New petition to give 25% of Nevada tags to max point holders
Earlier this week an email was forwarded to me, then recently I saw this petition was now up on Nevada Department of Wildlife's website. You can read the petition here. On Monday, March 9 I reached out to Nevada Department of Wildlife to hear their thoughts, but I haven't received a comment back yet.
This new petition is pushing for the following changes:
- Give 25% of the overall tags to the maximum point holders
- Reduce the number of choice to only 3 (currently an applicant has 5 choices in Nevada)
- Allow only up to 50% of the tags in any unit to be issued to max point holders
According to the proposal, the 25% change would benefit the applicants who have been applying and supporting Nevada the longest. In their example, for the 2018 season, all of the 26, 25, 24 and part of the 23 point holders would have drawn a desert bighorn sheep tag. They also claim that the second proposal would have removed 31% of the choices for the California bighorn sheep draw in 2018, which could have spread the application pressure making the odds better for every applicant. And finally, the third proposal would assure that there are still tags available for the lower point holders as well.
What are your thoughts?
This petition would change things a lot in Nevada.
If you'd like to submit a comment to the Nevada Wildlife Commissioners, their contact information can be found in the table below.
Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners
|Casey D. Kiel||Lovelock||775-560-5161|
|Paul E. Valentine||Henderson||702-592-1255|