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Don Molde

Don Molde

Reno-based Don Molde is president of the Nevada Wildlife Alliance, and has actively participated in the state Wildlife Commission's deliberations for over four decades.

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Nevada’s mule deer ‘problem’: It’s not what they say

By: - March 29, 2021

Are coyotes and mountain lions the reason Nevada’s mule deer population rests well below historic high levels?  Or is it the changing landscape and habitat in this most arid of states? You’ve probably guessed the answer.  Here’s some of the story. In the 1800s when wagon trains, explorers, miners, and prospectors were traveling and living […]

COMMENTARY

What is the worth of a bear’s life?

By: - March 15, 2021

In 2018, the nation’s fish and wildlife agencies in conjunction with their own polling agency and a couple of universities conducted a national survey of public attitudes regarding a variety of wildlife management issues and values. Nearly 44,000 citizens were queried as to their preferences.  The respondents were grouped into four categories: Traditionalist, Mutualist, Pluralist […]