News from NDOW

Canadian Man Sentenced in Killing, Possession of Multiple Raptors

A Canadian man was sentenced to almost $3,000 in fines and penalties after pleading guilty to four separate misdemeanor counts of the illegal possession of raptors. Dana Morely McIvor, 31, pled guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of


Bring in the New Year at the Topaz Opener

If you're looking for something to do on New Year's Day other than sitting on the couch watching football, you should try heading out to the season opener at Topaz Lake. The lake has been closed to fishing since September 30, but it will be open for fishing again on Jan. 1 in one of Nevada's more unique ways to celebrate New Year's Day

Virginia Artist Wins Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest

Wildlife artist Guy Crittenden has had quite a bit of success in the past two years winning state duck stamp art contests. Since 2014 he has won state duck stamp contests in Connecticut, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina, Colorado, California and Michigan twice. But despite placing in the top 10 nearly every year, he had been unable to win in Nevada. That is until this year when the Virginia based artist was named the winner of this year's Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Game Wardens Seek Help in Killing, Waste of Trophy Mule Deer

Another mule deer has been killed and left to waste in Southern Nevada taking the grim total to nine in 2016. This time a mule deer was killed at the foothills east of Rose Valley in area 231 Nov. 28. The head of the animal was partially removed but was left at the scene.

Water Development Atlas the Outdoorsman’s Gift

Choosing the right gift for an outdoor enthusiast can be a real challenge at times, especially when you think they might already have it all, but perhaps the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) can give shoppers a hand this holiday season. 


Shooting Range Grant Funds Available(2)

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) like most state wildlife agencies receives the bulk of its funding through user fees (hunting and fishing licenses, big game tags, etc.) and excise taxes on shooting, archery, angling and recreational boating equipment collected by the federal government under the Pittman-Robertson (P-R) and Dingell-Johnson (D-J) Acts. In turn, NDOW is seeking to return a portion of those tax revenues to Nevada through shooting range grants to local governments.

Bats are Much More than a Halloween Theme

As we head towards Halloween on Monday we think about all the scary creatures often associated with the celebration. It’s easy to come up with scary thoughts about things that go bump in the dark, and unfortunately, a lot of people think of bats as that bump in the dark. You might be surprised, however, to learn that nearly everything you thought about bats is incorrect and they are actually extremely important to the success of Nevada’s ecosystems.

Utah Residents Charged with Felony Counts for Illegal Killing of Two Elk

Two Utah residents were charged with felony counts of illegally killing two elk at a ranch in northeast Nevada. The pair were charged Oct. 13 in Elko for two separate incidents in October of last year, closing a complex, year-long investigation by game wardens from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Slated for Overton Wildlife Management Area(1)

Nevada’s young hunters will have an opportunity to participate in a youth-only waterfowl season scheduled for Oct. 15, 2016 at the Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  This youth season is open only to hunters 17 years of age or younger, including non-residents.  The young hunters must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old. However, adults are not allowed to hunt during this season.

NDOW Offers Youth Hunts for Upland Game(1)

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) wants to remind everyone that the youth upland game hunting seasons started on Saturday and will run to Oct. 2.
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