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Draft Minutes


The Videotape of the Meeting is Available for Viewing at NDOW.org

Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners’ Meeting

Las Vegas Convention Center

3150 Paradise Road

Room 260, Second Floor

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Amended AGENDA


Jan. 30, 2012

See Changes to Agenda Item #23 C


NOTE
:

Public comment allowed on each action item and regulation workshop items and at the end of the

meeting for items not on the agenda


Friday, February 3, 2012


9:30

a.m.



1

Call to Order, Rol
l Call of Commission and County Advisory Board Members to Manage Wildlife
(CABMW)


Chairman McBeath


2

Approval of Agenda


For Possible Action

The Commission will review the agenda and may take action to approve the agenda.
Th
e

Commission may remove items from the agenda, combine items for consideration or take items
out of order.



3

Member Items/Announcements and Correspondence


Chairman McBeath
-

Informational

Commissioners may present emergent items. No action may be taken
by the Commission. Any
item requiring Commission action may be scheduled on a future Commission agenda. The
Commission will review and may discuss correspondence sent or received by the Commission
since the last regular meeting and may provide copies for t
he exhibit file (Commissioners may
provide hard copies of their correspondence for the written record). Correspondence sent or
received by Secretary Mayer will also be discussed.


4

County Advisory Boards to Manage Wildlife (CABMW) Member Items


Informati
onal

CABMW members may present emergent items. No action may be taken by the Commission.
Any item requiring Commission action will be scheduled on a future Commission agenda.


5

Approval of Minutes


For Possible Action

Commission minutes from the Sept.
23 and 24, 2011, meeting.


6

Wildlife Society Award Recognition for Conservation Educator Margie Klein
-

Conservation
Education Chief Teresa Moiola


7

License Appeal Hearing
-

Reynaldo Martinez


Chief of Game Rob Buonamici


For Possible
Action


Mr. Ma
rtinez is appealing revocation of his license privileges.


8

Regulation Workshop


Informational


Public Comment Allowed


A

Commission General Regulation Number 396 LCB File No. R051
-
11


Internet Contingency


Program Officer III Maureen Hullinger

The

Commission may adopt permanent regulations relating to authorizing the Director of the
Department of Wildlife to extend the period for applying for a tag or bonus point under certain
circumstances; and providing other matters related thereto.



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B

Commission General Regulation 402,
LCB File No. R055


11,

Bighorn Sheep and Swan
Changes to NAC 502.345


Game Division Chief Gilbertson

and Wildlife Staff Specialist Mike
Cox


The Commission will consider and may take action to adopt proposed changes to
provisions
pertaining to miscellaneous requirements related to bighorn sheep hunting including elimination
of mandatory indoctrination requirements, elimination of mandatory possession of certain optics
while hunting bighorn sheep, plugging of skull/horns
of harvested bighorn sheep, removing or
altering the seal, plug or branded identification number once permanently attached, elimination of
provision to notify the Department upon transfer of ownership of a bighorn skull, and changes to
swan permit eligibil
ity to allow youth and senior hunter access to permits consistent with state and
federal waterfowl/migratory license and stamp requirements.


C

Commission General Regulation 403,
LCB File No. R078


11,

Unit Boundary

Description Changes to NAC 504.210


G
ame Division Chief Gilbertson

The Commission will consider and may take action to adopt proposed changes to

wildlife
management area and unit descriptions.


D

Commission General Regulation 404, LCB File. No. R091


11, Radio Telemetry and Satellite
Transm
itter Regulations


Wildlife Staff Specialist Tony Wasley

The Commission will be asked to adopt an amendment to Chapter 503 of NAC prohibiting the use
of an electronic receiving device to locate wildlife fitted with an electronic transmitting device while
hunting, requiring notification of the Department when a radio
-
marked animal with a transmitting
device is harvested, coordinate the return of the transmitting device to the Department, and
prohibiting the destruction of such a transmitting device except b
y qualified Department personnel
and other matters properly relating thereto.



9

Southern Nevada Water Authority
(SNWA)
Groundwater Development Project


Director of
Environmental Resources for Southern Nevada Water Authority
Zane Marshall


Informational


Director of Environmental Resources Zane Marshall will provide an update on environmental
compliance activities related to SNWA’s groundwater development project as well as an update
on implementation activities related to the stipulated agreements that
SNWA has entered into
with various Department of Interior agencies and the United States Forest Service. Mr. Marshall
will also report on SNWA’s land and surface water right holdings in White Pine and Lincoln
Counties.



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NBWC Meeting Minutes

Feb. 3 and 4, 2012

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Saturday, February 4, 2012


8:30 a.m.


13

Call to Order, Roll Call of Commission and County Advisory Board Members to

Manage Wildlife
(CABMW)


Chairman McBeath


14

Member Items/Announcements and Correspondence


Chairman McBeath
-

Informational

Commissioners may present emergent items. No action may be taken by the Commission. Any
item requiring Commission action may be scheduled on a future Commission agenda. The
Commission will review and may discuss corresponde
nce sent or received by the Commission
since the last regular meeting and may provide copies for the exhibit file (Commissioners may
provide hard copies of their correspondence for the written record). Correspondence sent or
received by Secretary Mayer wil
l also be discussed.


15

County Advisory Boards to Manage Wildlife (CABMW) Member Items


Informational

CABMW members may present emergent items. No action may be taken by the

Commission.
Any item requiring Commission action will be scheduled on a future

Commission agenda.


16

Regulations


Adoption


For Possible Action


Public Comment Allowed


A

Commission General Regulation Number 396, LCB File No. R051


11, Internet Contingency


Program Officer III Maureen Hullinger


For Possible Action

The Comm
ission may adopt permanent regulations relating to authorizing the Director of the
Department of Wildlife to extend the period for applying for a tag or bonus point under certain
circumstances; and providing other matters related thereto. Note: See support

material under
agenda item #8 A.


B

Commission General Regulation 402,
LCB File No. R055
-

11,

Bighorn Sheep and Swan
Changes to NAC 502.345

Game Division Chief Gilbertson

and Wildlife Staff Specialist Mike Cox




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NBWC Meeting Minutes

Feb. 3 and 4, 2012

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Commission Regulation 12


1, Black Bear Season


Game Division Chief
Gilbertson



For
Possible Action

The Commission may adopt
regulations for the 2012 black bear season including open
areas/units, dates, legal weapons, hours, and specific regulations for the hunting of black bears
including proposed indoctrination provisio
ns.


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Commission Regulation 11


03, Amendment #1, B
ig Game Seasons
-

Wildlife Staff Specialists
Mike Cox and Tony Wasley


For Possible Action

The Commission may adopt amendments to recommended changes to big game season dates
and bighorn sheep indoctri
nation provisions.


19

Commission Regulation 11


06, Amendment #2, 2012 Wildlife Heritage, Silver State, and
Partnership in Wildlife Tags
-

Program Officer III Maureen Hullinger


For Possible Action

The Commission may adopt an amendment to annual
regulation regarding the 2012 Silver State
Tag species and seasons by adding a Nelson Bighorn Sheep tag and other matters related
thereto.


20


Commission Regulation 07


07, Amendment #9, Overton
-
Key Pittman Hunter Reservation
System


Chief of Habitat El
mer Bull


For Possible Action

The Commission may adopt an amendment to a portion of Commission Regulation 07
-
07 to
address issues of concern related to the current method of awarding dove hunt reservations at
the Overton Wildlife Management Area.


21

Commission Regulation 12


03, 2013 Heritage Tag Regulation


Program Officer III Maureen
Hullinger


For Possible Action

The Commission may adopt annual regulation relating to the 2013 Heritage Tags, species,
seasons, unit groups and other matters relate
d thereto.



22

Commission Regulation 12
-

04, 2012 Dream Tag Regulation


Program Officer III Maureen
Hullinger


For Possible Action

The Commission may adopt annual regulation relating to Dream Tag seasons, unit groups, legal
weapons, hunting hours and

other matters related thereto.


23








Heritage Program Update


Deputy Director Cates


For Possible Action














A










Heritage Committee Report


Commissioner Wallace













A report of the most recent Heritage Committee meeting.




B










Heritage Account Report


Deputy Director Cates

A report on the Heritage Account balance, interest earned, and funds available for Fiscal
Year 2013 Awards.


C









Reallocation of Heritage Project #12


27, Maxell Global Tech

The Commission may consider reallocating $47,400 from project #12


27 Maxell Global
Technologies to any other 2012 project proposal previously considered by the
Commission.


C








Cancellation, Disqualification and Reallocation of Heritage Project



#12


27 from fiscal year 2011
-
2012, Maxell Global Tech

The Commission may consider under NAC 501.340(3) cancelling funding for Maxell
Global Technologies for the 2011
-
2012 fiscal year project proposal the Commission had
previously considered and
disqualifying the Maxell Global Technologies project from any
future funding.

The

Commission may consider reallocating $47,400 from project #12


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Maxell Global Technologies to any other 2011
-
2012 project proposal previously
considered by the Commission.


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Feb. 3 and 4, 2012

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Commission General Regulation 407, Wildlife Heritage Trust Fund

The Commission may consider draft changes to the permanent regulations to implement
a granting process for project awards, allow reallocation of unused project funds, and any
other related matters as deemed appropriate by the Commission or as recommended b
y
the Heritage Committee.





24

Trapping Regulation Committee Report


Commissioner McNinch


For Possible

Action

Commissioner McNinch will report on the substance of the committee meeting held yesterday,
Feb. 3, 2012, in Las Vegas, to obtain public com
ment on a draft regulation
governing the trapping
of furbearing mammals in residential areas of a county whose population is 100,000 or more per
the 2011 Legislative Session requiring
the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners to adopt
regulations by Decem
ber 31, 2012. Based on the report of the Trapping Regulation Committee,
the Commission shall consider revisions and additions to a draft regulation.


25

Reports


Informational


A

Bear Committee Report


Commissioner McNinch


Commissioner McNinch will re
port on the Bear Committee meeting held in Reno.


B*

Federal Lands Designation


Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife President Larry Johnson

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in conjunction with other interests in western
states is proposing a new federal land designation to benefit wildlife.


B

Sage
-
Grouse

Update


Director Ken Mayer

In accordance with the Commission’s request,

Director Mayer will provide an update on the status
of sage
-
grouse which is pending listing under the Endangered Species Act.


C

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Mid
-
Winter Conference Update


Vice Chairman Robb, Commissioner Dre
w and Director Ken Mayer


D

Wild Horse Update


Chief of Habitat Elmer Bull


In accordance with the Commission’s request, Chief of Habitat Bull will provide an update on the
status of wild horse issues pending in Nevada.


E

Litigation Report


Deputy Atto
rney General David Newton


26

Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner’s Committee Assignments


Chairman McBeath


For
Possible Action


The Chairman will designate and adjust committee assignments, including the creation of new
committees, the consolidation
of existing committees, and/or the elimination of existing
committees, as necessary. The Commission will take action to approve the revised committees
and committee assignments as proposed by the chairman.


27

Future Commission Meeting


Director Ken Maye
r
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For Possible Action

The next Commission meeting is currently scheduled for March 23 and 24, 2012, in Reno. The
Commission may change the time and meeting location at this time. The Commission will review
and discuss potential agenda items for that meet
ing.


