No Bear Hunt Nevada contends there should be democratic representation in wildlife management. Currently, hunters dominate the Wildlife Commission and County Advisory Boards and their decisions reflect the values of the hunting community. Never has this been more apparent than with the adoption of the bear hunt against overwhelming public opposition. The values of the non-consumptive public are not represented. No Bear Hunt Nevada is pursuing statutory changes to insure the public trust of Nevada Wildlife resides with the people of Nevada and not a special interest group. There is much work to be done to right this injustice and every individual effort, no matter how small, makes a difference. Here is what you can do to help:
1.Sign the Petition
Over 19,000 signatures opposing the bear hunt have been collected to date! Link to petitions : http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nobearhunts4nevada/
2. Sign up for our email Newsletters and Action Alerts
No Bear Hunt NV News Letters
These will inform you of upcoming events & issues and give you updates on our activities and progress. You can opt out anytime and your information will not be shared.
3. Send letters and emails to Wildlife Commissioners, County Advisory Board members, and Bear Committee Members
No matter how brief, letters are a very effective. The number of letters received in favor of, or opposed to, proposed actions are always tallied into the record. Those signed up for our email alerts will receive notices and talking points.
All letters should be sent to Suzanne Scourby in addition to the chairperson of the commission, board or committee. The subject and “for the record” should be noted in the subject line.
Bear Committee members:
4. Send Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor are read more than any other section in a newspaper. This is an excellent way to communicate with the community at large. Here is a link to helpful hints when writing your letter to the editor.
5. Send letters to Governor Sandoval
Whether by snail mail or email, Governor Sandoval’s office has taken note of the tremendous outpouring of opposition to Nevada’s bear management policies. Contact Governor Brian Sandoval
6. Send letters to Legislators
Managers of the public’s wildlife should represent the values of the majority of Nevadans, 98% of whom do not hunt. Let your legislator know you would like to see statutory changes to reconfigure the balance of power. Find your legislator here. For a list of NV legislators and their contact info click here.
No Bear Hunt NV can always use the help of volunteers! Please contact us at ([email protected]) and let us know your skills and interests.