Upcoming Nevada Wildlife Commission Meeting
Pronghorn management and elk hunting tags for landowners will be discussed by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners during a meeting on December 6-7 at the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW), 1100 Valley Road in Reno.

The meeting gets under way at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 6, with the major topic on the agenda being a proposal to purchase water rights for Overton Wildlife Management Area and for an access project at Humboldt Wildlife Management Area.

Reports will be given on elk planning in Elko County and central Nevada, NDOW’s volunteer program, sage grouse conservation planning, renewable energy development in the state, chronic wasting disease, the 2002 hunting seasons, and the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act.

The Saturday, December 7 session begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes an update on the status of ongoing efforts to develop a pronghorn antelope species management plan. Commissioners will then consider a proposed regulation to exclude from the damage compensation program those lands that are cultivated for the purpose of receiving elk incentive hunting tags.

Also on the agenda is a proposal to add definitions for the big garme draw bonus point program and to clarify the age requirements for the junior hunt. In addtion, the Commission will review a regulation that implements a new mandatory boating education requirement as established by the Nevada Legislature.

The meeting is open to the public and public comment periods will be held each day.

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