Skip to comments.Nevada Department of Wildlife to Consider Ban on Hunting Bear with Dogs
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
Jeremy Drew, Vice Chairman
I thought Sandoval was some kind of Tea party or libertarian type.
Doesn’t laws like this lead to baiting bears?
I’ve never seen a bear with dogs. Do they need a leash?
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.)
Don’t matter who drank it. Shoot ‘em. Season or no, son or no.
SAVE A BEAR - HUNT LIBERALS
It couldn’t hurt, and it might help. And, it would be so much fun.
If one of those dogs gets overfed, would you then say that the Plott has thickened?
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.
Hunting beer with dogs?
In my day we would hit the bars, drink lots of beer, and then go looking to score with a dog.
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.
BTW, I’d just thought I’d mention that bear meat, properly prepared, is some mighty good eating.
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.
“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.
If you’re looking for excitement try wild hog hunting with a knife. You can even use dogs to help corner the hogs.
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.
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!
I perfer a good boar spear over a knife. Maybe when I was a lot younger and faster,
“I thought Sandoval was some kind of Tea party or libertarian type.”
Nah, at 2am all you can find are foxes.