28

Public Comment Period








NBWC Meeting Minutes

Feb. 3 and 4, 2012

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N
evada Board of Wildlife Commissioners present for two day meeting:


Chairman

Michael McBeath

Vice Chairman

Jack Robb

Commissioner

Jeremy Drew

Commissioner

Charles Howell

Commissioner David McNinch

Commissioner Pete
Mori
*

Commissioner Scott Raine

Commissioner Hal Shrum

Commissioner Grant Wallace


*Excused Absence


Secretary/
Director Kenneth E. Mayer



Robert Whitney, Deputy Attorney General


Suzanne Scourby, Recording Secretary



David Newton, Deputy Attorney General





Nevada Department of Wildlife personnel present:


Deputy Director Rich Haskins



Deputy Director Patrick Cates

Chief of Game Larry Gilbertson



Chief Game Warden Rob Buonamici



Chief of Fisheries Mark Warren



Chief of Habitat Elmer Bull

Chief of Ope
rations Bob Haughian


Chief of Conservation Education Teresa Moiola

Program Officer III Maureen Hullinger


Wildlife Staff Specialist Mike Cox

Wildlife Staff Specialist Tony Wasley


Administrative Assistant III Lorraine Marshall

Administrative Assistant IV Kathleen Teligades

Administrative Assistant III

Joanne Trendler

Conservation Educator 4 Doug Nielsen


Biologist 4 Ken Gray


Biologist 4 Steve Kimble




Biologist 3 Mike Scott

Game Warden Karen Welden



Others in Attendance/Tw
o Day Meeting:


Paul R. Dixon, Clark CABMW
*



Rex Flowers, Washoe CABMW




Gil Yanuck, Carson CABMW



Glenn Bunch, Mineral CABMW

Glenn Bunch, Mineral CABMW



Ken Wellington, Elko CABMW

Karen Layne, Las Vegas Valley Humane Society

Joe Crim, Pershing CABMW

John Hiatt, Red Rock Audubon Society


Paul Harris,
self

and Fraternity of Desert Bighorn

Clint Bentley, self




Cindy Alexander, self

Marlene Bunch, self




Cory Lytle, Lincoln CABMW




Joel Blakeslee, Nevada Trappers Association

Paul Dixon, Clark CABMW


C
atherine Smith, self




Ray Pool, self

Walt Gardner, NV Outfitters and Guides Assoc.

Jason Peterson, TStgt. U.S. Air Force

and self

Christine Schwamberger, No Bear Hunt NV.org

Kathryn Bricker, No Bear Hunt NV.org

Mike Smith, self





Larry Johnson,
Coaliti
on
for Nevada’s Wildlife

Stacia Newman, NV Political Action for Animals

Gina Greisen, NV 4 A

Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW


Blain Jackson, Cottonwood Ranch Hunting Services

Zane Marshall, Southern NV Water Authority

Christina Sawyer, Secretary to White Pin
e CABMW

Reynaldo Marrtinez




Monty Martin, Systems Consultants Inc.

David Bobzien





Jim Stephenson, Yakama Nation Wildlife Program

Eric Petlock
, TRCP




Marvin Young

Avis Aoude, Utah Division of Wildlife


Cole Crim, self

Don Sefton, Systems Consultants Inc.


Bill Halvorsen, Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn
/ Safari Club

Jason Carter, HF Magazine



Kensen Lee, self

Erika Greisen, student




Garnet Pasquale, AWHA

Arlene Gawne, AWHA

Adam Bronson
, Utah Foundation North America
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Wild Sheep


*County Advisory Board Member to Manage Wildlife



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Feb. 3 and 4, 2012

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2012



9:30 a.m.


1

Call to order
, Roll Call of
Commission

and CABMW Members


Chairman McBeath



Commissioners present: Chairman McBeath, Vice Chairman Robb, Commissioners McNinch,
Wallace, Drew, Raine, Howell, and Shrum. Commissioner Mori excused.


CABMW Roll Call: Ken Wellington, Elko; Paul Dixon, Clark; Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW;
Cory Lytle,
Lincoln; Joe Crim, Pershing; Gil Yanuck, Carson; and Glenn Bunch, Mineral.


2

Approval of Agenda


For Possible Action


COMMISSIONER DREW MO
VED TO APPROVE

THE AGENDA. COMMISSI
ONER
MCNINCH
SECONDED THE MOTION.

MOTION CARRIED 8


0.


3

Member Items/Announc
ements and Correspondence


Chairman McBeath



Informational


Commissioner Howell read a document

regarding predator control in Utah


(
Exhibit File

#3).



Commissioner Drew
said he was contacted by an active serviceman who drew an early 072, 074
early
elk tag and last season took the deferment due to his deployment and before tomorrow’s
season setting agenda item he would like to know if that season will be changed to a
muzzleloader season
.


Commissioner Raine
said he received
significant
amounts of
cor
respondence on mule deer
issues, trapping
and bear

issue
s
, and perused all before the meeting; also

someone asked him
how venue was chosen for today’s meeting
because they

wondered if it
was

free.


Chairman McBeath
said he
received
a copy of
the

Outdoorsmen


which is a publication from
Idaho, and there was an article regarding wolves and
specifically a
disease

hydati
d disease.”

Valerius Geist wrote the article and he is
a
premiere mule deer biologist and

Chairman McBeath

asked that
a
copy
of the

article
be provided to N
evada
D
epartment of Wildlife’s

(NDOW)
vet
erinarian

and
requested
an informational report on the March agenda.


4

CABMW Items


For Possible Action


Ken Wellington, Elko CABMW, said he forwarded
the BLM
Spruce Mountain
Reclamation
P
roject information
which was just finished
to the Commission

which NDOW has been involved
with. H
is CABMW

was

contacted by N
evada
O
utfitters and
G
uides Association (NOGA)

regarding
the
wolves being introduced to
Dixie National Forest in Utah

by

U.S. Fish
and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) which will be an i
ntroduction of
150

-

250 wolves, and
an attorney contacted
him who
is active with Big Game Forever
organization
and
draft recovery plan with the
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introduction and
would like to have

him make his

presentation fo
r the Commission showing
pairs of wolves introduced
which surround
Nevada.


Paul Dixon, Clark CABMW, said on Feb. 11 at Overton WMA there will be a NDOW meeting with
interested persons for the Overton
Wildlife Management A
rea
(WMA) for staff
to listen to
concerns

at the WMA
.
Mr. Dixon requested that

the
Commission look
at a
requirement for
vet
erinarians
to report wounded animals, because
the CAMBWs
have
been told
of animals
being hurt, but
have
no statistical data.


Gil Yanuck, Carson CABMW, said remind
ed

CABMWs that in March NDOW will request CABMW
budgets for possible action at the May meeting.


5

Approval of Minutes from the Sept. 23 and 24, 2012, Meeting


For Possible Action


Commissioner McNinch noted correction to page 116
as
Commissioner Drew w
as included in
the vote but had abstained.


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE THE

SEPTEMBER MEETING MI
NUTES WITH
CORRECTION

TO PAGE 116 AS NOTED
. COMMISSIONER WALLA
CE SECONDED THE MOTI
ON.
MOTION PASSED
8
-

0
.


6

W
ildlife Society Award Recognition for
Conservation Educator Margie Klein



Conservation

Educator Margie Klein


Conservation Educator
Margie Klein
Wildlife
received Wildlife Society Award and recognition of
that award was made.



7

License Appeal Hearing


Reynaldo Martinez


Chief of Game Rob Bounamici


For

Possible Action


Chief Buonamici said Mr. Martinez was cited for possession of wildlife after the season ended in
Elko County and he reviewed the Exhibits A


H (exhibit file)
. Mr. Martinez
requested an appeal
of
demerit points
.


Ms.
Yaramais Bosch provided translation services
for Mr. Martinez
and she and Mr. Martinez
were
both
sworn
to tell

that their testimony is accurate and truthful

as was Chief Buonamici
.


Commissioner
Howell asked for circumstances of citation.


Chief Warden Buonamici said
Mr.
Martinez
was
not issued tag and did not have in possession a
tag but shot a deer for a female companion and although he admitted to
the
shooting and
could have been charged with a

felony
; the
officer charged hi
m

with a

misdemeanor.


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Commissioner McNinch asked what the Commission is considering as he has been convicted in
court.


Deputy Attorney General Whitney said he is allowed to make his case.


Mr. Martinez presented his case:

H
is 44
-
year
-
old wife had the tag

and

was her
first time
hunting and she got nervous,
the
rifle was heavy, and he told her to give him the rifle then she
could kill it. When they asked him about the deer he was honest but not caught in the actual
action.
H
e said he h
as been honest
,

w
as found guilty and has complied with everything to date,
he had license but no tag and had no idea his whole license would be suspended and did not
know the other things.
He is w
illing to work in community services as his passi
on
is
to fish and
hunt and be outdoors.
He is a family person, hard worker and would like another chance as th
is

was his first offense.


Commissioner Shrum asked if he applied for a tag and was unsuccessful.


Mr. Martinez answered yes
,

that

he did not draw

but his wife did
,

and was
her
first time to
hunt.


Commissioner Howell asked if he understood that the Commission has no authority to do
anything today.


Mr. Martinez said he did not know that and thought appealing it could not be revoked.


Chief Warden Buonamici said in regard to
that statement he had
conversations with
Mr.
Martinez’s
nephew interpreting and was explained to both what could be appealed;
which is
whether
the Department follow
ed

the process and the other issue was
that
the off
icer used
discretion in the field as
Mr. Martinez
could have been
charged with
a gross misdemeanor or a
felony. He said Mr. Martinez is not a bad guy and
the warden
had to charge
him with
something
that district attorney felt comfortable with

a violation somewhat similar

and

that is how plea
negotiations are done and

basically
staff
intervened on Mr. Martinez’s behalf.


Mr. Martinez concluded his case.


Chairman McNinch asked procedural question of whether the hearing was held within 60 days
o
f request for hearing.


Chief Warden Buonamici said he was noticed by the letter and received his letter requesting his
hearing and on Sept. 11
Chief
B
u
onamici spoke with Mr. Martinez through an interpreter and
he
agreed
for his convenience
to
have
the ap
peal
hearing
in Las Vegas.




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Commission Deliberation:


Commissioner Raine
said
all that can be done
by the Commission
is
to
rule on procedural
compliance
;

he hates to push someone out of the sport
,

however

there is
nothing the
Commission can do.


Chairm
an McBeath said Mr. Martinez could have ended up with worse penalty and longer
suspension period however need to hold people accountable to laws and reasons for laws.
Requirement in this state is person who draws the tag needs to shoot the animal and many
reasons for that and does not think we want to change that policy.

He reiterated that the
Commission is tied to procedural error and sees no

procedural errors
.


Commissioner McNinch said the findings of fact are Mr. Martinez, shot a deer without tag
;

pled

guilty in
Elko
C
ourt
;

NDOW
duly
notified him of loss of license

and demerits;
Mr. Martinez made
timely appeal
;

and appeal request processed in accordance with NRS
. There is

n
o evidence of
procedural error in processing the case.


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

SAID BASED ON
AFOREMENTIONED
FINDING OF FACT
S
,

HE

MOVED TO DENY THE AP
PEAL. COMMISSIONER W
ALLACE SECONDED THE
MOTION.
FINDINGS OF FACT: MR
.
MARTINEZ SHOT DEER
WITHOUT A TAG; NDOW
ISSUED CITATION
TO
MR. MARTINEZ
PURSUANT TO NRS


503.030

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION
OF BIG GAME ANIMAL,
MR. MARTINEZ
APPEARED
IN ELKO DISTRICT COU
RT WHERE HE
PLED GUILITY
TO THE
CHARGE;
NDOW PROPERLY NOTICE
D MR. MARTINEZ

OF HIS SUSPENSION OF

HIS LICENSE
PURSUANT TO NRS 501.
1816
,
MR. MARTINEZ

TIMELY APPEALED TO C
OMMISS
ION
PURSUANT
TO NRS 501.181.3.H
APPEAL REQUEST PROCE
SS PURSUANT TO
NRS 501.1816
AND
COMMISSION TOOK
EVIDENCE
FROM NDOW AND MR. MA
RTINEZ AND NO EVIDEN
CE OF
PROCEDURAL ERROS IN
PROCESSING CASE AND
APPEAL, NAC 501.165
LIMITS
CONSIDERATIONS OF TH
IS BOARD TO
PR
OCEDURAL

ERRORS
. NRS LIMITS THIS BO
ARD TO
PROCEDURAL ERRORS.

DAG
NEWTON
NOTED
CORRECTION
THAT IS WAS ELKO JUS
TICE
COURT
, NOT DISTRICT COURT
. MOTION MAKER
(MCNINCH)
AND SECOND
(WALLACE)
AGREED TO
AMENDMENT TO
CORRECTION

OF COURT
. MOTION PASSED UNAN
IMOUSLY 8
-

0.


8

R
egulation Workshop


Informational


Public Comment Allowed


A

Commission General Regulation
(CGR)
396


Internet Contingency


Program Officer III
Maureen Hullinger


PO III Hullinger noted change to regulation Section 1

subsection

(a) “the director may extend
the time period” and from “by more than three days to five days.”


