News from NDOW

Boating Officials Launch Boats, Brace for Busy Boating Season in Northern Nevada

With help from a wet winter, law enforcement agencies in Northern Nevada are preparing for a busy boating season at Lakes Tahoe, Topaz, Lahontan and others, following several years of drought and tough boating conditions.

NDOW Teams up with NPS, Concessionaires to Promote Safe Boating(1)

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) announces the kick off to a summer-long boating education program that offers prizes and incentives for boaters who take a boating education course or participate in one of many safety promotions throughout the summer.  The program is a partnership with The National Park Service (NPS), Lotus Broadcasting and the concessionaires at the Lake Mead National Recreational Area.

Step Away From the Fawn

Each year many members of the public happen upon a fawn, a baby deer that is less than a year old. Because they are adorable and often appear helpless, the first instinct is to call the Nevada Department of Wildlife to come help this "abandoned" baby deer. However, NDOW wants to let everyone know that all may not be as it seems.

States Team Up for Boating Safety on Colorado River

This Summer, boating safety agencies in Arizona, California and Nevada are teaming up to promote boating Safety on the Colorado River, starting with a kickoff event at Fisherman’s Access in Laughlin, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21, featuring safety information and a life jacket trade in event.

Bassett and Comins Lakes Stocked for First Time Since 2007

In late April, as part of an ongoing project to restore Comins Lake to its status as a trophy trout fishery in Nevada’s high desert, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) stocked the lake for the first time since 2007.

Fifth Grader Skips Recess, Wins Free Fishing Day Poster Contest

While all of his classmates were outside running around and playing during recess, fifth grader Austin Anderson from French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca was inside working on his entry for the annual Free Fishing Day poster contest. Giving up one recess would have been impressive enough but Anderson skipped recess for an entire week.

Migratory Bird Treaty Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On Sept. 1, 1914 the last known Passenger Pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. What had once been the most abundant bird in North America was now gone forever.

Input Sought for Big Game Quota Setting(1)

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) urges sportsmen and other interested parties to become involved in the big game quota setting process by providing their input at the upcoming Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners meeting next Friday and Saturday (May


Nevada still negative for bat white-nose syndrome after first Western case confirmed

As National Bat Appreciation Day approaches on April 17, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) urges people to not only appreciate bats for their importance in the ecosystem, but to also appreciate the fact that Nevada has not documented white-nose syndrome (WNS) in this state. NDOW urges citizens and visitors to help keep it that way.

‘Spring Aboard’ for Spring Break

During the week of April 17-23, the Nevada Department of Wildlife is joining a nationwide effort created by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to promote boating education.  Developed by NASBLA, and produced under a grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Spring Aboard campaign brings together state, federal and nonprofit partners to encourage boaters to enroll in a boating education course before boating season kicks off.
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