The outdoor pastime of hunting is a regulated activity that enriches the lives of many outdoor enthusiasts. Some sportsman view the pastime of hunting as experiencing the ethical natural relationship between predator and prey. Wildlife resources are protected by wildlife laws and are managed for the benefit of all residents and visitors.
Management of wildlife populations adds to the aesthetic and recreational qualities of activities involving these natural resources. Laws regulating the relationship between people and wildlife are necessary in order to preserve the interests of people, property, and the maintenance of natural resources for the benefit of all.
In Nevada, The Department of Wildlife administers the wildlife laws of Nevada, and the Board of Wildlife Commissioners establishes the policies and regulations that manage wildlife in the State. In addition, activities such as nighttime shooting and spotlight hunting are unlawful in a number of counties in Nevada pursuant to local laws.