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George Orwell Still Lives in Unexpected Places By Don Molde

George Orwell Still Lives in Unexpected Places By Don Molde

Up is down and black is white

In 1992, Nevada was suffering a multi-year drought. Governor Miller declared a drought disaster for several northern Nevada counties. Shortly after, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NBWC) was set to establish parameters for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season.

Because waterfowl cross state and national borders during migration, they (ducks, geese, swans) are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) establishes broad guidelines for season length, bag, and possession limits for the flyway states. Nevada is in the Pacific Flyway. 

Individual states within the flyway are expected to set local hunt parameters beneath the umbrella guidelines provided by USFWS. A maximum 90-day hunting season under the guidelines means an individual state, depending on local conditions, could set a hunting season anywhere from 0 to 90 days and be within USFWS guidelines.
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