Nevada Outdoor Democratic Caucus
An affiliate of the Nevada State Democratic Party
S.339 is LAW!
Nevada Hunters must thank Senator Harry Reid for the return of traditional State's Rights to manage Wildlife.
Safari Club International's statement on Senator Reid's bill to restore state's rights in wildlife management.
In The Crosshairs -- e-news from SCI's Washington Office
March 29, 2005 Non-Resident Hunters
SCI has released a statement regarding the issue of non-resident licenses distributed by state fish & game agencies. This is also in reference to the US Senate Bill 339 introduced by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
"SCI believes the recent lawsuits were ill advised and ill conceived. They pit hunter against hunter, resulting in unintended negative consequences and actions which may ultimately affect our freedom to hunt. For nearly a hundred years, our game species have been well managed by state agencies who utilize local and professional game biologists and agents who are answerable to the local and state residents. Now, as a result of the recent lawsuits, many aspects of game management are in the hands of the federal courts and ultimately may be in the hands of Federal Government bureaucracy. SCI strongly opposes the involvement of the federal government in state and local game management. Therefore, SCI believes that under the circumstances, federal legislative action negating the recent federal court decision may be necessary. However, SCI strongly urges the states to be mindful of the equities of nonresident hunters. Much of huntable land, particularly in the west, is federal land that belongs to all citizens. Every American should have a reasonable opportunity to hunt in states that have hunting. Additionally, nonresident hunting remains and should remain an important part of state fish and game department funding therefore SCI urges the states that have generous quotas to maintain those quotas (for example, Colorado which provides 40% of its quota to non-residents, and New Mexico which provides 22%), and other states to adopt a quota for non-residents of not less than 15%."
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