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Please help stop bear hunt in Nevada: petitions, sample letter. Call, fax, email.

May 13, 2012
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If you have the time, could you please call the governor each day this week in regards to the bear hunt, and tell him how disappointed again we are in the NDOW (Nevada Department of Wildlife)?   We need the governor to act on this! It only takes 2 minutes a day for each of us to call and express how the NDOW consistently is still going unchecked. What specifically we want to know is how come Lackey’s so-called science is so far off base from a nationally-renowned bear biologist, Dr. Stephen Stringham. Here are other talking points. WE MUST TIE UP THE PHONES!!!!!

1. No unit-specific hunt, which could lead to potential over hunt
2. No density studies or numbers
3. Not enough information about the immigration/emmigration with CA bears
4. Not enough understanding about the fringe population
5. Unclear on human-interfaces and impacts on the bears
6. There is no DNA on the bear populations
7. Concerned about the females

With respect towards talking points, certainly 1-3 above, I feel, are strong ones. Here are a few other suggestions as well:

1. The Mark Capture method assumes that bears do not leave the area. In short, there is no immigration/emmigration between CA. This is a serious flaw, particularly that 2007 is included because of the drought and angora fire. The capture/mortality rate was more than 150% compared to 2006 and 2008.
2. If it’s based on science then why isn’t there specific hunt unit quotas and why aren’t there density studies to support this?
3. If it’s based on science then why does NDoW even make reference to how many applications there are?

If you have the time and ability, phone, email, and fax would be great!

See further information at No BearHunt Nevada


PETITIONS

No Bear Hunt Nevada


WHOM TO CONTACT

State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683
Las Vegas

Grant Sawyer State Office Building
555 East Washington Ave, Suite 5100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-2500
Fax: (702) 486-2505

Click HERE for free faxing from your computer.  No fax machine, credit card, or registering required. Please be certain to confirm you message by clicking on the link sent to your email address or else your fax will not be sent.

Webform:   Contacting the Governor

Please remember to click the authorization box at the top and select a topic such as “wildlife”


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Governor Sandoval,

It has come to my attention that Nevada is reportedly considering allowing bear hunts in an attempt to reduce bear populations. Although this hunt would be inherently cruel based on the premise alone, it is important to recognize it is based on erroneous information.

Please allow me to illustrate a few of these concerns. First, ecologically, populations will fluctuate according to conditions and naturally-occurring food sources; it is the interference of humans that causes imbalance. To blame and slaughter the bears for human encroachment is both irresponsible and unjustified.

Second, killing bears artificially increases food supplies to the remaining bears, the consequence of which is increased reproduction and an ensuing greater bear population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal hunting is responsible for a rebound, or larger populations, in subsequent years.

Third, this type of mass killing using such a brutal type of slaughter in such a central and visible location would certainly adversely affect both visitation and tourism; it would be financially detrimental to continue with such a cruel and unnecessary killing, and although I do not currently reside in Nevada, I would be unwilling to consider it as a potential vacation destination if this bear cull continues.

Fourth, I have concerns regarding a few points: There are no unit-specific hunts, which could lead to potential over hunt; no density studies or numbers; not enough information about the immigration/emmigration with CA bears; not enough understanding about the fringe population; unclear on human interfaces and impacts on the bears; there is no DNA on the bear populations.

Furthermore, the Mark Capture method assumes that bears do not leave the area. In short, there is no immigration/emmigration between CA. This is a serious flaw, particularly that 2007 is included because of the drought and angora fire. The capture/mortality rate was more than 150% compared to 2006 and 2008. And if it’s based on science then why isn’t there specific hunt-unit quotas and why aren’t there density studies to support this? If it’s based on science then why does NDoW even make reference to how many applications there are?

Please instead examine alternative, non-lethal options such as fencing, fertility control, and relocation according to established protocols, which, when using these methods appropriately, have all proven successful in curtailing populations.

I know your time is limited and I want to thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

NAME



Put away your lies
Put away your guns,
If you were the bear,
This bear hunt would
Not be fun!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2012 1:41 pm

    Something very fishy here. Big corp somewhere in the background. Special interests, as always, No legitimate science here. What a shame there are so many people and so few humans.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    May 13, 2012 3:15 pm

    Put away your lies
    Put away your guns,
    If you were the bear,
    This bear hunt would
    Not be fun!

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  3. Animal Connection permalink
    May 13, 2012 6:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Animal Connection.

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  4. May 14, 2012 8:13 pm

    Done today ~, This brutal and mass killing of the Bears is a sickening slaughter only to appease a very small percentage of “special interest”Hunters. All of Tahoe area is in such a high profile tourist location, I know, I lived and worked in NV for over 15 years. I believe this backwards catering to a “special interest group, will certainly adversely affect both visitation and tourism; it would be financially detrimental to continue with such a cruel and unnecessary killing, and although I do not currently reside in Nevada, I will make plans and be unwilling to consider it as a potential vacation destination if this bear cull continues. To be con’t tomorrow ..sharing..

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