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Wildlife Trapping Committee to meet December 7
The Board of Wildlife Commission's Trapping Regulation Committee will meet Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the City of Reno Council Chambers, 1 East First Street, Reno, NV. We urge your attendance.
Agenda item #5 states "The Committee will review population distribution and density maps and other options for determining populated and heavily used areas as it relates to trapping visitation time frames. Shorter trap visitation time frames may be considered in locations close to populated and used areas."
According to NDOW copies of maps will be posted to their website which include a City Limit Restrictions Map and a Management Unit Trapping Restrictions map. Printed copies of the maps will be available at the meeting. They are described below:
City Limit Restrictions Map – highlighted in pink are the cities that will
be affected by trapping visitation restrictions. (Dayton, Fernley, Fallon,
Yerington, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, West
Wendover, Eureka, Ely, Pahrump, Laughlin, Moapa, Glendale, Logandale, Overton,
Registration Regulation on hold until 2015
NDOW Chief Game Warden Rob Buonamici sent the following letter to trappers, dated October 24, 2013:
"As most of you know the 2013 Legislature passed SB 213 which required trap registration. It was the intent of SB 213 to exempt private landowners when trapping for the protection of their property. This intent was not reflected in the actual language of SB 213. SB 213 also required that Nevada Department of Wildlife adopt a regulation that required traps to be marked. Nevada Department of Wildlife developed such a regulation through its regulatory process. The regulation was ultimately adopted by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners. After adoption by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners all regulations must be approved by the Legislature. On October 22, 2013 the Legislature deferred the trap registration regulation until after the 2015 legislative session. Therefore, there is no requirement to mark your traps with your trap registration number. You still may use your current trap registration number and voluntarily mark your traps.
Have a successful trapping season."
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