Last weekend, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted to approve the proposed hunting caliber size restrictions; however, these restrictions will not go into effect unless they are approved by a Nevada Legislature subcommittee. One of the proposed regulations would make it unlawful to hunt big game animals with a centerfire rifle using a .50 caliber cartridge or a centerfire cartridge with a case length of more than 3 inches. These restrictions are unfounded and only serve to arbitrarily limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners and hunters. Many cartridges used for big game hunting exceed the arbitrarily selected .50 caliber and 3 inch case length restriction, such as the .470NE, .500NE, .50 BMG, .577NE and the 505 Gibbs. Paired with science, certain hunting regulations are an integral part of wildlife management and conservation. But the regulations approved by NDOW will not accomplish the purported goals laid out by the commissioners because they are not based on sound science but instead on a misguided, anti-gun agenda.
Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates about the proposed regulations.