Instructions for Form SLAP22.41 "Permit for the Release of Live Wildlife" - Nevada

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INSTRUCTIONS
PERMIT FOR THE RELEASE OF LIVE WILDLIFE
Fee: None
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
NRS 501.105, 503.597, 504.245
NAC 503.135, 503.140, Chapters 503 and 504 of NAC
“Wildlife” DEFINED: Under Nevada wildlife law, “wildlife” means any wild mammal, wild bird, fish, reptile,
amphibian, mollusk, or crustacean found naturally in a wild state, whether indigenous to Nevada or not and
whether raised in captivity or not.
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: Any person who introduces or releases wildlife into the state is required, by law,
to obtain the written consent and approval of the Department prior to the release or introduction. A “release
permit” is required whenever a release is not specifically authorized under the authority of another type license
or permit issued to the applicant by the Department. Such license or permit types might include: Private or
commercial shooting preserve; importation; dog or falcon training; possession of live wildlife; competitive field
trials; or certified triploid grass carp.
WHERE TO OBTAIN APPLICATION: Application for the release of live wildlife permit may be obtained from
any office of the Nevada Department of Wildlife or on the website at www.ndow.org under the License Office
section.
DENIAL OF APPLICATION: Whenever an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant in
writing of the reason for the denial.
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS, CONDITIONS, AND REQUIREMENTS
SOURCE OF WILDLIFE TO BE RELEASED:
Wildlife must be obtained from lawful sources such as
commercial or private breeders holding proper licenses. A separate importation permit may be required for
shipments from outside the state.
UNAUTHORIZED RELEASES: Any species of wildlife that is released from confinement without the prior
written authorization of the Department may be captured, seized, or destroyed by the Department if the
Department determines that such actions are necessary to protect wildlife and the habitat of wildlife in this
state. The owner or possessor of such released wildlife is liable for the costs incurred by the Department to
capture, maintain, and dispose of the wildlife and for any damage caused by the wildlife. It is unlawful to
release wildlife without the written authorization of the Department.
HEALTH CERTIFICATES: If the Department determines that the condition of the wildlife to be released could
pose potential harm to the existing wildlife of this state, the applicant will be required to submit a health
certificate issued by a license veterinarian or a fish pathologist approved by the Department, as appropriate,
attesting to the health of the wildlife to be released.
PERMITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE: Only the person named on the permit is authorized to conduct
activities authorized by the permit.
PERMIT CANCELLATION: A violation of a stipulation is cause for the cancellation of the permit.
PERMIT EXPIRATION:
The permit expires immediately upon release of the wildlife, unless indicated
otherwise.
PERTINENT STATUTES AND REGULATIONS
NRS 503.597 Introduction or removal of aquatic life or wildlife; Approval required; investigation;
regulations.
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful, except by the written consent and approval of
the Department, for any person at anytime to receive, bring or have brought or shipped into this State, or
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INSTRUCTIONS
PERMIT FOR THE RELEASE OF LIVE WILDLIFE
Fee: None
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
NRS 501.105, 503.597, 504.245
NAC 503.135, 503.140, Chapters 503 and 504 of NAC
“Wildlife” DEFINED: Under Nevada wildlife law, “wildlife” means any wild mammal, wild bird, fish, reptile,
amphibian, mollusk, or crustacean found naturally in a wild state, whether indigenous to Nevada or not and
whether raised in captivity or not.
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: Any person who introduces or releases wildlife into the state is required, by law,
to obtain the written consent and approval of the Department prior to the release or introduction. A “release
permit” is required whenever a release is not specifically authorized under the authority of another type license
or permit issued to the applicant by the Department. Such license or permit types might include: Private or
commercial shooting preserve; importation; dog or falcon training; possession of live wildlife; competitive field
trials; or certified triploid grass carp.
WHERE TO OBTAIN APPLICATION: Application for the release of live wildlife permit may be obtained from
any office of the Nevada Department of Wildlife or on the website at www.ndow.org under the License Office
section.
DENIAL OF APPLICATION: Whenever an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant in
writing of the reason for the denial.
