Nevada Department of Wildlife director Ken Mayer resigned abruptly Wednesday at the request of Gov. Brian Sandoval, following months of pressure from representatives in rural Nevada over deer management and agency efforts to stave off federal protection for sage grouse. "We all reach times in our careers where change in inevitable," Mayer wrote in a email to staff. "That time came for me this week when Gov. Sandoval's office asked me to resign as the director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife." AP.