Commissioner Wallace said the reference to “Department” occurs in two other places
,

pages
four and 10,
and should be changed to “Director
.



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PO III Hullinger

accepted Commissioner Wallace’s correction to the draft
.


Commissioner Raine asked
that
those changes
be provided in a
regulation
for
tomorrow.


Public Comment
-

None


B

C
ommission
G
eneral
R
egulation (CGR)

402


Bighorn Sheep and Swan Changes to NAC
502
.345


Game Division Chief Gilbertson and Wildlife Staff Specialist Mike Cox


Chief Gilbertson said the regulation is the result of a joint effort between Game, Law
Enforcement and Operations,
for streamlining regula
t
ions
and in the 1990s the regulation wa
s
changed to any ram and the hunt was monitored and in this CGR
staff
are making the
recommendation that the indoctrination be voluntary rather than mandatory. He said
one
purpose of
the indoctrination

class

is to educate hunters for them to help biologist
s with an
exchange of information such as observing diseased animals.
He said removal of th
is

requirement will help
persons
who
have trouble attending the indoctrinations
for
legitimate
reasons, and
the change to the regulation would
make this easier for h
unters and staff

who
have to issue the tags to sportsmen upon completion of the class
. The indoctrination would also
be place
d

on the website.
The optic recommendation came about with the advancement of
optics and is no longer an issue. Sealing process cha
nge is recommended by law enforcement
.

Another part to the regulation pertains to swans and in Section 2 subsection 2

(a)

where new
language is listed
it states
unless person
is
under 12

years of age

need to add “unless
the
person is a resident and under a
ge of 12

years
.”

Licensing requirements for nonresidents is any
age.


Chairman McBeath said at

the

Clark CABMW
meeting
concerns
were
heard

by the board
on
changing
the
indoctrination from mandatory to voluntary.


Public Comment



Clint Bentley
,

speaking for
him
self
,

said he is surprised NDOW would eliminate

the

best p
ublic
r
elation

program it has
because
eliminating
the
program w
ill

not save time for staff whether
or
not the program is
voluntary or mandatory. All who attend comment how great the

program is
and if changed to voluntary
it will be
the non
-
attendees
who
are the ones who should attend
and
you
will have
a
decrease in satisfied hunt
ers

which

translates to bad p
ublic relations
.


Paul Harris, Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn,
said they
s
upport
the
class as mandatory.


Rex Flowers, Washoe CABMW, said
he was
not at his board meeting,

however,

the board vote
d

2


1 to go with the change,
with one
person
voti
ng

to keep
the program
mandatory

while

p
eople in attendance wanted the Department to
go with

a voluntary class. Personally
,

he
supports the mandatory class.


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Larry Johnson, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, said similar to Washoe
CABMW they
too
had mixed
emotions. The indoctrination course
is
invaluable in educating the hunting p
ublic

as to biol
ogy,
habits of sheep, and if mandatory
course were
eliminated would suggest educational
information be included in tag packet such as a
DVD
with the course included
.


He said
they
r
ecognize
the
difficulty of mandatory classes, and
again,
if eliminated
would like
a
DVD

with
the
class
provided to hunters
so they can receive the education.


Wildlife Staff Specialist
Cox
said
that
the
tag
is
issued upon
completion of
the
indoctrination
class and
with
the removal of th
at

task tag issuance
would be
w
ith
Syste
ms Consultants
where
that
task
belongs, and if kept mandatory have a certificate of attendance for persons attending
so that the tag issuance could reside with the vendor
,

as issuing tags is a big responsibility.


Commission discussion ensued with
issuance of a C
ertificate of
A
ttendance
and attendance of
guides and sub
-
guides attending course instead of hunter.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox

said for clarification the intent
of the CGR
is not to start from
scratch as we have database since 1998 wit
h hunters, guides, and subguides who have already
taken the course.


Public Comment on
C
hanges
Proposed
by Commission




Clint Bentley
, speaking for himself,

said existing program works well and
is
efficient and if try to
change and make it difficult we w
ill lose benefit. If Department needs assistance with providing
tags at
the
end of
the
indoctrination, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and Fraternity of Desert
Bighorn would assist.
Their r
ecommendation
is to
keep it or eliminate
it
and face the changes
with eli
mination.


Paul Harris, Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn, asked for clarification on proposed changes

as
s
taff said classes
would
still
be
offered but if individual missed the class the opportunity would
be provided either online
, on a

DVD
,

or by some
other mechanism.


Chief
Gilbertson said it is not the handing out of tags

that is the problem

it is the
tag’s
accountability as they are valuable documents
,

a
lso
staff
accommodate public with having class
near season for scouting opportunities and is not
as simple as it looks
.

NDOW
had an incident
where staff drove a tag across the state to give
a tag
to
a
hunter,
and
want to get out of
the
business of
handling the tags.


Paul
Harris said
the
online system can be gamed as anyone could take class online for

another
tag

holder and much to consider.


Further o
ptions discussed
.



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Chief of Game Gilbertson said the antelope indoctrination is voluntary and gets bigger each
year, and majority of tag holders want to attend. We need to remember if we make it volunta
ry
the goal is not to trick anybody or try to see if you really take the online test, the objective is to
share information with everybody
,

and get the information out in a positive experience and
is
not something negative.


Chairman McBeath

concluded the

workshop

with action to be taken tomorrow
.



Commissioner
Robb asked in the interest of time for the Commission to consider moving
agenda item #9 up and time certain as the presenter
for that item is present
.





COMMISSIONER RAINE MOVED TO SUSPEND
THE
R
U
LES TO MOVE
AGENDA ITEM #
9 IN
FRONT OF
AGEND ITEM #
8 C.
COMMISSIONER
ROBB SECONDED
THE MOTION. MOTIO
N

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


9

Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Groundwater Development Project


Director of Environmental Resources for Southern Nevada Water Authority

Zane
Marshall


Director Zane Marshall provided a power point
presentation (exhibit file)

and answered
questions from the Commission
.


C

CGR 403


Unit Boundary Description Changes to NAC 504.210


Game Division Chief

Gilbertson


Chief Gilbertson reviewed the boundary changes as contained in support material (exhib
it file).


Commissioner Howell asked how long to change the maps.


Chief Gilbertson said that changing the maps
has gotten

left behind

before
,
and
staff
is
working
diligently to prepare the maps.


Public Comment


N
one


Commissioner Raine said the changes

are significant and
that hunters will need to be educated
so they know the
boundary
of the unit was moved
from
a
known paved road to
an
unpaved

road
.


Chief Gilbertson said
changes
would be something that could be highlighted on the maps.




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D

Commissio
n General Regulation 404


Radio Telemetry and Satellite Transmitter
Regulations



Wildlife Staff Biologist Tony Wasley


Chief Gilbertson said
CGR 404
is a result of collaring animals
;

currently
have 300 mule deer
collared
.

Hunters shot collared

mule deer
during the last season
and
did
not return the collars
which are costly; therefore
,

the regulation
is
needed
to require
hunters to
return the collars
and insure data collect
ed
.


Commissioner Drew said
the way
this

is written

seems it
would
apply
to sage grouse
collars as
well
and asked
for clarification
if
this passes
;

is this something that
could get someone in
trouble with

studying maps at NDOW based on satellite or telemetry data.


Director Mayer said he does not foresee that.


10

Request for Antelope from the Yakama Nation in
Washington State


Wildlife Staff
Specialist Mike Cox


For Possible Action


Jim Stephenson,
Yakama Nation
Wildlife Program, made a presentation to
request antelope

from NDOW
to complement the 100 antelope pro
vided last year

by

NDOW
, and he provided a
report entitled “Pronghorn Field Survey, Preliminary Summary Report for 2011” (exhibit file).


Public Comment




Gil Yanuck, Carson CABMW, said
his board had
concerns with size of
the
transplant, and if they
cou
ld be hunted by the public.


Mr. Stephenson a
nswered
that will be regulated by the
Washington Department of Wildlife
,

with
most of the antelope on checkerboard of private and
state
land

and may be more
accessible

than on tribal lands
.


Public Comment
-


J
ason Peterson, Washington
said
earlier Department of Washington not interested in bringing
the herds in and now saying you are working hand in hand with them and why has NDOW not
been contacted by Washington State agency requesting the transplant
.


Mr. Ste
phenson
answered that Safari Club provided about $100,000 for

habitat analysis
, a
s

Washington Department of Wildlife short of cash.


Larry Johnson
, speaking for
him
self,
said this discussion
is alarming as it
reminds him
15 years
ago when
Texas request
ed

bighorn sheep and
there was a public uproar as to
whether
the
bighorns would be
able to be
hunt
ed

by the public
or not,
and
he tries to remind people at that

time that wildlife
don’t recognize
political
boundaries. Nevada received
California bighorn
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sheep

from British Columbia and
did not have to pull strings and
was
recognized by those
people that it was to everyone’s advantage to put wildlife everywhere it could be supported
and reminded audience of that fact
.


COMMISSIONER ROBB MOVED TO APPROVE
THE
REQU
EST FOR ANTELOPE
FROM YAKAMA
NATION STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR
UP TO 100
ANIMALS.
COMMISSIONER RAINE
SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED
8
-
0
.


11

Request for Desert Bighorn Sheep from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources


Wildlife Staff
Specialist Mike
Cox


Utah Resource Specialist
Avis Aoude
said
Utah has had
good cooperation with Nevada in the
past
requesting

sheep and
are
asking for
100 sheep which could be
provided

over several years.
In statewide plan they have identified several areas for augmentation and other areas for
transplant.


Commissioner Raine asked how the numbers were arrived at and where will the sheep
be taken
from.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox sa
id the numbers are subject to resource limitations and
the sheep
will come
from herds in high and low elevations that need thinning and have sites

in mind

and
there are
plenty of sheep to provide
.


Adam Brunson, Utah

F
oundation for
N
orth
A
merican
W
ild
S
heep
, said Nevada
is
one of the first
states

they request sheep from as Nevada’s populations are doing well
and
his organization
will
help fund the effort to transplant the sheep

and appreciates and thanks the Commission for
consideration of the item.


CO
MMISSIONER ROBB MOVED TO ALLOW 30 SHEEP THIS YEAR AND UP TO 100 SHEEP OVER
THREE YEARS

AS REQUESTED BY UTAH
. COMMISSIONER RAINE SECONDED THE MOTION.
MOTION CARRIED
8
-

0
.


12

Public Comment Period




Cathy Smith read statement, Attachment A and provided
a copy of “A Hunter’s Heart” (exhibit
file).


Jason Peterson

said

on behalf of
him
self and others

that he is

an active

serviceman
who

moved
to Nevada in 2010 and tried to purchase a resident license
at an NDOW office
and was told he
could not as
he
had no
t lived here six months.
He f
ound
the

regulation that exempts military
personnel from six month
residency
requirement and
requested that information
be included in
NDOW
regulation book
s

and educate
the
license sellers.


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John Hiatt, Audubon, thanked NDOW fo
r banning lead sh
ot on Wildlife Management Areas and
said

s
pent lead ammo cause of mortality of California condors. Meat has been x
-
rayed and
contained shrads of lead from lead ammunition. Commission needs to consider doing away that
in the future.


Clint

Bentley publicly commended NDOW for working through E
nvironmental
A
sse
ss
ment

process with BLM allowing helicopter usage to maintain guzzlers and appreciates the effort by
Director Mayer and Chief of Habitat Elmer Bull.


(
Unintelligible
name speaker),
Nye

County, said he applied for deer tags in area that he hunted
in the past
,

and thinks law should be changed as

he

is 76
years old
and can’t hunt
,

and thinks if
you are 65 and over you should be able to hunt the state.


Friday’s
Meeting
Adjourned/
Recessed a
t 3:45 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012


8:30 a.m.


13

Call to Order, Roll Call of Commission and County Advisory Board Members to Manage
Wildlife (CABMW)


Chairman McBeath


Chairman McBeath called the meeting to order
, and roll call of
Commissioners
present:
Chairman McBeath, Vice Chairman Robb, Commissioners Drew, Howell, McNinch, Shrum,
Raine, Wallace. Commissioner Mori excused absence.


CABMW Roll Call: Ken Wellington, Elko; Paul Dixon, Clark; Ray Sawyer, White Pine; Rex Flowers,
Washoe; Joe Crim,
Pershing; Glenn Bunch, Mineral; and Cory Lytle, Lincoln
;

and

Gil Yanuck,
Carson
.


