” NoBearHuntNV at Virginia City Wild Horse Fair”
The Bear Lady can fix the hitch in your get-a-long with one of her Big Lush Bear Hugs at our booth today at the Virginia City Wild Horse Fair. Time to giddy up and git one!
Please Take Action For The Bears!!.
Nevada’s third Black Bear Trophy Hunt begins Sept. 15. Let’s make this the last bear hunt. Please tell Governor Sandoval to stop the unnecessary killing of our bears. Nevada’s small bear population does not need to be managed by hunting them.
As a Nevadan citizen and public owner of the state’s wildlife, you are an important voice and have a right to say how you want your bears managed. Click on the link HERE to connect to Governor Sandoval’s email. Simply say, “Stop the bear hunt.” Add any additional comments you would like. (Topic: “Wildlife”) We must convince the Governor that the majority of Nevadans are opposed to killing our bears.
Thank you from The Bears!
Black Bear Uprising – Please Call Governor Sandoval –
The bears need you to speak up for them NOW.
On February 1, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners refused to hear a petition to ban the use of dogs to hunt bears. In doing so, they denied the Public an opportunity to debate the use of this extremely contentious practice in a public forum. A majority of Nevadans, 57%, opposes using hounds to hunt bears while only 29% approve. In other states, over half that conduct bear hunts have outlawed hunting bears with dogs because it is unnecessarily cruel and unsporting. In Nevada, hunters and trappers represent only 2% of the population but our Board of Wildlife Commissioners is comprised primarily of hunters. The decision-making process is, therefore, neither fair nor democratic.
The Wildlife Commission has stifled public debate and we must let Governor Sandoval know that this is unacceptable. Wildlife is a Public Trust and the Commission must consider the concerns and interests of ALL Nevadans. Yet, Commissioners, who serve at the Governor’s pleasure, continue to deny the public a true voice in the decision making process. Please act now and demand a democratic process and humane treatment of the bears. The Bears need you to speak up for them NOW.
The Governor and our state legislators are listening and your voice has had an impact. Please copy your letter to your state legislator.
Please contact Governor Sandoval by Phone: (775) 684-5670 or Fax: (775) 684-5683, emailing here or writing to:
The Honorable Brian Sandoval
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701.
You can find your state legislator and their contact information here We must have Fair Representation on our Board of Wildlife Commissioners and stop killing bears. We can do better!
Please ATTEND & Let’s Save Our Bears!
A team of cyclist will deliver a Bear Hug around the Lake. We will gather at Sand Harbor to receive and pass the hug along. Liz Broscoe will lead Beats For Bears, a community drum circle commemorating the bears who have been killed both legally and illegally….Sunny, Butterscotch, Charlie, Matchless and his brother, Verdi, Kingsbury and Little One, to name a few. Their stories will be told..
Beats for Bears!
Beats for Bears is being held one week before the start of the 2012 NV bear hunt, where up to 20 more of the public’s bears will be killed. Please come to show support of our mission: NoBearHuntNV
Contact Details: Kathryn Bricker
Phone: (775) 291-7332
Le Bistro Dinner to Benefit NoBearHuntNV
Thursday, September 27, 6pm
NoBearHuntNV, a nonProfit, is a broad coalition of groups and individuals opposed to the recent regulation allowing bears to be hunted in Nevada. The group is having dialogues at every level of government (state, counties, and municipalities) to reverse the decision to hunt bears in Nevada.
Their most recent and noteworthy success:
Excluding the Tahoe Basin from the 2012 hunt!
Dinner, The Way It Is
The dinner is sponsored by the Mark E Smith Foundation, organized by Tom Lahey. Mark has been advocating for the bears since the NV Bear Hunt began. Through his foundation he sponsors this and other dinners. The Foundation will more than double your contribution. Your cost for the dinner is $125/person which covers all costs of a four course dinner (tip, tax, coffee, corkage); you will receive a letter from Mark’s Foundation noting your contribution of $60/person – the foundation will donate $65/person so that NoBearHuntNV receives $125/person.
To encourage further donations, the Foundation will double up to an additional $40 from each diner, i.e., if your check is for $165/person the nonProfit will receive $205 – since most of prefer round numbers when we balance our checkbooks, it’s OK to write a check for $250, $300, or more – your call! If you are unable to attend the dinner and wish to support the cause, write a check for whatever amount pleases you, the MES Foundation will double the first $100; e.g. your $250 becomes $350; the Foundation address appears below.
Diners are encouraged to bring a bottle of fine wine to enjoy and share – corkage is included in the $125/person.
Diners may order wine or other drinks from the Le Bistro bar, bar charges are handled separately from dinner charges, i.e., Le Bistro will present you with a bill for your drink orders.
There will not be a formal presentation at the dinner but one or more nonProfit representatives attend, are introduced, and are available for one-on-one discussions.
After making your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org, please mail your check for $125/person plus any additional donation you wish to make to Mark E Smith Foundation, PO Box 4049, Incline Village, NV 89450. Last resort: At the dinner: $125/person either by cash or check to the Mark E Smith Foundation.
Please click here to download dinner flyer: