Nevada Proposes Trail Camera Ban

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We learned last month that the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners recently discussed restrictions regarding the use of trail cameras and proposing new regulations.

No Cam’s during Hunting Season 

The proposed regulation would ban the use of trail cameras for big game hunting between August 1 and December 31 in Nevada wildlife management areas and units.

Trail Cam’s prohibited near Water Holes 

In addition, trail cameras would be prohibited year-round within 200 feet of a spring, waterhole or other water source for any reason.  This includes hunting or scouting for small or big game, wildlife watching and trespass prevention – it even applies to private property.

Other Options? 

“Trail cameras have become a helpful tool for hunters across Nevada and the country,” said Luke Houghton, Sportsmen’s Alliance associate director of state services. “There must be a way to address any issues that have occurred without such as heavy handed approach as an all-out ban.”

Many official big game management organizations and wildlife agencies use trail cameras for data gathering and research.  One immediate concern is whether such a ban would affect their continued research?

About Sportsmen’s Alliance

Thanks to such newsworthy publications as the Sportsmen’s Monthly by Sportsmen’s Alliance (published on-line and as well as in hard copy), hunters and advocates for safe hunting never stop learning about new regulations and proposed changes.

The Sportsmen’s Alliance is a 501(c)4 organization that protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them.  Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the same mission through public education, legal defense and research.  Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Search out more information on their website located at: http://www.sportsmensalliance.org/.