14

Member Items/Announcements and Correspondence
-

Chairman McBeath


Informational


Commissioner Howell said yesterday
during SNWA’s presentation he asked
Mr. Marshall o
f
SNWA
if
the
carrying capacity

of the pipeline they are putting
in
was

not much greater than
water
they were asking for


and he stated no
t true at all
,
because
today
he
read in paper they
are asking for
46,000 acre feet
of water
, and

obvious
ly
he did not

know
the size of the pipeline.


Commissioner Drew
said he has letters to read into the record when the appropriate agenda
item comes up and
noted that all 17 CABMWs
held a meeting this month which is impressive
and he thanked the CABMWs for their involvem
ent.


Commissioner Shrum
read an
email
into the record (Attachment B)
from
Kory R. Bodily, MD,
pertaining to trapping regulation
and included it in the
(exhibit file).


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Commissioner Raine noted he received correspondence from the CABMWs and others, and
emails on bears.


Chairman McBeath said yesterday the serviceman during public comment mentioned his
problem in obtaining a license with the waiver for nonresidents and as
ked staff for explanation
and if that waiver is denoted in the
Department’s
publication
s and regulations
. Also, the senior
who spoke yesterday
during public comment
about the issue of a special hunt for seniors
should be directed to the T
ag
A
llocation and
Application Hunt

Committee.


PO III Hullinger said that
staff
spoke to
Mr. Peterson
yesterday and
the incident he referenced
occurred two years ago and he did not remember who provided the misinformation from
NDOW which is unfortunate. PO III Hullinger sa
id the information for the servicemen could be
included in the Hunt Application book.


15

County Advisory Boards to Manage Wildlife (CABMW) Member Items


Informational


Paul Dixon, Clark CABMW, said NDOW has a calendar on their website and
his CABMW
reque
sted

that
volunteer opportunities be denoted on that calendar. The Overton Interpretive
Center that was discussed years ago
, effort

needs to be restarted a
s

the center would add to
the Overton WMA experience.


Chairman McBeath requested the Overton WMA
topic be placed on the March agenda.


Ken Wellington, Elko CABMW, said
he knows sage
-
grouse will be discussed as an informational
item with no public comment and wants to advise the Commission that at a Natural Resources
Commission and his CABMW meeting in

Elko, and wanted to comment that after sage
-
grou
s
e
stakeholder meeting was held they discussed with NDOW staff ongoing
raven

control which is
at its limit

and
possibly targeting specific areas, and recommendation for water development
closer to leks, and

wild horse issue,
and predator control.


Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW, said opportunity for seniors mentioned and at their meeting
they discussed Atlanta Farms Hunt and discussed that hunt being a senior citizen hunt which
could be an option.


Chairman Mc
Beath request
ed for informational agenda item #
25 B*
to be moved
ahead
.



COMMISSIONER RAINE M
OVED TO
SUSPEND THE RULES TO

MOVE
AGENDA ITEM
25 B
*

TO

FIRST ITEM IMMEDIATE
LY PRECEDING LUNCH
.
MOTION
SECONDED. MOTION CAR
RIED
UNANIMOUSLY

8
-

0
.


16

Regulations



Adoption


For Possible Action


Public Comment Allowed


A

CGR 396


Internet Contingency


PO III Hullinger
-

For Possible Action

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PO III Hullinger r
eviewed
CGR 396 with the
changes from yesterday
’s workshop which were
provided to the Commission

in a ha
rd copy
.


COMMISSIONER
WALLACE MOVED TO APP
ROVE CGR 396
.

COMMISSIONER DREW SE
CONDED
THE MOTION. MOTION C
ARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 8



0.


B

CGR 402


B
ighorn Sheep and Swan Changes to NAC 502.345


Game Division Chief
Larry Gilbertson and Wildlife Staff Speciali
st Mike Cox


For Possible Action


Chief Gilbertson said the Division’s recommendation always takes into consideration the
resource first, and Mr. Cox polled other states and no other state except for California has a
mandatory indoctrination. He said NRA
magazines and other publications noted that complex
and cumbersome regulations are a drawback to hunting

for sportsmen
. He said if kept
mandatory
, will

need to address the excuses from attending
,

and provide flexibility to those
exceptions that would help,

and remove provision that guide is allowed to sit
-
in for hunter
because if this is so important why is someone allowed to sit
-
in for the hunter

because the
person who is the hunter is ultimately responsible.


Commissioner Drew asked Hullinger about swan
portion of changes and on page 3, subsection
2, is it necessary to add the language “a resident and under the age of 12.”


PO III
Hullinger

confirmed that language needed to be added “unless the person is a resident
and under the age of 12 years.”


Chairman McBeath said much discussion of mandatory indoctrination class and during the
break
yesterday

solutions were discussed by
the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and
Mr.
Bentley

or are we going to leave this to the Department’s discretion
.


Chief Gil
bertson

said leaving to the Department’s discretion would work the best, and he

reviewed
the
suggestions

to change the language in the regulation to remove in subsection 2.,
“guide or subguide,” and change word “attend” to “complete” in third sentence, the last
sentence changed to a “
certificate of completion

will be issued and must be carried upon the
perso
n while hunting bighorn sheep.”


Public Comment



Clint Bentley

said he

commends
the

D
epartment working with them and
totally
supports the
change to
require everyone to take the class. If they take the class online he would like an
administrative fee ad
ded to that and provide reason to take the real class and not just the
computer class.


Paul Harris
, Fraternity of Desert Bighorn, said appreciates everyone working together and
suggested
charging a fee if you lose your card.

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Chairman McBeath asked if Co
mmission has authority for administrative fee.


DAG Newton said
a fee would require
NAC to be changed.


Gil Yanuck, Carson CABMW, said
in addition to last comment removing ability of guide and
subguide to take class for hunter, some
sport
s
men travel
great

distances to
hunt in Nevada
and
may want to reconsider taking that out
,

as that c
ould

be very inconvenient

and is sensitive to
those who have made arrangements with guides
.


Jason Peterson, said
cost wise
he conducted informal
telephone
poll
last night
an
d
called 13
residents and nine nonresidents, and asked
if class made
voluntary
would you
go or
take the
online class
.

O
nly
two

residents

picked the class, three nonresidents, and asked that the
Commission consider the additional work for

t
he Department
by
adding online class, will
incur
additional costs to do this.


Commissioner Raine said this is a cumbersome and complex regulation and striking out entire
section is correct as the person who does not take the course is the loser. Too complicated and
the wh
ole section is obsolete.


Commissioner Robb said he served on the Bighorn Sheep Plan development committee and at
the time
they
were adamant about having the indoctrination mandatory and the mandatory
indoctrination can be a burden to sportsmen. He is lea
ning toward making it non
-
mandatory
and agreed with Commissioner Raine that if you don’t attend

the course,

you lose, and
appreciates the poll
,

and believes a tremendous amount of tag

holders will
still
attend and
believes we w
ould

have a line for the comp
uter the day before the class.


Chairman McBeath said after listening he is moving toward mandatory indoctrination but
leaving guides in as stand
-
in. Perhaps strike better balance by having it mandatory, and trying
to have mechanism for those who absolutel
y cannot attend.


Commissioner Wallace said he feels similar to Commissioner
s

Raine and Robb and wants
assurance that the Department will still offer the course.


Commissioner Drew
said he
favors
the course as
mandatory but keep
ing

flexible for the
Department.


Commissioner Howell said
he
sees no problem with guide being certified as nonresidents most
likely to hire guide
,

and asked if
someone
would
be certified if they took the course and are the
sportsmen’s companion.


Commissioner Robb said he looks at this from traveling to other states, and if he drew a tag in
another state adding the cost of the indoctrination can be costly and he thinks of the average
guy as sheep hunting
is
thought of
as a
rich man’s sports.

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COMMI
SSIONER RAINE MOVED
TO ACCEPT ALL NDOW R
E
GULATION

EXCEPT
SECTION

2
SUBSECTION 2


UNLESS PERSON
IS A
RESIDENT AND UNDER
THE
AGE
OF
12

YEARS
.
COMMISSIONER ROBB SE
CONDED THE MOTION.

COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR OF THE
MOTION: RAINE, ROBB,

WALLACE, SHRUM, AND
HOWEL
L. COMMISSIONERS OPP
OSED:
MCBEATH, MCNINCH AND

DREW. MOTION CARRIED

5


3.


C

CGR 403


Unit Boundary
Description Changes to NAC 504.210


Chief of Game
Gilbertson
-

For Possible Action


Commissioner Raine
asked that the
Department make sure the public

is aware of the
boundary
changes to assist the sportsmen.


COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO APPROVE. CO
MMISSIONER DREW SECO
NDED THE
MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED UNANIMOUSLY.


D

CGR 404


R
adio Telemetry and Satellite Transmitter Regulations


Wildlife Staff
Specialist Tony
W
asley
-

For Possible Action


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE CGR

404. COMMISSIONER WA
LLACE
SECONDED THE MOTION.

MOTION PASSED UNANIM
OUSLY.


17

C
ommission Regulati
on
(CR)
12


1, Black Bear Season


Game Division Chief Gilbertson


For Possible Action


Chief Gilbertson said

he is presenting CR 12


1 which is black bear season recommendations
for 2012, and noted that

for
the 2011 hunt
,

14 bears
were
harvested
, and t
he biggest
controversy related to NDOW recommendations for 2012 is changes made from last year
.

The
changes to the season dates and units were made in response to numerous meetings over the
past two years with public input and heard strong concern against
hunting in the Tahoe Basin
and the Department recommendation is not based on any real problems or issues during the
first hunt rather is based on public input.


Chairman McBeath said he would like a presentation at the March Commission meeting
providing d
etails and aspects of the 2011 hunt.


Commissioner Howell
said he would like
to know units where bears taken, and
because the
Commission normally sets seasons for two years he would like
to discuss
the
possibility of a
spring bear hunt.


Commissioner Rai
ne asked for explanation
from NDOW
of season change dates and unit change
to 192 and 194
.



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Chief Gilbertson said
season date change was
due to public input
and concerns with potential

conflict of recreational users and hunters, a
s determined

highest recreational use is summer
and
believe recreational use declines

on those trails
.

The unit change is to portions within the
Tahoe Basin, from Tahoe Rim Trail down to the lake.


Commissioner Drew said he lives in Douglas County and appreciates the
adaptive management
strategy as he heard from hunters and non
-
hunters who both suggested moving the hunt
season date beyond Labor Day.


Public Comment



Catherine Smith, read statement
-

Attachment C.



Larry Johnson, Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife, said interesting that
tone of argument has
changed from
public safety
to
use of
hounds, and believes it will be one excuse after another
.
He said the Coalition supports hunting privileges
,

the bear hunt and s
upport the season
changes proposed by the Department
,

but it is

premature to change the
unit area
and

that
decision
should be done after the Bear Committee meets. If that decision is made they would
urge them not to include the exclusions west of the Tahoe

Rim Trail, as that is

14 square miles
which
would be excluded from hunting. The sportsmen fear

that today
it
will be no bear
hunting west of Tahoe rim trail and tomorrow it could be
no
deer hunting or grouse
hunting
and
they
do not want to lose
or sacrifi
ce
privileges

because they are citizens of Nevada and
resolution passed that discussed importance of hunting privileges
. If
Commission must
make a
decision on area restrictions

today
,
the
Coalition request
ed that they
only look at land
area
between Mt. Ros
e
highway
and Spooner

Summit

as
majority
of that area is
state parks,

private
land of ski resort and

residential
area which
is closed due to firearm restrictions, which

would
be a
more logical approach
,

and would not cut sportsmen out of national forest la
nds.


Gil Yanuck, Carson CABMW, said at their meeting they had bear hunters and heard concern of
hunters with public safety issues and those recreational land users and have to give hunters
more credit as hunters not stupid as they don’t want to encounter

or scare the public. Hunters
hunted with and without dogs and
tag holders
said they avoided August as too warm and
majority of concern was if collecting statistical information you can’t change things every year
and board felt prudent to leave as is.


