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Why are laws being relaxed which were implemented to protect not only this beautiful animal, but also a symbolic representative of the State of Nevada? Although further regulations should be considered, a review and repeal of the following issue would be a start!
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Hunters will no longer be mandated to attend a class before they can hunt bighorn sheep in Nevada.
In years past, hunters would have to attend an indoctrination course before receiving their hunting tag. Hunters also were required to carry binoculars or a spotting scope of a certain power while in the field.
A regulation approved by a legislative panel removes those rules. The Nevada Department of Wildlife says those requirements were implemented years ago when the state was trying to boost bighorn sheep numbers. The purpose was to ensure hunters could tell the age of an animal and prevent the killing of young ones.
Officials say Nevada's bighorn sheep numbers have since grown, and the regulation is no longer needed.
They also say most hunters carry optic equipment anyway.
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