News from NDOW

Nevada Dream Tags Available All Year Long

Five Dream Tags will be awarded in 2015 (Elk, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Antelope and Mule Deer). All that is required to get started in the raffle is to first purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp for $10.  Once you have your stamp, you can purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for only $5 each.


Approaching Deadline Shooting Range Grant Application

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 (PR) and Dingell-Johnson (DJ) Acts. In turn, NDOW wants to return some of those tax revenues to Nevada through shooting range grants and is seeking worthy projects to do just that.

Seeding Project Aims to Jumpstart Crucial Habitat

The 2013 Spring Peak Fire burned nearly 14,230 acres of crucial wildlife habitat. A majority of the area burned is designated as Preliminary Priority Habitat for sage-grouse. This habitat represented high quality sage-grouse and winter mule deer habitat with a majority consisting of productive sagebrush, bitterbrush, and perennial grass cover.

NDOW Launches New Outdoor Podcast Program

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) in conjunction with the Reno community radio station KXNV 89.1 FM announces the launch of a weekly, hour-long radio program designed to take an in-depth look at issues impacting wildlife.  The program will also be available through podcast statewide at NevadaWild.org.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Outdoor Enthusiast

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your sportsman or outdoor enthusiast. Let the Nevada Department of Wildlife help with a few holiday gift ideas.

NDOW Honors Two with Ted C. Frantz Award

The Ted C. Frantz Employee of the Year Award is acknowledged as the pinnacle award for all Nevada Department of Wildlife employees. The honor is to recognize significant achievements during the previous year toward the mission of the agency or the conservation, management, enhancement of wildlife in Nevada that are clearly above and beyond his or her normal duties.

Indiana Artist Claims Fifth Win in Nevada Duck Stamp Contest

After winning over 60 wildlife stamp art contests, including winning this year's Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest, most people would probably start getting a little cocky. But Indiana wildlife artist Jeffrey Klinefelter isn't like most people.

Nevada Game Wardens Break Up Poaching Ring Responsible for Numerous Wildlife Crimes

Nevada game wardens have concluded an investigation of a poaching ring involving three suspects in several counties, spanning almost two years in a case that has netted a dozen felony charges and uncovered the illegal killing of dozens of animals.

NDOW Seeks Volunteers for Planting Seedlings

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is seeking volunteers to participate in planting sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings in North Western Nevada in the Bodie Hills on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 . This project is part of the restoration from the Spring Peak Fire last year. Planting seedlings will help jump start the vegetation recovery in this area and will benefit sage-grouse, mule deer, and other wildlife.

NDOW Seeks Seed Gathering Volunteers

The Nevada Department of Wildlife will hold its annual volunteer sagebrush seed collection on Saturday, November 22nd starting at 9:00 AM.  Even though 2014 was not a big fire year, Northern Nevada has lost millions of acres of wildlife habitat to wildfires in the last few years and seed is still needed for ongoing range rehabilitation efforts.
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