Mik
e Smith, Reno, said he will address the “where” and
is firm that this is a
public safety issue,
and disagrees with those who say there isn’t. He told of the Oregon incident where a 12 year
old hunter shot a young man, and is concerned with Tahoe Meadows wh
ich includes Mt. Rose
S
ummit
that would

still
be
included in the hunt, and recommended that

issue be discussed with

law enforcement. He
said the area he is speaking of is more congested than the Tahoe Rim Trail
and
he
does not support
the public safety iss
ue be moved to a

committee
for
discussi
o
n.


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Karen Layne, Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, said her concern is sportsman’s use of dogs and
GPS collars and trackers and how sporting is that to

use those items to

hunt the bear. She said
last year’s discussion stated that after one year the Commission would review and evaluate the
hunt
.

She said the Commission needs to look at this first bear season and still make those
changes. She said a trapping video was seen i
n Clark County and caused quite a bit of
commotion and would not recommend anything with dogs and tracking collars.


Kathryn Bricker, NoBearHuntNevada.org

-

Attachment
D
.


Chris Schwamberger, NoBearHuntNevada.org



Attachment E.


Paul Dixon, Clark CABMW,

said majority of public input of the meeting was against bear hunt
and trapping and their recommendation is to follow the Department recommendation.
It is a
t
ragedy that accidents occur related to hunting and is horrible but can’t say you have public
safe
ty issue from that and need to put in perspective. He said the input at his CABMW meeting
from non
-
consumptive users has to be considered.


Rex Flowers, Washoe CABMW, said they were opposed to boundary changes in Tahoe Basin as
believe they will ask for mo
re and if you amend the regulations immediately you won’t have a
baseline. Board suggested that the season be one month, personally
he supports
no change.


Ken
Wellington,
Elko CABMW,
said board supported Department recommendation

and that

u
nder
requiremen
t for a
mandatory black bear indoctrination class
that
one more
class
should
be of
fered and perhaps mirror CGR 40
2 for

the sheep indoctrination.


Jason Peters, self, said
he is
not a bear hunter
,

but listening to discussion knows GPS collars
used to locate dogs and public aspect of bear hunting and dogs is that once dog treed
,

there is
no issue for public safety as hunter is close to treed bear and won’t miss.


Blaine Jackson, licensed master guid
e from Idaho,
said

bear hunting is only form of catch and
release hunting there is, and if you take dogs out of equation then you will take dogs out of
waterfowl hunting and chukar hunting. Roosevelt and Washington had hounds.


Joe Crim, Pershing CABMW, sa
id
they
support
the
bear hunt as proposed.


Walt Gardner, Nevada Outfitters and Guide Association, said they are in favor of hunt and for
him as houndsmen
,

no different running his dogs on
a
bear than
it is
playing fetch
,

and

GPS

collars assist in locating

the dog.


Gina Gre
i
sen, NV for Animals,
said she
still believes
that the Commission
never addressed
scientific issues and no full due diligence has been met on this issue and many other issues.
Majority of Nevadans do not want the hunt and not sure if at point to decide these issues as
first hunt not analyzed, and still no straight answer

as to why we need the hunt.

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Commission Discussion
-


Commissioner Howell d
id

not agree with
the
NDOW proposal
.


Commissioner McNinch said
at
Sept
ember

meeting

during discussion
on
making hunt
permanent he stated

it was administrative and had no issue wit
h that and
his vote
was
not
endorsement of hunt, and stated as
we
moved forward that
there would be process where
we
would vet issues and was as far as he would go, and have encouraged Department but
he
will
not support the Commission Regulation
. The irony

is

his reason for vot
ing against it

could result
in this
hunt
not changing. Persons who know him know he is an advocate of mult
i
-
use and his
vote is not one against the hunt more to the stand that the hunt needs to be vetted more such
as need
ed

and
determ
ine
if
we
even a need for a bear hunt
.
He said he knows some think the
changes do not go far enough and recognizes the public safety issues. Commissioner McNinch
said he

wants to be honest with his constituents
,

the season
was administrative issue
for him,

and will stick with what he said in September.


Commissioner Drew restated Department
is being
proactive in
some
adaptive management
strategies
moving forward with this hunt
and

the proposal

seems reasonable and
changes
supported by sportsmen and non
-
spo
rtsmen and
a fair number of
CABMW
s
.

He will be
supporting the proposal.


Commissioner Howell said if area removed you close the area to that hunter that ha
s both

a
deer and a bear tag.


Commissioner Shrum said if we give units and areas away it won’t stop

and

this thing

is worded
wrong. Do not go ahead

and close 192 and 194
.


Commissioner Robb said
the Commission
ha
s

a Bear Committee and many issues brought up
today

by speakers

will be discussed
within that
committee
plus issues
which

will

help the bears

in protected areas such as trash ordinances
.
He said w
ith timing of regulations
we
need to take
a reasonable step and
recognizing this is not
the end

there is a long way to go
.


Commissioner Wallace said
he reviewed the CABMWs position and

is in favor of
NDOW
’s
recommendation
.



Chairman McBeath said
on the unit boundary
he is
sensitive to sportsmen being allowed to
hunt on public lands
in general
and argument of not closing National Forest land
to hunters
is
something he is supportive of
; however,

this is

controversial hunt a
n
d
we
do
have an area that
does receive other recreational use and
the
potential for conflict is

there
. The

evidence

that
hunters did not hunt th
ose

area
s

shows that
they recognize th
e issue
and

on that aspect he

is
leaning toward excl
uding the area. The season date issue will assist in removing conflicts; and
as to
usage of dogs he does not buy the arguments he had heard to do away with that

as dogs
assist in identification of sex of bears and if
the hunt is
converted to
a
stalk and sp
ot hunt less
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correct sexual identification of bear and with a limited hunt believes need to continue to use
the dogs
.

He will be voting to support the
Department’s recommendation
.


Commissioner Robb said he does not believe season date is
an
issue, the
unit
boundary is. H
e

asked staff
if

a

vote
were
taken
today
on
the
season date and
the Commission
table
d the

unit
boundaries w
ould
the
D
epartment
meet its deadline for

publication of
hunt
regulations

and or

could there be a footnote explaining the
situation.


Secretary Mayer said he does not foresee a problem with that
.


Commissioner Robb made
a
commitment to work on issue with both sides and
include Mt. Rose
Meadows and other high use areas not addressed by the Tahoe Rim trail, and the
CABMWs will
be able to look at this again as
Washoe CABMW did not take action, and when he looks at
statewide wildlife issues,
he weighs that

input from the CABMWs
.

Carson voted to leave as is,
and Douglas voted for the change to Tahoe Rim Trail and again no action fr
om Washoe
CABMW, and feels no clear direction until we get more definition.


Secretary Mayer said Chairman McBeath requested that staff provide a complete biological
overview, the literature, and GIS maps that could be placed on the website, at the March
C
ommission meeting
-

again postponement can be accommodated.


Chairman McBeath
said then should the Commission table the entire item and defer all.


PO III Hullinger said
to meet deadlines the Department
need
s

season dates but a note could be
placed in th
e regulation book which goes out March 19.


Commissioner Raine said he sees no need to put off
,

as 192 and 194 thoroughly discussed
.

The
California basin is hunted and there are no identified issues and is a non
-
issue. Nothing has
come up between then and

now to change this.

Commissioner McNinch said discussion on
establishing
seasons goes against
what he
committed and his
previous statement and appreciates potential opportunity
to have those
discussions
on open units in
a
more thorough fashion and if take
s his vote to get
to that he
point he would support the season dates to open the door.


Commissioner Howell said
the Commission
vetted
this
many times and
the
CABMWs that are
directly affected in that area

have
voiced their opinion and t
he Commission

shoul
d vote on this.


Commissioner Drew said
in response to Commissioner Howell’s comment on
CABMWs
and that
the CABMWs were not unified they
were all across the board there
was
no unanimity

between
Carson, Douglas or Washoe
.



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COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE
RESIDENT HUNTS 6151
AND NONRESIDENT
6251 OF

CR 12


1,

2012
BLACK BEAR SEASON RE
COMMENDATION, AS PRO
POSE
D BY
THE
DEP
ARTMENT

WITH THE
EXCEPTION
THAT
UNDER OPEN UNITS
IT
BE DESIGNATED
AS

T
O
B
E
D
ETERMINED/
SUBJECT TO CHA
NGE.


COMMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION.
COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR OF THE MOTION: CH
AIRMAN MCBEATH, COMM
ISSIONERS ROBB,

MCNINCH,

WALLACE, DREW. COMMI
SSIONERS OPPOSED SHR
UM, HOWELL, AND RAIN
E.
MOTION CARRIED 5


3.


Chairman McBeath said for clarificati
on the hunt units will be considered at the March meeting.



25 B

Federal Lands Designation


Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife President Larry Johnson


President

Johnson
, Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife,
provided a handout to the Commission
regarding the f
ederal lands designation (exhibit file).

The presentation was regarding special
land designations on BLM lands particularly Wilderness designations and access.


18

CR 11


03 Amendment #1, Big Game Seasons


Wildlife Staff Specialists Mike Cox and

Tony
Wasley


For Possible Action


Resident Antelope Hunt 2151

Horns Longer than Ears



Rex Flowers, Washoe CABMW, said they agreed with NDOW on all hunts with the exception of
some deer hunts.


COMMISSIONER
MCNINCH MOVED TO APP
ROVE HUNT 2151
. COMMISSIONER
WALLACE
SECONDED THE MOTION.

MOTION CARRIED UNANI
MOUSLY.


Nonresident Hunt 2251

Horns Longer than Ears


COMMISSIONER
MCNINCH MOVED TO APP
ROVE HUNT 2251 AS RE
COMMENDED.
COMMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resident Muzzlelo
ader Antelope Hunt 2171

Horns Longer than Ears


COMMISSIONER
MCNINCH MOVED TO APP
ROVE HUNT 2171 AS RE
COMMENDED BY
DEPARTMENT.
COMMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED
UNANIMOUSLY.


Antelope Archery Hunt 2161



Horns Longer than Ears


Ken We
llington, Elko CABMW, said the additional units are fine unless more tags are allocated
for them as they want to keep opportunity.


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COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO APPROVE HUN
T 2161 AS PRESENTED.

COMMISSIONER
DREW SECONDED THE MO
TION. MOTION CARRIED

UNANIMOU
SLY.



Nonresident Antelope


Hunt 2261



Horns Longer than Ears


COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO APPROVE HUN
T 2261 AS PRESENTED.

COMMISSIONER
DREW SECONDED. MOTIO
N CARRIED UNANIMOUSL
Y.


Resident Antelope Hunt


Horns Shorter than Ears


Any Legal Weapon
Hunt 2181


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE 218
1 AS RECOMMENDED. CO
MMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED. MO
TION CARRIED UNANIMO
USLY.


Resident Elk


Depredation Hunt 4102

Antlered


COMMISSIONER
WALLACE MOVED TO APP
ROVE HUNT 4102.
MOTION
SECONDED MOTION.
MOTION CARRIED UNANI
MOUSLY.


Resident Elk Hunt 4151 A
ntlered



Ken Wellington, Elko CABMW, said voted to support
the Department recommendation
with
him

vot
ing

against

it
, and
seasons set for two years and
felt any changes in the
year betw
een
season

setting

should be
based on biology
not convenience. He received a call from guide at
Cottonwood Ranch about incentive tags in 072, 074, early, and asked NDOW staff if biological
reason for closing hunt and was told no. He
is
totally
against taki
ng away hunter opportunity

by
closing early hunt
.

Did not understand why muzzleloader hunter would have advantage over
regular hunter and is concerned about that, and r
eceived an email from someone who was
committed to buying the tag and he voted against i
t as taking away opportunity.


Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW, said
the
108
,

131, 132, early hunt, W
hite
P
ine

wants that hunt
eliminated as were told
when put in that
it was to be a rotating hunt which has not happened
and no reason for that
rifle any legal weapon
hunt at that time of year. Areas 111


115, 221


222, W
hite
P
ine

requested that those units be separated 111


115
its own unit
and 221 and
222 as
their own
units

because they are so large and told small amount of migration and
NDOW

manages cows unit by unit and bull hunts need to be

managed

area by area.


