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Wildlife commissioners to meet Friday

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The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will hear recommendations to adopt changes to several regulations including new language defining certain antelope, elk, and deer physical descriptions for hunting, and changes to the hunt units available for the Moapa Valley limited entry fall and spring turkey hunts at its monthly meeting Friday and Saturday in Reno.

The meeting will be held at the Nevada Department of Wildlife office at 1100 Valley Road, and will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The meeting is open to the public.

Other items before commissioners include General Regulation 370 authorizing a person to take bullfrogs or crayfish without obtaining a license or permit issued by the department under certain circumstances, a regulation relating to wildlife management areas; providing that only vessels without motors may be used during certain periods on the Dacey Reservoir in the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, and a regulation expanding the permissible radius of a cast net used in certain waters.

The Commission will review recommendations/changes from the Commission’s Administrative Procedures, Regulation Committee to Commission Policy No. 50, Duck Stamp Procedure; Commission Policy #51, Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award; and Commission Policy No. 22, Introduction, Transplanting and Exportation of Wildlife.

Several reports will also be presented to commissioners, including updates on junior hunt eligibility, Nevada waterfowl hunting zones, the Lapsed Angler Program, a wild horse and burro update, and a 2011 legislative report.

Commissioners will be asked to approve the amended biennial Big Game Release Plan for FY 2010 and 2011 and will hear a report from its Wildlife Damage Management Committee on proposed Heritage Program Predator Projects: 10-23, 10-26, and 10-27.

Members of the public who would like to speak on a topic not on the agenda may do so during the public comment period near the beginning of each meeting by completing a speaker’s card and presenting it to the recording secretary.

For a complete agenda and support materials visit http://www.ndow.org, under “Our Agency, Commissions & Boards.”