With every legislative bill, there are always two sides. Let’s present these two sides so you can decide which group is doing the right thing and which wants to continue with bad government. You be the judge. In this current legislative session, there is a bill, AB3, to do an audit of Nevada Department of Wildlife. (NDOW)
Every time you go to the field be prepared for a confrontation. That is a good possibility, especially if you use an off-road vehicle. Currently there are two bills, SB397 and SB400 that, if passed, will have many negative impacts, not only on hunters but all people who use the outdoors.
What the hell ever happened to government for the people, by the people. Today it is government protecting corrupt government employees. Think about it. Nevada has literally thousands of state employees and you never hear of any one of them being prosecuted. I guess they are all perfect employees. Let me give you an example of a corrupt state agency in Nevada and who protects this agency. The head of the Nevada Department of Wildlife for twenty years was Willie Molini. Here is a partial list of his corruption and the other government agencies that protected him during his tenure.
Are you willing to give up ten minutes to straighten out the mess that NDOW and the Wildlife Commission have gotten us into? You can help by phoning, writing or e-mailing some Nevada legislators regarding some very important wildlife bills.
The majority of our states’ fish and game agencies are under the control and direction of biologists. They alone make every rule and regulation concerning the management of all wildlife in the North American continent including Canada. Every man, woman, and child is directly impacted by the power they wield through their management plans and decisions they make from day to day regarding wildlife, especially mountain lions. Make no mistake…biologists are the vitiators of all our wildlife problems and not our commissioners, legislators, or hunter sportsmen as you might think. If I thought for a second that biologists were saviors, I would never have called them eco-terrorists. Commissioners and legislators are involved in politics to formulate and institute the laws that biologists concoct in the name of science…rightly or wrongly. Biologists learn quickly to guard what they say publicly or risk getting crosswise with administration policy and being excommunicated by their state or federal agencies. You can bet what biologists do say publicly on television or in news print will be disguised as science but calculated to be propaganda to move public sentiment in a favorable direction to benefit their agency. Our state and federal fish and game agencies have no shortage of bunny huggers and tree lovers willing to support them. Mother earth and her wildlife have become a cult religion with hundreds of animal societies jockeying to be the “Pope”—biologists weaseling their way in as high priests and the hunter sportsman trying to get all of them in his sights.
Lying about Lion
My dad and the men I spent my life working with taught me priceless lessons about human nature. One of these being: it is not so much what people say that you need to keep an eye on, but more… what it is they won’t or don’t say. What people know but surreptitiously hide or refuse to tell you about a subject can be revealing—and lethal. They feel they are under no ethical obligation to divulge certain information especially if it jeopardizes their employment, career or retirement. Up pops the state and federal diploma carrying biologists from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to manipulate the emotions and minds of the uneducated and unwary citizens about how they as experts think mountain lions should be managed. No one - no matter who you are or how much field experience you may have attained about the mountain lion through life’s experiences and commonsense will ever equal the biologist’s university diploma. Our nation has glorified education beyond any reproach and has all but “murdered” common sense which comes down from our fore-fathers through hands on experience and not necessarily text books.
If you have cancer, taking an aspirin is not the cure. But this is how Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) would attempt to cure the mountain lion problem. This is why I make that statement. ODFW finally realizes they have too many mountain lions in the state. The big controversy is over who should pay the feds to remove some of them, sportsmen or the taxpayers. ODFW thinks removing 40 percent of the estimated number of lions is going to be the cure for their lion problem.
ODFW is not even close
to solving this problem
A decision on this controversy is scheduled in Salem, Oregon on April 13. Oregon, like most western states, has a serious predator problem. The real problem is that those in charge will never admit there is a problem and thus there is no need for a cure.This is a serious dilemma that all western states are facing. The question is, how did these states get into such a mess?
To answer that question, one must realize that the Golden Rule applies here. He who has the gold makes the rules. Most state fish and wildlife departments get pretty close to their entire budgets from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and tags. Federal taxes on guns, ammunition, etc. allow the government to return money to the states’ fish and wildlife agencies. This money is usually returned at a 3 to 1 ratio by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USF & WS). It is the USF & WS who has the gold or in this case, the dollars to distribute to the states’ fish and wildlife agencies. This money assures that they make the rules.
Did you know that last year 34,944 Nevada residents applied for a deer tag? However, only 14,304 were successful in the tag draw. This means almost 20,000 (60%) of Nevada hunters were unsuccessful in the draw. To Help please click here.
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This is exactly what NDOW is doing in our state with mountain lions.
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