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by s_stocking
March 11th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 148876

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

So it's been 6 months since the Nevada Wildlife Commission banned commercial collecting of reptiles in Nevada. Non-commercial/Hobby collecting was unaffected. Just curious, has there been a documented case of anyone on this forum being adversely affected, either financially, or in what you can perso...
by s_stocking
September 23rd, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 148876

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

Yes correct Bryan- the Nevada State Wildlife Commission voted (6-1) to end commercial reptile collection at the end of this season (31 December). No further licenses will be sold. The CBD release is quite frustrating- they take credit for the ban. Actually they were very late to the game, and their ...
by s_stocking
September 22nd, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 148876

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

Of all the reasons there are to travel your invite would be #1 to accept but I am not lucky enough to be able to leave my home responsibilities to travel, as well as have received a non fatal but mobility limiting medical diagnosis. I often post on certain topics in an interest of representative ba...
by s_stocking
September 20th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 148876

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

What are the rules on pitfall traps in NV (assuming people wish to legally use them for scorpions)? Many other forms of passive collection/harvest for other species in other states (e.g. juglines, crab traps, etc.) must be marked with the owner/user's name and address, thereby allowing accountabili...
by s_stocking
September 13th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 148876

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

OK- I’ve had a chance to read this thread and I believe it’s now time for me to weigh in here. 1) The current regulations allow for unlimited bag limits for every species of native reptile, except for a handful that are protected under state law (Desert Tortoise, Gila Monster, Sonoran Mountain Kings...
by s_stocking
April 25th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Bioblitz 18-22 May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Re: Nevada Bioblitz 18-22 May 2017

Due to scheduling conflicts and shifting priorities the Gold Butte Bioblitz is cancelled. We are looking to schedule an event there this fall. We are working on a Bioblitz mid-May in the Amargosa Valley in Nye county; details forthcoming-

Cheers,
Steve
by s_stocking
April 11th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017

Greetings All, We're a few days out, and 10 people are confirmed to be at this Bioblitz. The weather forecast looks pretty good- Highs in the low 70's in the Caliente area, Highs in the low 80's in the Carp area, some windy conditions on Thursday. Here's the list of confirmed and potential species t...
by s_stocking
March 13th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017

I apologize for the duplicate post; not sure what happened there. Please refer to this one, as I will provide updates here. First, if you wish to RSVP for the event please let me know by 24 March. I apologize for the short turnaround but we need to give Kershaw-Ryan a solid number of attendees so th...
by s_stocking
March 12th, 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Bioblitz 18-22 May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Nevada Bioblitz 18-22 May 2017

Nevada Dept of Wildlife (NDOW) is sponsoring a Bioblitz at the new Gold Butte National Monument and the Virgin Mountains 18-22 May. The site of base camp is TBD, but there are no camping facilities on the peninsula or in the Virgin Mountains, so plan for primitive camping. There are hotels and RV ca...
by s_stocking
March 12th, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1604

Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017

Nevada Dept of Wildlife (NDOW) is sponsoring a Bioblitz at Kershaw-Ryan State Park and Rainbow Canyon in southern Lincoln county on 13-17 April. The state park will be our base of operations, and they have tentatively indicated our group will be able to camp for free. The park campground has drinkin...
by s_stocking
March 12th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Nevada Bioblitz 13-17 April 2017

Nevada Dept of Wildlife (NDOW) is sponsoring a Bioblitz at Kershaw-Ryan State Park and Rainbow Canyon in southern Lincoln county on 13-17 April. The state park will be our base of operations, and they have tentatively indicated our group will be able to camp for free. The park campground has drinkin...
by s_stocking
March 2nd, 2017, 7:24 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....
Replies: 59
Views: 28653

Re: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....

If you have any clue then you must you understand that many cases don't get to court or show any violation of "the law". Has anyone ever heard the phrase "settled out of court "? Its the "cornerstone" of all Lawsuit-happy organizations. Its easier to pay somebody off then go thru all the nonsense. ...
by s_stocking
February 17th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....
Replies: 59
Views: 28653

Re: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....