Chairman McBeath said last year 111


115, 221


222, he asked that NDOW
staff
do whatever
necessary to split th
ose

units and last meeting
we
did not know and he had heard
that
ND
OW
biologist against that and is a massive area to hunt and believes most hunt either north or
south and asked that to be addressed by NDOW.



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Wildlife Staff Specialist
Cox said that has been debated over 10 years or more and it is a huge
area, and
NDOW
ma
y need to spend money to document movement
however, they
are
confident that there is movement but don’t know how much.

The ability to survey that area
and decide what to do with animals one mile on either side of unit boundary, has been a
simpler process f
or staff to treat as an entire population. He understands from the hunter
perspective that the highway demarks a separate area and the

b
iggest reason for specific unit
to unit cow quotas
has been

based on W
hite
P
ine

Elk Management plan as resources that ar
e
unique and separate

in terms of livestock use and water, that the plan stated concern with e
ach
of these units
a
s stand alone landscape that needs to be managed

and there are population
objectives for varying combinations of units from 111 to 222
.
He sai
d t
he bull quotas could be
split up too and overall people concerned with total bull quotas
.

I
f you were to look at Area 11
,

111
-

115 and Area 22
,

221


222, of all cows killed
,

56 percent
of cows in
Area 11 and 4
4

percent in Area 22
, unit specific quota
s
.

For bull harvest percent across the two areas, 58
percent in Area 11 and 42 percent in Area 22,

n
ot a huge disparity in harvest between the two
units
,

if
we saw a
10 percent gap or difference would look at splitting,
it seems that
hunting
pressure is regulating itself. Also, another
issue,

is guides whose permits
are regulated by
federal land management agencies and
the number of guide permits that are issue
d,

and that
may be part of W
hite
P
ine CABMW’s

reason.


COMMISSIONER
DREW MO
VED TO APPROVE
HUNT
4151
AS RECOMMENDED BY TH
E
DEPARTMENT WITH THE
EXCEPTION
OF
072
,

074 EARLY
, WHICH WOULD BE

SEPTEMBER 17


30. COMMISSIONER WAL
LACE SECONDED THE MO
TION.


Commissioner Drew clarified his motion that the mid
-
season would be eliminated and

early
season would run Sept. 17


Sept. 30, late season would run Nov. 6


Nov. 20 for 072, 074. Two
any legal weapon hunts.


Commissioner
Robb
said he will
not support
the motion
due to
108 through 132 hunt as had
quite a bit of comment
and
supports
W
hi
te
P
ine CABMW’s

recommendation

to split 111


115
with 221
-

222
.


COMMISSIONER ROBB AM
ENDED THE MOTION
TO INCLUDE
072
,

074 EARLY, WITH THE
DATES OF SEPT. 17


SEPT.
30,
TO
STRIKE THE MID HUNT,

NO
T HAVE

EARLY
HUNT IN
108


132
, THAT WOULD BE GONE
,

AND
AT LEAST
TRY SPLITTING UNITS

111


115 SPLIT AGAINST
221


222. COMMISSIONER R
AINE SECONDED THE AM
ENDMENT.


Wildlife Staff Specialist

Cox
asked Commissioner Drew for clarification as to reason for
elimination of Oct. 22 start bull season.


Commissioner Drew said that would open up dates for muzzleloader.


VOTE ON AMENDMENT
TO THE MOTION


8
-

0
.


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Commissioner McNinch asked Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox that staff want to maintain the 072,
074 Early any legal weapon Oct. 22


Nov. 5 hunt and

manage with hunting and staff have
objectives to satisfy and will that be jeopardized.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox said we will have to squeeze tags into other seasons to try to
maintain fair and quality hunt which is the purpose of all the seasons. He

said we will probably
have to put many tags into Nov. 6


Nov. 20 season as that will be main rifle hunt.


Commissioner McNinch said potentially this could create an enforcement issue with hunter
congestion.


COMMISIONER
MCNINCH
MOVED
TO AMEND
THE ORIGINA
L MOTION TO
MAINTAIN 072, 074
CURRENTLY LABELED AS

EARLY HUNT
AND
IDENTIFY IT AS A MID
-
HUNT AND MAINTAIN
THE
OCT 22


NOV. 5

HUNT
.
CHAIRMAN MCBEATH SEC
ONDED THE MOTION. CH
AIRMAN
MCBEATH SAID ANOTHER

MOTION TO AMEND.
COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR: CHAIRMAN
MCBEATH
, ROBB, DREW, HOWELL
, MCNINCH, RAINE, SH
RUM AND WALLACE.
COMMISSIONER RAINE O
PPOSED.
AMENDMENT PASSED 7


1
.



CHAIRMAN MCBEATH SAI
D THE CURRENT MOTION

IS SAME AS BEFORE BU
T ADDING MID
-
HUNT 072, 074, MID
-
HUNT FOR OCT. 22


NOV. 5.

THE MOTION ELIMINATE
S THE

108


131
AND 132 AND THEN SPL
ITTING AREA 11 AND A
REA 22 HUNT.

MOTION CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY.

(1:56:55)


Nonresident Bull Elk Hunt 4251


Antlered


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE
NONRESIDENT ELK ANTL
ERED ANY LEGAL
WEAPON HUNT
4251
AS PROPOSED
WITH
EXCEPTION OF
SPLIT
ING UNITS

111


115 AND 221


222 EARLY AND LATE
,
WITH
NOTED
CHANGE
THAT
073
IS

075
DUE TO
TYPO.
COMMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION.
MOTION CARRIED

8
-
0
.


Hunt 4156 Resident Elk


Antlered Muzzleloader Hunt


Commissioner Raine caut
ioned against having too many rut hunts.


Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW, said
for Hunt
4156 they support splitting 111


115 from 221
and

222
in this hunt.


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE
RESIDENT ELK ANTLERE
D MUZZLELOADER
HUNT 4156 AS PROPOSE
D BY
THE DEPARTMENT
WITH EXCEPTION
OF
UNIT 111


115 BEING
SEPARATED FROM 221


222. COMMISSIONER WA
LLACE SECONDED THE M
OTION.



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C
ommissioner Raine asked what is the center of rut for bull elk, and what will the effect be with
the difference between these two
season dates of mid
-
September and end of September and
Oct. 8 through Oct. 21 like last year.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox said it peaks the last week of September and first week of October.
Mr. Cox said might have slightly higher success, instead of 80 percent perhaps 90 percent, and
instead of 60 percent, 70 percent. He said also depends on weat
her.


Commissioner Raine said based on that
information he
will not support the motion as he would
like it later.


COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR: CHAIRMAN MCBEATH
, ROBB, DREW, HOWELL
, MCNINCH,
RAINE, SHRUM AND WAL
LACE. COMMISSIONER R
AINE OPPOSED. AMENDM
ENT PASS
ED 7


1.


Nonresident Elk


Antlered


Muzzleloader
Hunt

4256


COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO APPROVE
HUNT
4256
AS PRESENTED BY DEPA
RTMENT
WITH
EXCEPTION
OF
SPLIT
TING OUT UNITS

111


115 AND 221


222 INTO SEPARTE UNI
TS.
MOTION SECONDED. MOT
ION
CARRIED UN
ANIMOUSLY.


R
esident Elk


Antlered Longbow Archery Hunt

4161


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE
HUNT
4161 AS
DEPARTMENT
PROPOSED
WITH
EXCEPTION
OF
SPLIT
TING

111


115 AND 221


222 INTO SEPARATE UN
ITS.
COMMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION. MOTION

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


N
onresident Elk


Antlered


Longbow Archery Hunt
4261


COMMISSIONER
WALLACE MOVED TO APP
ORVE HUNT 4261 AS PR
ESENTED
BY THE
DEPARTMENT
WITH EXCEPTION
OF
SPLIT
TING

111


115 AND 221


222 INTO SEPARATE
UNITS. COMMISSIONER
DREW SECONDE
D THE MOTION. MOTION

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.



Resident Elk


Antlerless


Any Legal Weapon Hunt 4181


Commissioner Raine asked about Atlanta Farms


Biologist Scott
said a permit will be provided to Atlanta Farms to haze elk and if that is not
effective a dep
redation hunt will be held.


Commissioner Raine comment
ed

that everyone hated the late hunt unless they hunted it then
they loved it and recognizes that this year’s weather was unique. If earlier than Dec. 5 is there a
problem and could it be the whole mon
th of December.

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Mr. Cox said best to split the pressure between the early and the late.


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO
APPROVE
HUNT
4181 AS PROPOSED. CO
MMISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED UNANIMOUSLY.


R
esident Elk


Antlerless


Muzzleloader Hunt 4176


Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW, said
his board
recommend
ed
approv
al

as written
of
the
antlerless hunts.


COMMISSIONER ROBB MO
VED
HUNT
4176 BE APPROVED AS
RECOMMENDED BY NDOW.

COMMISSIONER RAINE S
ECONDED THE MOTION.
MOTION CARRIED UNAN
IMOUSLY.


R
esident Elk


Antlerless


Longbow Archery
Hunt

4111


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE 411
1 AS PROPOSED BY

DEPARTMENT
.
COMMISSIONER DREW SE
CONDED THE MOTION. M
OTION CARRIED UNANIM
OUSLY.


Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Any Ram


Any
Legal Weapon Hunt 3151


COMMISSIONER ROBB MOVED TO ACCEPT HUNT 3151 AS RECOMMENDED BY NDOW.
COMMISSIONER RAINE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Nonr
esident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Any Ram


Any Legal Weapon Hunt 3
2
51


COMMISSIONER
ROBB MOVED TO APPROVE

HUNT

3251 AS SUBMITTED BY DEPARTMENT.
COMMISSIONER
RAINE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resident California Bighorn Sheep


Any Ram


Any Legal Weapon Hunt 8151


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH MOVED TO APPROVE HUNT 8151 AS PR
OPOSED BY THE
DEPARTMENT. COMMISSIONER WALLACE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY.


Nonresident California
Bighorn Sheep


Any Ram
-

Any Legal Weapon Hunt
8
2
51


Commissioner Robb asked for a suggestion for an alternative unit than 034 as he
will not
support that.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox said they chose 034 as largest sheep corridor and the Commission
could chose a unit with two tags and have one resident and non
-
resident if you chose.


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Commissioner Raine asked other than units listed and 012, 032, 033, and 034 what is next most
populous unit for tags.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Cox said 031.


COMMISSIONER ROBB MO
VED

FOR

HUNT 8251
TO USE
DEPARTMENT
RECOMMENDATION
WITH
EXCEPTION
OF
034
TO

SUB
STITUTE

WITH
031. COMMISSIONER RA
INE SECONDED THE
MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED UNANIMOUSLY.


Resident Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Any Ram


Any Legal Weapon Hunt

9151


COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO ACCEPT
HUNT
9151 HUNT AS PRESENT
ED BY
DEPARTMENT
.
COMMISSIONER

HOWELL SECONDED THE
MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED
UNANIMOUSLY.


Resident Mountain Goat


Any Goat Any Legal Weapon Hunt 7151 and Nonresident Mountain
Goat


Any Goat Any Legal Weapon Hunt 7251


COMMISSIONER
MCNINCH MOVED TO APP
ROVE
NONRESIDENT AND R
ESIDENT
M
OUNTAI
N
GOAT
HUNT
7151 AND 7251 PER DE
P
ARTMENT

RECOMMENDATION. COMM
ISSIONER
WALLACE SECONDED THE

MOTION. MOTION CARRI
ED UNANIMOUSLY.


Resident Junior Mule Deer


Antlered


or Antlerless


Longbow Archery, Muzzleloader, or Any
Legal Weapon Hunt 1
107


Wildlife Staff Specialist Tony Wasley said the changes recommended by the Department for the
Hunt 1107 is to the archery season opening date and is to streamline opening season dates.
Also noted proposed changes to Units 192, 194, 195, and 196, and th
e recommendations are
based on input for traditional season dates.


Commissioner Drew said he would prefer to table action on this hunt until the end, in order to
synchronize the dates with the adult hunts.


Resident Mule Deer Antlerless Any Legal Weapon
Depredation
Hunt 1101


COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO APPROVE HUN
T 1101
AS PRESENTED
WITH CLERICAL
CHANGE
TO TYPO
IN SPECIAL REGULATIO
N SECTION TO STATE
2011 AND 2012.
MOTION
SECONDED. MOTION CAR
RIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Resident Mule Deer


Antlerless Any Legal

Weapon Hunt 1181



Commissioner Raine requested an explanation from staff for the Department recommendation
for Hunt 1181.

