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Outdoors / Operation Game Thief: 1.800;992-3030 Operation Cal- Tip: 1-800.952-5400 Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, October 23, 1997 23 Mountain Lion hunting tags now available at NDOW by David IL Rice Mountain lion hunting tags are now sold at all Ne- vada fishing and hunting license agents throughout the state as well as all Division of Wildlife (NDOW) mation is reported on the hotline. Formerly, mountain lion hunters were required to complete a tag application, submit it, and then wait for the tag to be issued. The new system is the result of offices.  public input solicited by NDOW through The state's mountain lion hunting season  public review of their proposed Mountain extends October 1- April 30, 1998, and  Lion Comprehensive Species Manage- hunters are required to obtain a tag /l Plan. to take a lion in the ment Successful hunters state, are required to have a For the first time, :" ;' seal attached to their hunters will be able " mountain lion hide by the Divi- to obtain two tags, sion within 72 hours after taking the animal. rather than one, with .- Information collected from the hunter is used each allowing the ""' in the management of the species, and to taking of a lion. To determine when the harvest quota has been control the harvest within each hunt management, area---ceaehed. or unit, maximum harvest levels, known as harvest objectives, were set as has been the case for many years. Before, hunting ip a particular area, tag holders call the NIX)@" Mountain Lion Harvest Information Hotline to determine if the harvest objective of that area has been reached. Hunting is closed in areas or units where the harvest objective has been reached, and this infor- The cost of a mountain lion tag for residents was reduced this year from $55 to $26, with the nonresident dropping to $101, from $150, also the result of public input. Mountain lion season and regulations brochures are available at all license agents and NIX)W offices in Reno, Fallon, Elko and Las Vegas. Candidates for addition to endangered list published A revised"CandidateNoticeofReview" naming 207 candidate species and threats. Inclusion on the list of species that may warrant protection under the Endan- candidates does not guarantee that a species will be gered Species Act was published by the U.S. Fish and automatically added to the official list of threatened and Wildlife Service. The new list adds 57 species that were endangered wildlife and plants. The notice was last not on the list last year, most of which are Hawaiian plants. Candidate species in the Service's Pacific Region, which covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, include ani- mals such as the Canada lynx, San Bernardino kan- garoo rat, riparian woodrat, Northern Idaho ground squirrel, riparian brush rab- bit, Columbia spotted frog, 'The new list adds 57 species that were not on the list last year, most of which are Hawaiian plants.' Imll Santa Aria sucker and Kauai cave amphipod. The notice also identifies 99 domestic animal and plant species that are proposed for addition'to the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. In the Pacific Region, these species include animals such as the Peninsular bighorn sheep, black legless lizard, Alameda whipsnake, Sacramento splittail, and bull trout, and plants such as the Baker's larkspur, Rawhide Hill onion, and pallid manzanita. The" Candidate Notice of Review" is published primarily to solicit new information on the status of Fishing Report by Geoff Schneider Nevada Ditoa of Wilfft Geoff Schtwider LAKE MEAD - Fishing has hit a temporary snag as both striped bass and largemouth bass are scattered and difficult to locate, according to the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NIX)W). Boaters are reporting limill success for stripers from Pyramid Island to the Hemenway Wall. The fish are located at the 60-foot level and are being caught by trolling and jigging. Some action for stripers continues to be found in coves between Boxcar Cove and Callville Bay. Government Wash has also been producing small numbers of stripers. Stripers and channel catfish are being caught during the evening hours in the Stewart's Point ate& Stripers are also being pulled from deep water in Iceberg Canyon. LAKE MOHAVE - Anglers trolling in the Owl's Point updated in February 1996. The service relies on a va- riety of sources to determine whether a species warrants listing under the Act, includ- ing contributions from pri- vate, university, and govern- ment scientists and other citi- zens as well as local, state and Federal land manage- ment and planning agencies. The notice also provides an advance look at which spe- cies the service is considering proposing for protection, en- courages conservation, and helps avoid conflicts by pro- rooting alternative planning and development strategies that accommodate the needs of candidate species. Candidate species are those for which the service has sufficient information to propose that they be added to the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. The service processes listing actions according to its priority guidance, which grants the highest priority to species in the greatest need of protection. The complete notice and list of candidates and proposed species are published in the Sept. 19 "Federal Register." Illl area of the Arizona Basin have been catching swiped bass that weigh up to eight pounds. Spinners and lures with pieces of anchovies attached are catching the f'mh. On Sunday several boaters said they easily caught their limits of 20 stripers in the South Basin. Cottonwood East, Six Mile Cove and the fence line on the Arizona side were the more productive areas. Largemouth bass fishing has been difficult as the fmh are scattered. Trout are still being caught by boaters above Willow Beach. TheNDOW stocked rninhow trout Wednesday, October 22 below Hoover Dam. WAYNE E. KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT - Recent plants have produced good fishing for rainbow trout at Cold Springs and Haymeadow reservoirs. Largcmouth bass fishing is slow. The NDOW is scheduled to stock trout at the two reservoirs late this week and early next week. Water conditions have improved and the fishing is fair. ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR - Last week's trout plant has made for good fishing. The action for largemouth bass and crappie continues to be slow.