Urgent Alert to All Nevada Residents:
June 3, 2013, Senate Bill 221 passed out of the Assembly, and it is now making its way to Governor Sandoval’s desk where he has 5 days to veto it. This legislation if passed could have long term negative effects against those who hunt and those who are firearms owners. Please call the governor’s office today and ask that he Veto S.B. 221. You can reach the governor’s office by calling (775) 684-5670.
S.B. 221 calls for all private party transfers (absent a few exemptions) to be conducted through a licensed dealer. To conduct a private party transfer both parties must jointly appear at the dealer and the dealer must comply with state and federal requirements as though he were transferring a firearm from his own inventory. Please call the governor’s office today and ask that he Veto S.B. 221. You can reach the governor’s office by calling (775) 684-5670.
The background check inquiry for private party transfers will be made directly to federal NICS system as opposed to regular dealer transfers that are conducted through Nevada's point of contact, the Department of Public Safety, thus overriding the state’s own laws to prevent federal overreach on firearm ownership by Nev. citizens. The reason for the discrepancy in background check inquiries is due to the fee ($25 for background check) assessed by DPS which would require a 2/3s vote for passage. By utilizing the free NICS system the legislature is attempting to circumvent Nevada’s constitutional 2/3s vote requirement for raising taxes. Instead the bill allows a dealer to charge a higher fee than a regular background check ($30 maximum). A person who fails to comply with the background check requirement is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and prohibited from possessing a firearm for a period of 2 years. A second or subsequent offense is a felony. There are “exemptions” to this bill which appear to accommodate common shooting and hunting activities. However these “exemptions” fail to cover all of the possible temporary transfers of firearms, thus leaving legitimate hunters and target shooters subject to criminal sanctions for simply donating a firearm to for a chapter banquet or lending a hunting rifle to a friend who has the wrong license. Please call the governor’s office today and ask that he stand up for hunters and Veto S.B. 221. You can reach the governor’s office by calling (775) 684-5670.
If you did not draw a big game tag in the recent completed main draw, the Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen there are still tags remaining for the upcoming second draw.
The online application will open at 8 a.m. on June 10. The Wildlife Administrative Services Office will accept applications received through the mail until 5 p.m. and through the internet until 11 p.m. on June 25. Applications may be submitted online at huntnevada.com or by mail to Wildlife Administrative Services Office, PO Box 1345, Fallon, Nevada 89407-1345.
Many of these remaining tags are available to both resident and nonresident hunters. For the full article and list of available tags please click the attachment.
For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2013
Contact - Don Turner: 702-373-5935
CARSON CITY, NV – The Nevada Firearms Coalition announced Sunday that they will continue to oppose New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to force the passage of Senate Bill 221 through the Nevada Legislature.
“Bloomberg is a bully,” said Don Turner, President of the Nevada Firearms Coalition. “It tells you exactly how much support there is for SB221 when Bloomberg needs to hire more than 10 lobbyists, two who work for his New York Mayor’s office, to buy Nevada Democrats’ support of this bill. It is an affront to Nevada Citizens and to our elected officials that he uses his out of state money and his NYC position to negatively impact our rights.”
Bloomberg claims to speak for Nevada Mayors; however, only two mayors and Nevada’s Attorney General are members of his organization. AG Catherine Cortez Masto announced her support of Bloomberg’s bill last week.
“It is appalling that Bloomberg’s lobbyists would try to hide from Nevada that they work for Bloomberg in New York City,” Turner said. “When it was reported that they had New York City email addresses, the emails were immediately removed from the Nevada Legislature lobbyist list.”
It's warmer boating weather and time to head to the water! NDOW is providing four new decontamination stations scheduled to open this Memorial Day weekend.
The four stations are located at Lahontan Reservoir (Silver Spring State Park entrance and near the dam area off U.S. 50), Rye Patch Reservoir (at the park boat ramp area on the west side of the lake) and Wildhorse Reservoir at the Wildhorse Resort: less than one mile south of the reservoir.
Decontamination and inspections will be free of charge due to federal grants and the implementation of Nevada’s new AIS prevention decal.
Boaters are advised to come early and expect slight launch delays for the inspections. The inspection process will proceed faster if vessels come completely CLEAN, DRAINED AND DRY (no water in the bilge, drains, etc.)
For more information on the threat of aquatic invasive species, CLEAN, DRAIN, AND DRY or the new AIS Decal program, visit ndow.org.
The Southern Nevada Coalition for Wildlife is forwarding this important message from the Nevada Firearms Coalition
GUN RIGHTS ALERT
NEVADA FIREARMS COALITION
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW!
FORWARD TO YOUR CONTACT LISTS
CALL AND E-MAIL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES
POST YOUR OPINION ON-LINE
NVFAC STRONGLY SUPPORTS SB76
SB76 would allow one gun carry (CFP) certification. This bill passed from the Senate unanimously but hasn’t received a hearing in Assembly Judiciary. We need your help to ask Chairman Frierson to schedule a hearing AND a work session for SB76. Please contact Chairman Frierson and ask him to schedule SB76.
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW!!!
Contact Committee Members
Jason Frierson - Chair
Toll Free: 800-978-2878,
Northern Nevada 775-684-6800, 775-684-6789
Southern Nevada 702-486-2626
Toll Free Fax: 866-543-9941
Nevada residents who want to have a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) as a pet will be limited to a single animal
beginning May 1, 2013. This new restriction was put into place when the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners
voted to approve Commission General Regulation 426 as a step toward reducing the over breeding of pet desert tortoises.
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Click below for an amazing story about a man that purchased a knife at a Smith's grocery store in Salt Lake and then started using the weapon to hurt shoppers. A man carrying a gun stopped the madness before more people could be harmed! Click on the link below for the story and video coverage.
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.
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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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