So I wondered where my post went, and low and behold I find it was moved to the Board Line- just curious, but does anyone know when/how this happens? So I emailed the FWS public affairs POC on the article, asking about 1) details on the "hundreds" of snakes poached, particularly in Nevada (my geogra...
by s_stocking
February 13th, 2017, 9:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....
Replies: 59
Views: 28653

Re: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....

The REAL villains in the U.S. are the developers that destroy habitat to erect their buildings, roads, or solar farms. And also farmers...who plant crops we really don't need more of, like grape vineyards. Screw them all... :x Bingo- the conservation issues that wildlife managers and politicians ar...
by s_stocking
February 2nd, 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....
Replies: 59
Views: 28653

Re: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....

Here's the FWS news release that the Medford news story is based on....more details on some east coast species that the Oregonian reporter wasn't interested in.....

https://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?r ... &_ID=35966
by s_stocking
September 21st, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year is off to a good start.
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: Year is off to a good start.

Hey Chris- were the blackheaded snakes in UT or NV?
by s_stocking
September 20th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County
Replies: 17
Views: 4309

Re: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County

As to the label "invasive": True, no one, including Greg, knows at this point how well - or badly - IWLs would do outside of an urban environment, e.g., in the local chaparral. But we do know that they have several breeding cycles per year and easily and quickly out-compete local fence lizard and a...
by s_stocking
August 17th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 61601

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Wow....and a felony.....
by s_stocking
August 11th, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 61601

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Ernie, The Brown Tree Snake Control and Eradication Act authorized $15 million per year for fiscal years 2006-2010, or a maximum of $75 million over 5 years, not $104 million....and the act only authorized these as maximum amounts....the annual budget appropriation bills may not have fully funded th...
by s_stocking
August 10th, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard
Replies: 13
Views: 3869

Re: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard

Jimi,

The photos are correct for the 7545 ft leopard lizard.

The gravid female was in Cottonwood canyon, further south, in Cali. She was at 5669 ft elevation-

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=256889
by s_stocking
August 1st, 2016, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard
Replies: 13
Views: 3869

Re: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard

I don't know if it's an elevation record, but on 4 June we recorded a long-nosed leopard lizard at 7500 ft elevation, also in the White Mountains, on the Nevada side-
by s_stocking
May 12th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 14420

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

Hanna, I can confidently say that the supraoculars as a discriminating trait is not really effective in Clark county, as both stephensi and Pyrrhus have pitted, creased, or irregular ones. Also the row of small scales around the rostrals is questionable- Stebbins has an illustration that shows 7 sma...
by s_stocking
May 9th, 2016, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 14420

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

Jimi, I appreciate the flattering comments, but acolyte or protégé implies both a level of expertise that I lack, and a level of formality between Bob, myself, and the rest of us Vegas herpers that does not exist....we're just a bunch of folks that love to hit the desert and find what's out there......
by s_stocking
March 19th, 2016, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 9167

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

So far in NV we have not found 1) stephensi east of I-15, 2) pyrrhus west of I-15 (except North of LV along the US93) or 3) any zones of contact/sympatry.... Steve have you, Bob, or any of the other Vegas guys hit the Arrow Canyon Range yet? Either side, the long east slope with not-so-great access...
by s_stocking
March 16th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 9167

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

[/quote] I believe my most NE pyrrhus was from the Providences, but also believe they should be at the very least in the New Yorks... the Clarks may in fact be the best bet for any contact zone I'm out there sometimes looking for Regal Ringneck, and will certainly report any specks seen... :thumb:[/...
by s_stocking
March 15th, 2016, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 9167

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

As have I, in the Kingston range, also farther north in Inyo county..... I'm not familiar with how far south stephensi goes in eastern Cali (the Clark Mtns? NY Mtns?) nor how far north pyrrhus goes. So far in NV we have not found 1) stephensi east of I-15, 2) pyrrhus west of I-15 (except North of LV...
by s_stocking
March 15th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 9167

