At the February Wildlife Commission meeting in Reno, Chairman Mahlon Brown wondered about the lion population figures. (If there are really that many lions in our state). He told of recently speaking with a group of hunters who came across twelve freshly killed deer. The hunters said that coyotes killed ten of the deer. That brings us to this question. What have NDOW and the Wildlife Commission done about the coyotes?

Published in HA Newsletter 11

Good morning. My name is Cecil Fredi. I am president of HUNTER'S ALERT. What has caused all the furor over the mountain lion? To answer this question, we must start with the very basic question, what is hunting? Hunting exists for one reason: It is the humane way to harvest surplus game birds and animals. If there were no surplus, do we need hunters and hunting? The answer is absolutely not. If you were an anti-hunter, how would you insure that there is no surplus? You would protect predators and let them remove the surplus. That's exactly what the antis are doing to eliminate hunting. Mountain lion protection is a pure and simple anti-hunting measure.

Published in HA Newsletter 11
Thursday, 31 October 1996 17:00

LET'S TELL THE WHOLE STORY

At the January Wildlife Commission meeting, the commissioners heaped praise on NDOW for assembling the "Comprehensive Mountain Lion Management Plan". This draft consists of 114 pages and the majority of this information comes from a study done over a ten year period from approximately 1972 to 1982. At that time it was estimated that there were 792 lions in the state. This study was called 'The Mountain Lion in Nevada" and David Ashman was the chief biologist responsible for this publication. Listed below are some findings of David Ashman's which were not included in NDOW's "Comprehensive Mountain Lion Management Plan" and comments from HUNTER'S ALERT

Published in HA Newsletter 11
Thursday, 31 October 1996 17:00

WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

It started years ago with the direction of Nevada Division of Wildlife. The people of NDOW didn't know where their revenue was being generated. In the Game Division, deer hunters furnished the largest portion of NDOW revenue. Because of mismanagement, they lost 70% of the deer herd by falling to control predators.

Published in HA Newsletter 11
Thursday, 31 October 1996 17:00

HUNTERS AND FISHERMEN, WAKE UP!

Our group has consistently tried to represent hunting and fishing interests in Nevada by attending Wildlife Commission meetings and initiating and supporting legislation in the interests of the thousands of sportsmen in this state. We have even supported legislation to increase the number of sportsmen on the Wildlife Commission and also to have sportsmen on the County Boards decide on who is appointed as a commissioner to represent their interests.

Published in HA Newsletter 11
Wednesday, 31 May 1995 17:00

WHO OPPOSED A.B.307?

This bill was opposed by Nevada Division of Wildlife, the Wildlife Commission, and former Wildlife commissioner Tina Nappe. You remember Tina Nappe. While serving on the Wildlife Commission, she made statements like, "If deer numbers are down, maybe we shouldn't have a deer season." And, "If ducks are hard to recognize, maybe we should open the season at noon." But worst of all was her statement at the February, 1993 Wildlife Commission meeting that "Basically, a lot of people say that the sportsmen pay for this agency (Nevada Division of Wildlife). In effect, they don't. The animals underwrite this agency through their death!" We were very disappointed that the Nevada Division of Wildlife opposed this bill. We thought they worked for the sportsmen. Yet they opposed this bill in spite of the fact that it was strongly supported by every major sportsmen's group in the state.

Published in HA Newsletter 10
Friday, 30 September 1994 17:00

State hunting: Past, present,—future!

Sept. 1 is coming up quickly. This date has always been greatly anticipated by area hunters. It's the opening day of dove season, the start of fall hunting. Times change; my hunter instinct has mellowed with age, but my son's are just budding. My oldest boy will experience his first Nevada deer hunt this season. He will be the fifth generation of his family to hunt here; his great-great grandfather lived and hunted in Lincoln County in the 1870's.

Published in HA Newsletter 08
Friday, 30 September 1994 17:00

FEAR OF REPRISAL

Many guides have come forth acknowledging what a serious predator problem we have in our state but they were reluctant to put it in writing because of fear of reprisal from NDOW. Doesn't that bring to mind visions of World War II Nazi SS troops who persecuted people for speaking out against their government? We have secured statements from some of these guides with the promise that we will not use their names for fear of reprisal. We will call them Guides A, B and C. Below are their stories.

Published in HA Newsletter 08
Friday, 30 September 1994 17:00

GOVERNOR MILLER, YOU HAVE FAILED!

Many organizations like the labor unions and the teachers unions grade our elected officials. HUNTER'S ALERT would like to grade Governor Miller on his effectiveness in office. For the sportsmen in our state, your grade is "F". You have failed them miserably.

Published in HA Newsletter 08

"This is the unedited reality of what coyotes do to sheep or deer. It's no wonder our deer herds are decreasing. The above doe was killed by four coyotes. Her front shoulder was partially eaten and one unborn fawn was eaten." Note the other unborn fawn. Now do you see why we need predator control? Photo courtesy of Craig O'Gorman who has many more like this one! Of course, NDOW administrator Molini says we do not have a predator problem in our state."

Published in HA Newsletter 07
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