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Nevada Department of Wildlife to Consider Ban on Hunting Bear with Dogs
NRA-ILA ^ | December 4, 2012 | NA

Posted on 12/04/2012 11:02:54 PM PST by neverdem

In a move to more closely mirror California's anti-hunting environment, the Nevada Department of Wildlife will be hearing a petition to ban the use of hounds by hunters when bear hunting. This proposal will be considered by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NVBWC) at its meeting in Reno this Saturday, December 8. Their agenda and guidelines for public comment can be viewed here[PDF] (petition details are under 17 and guidelines are under 22).

Hunting with dogs is a tradition that continues across the country. Many dog breeds with select characteristics for hunting can be traced back for thousands of years. Seventeen states allow bear hunting with dogs. The use of hounds for hunting has never been shown to have an adverse impact on wildlife numbers. Biologists and other wildlife experts determine regulations and bag limits, just as they do with other hunting seasons.

The list of advocates for this petition reads like a who's who of “animal rights”/anti-hunting extremists, including the Humane Society of the United States, No Bear Hunt NV, Nevada Political Action for Animals, The Bear League and the American Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals based in northern California. Emboldened by the total ban on the use of hounds for hunting in California earlier this year, it has been a long-held mission for these groups to ban the hunting of bear altogether and this is the first step toward that end. Additionally, as we previously reported, Governor Brian Sandoval recently appointed anti-hunting activist, Karen Layne, to the NVBWC.

The NVBWC is responsible for establishing broad policy, setting annual and permanent regulations, reviewing budgets and receiving input on wildlife and boating matters from entities such as the seventeen county advisory boards to manage wildlife.

Please attend this commission meeting on Saturday and respectfully express your opposition to this petition. This meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday at 1100 Valley Road in Reno. Public comment will be allowed on each action item and is limited to three minutes. Also, please contact commission members in opposition to this petition. The commission members’ contact information is provided below.

Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners:

Jack Robb, Chairman

(775) 848-3637

jrobb@pacificmeters.com

Jeremy Drew, Vice Chairman

(775) 843-9109

fshngme@aol.com

Karen Layne

(702) 354-8911

klayne@cox.net

David McNinch

(775) 747-7545

davidmcninch@att.net

Peter Mori

(775) 340-5704

pmori9@hotmail.com

Michael McBeath

(702) 401-1848

michaelkmcbeath@cox.net

Scott Raine

(775) 318-0506

scott@scottraine.com

Grant Wallace

(775) 572-3154

nvwildlifecommissioner@gmail.com

Bill Young

(702) 533-4820

bill.young@stationcasinos.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 12/04/2012 11:03:05 PM PST by neverdem
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I thought Sandoval was some kind of Tea party or libertarian type.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 11:13:07 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Doesn’t laws like this lead to baiting bears?


3 posted on 12/04/2012 11:52:13 PM PST by Taxbilly
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To: neverdem

I’ve never seen a bear with dogs. Do they need a leash?


4 posted on 12/05/2012 12:12:40 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

They did that here in CO. Now the bears are everywhere. A bear broke into my friends house in Bailey, CO., and broke into his garage fridge and drank all his beer. (Or maybe it was his teenage son.)


5 posted on 12/05/2012 12:28:04 AM PST by DISCO
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To: DISCO

Don’t matter who drank it. Shoot ‘em. Season or no, son or no.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 12:58:25 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DISCO
Have your buddy buy a Plott.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:08:33 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: neverdem

SAVE A BEAR - HUNT LIBERALS

It couldn’t hurt, and it might help. And, it would be so much fun.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 2:22:57 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Salamander

If one of those dogs gets overfed, would you then say that the Plott has thickened?


9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:25:53 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Salamander

With or without dogs, I can’t understand why people are hunting bear.

It’s cold and thorny and buggy in the woods. They’d be much more comfortable dressed.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 2:51:11 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Hunting beer with dogs?

Very strange.

In my day we would hit the bars, drink lots of beer, and then go looking to score with a dog.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 3:07:57 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: neverdem

Up next: a ban on hunting with live ammunition. The only guns that will be acceptable are the ones that have a little flag that pops out and has the word “BANG!” written on it.

Yeesh.

BTW, I’d just thought I’d mention that bear meat, properly prepared, is some mighty good eating.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 3:56:03 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Salamander
I personally like blue tics and walkers myself plotts are much to aggressive IMHO.

Having ran bears with hounds a lot plotts tend to get beat up more costing huge vet bills.

Bear hunting with hounds is one of the most exciting hunting I do.

These antis are not against hunting with hounds they are against all hunting.

They find the frist issue they can to drive a wedge in and keep pounding away.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 3:59:34 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Fightin Whitey

“Hunting beer with dogs?”

Are you sure that shouldn’t be hunting dogs with beer? I’ve heard the most productive time is around 2am.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:09:09 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: riverrunner

If you’re looking for excitement try wild hog hunting with a knife. You can even use dogs to help corner the hogs.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 5:12:33 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Did that about 3 years ago, I must say it was different and tough on a 62 year old man! Hog’s are about to cover us up down here in TX, my prefered method is with a bow but I’ll take them out anyway I can.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 5:19:37 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: neverdem

Man’s contract with dog came earlier than his contract with government. And if today he were to give up one or the other — it’s no contest!


17 posted on 12/05/2012 5:32:56 AM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: driftdiver

I perfer a good boar spear over a knife. Maybe when I was a lot younger and faster,


18 posted on 12/05/2012 6:00:31 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: neverdem

“I thought Sandoval was some kind of Tea party or libertarian type.”


Just becaue a Republican is “pro-choice” on abortion (such as is the case with Sandoval) doesn’t mean that he’s a libertarian. The way I see it, if someone doesn’t defend the right to life, they are less likely to defend other individual rights.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 6:28:03 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: driftdiver; Fightin Whitey
Are you sure that shouldn’t be hunting dogs with beer? I’ve heard the most productive time is around 2am.

Nah, at 2am all you can find are foxes.

20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:29:49 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: riverrunner
These antis are not against hunting with hounds they are against all hunting.

The Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, is as radical as PETA. I'm not aware of HSUS doing anything to help your local animal shelter. It's opposed to all hunting and fishing just for sport.

21 posted on 12/05/2012 9:23:06 AM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: bigheadfred; driftdiver

Got to wear the special late-night beer goggles though.

Make everything just pitcher-purty.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 11:01:46 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: neverdem

Support the right to arm bears.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 7:12:25 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: Taxbilly

If nothing else it should help prevent frostbite.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 5:55:23 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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