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The current argument in Nevada about whether a Governor should appoint an advocate of "managing" wildlife or an advocate of "saving" wildlife to a State Wildlife Commission is a scenario being replayed all over the nation.  The gross stereotypes and character assassinations are part and parcel of the scenario, and the hidden agendas and distortions of facts present in one article would take pages to decipher.  The following brief explanation is based on 30 plus years with the US Fish & Wildlife Service; nearly ten years of writing and speaking about such matters, and two appearances before the US House of Representatives' Natural Resources Committee concerning the theft of $45 to $60 Million by the US Fish & Wildlife Service from the hunting and fishing excise taxes that, by law, could only be used for state fish and wildlife programs.

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LAS VEGAS HAS MANY PROPOSED NEW HOTELS AND THE POPULATION WILL
CONTINUE TO GROW. DESALIZINATION PLANTS FOR WATER FROM THE PACIFIC
OCEAN ARE THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR THE CONTINUED FUTURE OF LAS VEGAS
& CLARK COUNTY. SNWA (SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY) HAS
ALREADY ALLOTED THREE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE LINCOLN
COUNTY PIPELINE TO RURAL NEVADA. THAT MONEY IS BEST SPENT INSTEAD ON
DESALIZINATION TO SECURE THE WATER FOR LAS VEGAS.  DUE TO GLOBAL
WARMING THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS INCREASING IN SIZE LUCKILY FOR US.
THE SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY(SNWA) NEEDS TO BE STOPPED
FROM TAKING RURAL NEVADA'S UNDERGROUND WATER.   THERE IS NO SURPLUS
WATER THERE AND IT IS NOT RENEWABLE AS THEY CONTEND DUE TO THE
DROUGHT. THIS PROPOSAL WOULD DEVASTATE THE AREA!
THE PROPOSED LINCOLN COUNTY PIPELINE IS A LOOMING ENVIROMENTAL
DISASTER OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS:
1.  IT WOULD TURN THE AREA INTO A DUST BOWL AND DESTROY THE LIVELY-
HOOD AND RURAL ECONOMY OF RANCHERS AND PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE
TO LIVE THERE.
2.  NEVADA HAS BEEN IN A DROUGHT FOR OVER 10 YEARS. IN THE RURAL
AREAS OF NEVADA, THE WATER LEVELS OF SPRINGS AND PONDS HAVE
DROPPED DRAMATICALLY AND IN SOME CASES HAVE ALL TOGETHER
DISAPPEARED.
3.  THE WILDLIFE, ELK, WILDHORSES, DEER, ANTELOPE, TURKEY, CHUKAR
MIGRATORY BIRDS ETC. ALL RELY ON THE NATURAL WATER. WITHOUT
WATER THEY WILL DIE. THE HUNTING, FISHING AND CAMPING AREAS
WE ALL USE WOULD BE LOST.
4.  THE LINCOLN COUNTY CONSERVATION RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT
ACT OF 2004, REPRESENTS THE LARGEST WILDERNESS BILL IN THE
HISTORY OF NEVADA TO PRESERVE THE STATES RICH NATURAL HERITAGE.
THE PROPOSED LINCOLN PIPELINE WOULD RUIN THE AREA AND GOES
AGAINST WHAT THIS ACT PROTECTS.
5.   THE WHITE PINE COUNTY CONSERVATION RECREATION AND
DEVELOPMENT ACTS PROTECTIONS ARE ALSO IN PERIL, SINCE SNWA
IS PROPOSING TO ALSO TAKE WATER FROM THERE.
6.   RECENTLY, WELLS, NEVADA SUFFERED AN EARTHQUAKE OF A 6.3
MAGNITUDE.   MANY PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT NEVADA RANKS 3RD
AS A STATE IN SEISMIC ACTIVITY. THE REMOVAL OF GROUND WATER IN


A SEISMIC AREA CAN CAUSE SUBSIDENCE INDUCED EARTHQUAKES.
SO THIS IS ANOTHER CONCERN FOR THE REGION.
IN FEBRUARY A HEARING WAS HELD IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS WHERE
A MULTITUDE OF ORAL PROTESTS AND SINCE ALSO WRITTEN OBJECTIONS
HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE STATE WATER ENGINEER, TRACY TAYLOR TELLING
HIM TO NOT APPROVE THE WATER RIGHT APPLICATIONS BEFORE HIM FOR
CAVE VALLEY.DRY LAKE AND DELAMAR VALLEY.
THE PROPOSED LINCOLN COUNTY PIPELINE BY SOUTHERN NEVADA
WATER AUTHORITY NEEDS TO BE SCRAPPED ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE
ARE IMMEDIATE REMEDIES TO HELP CLARK COUNTY'S WATER NEEDS
THAT HAVE NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED:
1.  REUSE RECLAIM WATER SO IT CAN BE USED TO WATER ALL PARKS,
GOLF COURSES, LOCAL AND STATE BUILDING LANDSCAPING, USE IN
CONSTRUCTION WATER TRUCKS OR DUST CONTROL ETC. INSTEAD
OF FRESH WATER.
2.  POOL COVERS FOR WATER EVAPORATION LOSS THROUGHOUT
CLARK COUNTY. WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND POOLS IT
WILL ADD UP TO A SIGNIfCANT SAVINGS OF OUR EXISTING PRECIOUS
WATER.
LAKE MEAD COULD DRY UP BY THE YEAR 2021 IF DESALIZINATION
ISN'T STARTED NOW!    IT IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. IF WE ALL WANT TO
CONTINUE TO LIVE HERE EVERYONE HAS TO HELP IN SAVING WATER
WHERE POSSIBLE AND IN GETTING THE FUTURE WATER THE RIGHT WAY
AND NOT THE ECOLOGICALLY DEVASTING PROPOSED LINCOLN PIPEUNE.
VIEW A GREAT VIDEO JUST BROADCASTED ON THE RELATED ISSUE AT
WWW.WEATHERCHANNNEL.COM THEN GO TO FORECAST EARTH TV VIDEO
FEB. 23RD & 24TH "PHOENIX AND LAS VEGAS COULD LOSE LAKE MEAD".
WRITE, E-MAIL, CALL OUR WASHINGTON, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE,
GOVERNOR AND STATE ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVES.
EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER.
TO KEEP UPDATED ON THE PROPOSED PIPELINE FIGHT GO TO WWW.
GREATBASINWATERNETWORK.COM.
THANKS, "PANACA" PAT                 E-MAIL  - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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You heard it first in HUNTER'S ALERT

