Tuesday, 27 February 2007 10:50

Can’t draw a sheep tag?

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As our state continues to grow, there is a very good possibility that many Nevada residents will never draw a sheep tag in their lifetime. That’s a very discouraging thought to many Nevada hunters. This sad fact is a simple matter of supply and demand.

Last year, your chance of drawing a desert bighorn sheep tag was 48 to 1. A California bighorn sheep tag was 137 to 1. A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep tag was 829 to 1. In other words, theoretically if you apply for a Rocky Mountain sheep tag you would be successful one time in 829 years.

You must be 12 years old to hunt big game in our state. Add that on to 48 years on the average to draw a desert bighorn sheep tag and it means you will draw one tag in your first 60 years of life. There will be people who will draw multiple sheep tags during this 48 year period. Is this fair? Absolutely not.

Currently there are 12 states that have sheep hunts. Seven of them have one sheep in a lifetime which is the majority of the western states. Assembly bill 111 (AB111) will make Nevada like the majority of the western states. However, if you harvest a sheep of one species, you are still eligible to apply for the other two. If you don’t harvest a sheep, you are still eligible to apply again in five years as the law stands currently.

This bill is not retroactive and does not affect bonus points. There are people who will oppose this bill and there is a word to describe them, "selfishness". They are only thinking of themselves, not their children or grandchildren.

It’s time for you to get involved. Call, write or e-mail the following people to voice your opinion. Tell them how many years you have waited to draw a tag and you want AB111 passed.

If you choose to write, the address is: Nevada Assembly, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701

 

All phone numbers below us area code 775, prefix 684; from the Las Vegas area call, 486-2626; for all other Nevada areas, call toll-free number 1-800-978-2878 or 1-800-995-9080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining Committee

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Jerry Claborn, Chairman

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