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Wildlife Staff Specialist Tony Wasley explained the Department’s recommendation for hunt
1181: Catastrophic wild fires in Area 5
and 6 last year; and Area 10 was continued low
recruitment values in population and large population estimated at 25,000 with small quota.

Wildlife Staff Specialist Wasley said to Commissioner Raine that he has discussed female
harvest with Commissioner Ra
ine
previously and is on issue that they may have to agree to
disagree on.


Public Comment

Hunt 1181




Jason Peterson, said not sure why
it is
people do not do research by going online
as numerous
studies out there. I
f
he
takes 10 bucks and
he
give
s

the
m 100 does,
when breeding time comes
around and
if excess
of
does
,

the bucks do not ha
ve drive to breed

as heavily
.
He said he reads
extensively about deer and studies have proven that i
f you
harvest

does which is a hea
lthy

part
of deer management

you will

increase the herd
, and if he had known this would be discussed
he would have brought
different studies pertaining to mule deer, white
-
tailed and elk
.


COMMISSIONER ROBB MO
VED TO APPROVE
HUNT 1181
WITH
CHANGE OF
101


102 AND
109 NOT 104. COMMISS
IONER WAL
LACE SECONDED THE MO
TION.
COMMISSIONERS IN
FAVOR: CHAIRMAN MCBE
ATH, DREW, ROBB, MCN
INCH, AND WALLCE. CO
MMISSIONERS
OPPOSED: RAINE, HOWE
LL AND SHRUM.

MOTION PASSED 5
-

3.


Restricted Nonresident Mule Deer


Antle
red Any Legal Weapon Hunt
12
3
5


Wildlife Staff Specialist Tony Wasley recommended skipping this hunt to pair it up with the
1331 dates.


Resident and Nonresident Mule Deer


Antlered Any Legal Weapon Hunt 1331


Wildlife Staff Specialist Tony Wasley said the changes are noted in bold on
the recommendation
(exhibit file) and most were to make dates consistent.


Public Comment Hunt 1331
-


Ray Sawyer, White Pine CABMW,
said the
units he will address
are
111


113 late, 11
4

and 115,
121 late, 131


134 late, and 221


223 late.
Their b
igges
t concern is elimination of
the 241


245

late hunt
because

all the special tag holders will move into this area,
and would propose
tak
ing

five days off
Department proposal and have late hunts start Oct. 21 and end Oct. 31 as it
is pre
-
rut and concerned wi
th killing big animals and he knows that is what everyone wants to
hunt but they don’t want everybody killing them all. They are concerned with possible pressure
in those areas and would like it to end Oct. 31 and keep consistent with junior hunt ending.



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Cory Lytle, Lincoln CABMW, said different rec
ommendation
for 221


223 early
/late

and the
split. The

CABMW
voted to move early another week until Oct. 26 and pull the late hunt from
27
th

through
the fifth

for Hunt 1331 and gives early hunters an extra si
x days and the late
hunters an extra four or five days
.


Secretary Mayer said Nevada has the highest buck ratios ever, and to think we can stockpile
bucks so they get bigger and older is not going to happen as they curl up and die eventually and
we lose o
pportunity. The other issue is the Partnership in Wildlife
(PIW)
tags and auction tags
total 30 or so tags and need to keep things in perspective with being conservative.


Commissioner Drew mentioned CABMW
minutes and Storey County requesting
for
u
nit 195
was

to be Oct. 5


Oct. 31 rather than the proposed November hunt
.


Chairman McBeath said he has a problem with the White Pine CABMW proposal for 111
-
113
late, and 114, 115 late, 121, late, 131 and 134 late, and 221 and 223 late, as when seasons set
originally the idea was to split the seasons and create limited trophy hunt that was a 90/10
split. He said there is a tremendous amount of demand for these hunts and any radical change
without getting additional input from the CABMWs or anyone else would
be a struggle for him
and he won’t be able to support that change.



COMMISIONER
ROBB MOVED
FOR
HUNT 1331 TO ACCEPT
THE DEPARTMENT
RECOMMENDATION WITH
ONE EXCEPTION OF
UNIT 195 MOVE
DATE
BACK TO OCT. 5


OCT
31

AS REQUESTED BY STOR
EY COUNTY.
COMMISSIONER
MCNINCH SECONDED THE

MOTION.


Commissioner Raine said White Pine CABMW recommendation
and others
can
best
be
addressed during quota setting meeting

to adjust ratios to deal with their concerns
.


Commissioner Drew said in terms of PIW and he understands th
e concern with 24 late and the
many private landowner tags and the other option is to cut back on the PIW opportunities as
well which is another option.


Commissioner Robb said the special tag issue can be discussed in
the Tag Allocation Application
Hunt
C
ommittee

and will be one of the first items addressed
.


MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Resident and Nonresident Mule Deer


Antlered Muzzleloader
Hunt 1371


COMMISSIONER RAINE M
OVED TO APPROVE HUNT

1371 AS PROPOSED BY
THE
DEPARTMENT. COMMISSI
ONER HOWELL SEC
ONDED THE MOTION. MO
TION CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY.



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Resident and Nonresident Mule Deer Archery Antlered
Hunt 1341


Commissioner Shrum said Nye CABMW requested a start date of Aug. 1

instead of Aug. 10
.


Commissioner
Drew said
he had
much feedback on this hunt
and
he had a request from Chris
Jasmine to read a letter into the record which due to its length he will just state his key point
which was last year
the
season dates for 1341 were
shorten
ed

by seven days
the change
took
away significant opportunity for
Nevada sportsmen. His request is to r
eturn to Aug. 1 start date
or
add days on
back end and extend
season
to
the
muzzleloader start date

of Sept. 9
.


Commissioner Wallace said
he
received
same
input from Esmeralda CABMW as well as to go to

Sept. 9.


Chair
man McBeath said Clark CABMW requested extension of season.


Cory Lytle, Lincoln CABMW,

speaking for himself said he has advocated this change for years as
Aug. 1 is too early for antler growth and longest season in the country. His recommendation is
Aug. 10


Sept. 9.


Paul Dixon, Clark CABMW, said

for the record for archery
have
seen it de
crease and have
been
whittling away at the season and if
no
biological reason would like to see
days added and would
like to know the biological reason if shortened
.


Jason
Peterson

asked biologist

how much antler growth we are talking about for those firs
t 10
days, and

prefers hunting in September. I
f there is
growth
or hardening of antlers

during that
time
.


Wildlife Staff Specialist Wasley
said climate does affect the deer and
Aug. 10 date change would
be fine.



Joe Crim, Pershing CABMW,
said his board

voted for the
archery hunt to start Aug. 1
.


Commissioner Raine said
the
Aug. 10
date
is better as meat care is important during the
summer season.


COMMISSIONER
DREW MOVED TO APPROV
E
RESIDENT AND NONRESI
DENT ARCHERY HUNT
WITH EXCEPTION
THAT ALL SEASON DATE
S
END
ING

SEPT
.

5

BE EXTENDED TO
SEPT.
9
.
COMMISSIONER HOWELL
SECONDED THE MOTION.

COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR OF THE
MOTION
: CHAIRMAN MCBEATH,
ROBB, DREW, HOWELL,
MCNINCH, RAINE, SHRU
M, AND
WALLCE.

COMMISSIONER
RAINE

OPPOSED
.
MOTION
PASSED 7



1.




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Restricted Nonresident Mule Deer


Antlered Any Legal Weapon Hunt 1235


COMMISSIONER
ROBB MOVED
FOR HUNT
1235 TO TAKE DEP
ARTMENT

REC
OMMENDATION

WITH
EXCEPT
ION

195 BE MOVED TO OCT
.

5 THROUGH 31. COMMIS
SIONER
WALLACE

SECONDED THE MOTION.

MOTION CAR
RIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Resident Junior Mule Deer
Hunt 1107

-

Junior Hunt


Wildlife Staff Specialist
Wasley said for Hunt 1107 majority of recommended changes were for
the archery season, and minor changes to units 192, 194, 195, and 196, to be consistent with

1331 and 1235.


COMMISSIONER RAINE M
OVED TO APPROVE
HUNT 1107

WITH
THE
CHANGE TO 195 TO OCT
.
5 THROUGH OCT. 31, A
ND FOR EVERY ARCHERY

SEASON ENDING SEPT.
5 TO END SEPT. 9.
MOTION
SECONDED.
MOTION
PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.


2012 B
ighorn Sheep Indoctrination
Courses


COMMISSIONER
ROBB
MOVED TO APPROVE
2012
INDOCTRINATION
COURSE
DATE
S AND
LOCATIONS

AS SUBMITTED

BY THE DEPARTMENT
.
MOTION
SECONDED AND PASSED
UNANIMOUSLY.


19

CR 11


06,
Amendment #2, 2012 Wildlife Heritage, Silver State and Partnership in
Wildlife Tags



Program Officer III Maureen Hullinger


For Possible Action


PO III Hullinger said amendment to CR 11


06 is the Department’s request to add a Nelson
bighorn sheep hunt any ram with similar season
as Heritage first day of September to firs
t day
of January, adding language for unit group section is the same closed unit information from the
2012 Nelson bighorn sheep Heritage tag. Total tags between Heritage and Silver State is 12.


Commissioner Raine said previous Commissions held the tag n
umber at nine and when Silver
State tag was sold to
L
egislature it was with intent to swap the tags

and eliminate the tag
through auction
.


Commissioner Drew
said he supports the change but not completely wild about the unit
restrictions and will discuss w
ith Heritage and the Tag allocation Application Hunt Committee.


COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED TO APPROVE CR
11


06 AMENDMENT #2

2012 SILVER
STATE TAGS

AND PARTNERSHIP IN W
ILDLIFE
AS PROPOSED BY

THE DEPARTMENT
.
COMMISSIONER DREW SE
CONDED THE MOTION.


Commissioner
Raine
cautioned the Commission to
be careful
lest
they

be seen as money
hungry and greedy.

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COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR

OF MOTION
:
CHAIRMAN
MCBEATH, ROBB, DREW,

MCNINCH,
AND WALLACE. COMMISS
IONERS OPPOSED
HOWELL, RAINE AND SH
RUM. MOTION CARRIED
5


3.


20

CR 07


07, A
mendment #9, Overton
-
Key Pittman Hunter Reservation System


Chief of

Habitat Elmer Bull


Chief Bull said three complaints: Manner of drawing and having to be present to be drawn, and
the fact the drawing is held the Monday before dov
e season opener and that precludes
contingency plans if no permit drawn. He explained the new system (support material


see
exhibit file) and
said staff
have addressed the problems of the complaint and will not limit the
draw to locals only anymore.



COM
MISSIONER MCNINCH MOVED TO APPROVE CR 07


07 AMENDMENT #9
OVERTON
-
KEY
PITTMAN HUNTER RESERVATION
SYSTEM AS PROPOSED BY DEPARTMENT. COMMISSIONER
HOWELL SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


21

CR 12


03, 2013 Heritage Tag Regulation


Program
Officer III Maureen Hullinger


For
Possible Action


PO IIII Hullinger said CR 12
-

03 is a request to establish 2013 Heritage seasons which are
needed for vendor packets that will be mailed March 1. Changes from 2012 include the
recommendation for two Nelson bighorn sheep tags instead of 1 and include language for
exception for desert bi
ghorn sheep unit to be closed as identified in previous years harvest,
thirteen Silver State tags and 13 PIW tags and Commissioner Raine’s concerns for the number
of tags can be addressed in February.


Commissioner Drew noted
administratively
that the leg
al shooting hours

need to be updated


wild turkey hunt
.


Chairman McBeath noted the Heritage Committee recommendation for California bighorn
sheep have a season date of Aug. 1 through Nov. 15.


Paul Harris, Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn, said in rega
rd to two
Heritage
tags
which they
support; however, if you

leave language whereby
that
unit is closed the following year, that will
be two units closed every year for the
H
eritage,

and suggested an

amend
ment

to say if both
Heritage tag holders take sheep out of same unit then the unit is closed

for next year
, as two
closed units is a bit much.


