New Trail Cam law goes into effect Aug 1

wideflange

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Section 1. Chapter 503 of NAC is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person shall not place, maintain or use a trail camera or similar device: --2--
(a) At any time during the period beginning August 1 and ending December 31 of each year.
(b) At any time if the placement, maintenance or use of the trail camera or similar device prevents wildlife from accessing, or alters the manner in which wildlife accesses, a spring, water source or artificial basin which is used by wildlife and collects, or is designed and constructed to collect, water.
(c) At any time if the trail camera or similar device transmits, or is capable of transmitting, images, video or location data of wildlife.
(d) Within 300 feet of a spring, water source or artificial water basin described in paragraph
(b). 2. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to:
(a) A person who is acting within the scope of his or her official duties, has clearly marked each trail camera or similar device to be used to indicate ownership and is:
(1) An employee or authorized agent of this State;
(2) An employee of a municipal or county government of this State;
(3) An employee of the Federal Government;
or (4) An employee of any industry or any other person who uses the trail camera or similar device in consultation with the Department.
(b) A trail camera or similar device placed, maintained or used on private property with the permission of the landowner.
(c) A trail camera or similar device placed, maintained or used to monitor the use by livestock of any water source described in paragraph
(b) of subsection 1 if the owner of the trail camera or similar device is the holder of a permit to appropriate water issued by the State Engineer for the purpose of watering livestock.
3. As used in this section, “trail camera or similar device” means any device which is not held or manually operated by a person and is used to capture images, video or location data of wildlife using heat or motion to trigger the device.
 

Horniac

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) wants remind you that seasonal restrictions on the use of trail cameras go into effect on August 1.

“The regulation was adopted by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners last year. In response to the proliferation of large numbers of trail cameras being used, many sportsmen expressed a concern for both wildlife disturbance and fair chase hunting. The regulation states that a person shall not place, maintain or use a trail camera or similar device on public land, or private land without the permission of the landowner, from August 1 to December 31.

If you come across a trail camera on public land after August 1, NDOW is asking that you leave the camera alone, and call the Operation Game Thief hotline (1-800-992-3030) or an NDOW office to report its location.”

Horniac
 
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Prerylyon

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Interesting stuff.

I'll have to see what the laws are here in Iowa; but in all honesty, we have so little public land, and the trophy big game hunting is predominantly stand hunting for whitetails-much of which occurs on private lands-that comparisons to this situation in Nevada might not be apples to apples. There is one large tract of public land near me here where I enjoy hunting deer from time to time; there's lots of guys in there and they put up temporary stands; the kind that aren't supposed to hurt the trees-which is/was legal within dates around the fall hunting seasons; and it seemed by and large stands weren't getting stolen or defaced and everyone was mostly getting along; curious now how the cams were dealt with-you know guys are using them on public land.