According to a recent press release by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, (NDOW), game wardens concluded an investigation into illegal baiting of dove in the Fallon Area that led to fines and citations for four men from the Reno area.
Rod Sanders, 58, Harold Zink, 56, Doug Drake, 52, and Chad Kaufman, 31, all from the Reno area, pled guilty in New River Justice Court to illegally hunting mourning dove in a baited area. Three of the men were fined more than $800 and one man was fined more than $150.
Baiting, according to state law, is using food or other substances to illegally attract birds. In this case, cracked corn and birdseed was spread over the hunting area to attract doves.
People who witness any kind of wildlife crime can report it to Operation Game Thief (OGT), 24 hours a day or night, at 1-800-992-3030. Callers can receive rewards for tips and they can remain anonymous.
For information on OGT and NDOW, visit Internet website www.ndow.org.