Bill Revises Nevada Wildlife Commission

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - At least one member of the Nevada Wildlife Commission would have to hold a four-year degree in environmental science or a related field and have expertise in threatened or endangered species under a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate.

SB184 was introduced Monday.

The Nevada Wildlife Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the governor.

Under existing law, at least five members must hold a resident license to hunt or fish in Nevada. The bill would reduce that number to four and add the more specific qualifications for at least one member.

The bill is in response to critics who say the wildlife board is dominated by sportsmen interested in promoting hunting opportunities. Critics argue wildlife is a state resource and more consideration should be given to protecting animals.


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