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
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

Currently there is a best-selling book by Bernard Goldberg titled One Hundred People who are Screwing up America. The book names these people and the destruction they have done. Playing on this theme, it occurred to me, why not let all Nevadans, especially sportsmen, know who screwed up this state’s wonderful deer herd by exposing the corrupt public officials who were and are responsible. Through research and investigation I have settled on these following ten as the most notorious culprits of destruction.

Published in HA Newsletter 29
In our past writings, we have given you many examples of why Clint Bentley should not have been appointed to the Wildlife Commission.  Here are more reasons for his dismal failure. Mr. Bentley is a member of the Wildlife Damage Management Subcommittee. This is nothing more than a fancy name for a predator control committee which in itself has become a joke. Mr. Bentley should never have even been on this subcommittee as on numerous occasions in the past he has failed to react about the abundance of mountain lions in our state. At a meeting on May 13, 2004 in Reno, Gerald Lent, President of Nevada Hunters Association told the committee it was not doing what the predator money was intended for and that NDOW had never supported this predator program.
Published in HA Newsletter 28
Tuesday, 30 September 2003 17:00

Wildlife commissioners let sportsmen down

The future of Nevada deer hunting is bleak. It has taken years of mismanagement by Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) to destroy our once famous deer herds. And it will take years for these herds to recover. The fault lies with the Wildlife Commission, former administrator Willie Molini and current director Terry Crawforth. Terry Crawforth has held this position for five years. Let’s review his list of non-accomplishments during his tenure.

Published in HA Newsletter 27
Tuesday, 30 September 2003 17:00

Who is responsible for the loss of our deer?

Last year’s deer harvest was the lowest in fifty years. Why did this happen? Or a better question yet would be, "Who let this happen?" For fourteen years, NDOW has had their usual five excuses: drought, wildfire, bad winter, juniper-pinion pine and cheat grass. But, alas, they have added some new ones---not their mismanagement or their refusal to do any predator control.

Published in HA Newsletter 27
Tuesday, 30 September 2003 17:00

NDOW Director Sells Out Deer and Employees

The truth has now been exposed. For years, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has used many excuses for their mismanagement of our deer herds. In 1988, there were 250,000 deer in Nevada. Today, NDOW’s estimates are 107,000 and that number is in actuality probably a lot lower. The excuses that NDOW has used for the past thirteen years are drought, wildfire, bad winter, juniper pinion pine and cheat grass. Of course, NDOW never mentioned predators or other mismanagement for the decline.

Published in HA Newsletter 27

Action Item #3 would prohibit hunting for a 96 hour period after using aircraft to locate wildlife.

This request by NDOW has to be the most overkill idea they have come up with in a long time. The hierarchy of NDOW must have a lot of time on their hands. In Alaska you cannot hunt on the same day that you fly. It is probably safe to say that 95% of the hunters in Alaska must utilize aircraft. What percentage of Nevada hunters utilize aircraft'1 Probably a tenth of one percent. Alaska, which has a hell of a lot more game to protect says no same-day hunting. So Nevada wants no hunting for four days. This is a pure and simple law enforcement mentality. NDOW does not know how or refuses to bring back our big game numbers. All they know is more law enforcement. We already have 140 ways to cite sportsmen and apparently it is not enough law 1enforcement for NDOW. This is like gun Control. We have thousands of gun laws and they want more.

Published in HA Newsletter 19
Monday, 31 May 1999 17:00


Sportsmen realize that we have too many lions and because of this our deer numbers have remained low for years. So what did NDOW propose for the 1999 seasons? They wanted a whopping increase of 69% (3,780) more does killed. In addition, they requested 22% (70) fewer lion tags to be allotted. Please note, this is not a misprint. The reason for these numbers? Get ready, sit down and hold on to your chair. The reason: In 1992 they overestimated, repeat—overestimated how many deer we have. Let's see, they overestimated one year so seven years later, they increase doe tags by 69%! Would someone with some common sense explain this reasoning process?


Published in HA Newsletter 19
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