HA Newsletter 05
Since HUNTER'S ALERT was founded we have informed our readers about the strong antihunting movement One group, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has over a quarter million members. This alone should scare you. They are only one of many antihunting groups who will not quit until all hunting has been stopped.
Just about the time you figured NDOW Director Will Mofini and the Wildlife Commission had inflicted all the damage they could to the hunters in our state, they have proved us wrong. They have stooped to a new low by aligning themselves with a well-known antihunting organization. Defenders of Wildlife was formed to protect predators. By protecting predators, there is no need for hunting or hunters. Here are some of the Defenders of Wildlife's comments.
HUNTER'S ALERT has hired a full time lobbyist to represent our interests during the 1995 Legislative Session and during the campaign process. Warren B. Hardy, a fellow sportsman and former State Assemblyman has been retained. Warren's knowledge of the legislative process, combined with his firm commitment to our cause will make him a valuable part of our team.
During his legislative career, Warren was a firm supporter of HUNTER'S ALERT Warren is currently in the process of developing a long term legislative strategy and will provide a strong voice for us in Carson City.
Look for his updates in future issues of this newsletter.
Just six years ago, HUNTER'S ALERT was formed by a very small group of people who enjoyed hunting and fishing in our state. We could see our favorite pastime was going downhill. We also realized that the people responsible for this decline did not have the knowledge or perhaps lacked the intestinal fortitude to correct the problem.
In September of this year I made a hunting trip to South Africa. Upon my return home, I recounted to my friends and family the enjoyment, excitement, and great hunting experience I had. After they left, I was relaxing and reminiscing about the hunt when a thought crossed my mind. "Why did I have to travel to Africa to hunt?" It wasn't the exotic animals, the excitement of travel, or hopes for adventure. It was the hunt itself. The love of hunting and being able to hunt hired me to a country half way round the world. Of course, like all hunters I wanted to be successful.
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HUNTER'S ALERT, Nevada Hunters Association, and The Nevada State Rifle and Pistol Association are in agreement when it comes to the fact that many fine organizations in our state are being misled by the Coalition for Nevada's Wildlife. First and foremost, we do believe that a coalition is necessary to save our hunting rights. We do not, however, believe that a coalition Should be formed to represent their self-serving claims while stating that they are representing many outdoor organizations
The state of California has proven to be the leading state to "protect predators". After all, they were the first state to protect a non-endangered big game predator, the mountain Son. Now their director wants to make it extremely difficult to hunt another predator, bear. Following are excerpts from a statement issued by Boyd Gibbons, Director of California Department of Fish and Game.
Mahlon Brown is chairman of Nevada's Board of Wildlife Commissioners. He was appointed by Governor Miller and is supposed to represent the sportsmen of Nevada, He is an attorney who has hunted very little. If he were out in the field he would know how the mountain lion has decimated our once famous Nevada deer herds. He would also know that in the last fifteen years the mountain lion has increased in numbers from 600 to over 1600. He should also know that there were only 204 mountain lion killed last year by all methods (depredation, autos, and hunters) in our state. He should know that 150 of these mountain lion were taken by hunters with the use of dogs. It is quite apparent that he knows very little because the following letter was sent by Mr. Brown to the Chirk County Wildlife Advisory Board.
Below are excerpts reprinted from a story in the Las Vegas Review Journal, September 14,1993:
Estimates of the wild duck population by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service indicate another bad year for waterfowl The number of breeding ducks declined by 11 percent in 1993.. .Population declines have been attributed to severe drought and loss of wetlands throughout the North American continent, but recent studies at various wetlands indicate predators (emphasis added) may be having a severe impact
If you were one of the 16221 people who drew a deer tag this year you had reason to celebrate. Just five yean ago there were 57,134 deer tags available to the hunters in our state. To put it another way, we have lost 72% of our available deer tags in just five yean. In addition, the money generated from those tags is also lost. This not only hurts game programs but private business as well. HUNTER'S ALERT checked with some of the Southern Nevada taxidermists and meat processing plants. Here are some of their comments.
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