We need ALL Nevada sporting families to attend a criticial meeting Saturday, April 5th, 12:00pm in the Commissioner's chambers (500 S Grand Central Pkwy)
***** Statewide Sportsman’s Alert******
Take a deep breath….we are being shelled on by activists that want our heritage and lore to
die. Let me say it again….Activist and law makers want our heritage and lore to die!
Our brethren trappers are fighting the battle now with very little support of the masses of
sportsmen in this state. Remember how you got that knot in your stomach when you went
to your sporting goods to buy ammo and the shelves were bare? Well the trappers are in
that boat now. It’s true they can buy all the traps they want and all the supplies to go with
it but now there is a big attempt to regulate them in a manner that they will quit trapping.
How would you feel if all of a sudden you were told you can only keep your fishing line in the
water for 5 minutes in and then 5 minutes out? Sounds ridiculous huh? Or perhaps you can
only use a .410 shotgun to hunt geese. You would get so dejected that you would probably
stop fishing or goose hunting just because of the regulations. This is exactly what’s happening
to the trappers. They are being told to go from 96 hour visitation check to 24 hour visitation
check, all with no data or criteria being presented. What does that mean to us non trappers?
Well to start with if no coyotes or bobcats are trapped then they will have free will on preying
on our deer, antelope, sheep, upland game population etc. If you think our game animal
population is below your expectations then this will only make it worse. This is the same
rationale as lowering a magazine capacity in hope of curtailing gun violence. I know the people
reading this are smart enough to see the future if this passes. I for one would rather fight the
regulation than hope that someone in the future will change it back. We need to have over
200 sportsman show up in Las Vegas on April 5 to tell the commission to keep the regulation
as it is now…after all it has served us all well for over forty years.
What’s next???? Outlawing having coyote calling events, not being able to use dogs for
hunting or perhaps not being able to use a bow? Now ask yourself…..at what point do I need
to start taking a stand?
See you April 5th in Las Vegas 12 noon in the commissioners’ chambers at 500 Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas Nevada