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Wildlife Commission to review policy, regulations at upcoming meeting

By ThisIsReno

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The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NBWC) will hear recommendations to adopt changes to several regulations including new language defining certain antelope, elk and deer physical descriptions for hunting, and changes to the hunt units available for the Moapa Valley limited entry fall and spring turkey hunts at its Dec. 4-5 meeting in Reno.

The meeting will be held at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) office at 1100 Valley Road, and will commence at 10 a.m. on Friday and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Other items before the NBWC include Commission General Regulation 370 authorizing a person to take bullfrogs or crayfish without obtaining a license or permit issued by the Department under certain circumstances, a regulation relating to wildlife management areas; providing that only vessels without motors may be used during certain periods on the Dacey Reservoir in the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, and a regulation expanding the permissible radius of a cast net used in certain waters.

The Commission will review recommendations/changes from the Commission’s Administrative Procedures, Regulation Committee to Commission Policy #50, Duck Stamp Procedure; Commission Policy #51, Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award; and Commission Policy #22, Introduction, Transplanting and Exportation of Wildlife.

Several reports will also be presented to the NBWC, including updates on junior hunt eligibility, Nevada waterfowl hunting zones, the Lapsed Angler Program, a wild horse and burro update, and a 2011 legislative report.

The Commission will be asked to approve the amended biennial Big Game Release Plan for FY 2010 and 2011 and will hear a report from its Wildlife Damage Management Committee on proposed Heritage Program Predator Projects: 10-23, 10-26 and 10-27.

Members of the public who would like to address the Commission on a topic not on the agenda may do so during the public comment period near the beginning of each meeting. People wishing to address the Commission about those items should complete a speaker’s card and present it to the recording secretary.
For a complete agenda and support materials visit www.ndow.org, under “Our Agency, Commissions & Boards.”

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Visit www.ndow.org.

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