Nonresidents Nabbed For Obtaining Resident Licenses

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An investigation by the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW) has resulted in three California hunters paying stiff penalties for their roles in obtaining Nevada resident hunting licenses and trying to obtain resident tags for hunting deer.

Fred Henson, NDOW game warden, said the hunters purchased resident hunting licenses in April 2001 in Las Vegas. The trio then applied for Nevada deer tags, but were unsuccessful in obtaining the tags during that year?s tag drawing. During the same year, the hunters applied for resident deer tags in California and were successful in obtaining them.

Following an investigation, charges were filed against them in June 2002 in Clark County Justice Court. In a plea agreement, one of the hunters was fined $1,000 while the other two each agreed to make $1,500 donations to NDOW's Operation Game Thief program. Henson said the investigation was undertaken as a result of information that was provided from the store that sold the licenses.