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NDOW Wildlife Commission Meeting - June 20-21

Thanks to all those who wrote emails, appeared in person or contacted members of the Trapping Regulation Committee and the Board of Wildlife Commissioners in support of responsible trapping as a management tool.

The outcome of the June 20-21 meeting is not final.  More discussion will take place at the Commission meeting in August.

  • It was recommended that 6 demerits be assessed for conviction of late visitation beyond 48 hours; 9 demerits for willful trespass on private land for hunt-fish-trap.  Hunting, fishing and trapping license privileges are revoked when a person accumulates 12 demerit points within a sixty month period. 
  • Area 192 was taken out of the north map (Douglas County) and the south map was cut to the firearms congested area of Las Vegas. Two calendar day check in those areas - not 48 hours. (see maps in support material* for this meeting)
  • Instructed NDOW law enforcement to provide information concerning treatment of individual traps and traplines for demerits. Specific information concerning trap visitation was requested for the Cold Creek subdivision on Mt. Charleston in Clark County.
  • Trapper Education was also recommended.

This will be work-shopped at the August meeting in Fallon and then voted on so it is not a done deal.  Everything is still very much on the table.

Furbearer seasons were set at the meeting.  Bobcat season was shortened and will run from Dec. 1 to Feb. 21 for the next two years.

*The agenda and support material for the June 20-21 Commission Meeting can be found on NDOW's website.

Summer Rendezvous

Make plans to join the fun at NTA's Summer Rendezvous.

August 1-3
Ward Mountain Campground
Ely, NV

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