Saturday, May 13, 2006
By Bud Sonnentag

Greetings! I come before this commission for two purposes. First, to put the State of Nevada, NDOW, the Board of Commissioners and the Attorney General’s Office on notice. To wit, the wildlife statutes of this state are being grossly violated today as they were 41 years ago. Second, I am here to apprise everyone in this room of this past and present misfeasance and malfeasance by establishing a public record at this meeting.

Published in HA Newsletter 30
Tuesday, 14 March 2006 09:25

NDOW Motto: “Gotta Have More Money”

“Gotta have more money, gotta have more money!” This is NDOW director Terry Crawforth’s cry to the Wildlife commissioners. Of course, the commissioners buy into it without any questions. What Terry Crawforth really meant was, “Gotta have more money because of my mismanagement.”
Published in HA Newsletter 30
Saturday, 04 February 2006 09:39

The system doesn’t work

If a sportsman has an idea and wants to make a change on a hunting issue, what is the procedure? If it is an item that requires action, it must be presented to a county advisory board to manage wildlife (CABMW) three days prior to the meeting. If it is put on the CABMW agenda, it will be thoroughly discussed and voted upon.

Published in HA Newsletter 30
Wednesday, 25 January 2006 03:29

Wildlife Commissioners fail Nevada sportsmen

In the past, HUNTER’S ALERT has been critical of some of the Wildlife commissioners, particularly the five who were appointed to represent sportsmen. Representation of sportsmen has been almost non-existent on their part. When you read the series of articles entitled It Happened that Way, it will upset most sportsmen.
Published in HA Newsletter 30
Monday, 23 January 2006 06:03

Hunters Alert Right Again!

In the last newsletter, we reprinted a letter from Bud Sonnentag to NDOW director Terry Crawforth requesting information. In the same newsletter, we stated also that we wouldn’t get any straight answers from him. HUNTER’S ALERT wanted to prove Terry Crawforth would rather spend money on law enforcement personnel than on biologists. You can see how he ducked and dodged the questions by his evasive answers. Following are the questions with Terry Crawforth’s responses.
Published in HA Newsletter 30

NDOW produces a newsletter called "The Wildlife Almanac". It is basically produced to pat itself on the back because very few others will. In the Fall/Winter 2003 edition, there was a very lengthy questionnaire. It was a full page requiring answering or rating over 100 questions. The questionnaire was sent out to 300,000 people as an insert in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Reno Gazette Journal, Ely Times and the Elko Daily Free Press.

Published in HA Newsletter 30
Monday, 02 January 2006 20:23

From good friend to no friend

A public letter to Terry Crawforth

Being eighty years old now with time slipping away so fast, I am compelled to write this overdue letter to you, Terry Crawforth, to refresh your memory of my history that led to my becoming a victim of your corrupt system of which you are now the current director, NDOW. My problems started with the Fish and Game back in 1948 at the age of 23 in Hawthorne, Nevada with my intention of becoming a lion hunter in my naïve attempt to help control some of the livestock depredations the farmers and livestockmen were suffering. Two U.S. senators, Alan Bible and Howard Cannon fifty years ago were incited to go to Washington, D.C. to seek federal aid for Nevada’s serious predator problem. Terry Crawforth, after fifty years the problem still exists today--and worse--because of you.

Published in HA Newsletter 29
Monday, 02 January 2006 20:19

Editorial

The people in Bud Sonnentag’s article, “Ten people who have screwed up hunting in Nevada”, are the reason we have lost the majority of our deer. In addition, they are responsible for the mess that has been created in Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). All of the people Bud listed were in a position to make NDOW a better agency. They had the power to do this but they chose not to.

 

The question is “Why”? Was it stupidity, selfishness or power? Was it not caring or being protected by an elected official? Each of these individuals failed the sportsmen in their own way. Let’s review them and see what category they fell into.

Number 1: Willie Molini. He was being protected by Governor Bob Miller and Senator Bill Raggio. For this reason he could do whatever he wanted and nothing (like termination) was going to happen to him. He was right.


Number 2: Governor Bob Miller. The former governor should go in the “care less” category. He could care less about sportsmen’s concerns. If it wasn’t a basketball, it wasn’t
considered a sport to him.


Number 3: Terry Crawforth. Another individual who could be placed in the “care less” category. He could not have cared less about the Game Bureau. All that mattered to him was more law enforcement.


Number 4: Governor Kenny Guinn. Strictly power. As governor no one is going to do anything to him other than print the truth about his not caring about sportsmen’s issues.


Number 5: Senator Bill Raggio. Absolutely the worst abuse of power an individual could have. His attitude was “ to hell with everyone and everything. I‘m the lord and master.” To sportsmen, he was the supreme bad politician.

Published in HA Newsletter 29
Monday, 02 January 2006 20:18

“P” is for Predator

“Sage Grouse Blues” (Conservation, Sept/Oct) stated a multitude of reasons for the decline of the sage grouse. However, none of these reasons mentions the sacred “p” word, “p” like in predator.

Published in HA Newsletter 29
Monday, 02 January 2006 06:21

The Ship Be Sinking

Abandon Ship

Terry Crawforth will not be able to muster sufficient support to overpower Nevada sportsmen and rebound after these stochastic events. Terry Crawforth’s reliance on his ability to be Nevada’s ultimate schmoozer, fleecer and equivocator when it comes to sportsmen’s money and what he calls “diverse publics” is over in the wind of opposition. His ship has drug anchor and is foundering on the beaches of his own created and generated  cesspool of mismanagement and corruption. If you look closely he can be seen with nine of his buddies and not one of them are wearing life jackets. The “Emperor has no clothes” and his privates are hanging out for all to see while standing on the deck of his “party-going yacht.” Terry Crawforth, as Michael Ray Richardson said, “Your ship be sinking!”

There is so much to say and so little time to say it. There are so few ways to reach you sportsmen of Nevada. Yet it must be done if you are going to get your wildlife back, especially your famous mule deer herd. The HUNTER’S ALERT newsletter is effective but slow. There is a better and quicker way. The HUNTER’S ALERT website, www.huntersalert .org. This website will be managed weekly with the express purpose of keeping the sportsmen worldwide well informed of Nevada’s plight. I will be seeking support for you locally, nationally as well as internationally. I will personally seek news media coverage from such names as “World Net Daily” and “News with Views.com” so everyone world wide can follow the war that is guaranteed to unfold in Nevada. I will seek support for you from such nationally recognized organizations as “The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance” with whom I am connected. V.P. Rick Storey is a sportsman’s sportsman and well deserving of your return support.

Published in HA Newsletter 29
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