 

The regional director of Ducks Unlimited for Nevada/Arizona, Shay Byars, has been charged with illegally shooting a swan in a closed area not open to swan hunting at Ruby Marshes in Elko County, after an inquiry into the incident was expressed by HUNTER'S ALERT.

The incident was witnessed by an informer. The suspect fled the scene of the shooting and upon questioning, has denied any role in the incident.

According to Ducks Unlimited, he has been fired from his job because of the way he mishandled the situation. He reportedly lived in Henderson, Nevada and since has left the state, possibly relocating to Florida or Georgia. Since at this time, he has not been located, no citation has been issued to him. Nevada Department of Wildlife law enforcement is attempting to locate him. Anyone knowing his whereabouts can contact NDOW law enforcement or Secret Witness.

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Dear Mr. Vasconi:

You have made several unqualified statements in Nevada news publications that stand to do much harm to the livestock and wool growers throughout this state.

 

I dispute your statements in The Nevada Rancher, January 2008 regarding bighorn sheep decline. You   cite "two primary factors that caused the decline.  One was the influx of miners who found the sheep to be easy prey and who also drained their water supplies."  "The other reason was the vast array of ranchers that had domestic sheep.  There's no immune system in our wild sheep.  Many were lost by diseases from domestic sheep."

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Ken Mayer and Russ Mason:  Question to both of you!

Do both of you support your NDOW subalterns' opinions and statements in this recent article or not?   I personally spent 25 minutes in your office on Feb 9th 2007, 10am explaining to you Ken Mayer that I personally would not let you get away with this style of propaganda in the NV news media.

Second question:  Who runs NDOW, you or Mike Cox?  I specifically told you that I would consider anything that was printed in the news by any of your employees as though it had your approval and SIGNATURE on it.  Did I not say this to your face across your desk, Ken?

As for you Russ Mason, I sent you an email informing you that I remained quiet at the Nov 2nd and 3rd 2007 commission meeting out of courtesy to you and the Department but would not necessarily be silent in the future.

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Two recent news articles described Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) efforts to transplant bighorn sheep from one mountain range to another.  The Fallon newspaper (Lahontan Valley News, December 20, 2007) printed a story about transplanting bighorn sheep from Churchill County to Mount Grant in Mineral County. In January 2008, the Nevada Rancher news magazine printed a story circulated by the Associated Press about transplanting bighorn sheep from both the River Mountains and Muddy Mountains in Clark County to the Delamar Range in Lincoln County.
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The problem here in Idaho is the same as Nevada and most other western states I have hunted in. Lots of talk but nothing generally gets done to actually increase game numbers. Here are some suggestions, which probably won’t get implemented to rectify the problem.

 

Mule deer draft plan management goals

 

In this entry I will be referring to management goals by number and give opinions on sample strategies.

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We're gathered here today to mourn the passing of our once great figurehead, the beloved Nevada mule deer herd.  It saddens many of us to witness the passing of such a great icon.  The mule deer has enriched our Nevada heritage and bonded us together for generations.  With its passing a special part of each of us is also passing into the hereafter. 
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A rebuttal to Dave Rice's article which appeared in the Reno Gazette Journal, January 25, 2008

I read with interest your article in the Reno Gazette Journal, January 25, 2008, concerning Nevada's declining deer population. 

I do not know whom the NDOW expert, Biologist Mike Cox is, but he is a long way from knowing or telling the "real story" of what went on during the big deer years in Nevada. If he thinks that the main reason for the decline of Nevada deer herds is the overall condition of habitat, he either does not know what he is talking about or he is creating "smoke and mirrors" for NDOW.

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"We have got to get more kids involved in hunting." This is a saying that you have heard many times in recent years. Recent data from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that hunter numbers in the United States declined 10 % between 1996 and 2006. This statistic points out a need for us to act now to stem this decline of young hunters.

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