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

Couple of pics of a beautiful a Crotalus stephensi.....found further south in the Spring Mountains than any other records, and very close to known C. mitchelli pyrrhus records.....another piece in the puzzle of where does stephensi end and pyrrhus begin? https://www.dropbox.com/s/2n3ci9frefhicl8/Pho...
by s_stocking
March 7th, 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...florida python hunt results ...
Replies: 35
Views: 7223

Re: ...florida python hunt results ...

reptologist, I have no doubt that the python population is enormous in number and having an adverse impact on many native species of animals. With regards to the python challenge, it's common knowledge by scientists to be an ineffective method for controlling the python population for a number of re...
by s_stocking
February 26th, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reactionary regulations in Oregon
Replies: 12
Views: 2988

Re: Reactionary regulations in Oregon

Also the way I read this it only outlaws collection and possession.....it says nothing about intentionally or unintentionally killing these snakes.....I believe it's well known that road mortality and farmers/hikers/hunters who deliberately kill every snake they come across out of ignorance/fear cau...
by s_stocking
November 24th, 2015, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 21
Views: 7158

Re: Elections

Jimi- the Chemehuevis and Mena are both great ideas. Last week Jason and I also discussed spring field trip possibilities- a follow-up to the Virgin Mtns, and also the White Mtns on the CA-NV border was floated as a possibility- looking to confirm Panamint Alligator lizards on the NV side of the bor...
by s_stocking
November 21st, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 21
Views: 7158

Re: Elections

Thom, I'm flattered that you nominated me, but I must decline......I don't feel I'm really qualified, having little understanding of what chapter officers really do, and my workload the next year is going to be rather busy so I don't believe I'll have the time available to do the job properly, to sa...
by s_stocking
September 20th, 2015, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Rocky Mountain Chapter Field Trip Fall 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 2094

N.A.F.H.A. Rocky Mountain Chapter Field Trip Fall 2015

Visit the beautiful Virgin Mountains on the Arizona/Nevada border, and 2 hours from Las Vegas! 2-4 October 2015 The trip goals include documenting an inventory of as many species as possible for the database and collecting genetic samples from Utah Mountain Kingsnakes, Gila monsters, and rattlesnake...
by s_stocking
September 20th, 2015, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Rocky Mountain Chapter Field Trip Fall 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 2682

N.A.F.H.A. Rocky Mountain Chapter Field Trip Fall 2015

Visit the beautiful Virgin Mountains on the Arizona/Nevada border, and 2 hours from Las Vegas! 2-4 October 2015 The trip goals include documenting an inventory of as many species as possible for the database and collecting genetic samples from Utah Mountain Kingsnakes, Gila monsters, and rattlesnake...
by s_stocking
September 18th, 2015, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Rocky Mountain Chapter Field Trip Fall 2015!
Replies: 0
Views: 2632

N.A.F.H.A. Rocky Mountain Chapter Field Trip Fall 2015!

Visit the beautiful Virgin Mountains on the Arizona/Nevada border, and 2 hours from Las Vegas! 2-4 October 2015 The trip goals include documenting an inventory of as many species as possible for the database and collecting genetic samples from Utah Mountain Kingsnakes, Gila monsters, and rattlesnake...
by s_stocking
May 25th, 2015, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA, OR, NV, AZ Rattlesnake herpers ... GET IN HERE...!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: CA, OR, NV, AZ Rattlesnake herpers ... GET IN HERE...!!!

John,

In the last 30 days I've posted 3-4 each of atrox, cerastes, and pyrrhus to NAHERP- I can only burn so much gas :)
by s_stocking
May 8th, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone Out There From The Las Vegas Area?
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Anyone Out There From The Las Vegas Area?

