.725  Stocking in closed aquatic system; permit required. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  Certified triploid grass carp may only be stocked in a closed aquatic system.

     2.  A person shall not stock certified triploid grass carp unless he or she has obtained a permit to stock certified triploid grass carp from the Department pursuant to NAC 504.730.

     3.  A permit to stock certified triploid grass carp must be obtained for each closed aquatic system, and for each separately managed portion thereof, where stocking is to occur.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 3-13-97)

      NAC 504.730  Application for permit; approval or denial of application; conditions and use of permit. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)

     1.  An application for a permit to stock certified triploid grass carp must be made on a form provided by the Department.

     2.  An application for a permit to stock certified triploid grass carp must include:

     (a) The name of the applicant;

     (b) If the property where the certified triploid grass carp are to be stocked is owned by a person other than the applicant, the name of the person who owns that property;

     (c) The physical and 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 or she has been issued a driver’s license;

     (f) The address and legal description of the closed aquatic system to be stocked;

     (g) A description of the present use of the closed aquatic system;

     (h) Whether the outflow of water from the closed aquatic system will enter any other body of water or aquatic system;

     (i) The species of fish currently present in the closed aquatic system;

     (j) The applicant’s signature and the date on which the applicant signed the application; and

     (k) A fee of $50 for the permit.

     3.  The Department will deny an application for a permit if the Department determines that stocking the closed aquatic system with certified triploid grass carp may have a negative impact on the wildlife in this State.

     4.  Based on its evaluation of the application, the Department may make such stipulations and conditions on the use and scope of a permit as the Department determines appropriate. A violation of a stipulation or condition is cause for the revocation of the permit and the destruction or removal, or both, of all certified triploid grass carp from the aquatic system. The owner or lessee of the property where the aquatic system is located is liable for the cost of the removal or destruction, or both, of certified triploid grass carp pursuant to this section.

     5.  A permit to stock certified triploid grass carp will be approved only if the aquatic vegetation of the closed aquatic system in which the carp will be stocked:

     (a) Interferes with the recreational, domestic, municipal, agricultural or industrial use of the water in that system; or

     (b) Impairs the quality of the water in that system.

     6.  A person who possesses certified triploid grass carp in accordance with a permit issued pursuant to this section and NAC 504.720 and 504.725 may not move those fish from the closed aquatic system in which the person was permitted to stock the fish or transferred the fish to any other water system without prior written authorization from the Department.

     7.  The issuance of a permit to stock certified triploid grass carp authorizes a representative of the Department to enter the property at any reasonable hour to evaluate the status of the carp and containment structures possessed and maintained under the authority of that permit.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs, eff. 3-13-97; A by R168-99, 1-19-2000; R138-03, 1-20-2004)

SHOOTING PRESERVES FOR UPLAND GAME BIRDS

      NAC 504.750  “Licensee” defined. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.370)  As used in this section and NAC 504.755 and 504.760, unless the context otherwise requires, “licensee” means a person who is the holder of a commercial or private shooting preserve license issued by the Department pursuant to NRS 504.310.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R080-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.755  General requirements. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.370)

     1.  Before any hunting may be done on a commercial or private shooting preserve, the licensee must advise the Department, in writing, of the number of each species of upland game bird reared, purchased or acquired for liberation, and request, and receive in writing, a hunting authorization that states the number of each species which may be hunted.

     2.  Birds must be at least 8 weeks of age, full-winged and in a condition to go wild before liberation.

     3.  From August 1 to April 30, inclusive, the licensee, or with the licensee’s written permit, the holder thereof, may take an upland game bird from a licensed preserve only by means of a shotgun, a longbow and arrow, or falconry.

     4.  Permits to hunt on a licensed preserve may be used only during the period specified on such permits, and the hunter must carry a valid permit on his or her person at all times while on the area and while in possession of birds taken on the area.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R080-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

      NAC 504.760  Sale or transfer of surplus birds. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 504.370)

     1.  From April 1 to June 30, inclusive, a licensee may sell or transfer any surplus upland game birds possessed under the authority of his or her license to a person who possesses a:

     (a) License pursuant to NRS 504.310 that authorizes him or her to possess the species of upland game birds to be sold or transferred; or

     (b) Permit pursuant to NRS 503.200 that authorizes him or her to train dogs or falcons and to possess the species of upland game birds to be sold or transferred.

     2.  A licensee who sells or transfers any upland game birds pursuant to subsection 1 shall:

     (a) Provide a receipt to each person to whom a sale or transfer is made. The receipt must include:

          (1) The name of the licensee;

          (2) The number of the license;

          (3) The date of the sale or transfer; and

          (4) The number of upland game birds, by species, being sold or transferred.

     (b) Immediately record the sale or transfer of upland game birds on a form provided by the Department. The licensee shall retain the form for 2 years after the date of sale or transfer and make it available to an agent of the Department for inspection at any reasonable hour.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Wildlife Comm’rs by R080-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

PRESERVATION OF WILD HORSES

REVISER’S NOTE.

      Section 35 of chapter 395, Statutes of Nevada 2011, at page 2490, abolished the Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses and the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses.

 

      NAC 504.800  Definitions. (NRS 504.470)  As used in NAC 504.800 to 504.865, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Commission” means the Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses.

