Letters to the editor for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Open letter to Governor Sandoval
Governor Sandoval, in a little more then two years you will be leaving the office of Governor of the great state of Nevada. I’m sure you are cognizant of the fact that history will not only view, but also judge the legacy of your policies and stewardship and how they will have affected this state’s future. Within the first year of your inauguration the Nevada Bear Hunt was instituted in the fall of 2011.
For 10 years prior to the 2011 hunt one bear had been relocated from a Tahoe Alpine environment to a hunt zone unit. Since then 27 bears have been relocated to the most popular and most hunted units. To date in the current hunt five bears have been taken. All five taken with the use of hounds, a form of hunting banned in 32 states.
You have the power to end this. Please consider the legacy you leave not only Nevada’s citizens, but its wildlife!