Commissioner Robb said will be working on a fix in the committee
, if we suspend rule for 2013
season we could addre
ss through T
ag
A
llocation and
A
pplication Hunt

Committee and promised
they will work on a fix for that.

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Commissioner Raine said the Silver State Tag has shown its dominance and needs to do what
was intended was to replace some of these tags. The quota sho
uld be one and turkey is fine
and that would give us nine and what was promised.


Commissioner Robb said the proponent of the S
ilver
S
tate Tag

never said it was to replace a
tag.


Commissioner Raine said incorrect as he was present when this started and m
aybe sold to
some in different venue.


Larry Johnson, Coalition of Nevada’s Wildlife,
said he
agreed with Commissioner Robb that it
was never intended to replace auction tags.


COMMISSIONER DREW MO
VED TO APPROVE
CR 12


03
, 2013

HERITAG
E

TAG REGULATION
WI
TH TWO EXCEPTIONS, M
OVE
HUNTING HOURS FOR
WILD TURKEYS TO
4 P.M. TO
COINCIDE
WITH
REGUALR
SEASONS

SET AT THIS TIME

AND
INCORPORATE
THE
HERITAGE
COMMITTEE
RECOMMENDATION
FOR AUG. 1.

THROUGH NOV. 15
ON
THE
CALIF
ORNIA

BIGHORN SHEEP

TAG
.

COMMISSIONER WALLACE

S
ECONDED THE MOTION.

COMMISSIONERS IN FAV
OR
-

OPPOSED COMMISSIONER

RAINE. MOTION CARRIE
D 7


1.


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CR 12
-
04, 2012 Dream Tag Regulation


PO III Hullinger



For Possible Action


PO III Hullinger reviewed handout in exhibit file and the Department is askin
g for approval of
seasons.


Commissioner Raine asked the Commission’s legal basis for this regulation

as he thought the
Department had that authority
.


PO III Hullinger said the Dream Tag requires a framework for its season and seasons are under
the Commission’s authority.


Public Comment




Jason Peterson said looked the Dream Tag information up on the website and concerned with
Foundation and its gran
ts.


Chairman McBeath said the legislature created the Dream Tag and the Commission has only
jurisdiction over the seasons.


COMMISSIONER ROBB MO
VED TO ADOPT CR 12


04
, 2012 DREAM TAG REG
ULATION

AS
SUBMITTED

BY THE DEPARTMENT
. COMMISSIONER DREW
SECONDED
THE MOTION.
COMMISSIONER RAINE O
PPOSED AND COMMISSIO
NER HOWELL ABSTAINED
.
MOTION
PASSED WITH ONE ABST
EN
ION AND ONE OPPOSED,

FIVE IN FAVOR.

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23

H
eritage Program Update


Deputy Director Cates


For Possible Action


A

Heritage Committee Report


Commissioner
Wallace


Commissioner Wallace reported that the committee met Jan. 26; considered the 2012 Heritage
tags; received review of program from Deputy Director Cates; advised that there is
about
$525
,000 available for this year’s allocation; discussed letter rec
eived from Maxell Technologies
declining their 12


27 project funding and reallocation of those funds to other projects.


B

Heritage Account Report


Deputy Director Cates



Deputy Director Cates reported that the Heritage Account has a balance of $5,931
,027; earned
interest of $18,000; and
a
grand total of $525,796 for distribution in June for Heritage projects.


C

Cancellation, Disqualification, and Reallocation of Heritage Project #12


27 from Fiscal
Year 2011


2012 Maxell Global Technologies
-

Dep
u
ty

Director Cates


Commissioner Howell said $47,400 is available
from Project #12


27
which could go to a
previously denied or underfunded project and asked the DAG if it could go to a project that was
fully funded and increased what was requested.


Chai
rman McBeath said the DAGs reviewed the Maxell contract and first contract not
completed and after review of regulation determined that any project that was approved
through the process that this Commission could reallocate the funds to any of those projec
ts.
Only if Commission were to allocate to a new project that had not been previously considered
which
is a second part of the regulation
,

would require an emergency or another reason to do
that project, since the proposed reallocation is to two projects p
reviously submitted and
reviewed by the Heritage Committee the Commission is proceeding properly.


Deputy Director Cates said the committee recommended allocation to three projects previously
considered: $20,000 for Project 12


26,
measuring survival and

cause specific mortality in Ruby
Mountain mule deer; $13,700 for Project 12


01, big game capture, transplant and monitoring
program; and $13,000 for Project 12


02, disease surveillance and monitoring for game species
in Nevada.


Paul Dixon, Clark CABMW, said he attended the Heritage Committee meeting and
the board
supported where the money was being allocated.




COMMISSIONER WALLACE

MOVED
TO
CANCEL AND DISQUALIF
Y PR
OJECT 12


27
FROM
FISCAL YEAR 2011


2012,
MAXELL GLOBAL
TECHNOLOGIES.

COMMISSIONER
ROBB
SECONDED THE MOTION.

MOTION CARRIED 8


0.


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COMMISSIONER
WALLACE MOVED TO REA
LLOCATE THE
$47,400 FROM PROJECT

12


27
TO
PROJECT 12


26
IN THE AMOUNT OF $
20,000,
MEASURING SURVIVAL A
ND CAUSE SPECIFIC
MORTALITY IN RUBY MO
UNT
AIN MULE DEER ELKO C
ABMW; PROJECT

12


01
THE 2011 AND
2012
BIG GAME
CAPUTRE
,

TRAP
,

AND TRANSPLANT

MONITORING PROGRAM I
N THE
AMOUNT OF $
13,700
;

AND PROJECT 12
-
02
DISEASE
SURVEILLANCE AND
MONITORING
FOR
GAME SPECIES IN NEVA
DA, NDOW
PER
EGRINE WOLFF

$13,000.

COMMISSIONER HOWELL
SECONDED THE MOTION.

MOTION CARRIED 8


0.


D

Commission General Regulation 407, Wildlife Heritage Trust Fund


Deputy Director Cates
said
the draft regulation
(exhibit file) was presented at the last meeting
and
he reviewed
the
propos
ed changes: Unspent money from prior year awards will be allowed
to be redistributed by the Commission; and the administrative process will be changed from a
contract to a
granting process.


Commissioner Drew s
uggested that language be added to NAC 501.340, Section 1, subsection
A,
“Enter into grant agreement as prescribed by the Department”

adding

the language


and
approved by the
Commission.



Deputy Director Cates said staff are modifying grant manual for Her
itage process and will bring
the manual to the Commission for approval and he explained the difference between the
state’s contract and grant processes.


COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

MOVED TO APPROVE DRA
F
T CGR 407
, WILDLIFE HERITAGE
TRUST
FUND

AS RECOMMENDED BY
T
HE
DEPARTMENT. COMMISSI
ONER
WALLACE
SECONDED

THE
MOTION
.
COMMISSIONER MCNINCH

AMENDED MOTION TO IN
CLUDE
IN NAC 501.340
SECTION 1 (A) “
ENTER INTO GRANT AGR
EEMENT AS PRESCRIBED

BY THE DEPARTMENT AN
D
APPROVED BY THE COMM
ISSION.


MOTION SECONDED BY C
OMMISSIONE
R WALLACE.
M
OTION CARRIED UNANIM
OUSLY.


24

Trapping Regulation Committee Report


Commissioner McNinch


For Possible Action


Commissioner McNinch re
ported on

the
Trapping Regulation Committee meeting held on Feb.
3, 2012,
where a draft regulation was pre
sented to the public for comment and presentation at
the Commission meeting today. Senate Bill 226 is driving the development of the regulation,
and
the committee was advised by their DAG that the committee and Commission have no
authority to deal with reg
istration of traps as part of this process as
that

is legislative;
they
were
advised that they were not precluded from addressing trap visitation and were provided with
guidance from the DAG that if the committee gets into visitation it would be complicate
d and
recommendation was to deal with that as the process moves forward. He reviewed issues
discussed: 1,000 feet and 1,000 yards, or one
-
half mile; Red Rock Conservation Area; and use of
trails on Mt. Charleston; and an action was taken by the committee t
o direct staff to define
under 1 (b) between terms of “depredation” and “control purposes.”
Comments from each
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committee meeting were considered in development of the draft regulation, and he reviewed
the draft regulation section by section (exhibit file).




Public Comment


Gina
Gre
i
sen
, N
evada Voters

4 A
nimals
,

said
for residents in Red Rock and Mt. Charleston areas
that
in Section 2 would like language
“except
as otherwise provided in
this
section
it is
unlawful
for a person
to set a trap

in violation of applicable state and federal laws on public lands other
than a boxed trap”

to address residences in areas with own rules as it becomes the issue of
whether it is
a violation of federal law
but
not state law
which NDOW can’t enforce, need
u
niformity.

Under
Section 1 (c)

is that
“clearly
marked private property


as she does not know
how that works.

Still really concerned

about other issues looked at and believes trapping is in
direct conflict with majority of people in Clark County due to pub
lic safety and perception of
recent events in Clark County
.


Paul Dixon, Clark
CABMW,
said Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton attended the Clark CABMW
meeting and specifically told the CABMW to focus on “residence” and to make a rule not too
expansive or narrow

for the definition “around residence and standoff residences” and the
regulation appears balanced and holds true to the legislation from the Natural Resources
Committee.


Stacia Newman,
Nevada
Political Action for Animals,
said
Clark County has
population of 2
million plus tourists and all use Mt. Charleston area and Red Rock and they support the same
boundary as used for discharge of firearms. She said the general public is unaware that trapping
occurs and public safety should be considered as t
here is liability if the public is not protected.


Joel Blakeslee, Nevada
T
rappers
A
ssociation,

said
he is not in favor of expanding discussion to
other issues
at this time due to the deadlines imposed by SB 226
as th
e
se
other
issues can be
addressed later

and

he has issues
with
the 1
,
000 feet
/yards

and the waterways.


Karen
Layne, Las Vegas Valley
H
umane Society, said
the regulation needs to deal with
residences with Mt. Charleston
as big
issues

and her take is there is
a small gr
ou
p of trappers in
a
very

large
city,
and we are trying to reach consensus
and is not convinced that has been
achieved. She does agree that we need to move forward and
there are other issues
such as
vis
i
tation
that she hopes the Commission
will address
that
before the next session

and not
expect the outside groups to go
to
a
legislator

and we go back and forth like we have done on
SB 226
.


Chairman McBeath
agreed that

the regulation is not addressing all of the issues and
as said
before it can’t
due to legal authority
issue
and is

apparent that the divide between the two
groups will require more time

therefore we need to stay focused on the regulation
.


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Commissioner
McNinch said the

Trapping Regulation Committee will
meet again in Reno and
will
bring a proposed regulation to the C
ommission in March for action.


25

Reports


Informational


A

Bear Committee

Report


Commissioner McNinch


No
report

as the committee did not meet; committee plans to meet prior to March
Commission meeting
.


COMMISSIONER WALLACE MOVED TO PLACE THE REM
AINING

INFORMATIONAL

AGENDA
ITEMS ON THE MARCH AGENDA


AGENDA ITEMS 25 B*, B, C,
AND
D.
COMMISSIONER ROBB
SECONDED
the
MOTION. MOTION CARRIED

8
-

0
.


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Public Comment
-



Gina Gre
isen
, Nevada Voters on Animals, thanked the
co
mmittee
chair
and the
Commission

for
their work on the process
.

S
he
said she is
not supportive of the
meeting
venue for the
committee or Commission meeting because she
had to
pa
y

for parking
,

and it was held at the
same time as Sportsman’ Expo
,

and because of that some people d
id not attend
.
She said the
majority of Nevadan’s are not represented and the Clark CABMW has four trappers on the
board, and although Chairman Dixon tries to be fair in running the meeting
;

no matter how
much we talk they know the answer and NDOW’s own we
bsite states Nevada’s wildlife belongs
to everyone and

to

provide public comment by attending meetings which they will do. She said
there are few rules for trappers
and
not many limits
as there are with other types of hunting
and there is a big difference.



M
eeting Adjourned at
5:54 p.m.



NOTE:
The minutes are a summary of the meeting. At the Department of Wildlife headquarters
in Reno is a complete record of the meeting, including recordings; and all the exhibits
received/referenced during the meeting. The record is available upon request.