Tuesday, 30 September 1997 17:00


On numerous occasions, the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW) has been less than truthful with the sportsmen in our state. This was the case yet again at the September Wildlife Commission meeting in Henderson. At this meeting, Greg Tanner, chief of NDOW's Game Management Bureau, gave a report on the findings regarding predation on bighorn sheep in southern Nevada.

Published in HA Newsletter 14
Monday, 30 September 1996 17:00

Gosling Transplant, Success or Failure?

In August 1995, the southern Nevada Waterfowlers with members of the Clark County Wildlife Advisory Board appealed to the Board of Wildlife Commissioners to plant some goslings from the Reno area into Eastern Area complex of wildlife management areas. Our goal was simply to augment the goose populations at Kirch and Key Pittman WMA's and start a resident population of wild birds at Overton WMA. The Division of Wildlife had been uncooperative to this point. First the Division requested from the sportsman a charge of $1.75 per gosling to capture and deliver the birds to southern Nevada. After we raised the money for 100 birds the Division said that birds from Reno were no longer available; but if we could get some sportsmen to donate their lime and trailers, birds would be available in Oregon. The waterfowlers arranged three horse trailers and persons to haul them. The Division changed their minds again and now only wanted one person to assist with driving to Reno and pick up birds that had suddenly become available. Just before the appointed date to go to Reno we were notified by the Division that they had no money until the start of the new budget year. NDOW personnel transplanted approximately 100 birds into southern Nevada. Thirty to 35 birds were released at all three of the WMA's mentioned above at no cost to sportsmen. Reportedly 30 birds were released at OWMA. Fifteen at the center pond and fifteen at the Honeybee pond, which was dry. Sportsmen observed two dead goslings taken by predators, but only observed seven live birds one of which was not banded. Where were the other birds? NDOW is calling this program a success but sportsmen say when you plant goslings on a dry pond and they are eaten by predators, it can only be called a failure. In the beginning we were willing to go to just about any length to get birds transplanted into southern Nevada. After going through a myriad of problems and delays, we had to think: What if fishermen were to have to go through this every time there was a trout plant at Lake Mead?

Published in HA Newsletter 13

Apparently using the mathematical system invented by Louis Farrakhan(you know, 1 +1 =19, or 400,000 = 200,000), the Nevada Division of Wildlife announced a sharp increase in deer tags this year, an additional 7,000 tags, up 34 percent from last year.

Published in HA Newsletter 12

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
Thursday, 31 October 1996 17:00


Who is responsible for the dismal game situation in our state? The Division of Wildlife and the Wildlife Commission want you to believe that mother nature is at fault in the forms of drought, bad winters, wildfires, and lightning. This is simply not true. NDOW failing to control predators and inexperienced people appointed to the Wildlife Commission who will not listen to county advisory boards or the public is a much more realistic answer.

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


It all started in February, 1979 when my hunting partner, taxidermist Hagan Thompson and I returned from a very enjoyable African safari. Hagan's taxidermy shop was a one man operation so he had a young man watching his shop while we were on safari. Upon his return, the part-time employee notified Hagan that while he was away, two game wardens, one from the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and one from Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) came to the shop and seized his record book and skins.

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


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


The National Shooting Sports Foundation has published a booklet with the above title. The booklet has position statements regarding hunting from major conservation and preservation organizations.

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


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
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