Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 6:56 p.m.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday named Tony Wasley, who has worked for the state Department of Wildlife for 16 years, as its new director.
Wasley, a wildlife staff specialist, replaces Ken Mayer, who was fired by Sandoval effective Feb. 12. The job pays a maximum of $114,104.
The governor said Wasley has managed statewide game programs, worked as an area biologist and participated in research, restoration, enhancement and protection projects for species such as sage grouse, mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep.
Sandoval said Wasley over the past 22 years has conducted and assisted with research in Nevada and eight other states.