Doug Hunt has been named deputy director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
He replaces Gene Weller who retired after 34 years with the agency.
Hunt has worked with the department for 11 years and was a habitat biologist before his promotion.
He said he wants to continue implementing the comprehensive management system that includes comments from the public in the agency's planning process.
While chief of the habitat bureau, Hunt worked on land-use planning, range restoration and wildlife water developments. He oversaw both the Question 5 bond initiative passed in 1990 and the Question 1 Nevada Conservation bond initiative passed in 2002.