2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 501 - Administration and Enforcement
NRS 501.3855 - Civil penalties.


NV Rev Stat § 501.3855 (2013) What's This?

1. In addition to the penalties provided for the violation of any of the provisions of this title, every person who:

(a) Unlawfully kills or possesses a trophy big game mammal is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $5,000 nor more than $30,000; or

(b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a), unlawfully kills or possesses a big game mammal, moose, bobcat, swan or eagle is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $250 but less than $5,000.

2. For the unlawful killing or possession of fish or wildlife not included in subsection 1, a person is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000.

3. For hunting, fishing or trapping without a valid license, tag or permit, a person is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $50 nor more than the amount of the fee for the license, tag or permit required for the activity in which the person engaged.

4. Every court, before whom a defendant is convicted of unlawfully killing or possessing any wildlife, shall order the defendant to pay the civil penalty in the amount stated in this section for each mammal, bird or fish unlawfully killed or possessed. The court shall fix the manner and time of payment.

5. The Department may attempt to collect all penalties and installments that are in default in any manner provided by law for the enforcement of a judgment.

6. If a person who is ordered to pay a civil penalty pursuant to this section fails to do so within 90 days after the date set forth in the order, the Department may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew any license, tag, permit, certificate or other document or privilege otherwise available to the person pursuant to this title or chapter 488 of NRS.

7. Each court that receives money pursuant to the provisions of this section shall forthwith remit the money to the Department which shall deposit the money with the State Treasurer for credit to the Wildlife Fund Account in the State General Fund.

8. As used in this section, trophy big game mammal means a mule deer with an outside antler measurement of at least 24 inches, a bighorn sheep of any species with at least one horn exceeding a half curl, a Rocky Mountain elk with at least six antler points on one antler, a pronghorn antelope with at least one horn which is more than 14 inches in length, a mountain goat or a black bear. As used in this subsection:

(a) Antler means any bony growth originating from the pedicle portion of the skull of a big game mammal that is annually cast and regenerated as part of the annual life cycle of the big game mammal.

(b) Antler point means a projection which is at least 1 inch in length with the length exceeding the width of its base, excluding the first point on the main beam commonly known as the eye guard on mule deer.

(c) Horn exceeding a half curl means a horn tip that has grown at least through 180 degrees of a circle determined by establishing a parallel reference line from the base of the horn and measuring the horn tip to determine whether the horn tip has grown at least to the projection of the reference line.

(d) Outside antler measurement means the perpendicular measurement at right angles to the center line of the skull of a deer at the widest point between the main antler beams or the antler points off the main antler beams.

(Added to NRS by 1981, 541; A 1989, 1777; 1991, 261; 1993, 1659; 2003, 1529, 2539; 2011, 1346, 3149)

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