Welcome GUYMAN!, Depending when you are here could make a difference on help activity levels- by June it's really hot and that depresses activity. If you're here after the monsoon rains start activity levels start to pick up, but it can be pretty random/spotty, depending on where/how much rain falls...
by s_stocking
May 1st, 2015, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

No Rosy's , despite multiple vehicle passes over the pass, both night and day. Also numerous people hiked rocky hillsides at middle/upper elevations... Both the Diadophis and Sonora were on the crawl when found. Only the Chionactis, kingsnake, a couple long-nosed, and Banded geckos were found road c...
by s_stocking
April 29th, 2015, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

Sunday was sunny but windy and cool- the snakes were moving- we saw red racers, a patch-nosed, an atrox and a mitchelli. Others saw these plus gopher snakes, and Jason saw a desert tortoise. Very few diurnal lizards were moving- we saw a few whiptails and lots of Uta's...
by s_stocking
April 29th, 2015, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

Congratulations to everyone who attended, the event was a tremendous success! The Christmas Tree Pass Blitz resulted in at least 19 volunteers + 2 Arizona Game & Fish herpetologists + 1 Nevada Dept of Wildlife Herpetologist= 22+ participants in total. Ages ranged from about 6 to 60+. It sounds like ...
by s_stocking
April 8th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invitation to join us in southern Nevada in April
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

Re: Invitation to join us in southern Nevada in April

Updated information for this event has been posted on Bryan Hamilton's post in the Rocky Mountain chapter page. If you plan on attending please PM vice Bob McKeever. Thanks-
by s_stocking
April 6th, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

Greetings Everyone- Unfortunately Bob McKeever won’t be able to make this trip to the Newberry Mtns at the end of the month. We wish him well and a speedy road to recovery so he can join us in the field later in the year. I’m filling in with some of the administrative tasks as we approach execution ...
by s_stocking
March 30th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Problem with Mobile Mapper
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Re: Problem with Mobile Mapper

Biker Dave, I had to contact Don Becker- I'm not sure what magic he worked, but he was able to fix it; below is his explanation of what happened in my case: "So, what looks like happened, is that you had the app configured for Herp Mapper when you took the records, but then changed it to the NAHERP ...
by s_stocking
March 11th, 2015, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

Hey Bob, I think you missed 1 confirmed on your species list for the area- Chionactis occipitalis. :)
by s_stocking
February 5th, 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: early survey of your interest - pyros in the west desert?
Replies: 31
Views: 7408

Re: early survey of your interest - pyros in the west desert

Sounds great Jimi, why not NV too? Perhaps right along the state line?
by s_stocking
January 15th, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hey Everyone check this link out County by County Records
Replies: 33
Views: 4912

Re: Hey Everyone check this link out County by County Recor

Hey, for those interested in hitting eastern/northern Mojave areas, don't forget us Vegasites- there is great interest here in the Mono-Inyo-Esmerelda-Nye county border areas, especially mitchelli-stephensi-lutosus contact zones and possible integradation/hybridization. If you're headed out this way...
by s_stocking
November 14th, 2014, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Problem with Mobile Mapper
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Re: Problem with Mobile Mapper

Thanks for the replies Jimi and Chris. No I haven't received a response to my tech request yet, but I think I've found the problem; my iPhone I synching right now. User error on my part :)

Jimi I'm headed to the pickle party with Jason and Bob, see you tomorrow-
by s_stocking
November 10th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Problem with Mobile Mapper
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Problem with Mobile Mapper

Greetings all, I'm looking for help with the Mobile Mapper. I downloaded it and began using it this spring, I now have 85 records, mostly in Clark County, Nevada, but also some records in New Mexico, Arizona, and California. However, every time I try to sync with the HERP website I get "There was an...
by s_stocking
August 10th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Window of Opportunity?
Replies: 13
Views: 2506

Re: Window of Opportunity?

Jimi, FYI - I hiked the Virgin Mtns yesterday 8-Noon. I hiked up Whitney's Pocket canyon about half-way, then hiked up to the ridge line in the burned out area from the 2004 fire, up to about 6000 ft. It was great views, cool and breezy on the ridge line. Bottomline outside of Uta's I saw no Herps, ...