AB345 http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Reports/history.cfm?ID=781 has had some changes to it in the past couple of days. We wanted to inform you of the latest revision to the language of the bill. Assemblyman David Bobzien has been hearing concerns questioning the language of this bill. Mainly regarding the role of science in section 1 of the bill. He will be pursuing a floor amendment tomorrow prior to the bil's final vote in the Assembly. Specifically, the bill will be amended to say:
April 16, 2013
URGENT - Call Your Senators Now!
Today, starting at 4 p.m., the U.S. Senate will be voting on several measures that would affect the firearms and ammunition industry. Please call your senators NOW and tell them to vote with the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s position on today’s amendments. Our positions are:
Now is the time to call your U.S. senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to support your Second Amendment rights and jobs in your state!
Find your elected officials here.
Visit NSSF's Legislative Action Center
It may be windy- but they are still catching fish!! See the report below....
LAKE MEAD – Anglers have been deterred by windy weather conditions this past week. For those venturing out, fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass has been good. Anglers have found success with crankbaits or plastic worms. The Nevada Striper Club had their monthly tournament last weekend and members found the area between Gypsum and Government Wash to be a prime spot. Cut anchovies and 1/16-ounce jig heads produced fish. Drop the line to the bottom and bring it up. Best fishing has been early in the morning and just after sunset.
LAKE MOHAVE – High winds gusting to speeds of 68 miles an hour have kept many anglers away. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout at Willow Beach has been good. Smallmouth bass continue to provide anglers a good day on the water.
LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Though the NDOW seasonal trout plants ended in March, fishing for stocked rainbows continues to be good at most ponds. This week marks the start of the agency’s annual catfish plants, which will continue monthly through the summer with the exception of late July and August as water temperatures are too high during that time. Despite windy conditions, a group of anglers at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs caught several nice rainbows using yellow Berkley Power Eggs.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Cold Springs and Haymeadow are giving up stocked rainbows and largemouth bass have shown signs of life. Anglers throwing flies and spinners are catching trout measuring from 12 to 16 inches at Dacey. Bass and trout are both taking baits at Adams-McGill Reservoir. Currently there is no running water at the campground.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – The action has been excellent this past week with most anglers limiting out within a few hours from both boats and the shore. Most fish are in the 12- to 15-inch range. Red and white spinning lures and silver spoons have been particularly productive. The campground facilities and the fish cleaning station are scheduled to be open by April 22.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – Rainbow trout have been cooperative and biting well on Rapala fish imitations or night crawlers. Largemouth bass are also showing up in creels, though most have been the smaller size classes.
Survey: Public Approval of Hunting Highest Since 1995
NSSF reports that a new survey shows 79 percent of the American public approve of hunting. This marks the highest level of support for hunting since 1995, according to data compiled by Responsive Management, an independent research firm.
The nationwide scientific survey showed the public’s approval of hunting rose five points in the past year, up from 74 percent in 2011. The survey, conducted in February 2013 using random digit dialing and supplemental cellular telephone sampling, was the fifth in a series of similar surveys by Responsive Management to track trends in public approval of hunting since 1995.
Support for hunting has remained generally consistent during this time–73 percent in 1995; 75 percent in 2003; 78 percent in 2006; 74 percent in 2011; and a peak of 79 percent in 2013.
Mark Damian Duda, executive director of Responsive Management, is still looking at survey results to better understand why approval has increased. Said Duda, “Approval of hunting among Americans is fairly stable and bounces between 73 and 79 percent. The reasons for this increase are still unclear, but it is probably related to the increase in hunting and shooting participation.
Added Duda, “Since 2006, hunting participation has increased by 9 percent while shooting participation has increased 18 percent since 2009. Other studies we have conducted on public opinion on hunting show that the strongest correlation for approval of hunting is knowing a hunter–over and above demographic variables or anything else. With the increased number of hunters in the field and sport shooters at the range, it is possible that this is being reflected in this uptick in support for hunting.”
One thousand Americans 18 years old and older were surveyed to achieve a sampling error of plus or minus 3.00 percentage points. More than half (52%) of those surveyed strongly approved of hunting. At the other end of the spectrum, 12 percent of Americans disapprove of hunting. Another 8 percent neither approve nor disapprove (total does not equal 100% due to rounding).
Responsive Management specializes in public opinion research on natural resource and outdoor recreation issues.
Please click on the link below.
Enter bill SB277, click that you are AGAINST this bill, put your contact information below and click submit. That's all! Fast, easy, and effective!
Original Bill Summary: Revises provisions relating to firearms. (BDR 15-923)
Current Bill Title: AN ACT relating to firearms; prohibiting the sale or disposal of a firearm or ammunition to certain persons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Bill Amendment Dates: No Amendments
For Immediate Release: Contact:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Mary-Sarah Kinner
SANDOVAL APPOINTS TONY WASLEY AS NDOW DIRECTOR
CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Tony Wasley as Director, Nevada Department of Wildlife.
“Tony’s reputation for a science-based management approach and his experience collaborating with private, non-profit, local, state and federal partners will be invaluable to the department,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Tony has an acute understanding of the significant challenges of wildlife management in Nevada and I am pleased that he has agreed to serve the state in this manner.”
Wasley, who has worked for NDOW for the last 16 years, is a graduate of California State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Wildlife Management. Wasley earned his M.S. at Idaho State University in Biology. During his time at the Department, Tony has managed statewide game programs, worked as an area biologist, and participated in research, restoration, enhancement and protection projects for species such as the sage-grouse, mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep. He is a member of The Wildlife Society, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited.
