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Nevada Wildlife Watcher Newsletter

January 1, 2022No winter break for “furbearers” by Trish Swain; A classic time to watch the comings and goings of wildlife by Caron Tayloe; Wild Earth Guardians take on Wildlife Services; Tribute to the late Senator Harry Reid by Trish Swain; Fauna Tomlinson shares insights on reforming Nevada’s wildlife boards, one seat at a time. 


 December 1, 2021 –  Wildlife Board splits 5-4 against banning wildlife killing contests by Trish Swain; Who is enforcing our wildlife trafficking laws? by Annoula Wylderich; Nevada legislature passed the first state based endangered species law in the nation by Tina Nappe; My mission is to create justice for predators in Wyoming and our country by Kylie Brown

October 24, 2021Action Alert from Project Coyote; Preserving Your Past for the Future by Tina Nappe; Bat Week by Caron Tayloe; So You Want to Help Wildlife? by Therese Campbell; Grateful Skunk by Trish Swain.

 October 1, 2021  –  a report on the emerging Nevada Trapping Coalition by Chris Smith of WildEarth Guardians; mystical and heartfelt snake encounter by Wildlife Watcher Carol Garlington; reflections on success of the Wildlife Trafficking Bill by Dr. Cathy Smith; the story as only Dr. Karen Layne can tell it: her years spent as a minority voice on the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners; the tragic situation of Nevada Black Bears by Kathryn Bricker, Executive Director of No Bear Hunt Nevada.

September 1, 2021 – Reno City Council will consider resolution to ban Wildlife Killing Contests Sep. 8, 2021;  Link to recording of webinar Trapping in Nevada  hosted by Wild Earth Guardians; Reflections on wildlife by some Wildlife Watchers;  Anthropomorphism: An Innate Human Tendency – by Trish Swain.

August 1, 2021 – Preparing for August 6 hearing on Wildlife Killing Contests. Caron passes editorship to Trish. Hoping subscribers will submit writing about wildlife, why they hold Nature and animals dear, what inspired them. Disturbing: photos from killing contests; disrespectful lingo.

May 19, 2021 – Happy Spring to all of those who hold wildlife so dear. Wildlife is out in abundance! In this issue we will discuss some of the “bluebirds” in Nevada; recognize a few reptiles; and see commentary by Trish Swain on the ranching aspect of the “regulatory capture” of our public agencies and lawmakers that continues to affect Nevada wildlife decisions.

March 1, 2021 – All About Coyotes: the threats they face; the reasons Wildlife Watchers values, admires and stands for their protection. Wildlife Watcher profile: Fauna Tomlinson.


January 1, 2021 – Happy New Year to all of you Nevada wildlife lovers! In this issue we will highlight the benefits of road overpasses (and some underpasses) for wildlife; highlight a Nevada wildlife watcher and prolific activist: Annoula  Wylderich; follow up on the petition regarding the use of dogs in bear hunts; and a commentary on science in wildlife management. 

November 1, 2020This last newsletter for 2020 is a commentary from Caron Tayloe all about Black Bears! In this newsletter she discusses black bears and efforts to help conserve and protect them; then one of the biggest wildlife killing schemes ever developed in the history of Nevada.
You guessed it….the bear hunt in Nevada.


October 1, 2020 – Great American Outdoors Act signed; Wildlife Watcher profile: Trish Swain and the iconic raccoon; Who should make decisions about wildlife; How to help wildlife


September 1, 2020 –  Definition of a wildlife watcher; Wildlife Watcher profile: Dr. Don Molde; Bobcats under siege; How to help wildlife; Nevada Dept. of Wildlife (NDOW) Webinars: learn about our magnificent and varied wildlife