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Dear Members of the Wildlife Commission,
I am, therefore, urging you, as a member of the Commission, to do the following:
1.) Support the writing and enactment of strong trap regulations in congested, incorporated areas of our communities.
2.) Insist that members of TrailSafe and the Washoe and Clark County Coalition are appointed and adequately represented on any committee that is assigned the task of giving input on procedure to NDOW.
3.) Demand that trap identification or registration be included in the written procedures associated with these regulations.
I understand that the Commission members will be voting on details of the make up of the committee to advise NDOW about writing the trap regulations at their September meeting in Reno. I look forward to hearing at that meeting that the Commission has taken a strong stand and made a wise decision to include TrailSafe and the Coalition members on the committee that will advise NDOW.
Dear Members of the Wildlife Commission and the Washoe County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife
I strongly favor regulations against the use of body-gripping traps in the congested areas of Washoe and Clark Counties and in popular hunting spots. Trapping is a public safety issue that goes unregulated in the state of Nevada . Unlike buying a firearm, purchasing a trap is simple, inexpensive, with no background check nor educational requirement related to safety and use of the trap. In the congested areas of Washoe and Clark Counties you cannot shoot guns, so why should trappers be allowed to set traps? Furthermore, if a child or pet gets caught in a trap, there is no way to make the owner responsible for damages. Traps do not have any identifying information pertaining to ownership!
I do not understand why the Commission and Advisory Board Members are so protective of trappers’ rights ignoring the wishes and welfare of the general citizenry. Born and raised in Reno , I have always enjoyed hiking with my dogs. As I have aged, I would not be able to help my dog get out of a trap and would be devastated if something like that happened to him. I have also had many conversations with upland game hunters regarding the trapping issue. Those who have dogs highly oppose hidden traps which can injure their beloved hunting pets.
In closing, I hope that you will act responsibly and enact rules and regulations regarding trapping in Nevada .
Please send to Commissioners and enter into record of next Board of Wildlife Commissioners meeting.
Please understand that any Commission subcommittee or working group formed to thresh out new trapping regulations to remove the devices from congested areas of Washoe and Clark Counties must include the original petitioner, Trish Swain, and the existing working group in Clark County.
Thank you for considering Nevada Trapping Regulations at the upcoming Sep. 23 meeting.