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS, CONDITIONS, AND REQUIREMENTS
SOURCE OF WILDLIFE TO BE RELEASED:
Wildlife must be obtained from lawful sources such as
commercial or private breeders holding proper licenses. A separate importation permit may be required for
shipments from outside the state.
UNAUTHORIZED RELEASES: Any species of wildlife that is released from confinement without the prior
written authorization of the Department may be captured, seized, or destroyed by the Department if the
Department determines that such actions are necessary to protect wildlife and the habitat of wildlife in this
state. The owner or possessor of such released wildlife is liable for the costs incurred by the Department to
capture, maintain, and dispose of the wildlife and for any damage caused by the wildlife. It is unlawful to
release wildlife without the written authorization of the Department.
HEALTH CERTIFICATES: If the Department determines that the condition of the wildlife to be released could
pose potential harm to the existing wildlife of this state, the applicant will be required to submit a health
certificate issued by a license veterinarian or a fish pathologist approved by the Department, as appropriate,
attesting to the health of the wildlife to be released.
PERMITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE: Only the person named on the permit is authorized to conduct
activities authorized by the permit.
PERMIT CANCELLATION: A violation of a stipulation is cause for the cancellation of the permit.
PERMIT EXPIRATION:
The permit expires immediately upon release of the wildlife, unless indicated
otherwise.
PERTINENT STATUTES AND REGULATIONS
NRS 503.597 Introduction or removal of aquatic life or wildlife; Approval required; investigation;
regulations.
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful, except by the written consent and approval of
the Department, for any person at anytime to receive, bring or have brought or shipped into this State, or
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remove from one stream or body of water in this State to any other, or from one portion of the State to any
other, or to any other state, any aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of them.
2. The Department shall require an applicant to conduct an investigation to confirm that such an introduction
or removal will not be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of wildlife in this State. Written consent and
approval of the Department may be given only if the results of the investigation prove that the introduction,
removal or importation will not be detrimental to existing aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of
them.
3. The Commission may through appropriate regulation provide for the inspection of such introduced or
removed creatures and the inspection fees therefor.
4. The Commission may adopt regulations to prohibit the importation, transportation or possession of any
species of wildlife which the commission deems to be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of the wildlife in
this State.
5. The provisions of this section do not apply to alternative livestock and products made therefrom.
NAC 503.135 Permit to release wildlife:
1. An application for a permit to release wildlife must be made on a form provided by and available from the
Department at its office in Reno, Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas.
2. An applicant for a permit to release wildlife must include on the application:
(a) The name of the applicant;
(b) The physical and mailing address of his residence;
(c) The telephone number of his residence;
(d) His driver’s license number, if he has been issued a driver’s license;
(e) The name of the owner of the property where the wildlife is to be released;
(f) The address and legal description of the property where the wildlife is to be released;
(g) The species of each type of wildlife and the number of each such type of species to be released.
(h) The purpose for the release;
(i) The date on which the wildlife is to be released;
(j) The location or source from which the applicant has acquired, or will acquire, the wildlife to be
released; and
(k) The applicant’s signature and the date on which he signed the application.
3. If the Department determines, based on its evaluation of the application, that the condition of the wildlife to
be released could pose potential harm to the existing wildlife of this State if released, the Department will
require the applicant to submit to the Department a certificate of health issued by a licensed veterinarian or a
fish pathologist approved by the Department, as appropriate, attesting to the health of the wildlife to be
released.
4. Based on its evaluation of the application for a permit to release wildlife, 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 cancellation of the permit.
WHERE TO SEND APPLICATION AND FEES
An application will be accepted at any Department office, however, as a rule, the application is approved by the
appropriate division (game or fish) in Reno. Address and mail your application to the following Department
office:
For fish and aquatic species:
For birds and terrestrial species:
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Fisheries Division
Game Division
1100 Valley Road
1100 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512
Reno, NV 89512
Phone Numbers:
Western Region (Reno)
(775) 688-1500
Eastern Region (Elko)
(775) 777-2300
Southern Region (Las Vegas)
(702) 486-5127
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