New License Year Bring New Opportunities

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

While the first day in January might mean the start of a new year to most people, March 1 is the unofficial New Year’s Day for Nevada’s hunters and anglers.

"It might sound strange to some people, but the new license year is kind of an exciting thing," said Chris Vasey, statewide outdoor education coordinator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). "Every time I renew my combination hunting and fishing license, my mind starts thinking about all of the possibilities that lie ahead for the upcoming year.”

The Nevada license year runs from March 1, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2017. An annual resident fishing license costs $29, while an annual resident hunting license runs $33. The resident combo hunting and fishing license costs $54. You can purchase your license online at

The funds from the purchase of a hunting or fishing license go directly towards the management and conservation of Nevada’s wildlife resources. NDOW can leverage every dollar spent on a license purchase for an additional three dollars in federal Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration grants. With less than 2 percent of NDOW’s operating costs coming from the State’s General Fund, license purchases are critical to funding conservation efforts throughout the state.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Lake Mead: Good at Overton Arm
Lake Mohave: Morning Hours are Best
Lake Mohave: Arizona Side is Hot
: All Urban Ponds have been Stocked
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Unsafe
Dacey Reservoir: Has some Open Water
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Water is Murky
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Spilling Now
Lorenzi Park Pond: Fishing Derby at Lorenzi

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Lake Mead: Fish Deep for Striped Bass
Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave Update
Colorado River - Laughlin: Planters Biting
: Scheduled to be Stocked
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Use Extreme Caution
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Good Fishing
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Ice is unsafe
Lorenzi Park Pond: Fishing Derby Saturday, March 5th