     2.  The words and terms defined in NRS 504.430 have the meanings ascribed to them in that section.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86; A 6-22-90)

      NAC 504.805  Grants of money to finance projects for preservation of wild horses. (NRS 504.470)

     1.  The Commission will authorize expenditures from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses for grants of money to finance:

     (a) Research into:

          (1) The characteristics, health and patterns of change of the population of wild horses in Nevada;

          (2) The habitat of wild horses in Nevada, including forage, water, shelter and the amount of living space needed; and

          (3) The elements and methods of implementation of plans for the management of wild horses in Nevada in their habitat, including the control and counting of the population, the monitoring of the condition of wild horses and plans for their relocation.

     (b) A project which informs the public:

          (1) Of the activities of the Commission; and

          (2) Concerning the preservation and management of wild horses in Nevada,

Ê including the preparation and distribution of publications, films and educational aids and the presentation of informational and promotional events.

     (c) A project for the preservation and management of wild horses which directly benefits wild horses in Nevada in their habitat including the improvement of the habitat, establishing a preserve and creating a program using secret witnesses.

     2.  The Commission will not grant any money from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses to any person opposed to or affiliated with any organization which is opposed to the preservation of wild horses.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.810  Limitation on amount withdrawn from Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses. (NRS 504.470)  Not more than $100,000 will be withdrawn from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses in any fiscal year for the purposes specified in NAC 504.805.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.815  Applicants. (NRS 504.470)  Any person or governmental agency may apply for a grant from the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.820  Application; contents. (NRS 504.470)  On or after May 1 but before July 1 of each year, an applicant for a grant must submit to the Commission the original and three copies of a completed application on the form prescribed by the Commission. The application must contain:

     1.  All relevant details of the project and additional information which demonstrates how the project will promote the preservation of wild horses;

     2.  A statement of the applicant’s qualifications and commitment to the preservation of wild horses; and

     3.  A statement that the applicant is not a member of and has no affiliation with an organization opposed to the preservation of wild horses.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.825  Review of application; award of grant; applications for additional grants. (NRS 504.470)

     1.  Before August 1 of each year, the Commission will review the application for a grant. On or before September 1, the Commission will conduct a public meeting to hear a presentation by each applicant recommended by the Executive Director and comments from the public concerning the application. The Commission will award the grant to appropriate projects at the conclusion of the meeting.

     2.  If less than the total amount set aside by the Commission for grants is authorized for expenditure at the meeting, the Commission will accept applications for additional grants until November 1.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.830  Reservation of money for emergencies. (NRS 504.470)  Of the amount set aside by the Commission for grants, the Commission will reserve $5,000 to finance the alleviation of an immediate threat to the preservation of wild horses or their habitat.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.835  Verifications required from recipient. (NRS 504.470)  Each recipient of a grant from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses must verify that:

     1.  The project conforms to all state and federal laws;

     2.  The administrative expenses of the project are limited to 5 percent of the amount of the grant; and

     3.  The money received is used only for the purpose for which it was awarded.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.840  Limitation on amount of grant. (NRS 504.470)  A recipient of a grant may not receive more than $25,000 unless the recipient provides an amount of money, at least equal to the grant, to be used for the project.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.845  Audit of project; change in use of grant. (NRS 504.470)

     1.  The Commission will audit and review a project during the course of the project and upon its completion.

     2.  The grant awarded by the Commission may be used only for the purposes specified for the project. A change in the project must be approved in writing by the Commission before the change is made. If approval is not received before the change is made, the grantee must return to the Commission any money spent on that part of the project which was changed.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.850  Grant to be expended or obligated during fiscal year. (NRS 504.470)  The grant by the Commission must be expended or obligated during the fiscal year in which the grant was awarded. Services or contracts which extend beyond the end of the fiscal year must be approved in writing by the Commission before the money is obligated.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.855  Contract; request for payment. (NRS 504.470)  Every grant awarded by the Commission must be memorialized by a contract between the Commission, the grantee and any other person necessary to the completion of the project for which the grant is awarded. Upon approval of the application and the contract by the Commission, the grantee shall request in writing that the Commission begin payment of the money granted. If the amount of the money granted was conditioned on the recipient providing an equal amount, he or she must submit proof of the availability of that money.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.860  Payments from Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses conditioned on receipt of reports of progress. (NRS 504.470)

     1.  After the initial payment from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses to the recipient of a grant, any additional payments will be conditioned upon receipt and approval by the Commission of written reports regarding the progress of the project. The reports must be received by the Commission no later than December 31 of the fiscal year in which the grant was awarded, and September 15 of the next year. The final report must be received by the Commission before any payment from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses will be made to the recipient, if the recipient is awarded a grant for that year.

     2.  The reports of progress must include:

     (a) A complete accounting of all expenditures of the money received from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses and of any matching money provided by the grantee, if applicable; and

     (b) An assessment of the accomplishments of the project based on the goals stated in the application for the grant.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 8-22-86)

      NAC 504.865  Waiver of requirements for grant. (NRS 504.470)  Upon the written request of any person who:

     1.  Submits an application to the Commission requesting a grant from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses; or

     2.  Is the recipient of a grant from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses,

Ê the Commission may waive specific requirements for a grant from the Heil Trust Fund for Wild Horses as set forth in NAC 504.800 to 504.860, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Comm’n for Preserv. of Wild Horses, eff. 6-22-90)