February 15, 2014
Dear Governor Sandoval,
I am writing on behalf of the Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) concerning a current ethics issue related to the OHV Commission grant process.
BHA was a participant of the many long years in the struggle to pass an OHV registration bill. Finally, when we came together as a disparate group of "stakeholders" to craft a bill we could all live with and accomplish goals we had in common, we were able to get a bill passed.
Our BHA organization has many members who own and use OHVs to get to their hunt/fish areas and then proceed afoot, as is our tradition.
Please accept for your consideration the following comments on 4 agenda items for your meeting tomorrow:
Agenda item 10 a: draft grant application
The draft application appears to comply with the very detailed directions spelled out in the law, especially with the inclusion of the form for the land managers clearance of the project (where/when applicable). We will be interested to learn the conclusion of the LCB re compliance with the law.
Agenda item 11: alternative grant application
It is difficult to comment on an alternative application given there is no draft as yet available to the public. That said, we will be interested to learn if a grant can be expedited while still containing all the legal direction spelled out in the law.
August 1, 2013
To: Jack Robb, Chair, Wildlife Commissioners &
Michael McBeath, Chair, Wildlife Damage Management Committee
Re: Predator Management Policy & Predator Management Plan
Dear Chairmen Robb and McBeath,
The NV Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers continues to support the concepts of AB 345, which sought to ensure sportsmen's tag fee monies be spent more spent effectively and wisely than in the past. Excellent provisions were included such as:
Ensuring science-based wildlife management
Reapportionment of some monies to fund mitigation and monitoring of habitat restoration projects.
To the Nevada State Senate Committee on Natural Resources:
Senate members Ford, Manendo, Segerblom, Goicoechea and Settelmeyer
Re: AB 345 (re: management of wildlife)
From: Karen Boeger
Board member, NV Chapter Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA)
May 14, 2013
Dear Chairman Ford and committee members,
I urge you to support AB 345 as amended. Nevada's valuable wildlife resource, and the public to which it belongs, will benefit by the proposed revisions and addtions to NRS 501.100. The current $3 fee additional tag fee mandated in NRS 501.100 is no small amount for sportsmen as most hunters apply for multiple tags. This special fee has been mandated to be spent on predator control primarily for the benefit of mule deer. Data clearly demonstrates that objective is not being met by current large scale predator control, yet the $$ must still be spent. Sportsmen deserve a return on their money. This bill will ensure those monies will be spent effectively and wisely.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.