Wasley has been a guest lecturer at University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College in Elko, covering a wide range of natural resource topics including wildlife ecology, geographic information systems, and population genetics. Over the past 22 years, he has conducted and assisted with research in Nevada, Alaska, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Minnesota, Kansas and Arizona. He has had works published in the Journal of Mammalogy and made numerous presentations at Annual Conferences of the Wildlife Society.
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Are you the type of hunter who would hate the opportunity to hunt one of four premium big game species (antelope, elk, mule
deer or Nelson (desert) bighorn) anywhere in the state where there is an established season for that species? Then the Silver State tag probably isn't for you:)
But if you would enjoy that opportunity- then click on the attached document for details!
Important facts about the Silver State Tag:
The Silver State Tag draw is open to both resident
and nonresident hunters who are eligible to hunt big game, even those who are
fulfilling waiting period requirements for the species available. However, if
an applicant is in a waiting period he is only eligible to apply for the Silver
State Tag for that species. If he is not in a waiting period, an applicant
could apply for a Silver State Tag, a regular big game tag and a Partnership in
Wildlife tag all in the same year. But once an applicant is awarded a tag his
application will not be considered in subsequent drawings for the same species
in that year. With the exception of tags for certain depredation hunts, a
hunter may obtain only one tag per species per year.
You read it right! For more information read the attached letter from NDOW
Getting Your Application in Early Could Win You $1,000
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) wants to remind sportsmen to get their applications in early for this year’s big game draw. Hunters who apply early online will be entered into a drawing to receive a $1,000 gift certificate.
System’s Consultants, NDOW's contractor for the big game tag draw process, is sponsoring the early application incentive for the 2013 big game tag draw. The winner will get to pick what store the certificate is to: Cabela's, Scheels or Bass Pro.
Please read the attached application for more information and details- good luck!!
Please see the letter below from Larry Johnson, the President of the Nevada Coalition for Wildlife (the Northern counterpart to our organization here in Southern Nevada) regarding SB134.
March 18, 2013
Senate Bill 134 (SB 134) will have a hearing in the Senate Natural Resource Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. The bill requires all guzzlers apply for water rights from the State Engineer and makes other provisions for fencing and maintenance requirements. Previous rulings from both the State Engineer and the Attorney General conclude water rights are unnecessary.
This bill takes its origin from the past dysfunctional State Department of Agriculture Board which was monopolized by radical members. Sound familiar? The past Ag Board wanted veto power over all big game reintroductions and guzzler projects. Unfortunately there remains a small faction of ranchers that still believe they have total control over all public land. One representative testified in front of the Wildlife Commission a few years ago that the rancher holding a grazing permit must be compensated monetarily any time a big game reintroduction was made and, if not, they would sue!
Luckily, most ranchers believe in multiple use of public lands, and value wildlife. We should have much more in common with ranchers than we have conflict since we all use and love the land and its resources.
Please call or email members of the Senate Natural Resource Committee in opposition to SB 134.
To email the Senate Natural Resource Committee:
To Telephone the Legislative Message Center to Contact a Legislator:
684-6789 (from Reno/Carson City area)
486-2626 (from Las Vegas area)
(800) 995-9080 (from other areas in Nevada)
Larry J. Johnson, President
Nevada: Pro-Gun Groups Not Invited to Speak at Gun Control Hearing
Contact your state Senator Immediately
State Senator Tick Segerblom (D-3) has scheduled an informational hearing on gun control tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This hearing will take place at 9:00 a.m. in room 1214 of the Legislative Building in Carson City, located at 401 South Carson Street. It will also be video-conferenced to room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas, located at 555 East Washington Avenue.
The committee hearing agenda includes:
Ken Furlong, Carson City Sheriff – I-HOP Tragedy
Nicolas Anthony – Overview of Nevada Law Relating to Firearms
John Griffin, National Center for State Legislatures
Lindsay Nichols – Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Julie Butler – Department of Public Safety, Records and Technology Division
Also, please contact your state Senator and let him or her know that it is important that your views are represented before the state legislature. You can contact your state Senator here.
While NRA representatives were not invited to speak, public comment will be allowed at tomorrow’s hearing. It is critical that you attend this hearing tomorrow at the Carson City or Las Vegas location and speak in support of the Second Amendment and in opposition to restrictions on our gun rights. Your voice could make the difference.
- Four local schools on lockdown involving a bobcat
- SB 221 Mandatory Background Checks for Firearms (Mental Health)
- SB213, SJR7 and SB82
- SJR1 Wild Horses and Burros
- Coyote Dangers in Las Vegas
- The Sporting Families Protection Act SJR7
- Secure our right to hunt, trap and fish in Nevada
- Nevada Bill Would Allow Campus Concealed Carry
- Environmental, animal welfare groups move to ban lead bullets for all hunting in California
- Great Article about the Coalition in the LV Review Journal!
- Backcountry Conservation
- Governor Appoints Interim NDOW Director
- 2013 Leglislative Luncheon in Carson City was a success for the Coalition
- Nevada Announces Sage Grouse Team Members
- A good read about the underlying truth about mental conflicts with firearms
- Channel 13 coverage of the February Wildlife Commission meeting
- Anti-Hunting groups propose Senate Bill 82-Prohibits the Board of Wildlife Commissioners from authorizing the hunting of black bears
- North American Wildlife Conservation Model
- Las Vegas Relaxes Gun Ban in Parks
- Good news: Wildlife populations in the US have increased Bad News: All these animals are now our neighbors
- Today's arrest of Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter by authorities at O'Hare International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag is a revealing look at the hypocrisy of anti-gunners
- Major Hunting Conflict of Interest! Please read...
- New book put out by the Arizona Game and Fish Department regarding small game
- Metro Police Kill Coyote near Elementary School
- Sportsmans Bill of 2012 doesn't pass in Congress