- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - If you hang around Nevada hunters long you’re going to hear a lot of hunting stories.

And this year you’re going to get a chance to verify whether or not the last five years of stories you’ve heard in bars and sporting goods stores are actually true.

That’s because there’s a new edition of the Nevada Wildlife Record Book, a beautiful, 534-page, hardbound volume that documents big game records in the Silver State.

It’s the seventh edition of the series which first published in 1982 and has been updated every five years since.

The full-color, glossy book includes not only updates on big game records, but photos and stories from hunters around Nevada.

“What we really, really like are stories that have never been printed before,” said Tim Humes, a lifelong Nevada hunter from Reno and chairman of the committee that compiles the book.

The 2015 edition includes personal stories from people who killed qualifying game such as antelope, deer, elk, sheep and, for the first time, bear.

It’s also got studio-quality photos of record game and personal field photography from hunters in the popular “lasting images” section.

To be included in the book a record has to be verified by official scorers and killed in accordance with “fair chase” guidelines, which prohibit methods such as spotting or herding wildlife from the air, herding of wildlife with vehicles, killing wildlife that is helpless in deep snow or some other obstacle, using two-way radios or other electronics to guide hunters to game and being out of compliance with hunting laws or regulations.

Humes said the committee, which works with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Boone & Crockett Club, will publish about 1,750 copies of the book. They sell for $50 and can be found in NDOW offices, Mark Fore & Strike in Reno and Sports World in Ely.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com


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