The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is holding a series of town hall meetings across the state from Nov. 2-6 in an effort to learn what people think is and is not working with Nevada’s hunting seasons.
The Game Division is responsible for developing and presenting hunt recommendations for consideration by the County Advisory Boards to Manage Wildlife and the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission. The guiding principles used in developing these recommendations have not been placed in a single document before, but they have now been compiled in the Harvest Management Guidelines for Nevada.
"Decisions regarding tag quotas are the responsibility of the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners," said Game Division Chief Brian Wakeling. "And it is the job of the game biologist and the Game Division to provide the best recommendations possible for the Commission to act on. We base our recommendations on the best available science on the biology of the species we manage, but we also need to know how we can make things better, easier, and more appealing for the public."
All of the town hall meetings will run from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The schedule of the meetings is as follows:
- Monday, Nov. 2 – Reno – NDOW Headquarters, 1100 Valley Road
- Tues., Nov. 3 – Las Vegas – Nevada Division of State Parks, 4747 Vegas Drive
- Wed., Nov. 4 – Ely – Mt. Wheeler Power, 1600 Great Basin Blvd.
- Thurs., Nov. 5 – Elko – NDOW Office, 60 Youth Center Road
- Friday, Nov. 6 – Winnemucca – Humboldt County Court House, Room 201, 50 W. 5th Street
"This is the first step in reviewing and updating our guidelines," said Wakeling. "We intend to share the public input with the County Advisory Boards and the Commission. And we intend to continue our dialogue with the public so that we can share a fully reviewed set of guidelines to the Commission at their June meeting. We can't do that without public comments."