News from NDOW

Checkpoint to Target Drunken Boaters

As part of its continuing efforts to reduce the number of drunken boaters operating their vessels on Nevada waters, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOWQ) will hold an OUI checkpoint Saturday, Aug. 16 at Lake Mohave. OUI stands for Operating Under the Influence, and is the boating equivalent of DUI.

Introduction to Fly Fishing Clinic - Angel Lake

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is sponsoring a two-day introduction to fly fishing clinic starting on Thursday, August 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continuing on Saturday August 16, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This clinic is designed for entry-level fly anglers and is free to all participants. The class is limited to the first 10 who sign up. Participants must attend both days of this clinic.

Bears and Fruit Trees: Ripening fruit will attract bears

Fruit trees throughout western Nevada blossom in the spring and will produce ripened fruit in mid-summer.  As the fruit develops, the black bears in western Nevada are sure to take notice.  Armed with a sense of smell that is 2,100 times better than a human's, black bears can tell when it is time to venture down the hill into places like west Reno, Washoe  and Pleasant Valleys, Carson City and the western edges of the Carson Valley (Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa).


Wildfire Burning in the Mount Moriah Wilderness

The Hampton Fire within the Mount Moriah Wilderness has been burning since July 16.  It may continue to smoke and burn in pockets until snow or rain completely put it out. Forest Service firefighters are monitoring the burn and may conduct modified suppression actions while you are in the area. Wildfires like these are natural processes and a risk normally associated within wilderness.

Sage Grouse hunt applications due for Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

Hunters who are interested in the 2014 Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Special Sage Grouse Hunt have until August 1, 2014 to submit their reservation applications.

Despite a Dry Year, Great Boating Abounds in Nevada

Although Southern and Northern Nevada alike have seen lower than average precipitation in the last few years, many boating opportunities at Nevada's most famous, scenic and well-known waterways are as good as ever.

NDOW, Barrick to Hold Life Jacket Trade in Event on Saturday

The Nevada Department of Wildlife using funds donated by Barrick Gold is insuring boaters remain safe on Nevada's waters by providing free life jackets and marine fire extinguishers on Saturday, July 12.  They will be in front of Elko Broadcasting at 1800 Idaho Street in Elko between 9:00 am and noon.

NDOW and Boulder City to Celebrate Bighorn Sheep

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), in partnership with the City of Boulder City, will celebrate Nevada's bighorn sheep with the unveiling of an interpretive project at Hemenway Park in Boulder City at 10 a.m. July 11.

Introduction to Fly Fishing Clinic at Angel Lake

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is sponsoring a two-day introduction to fly fishing clinic starting on Thursday, July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continuing on Saturday July 12, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This clinic is designed for entry-level fly anglers and is free to all participants. The class is limited to the first 10 who sign up. Participants must attend both days of this clinic.

Applications Due for Dove Hunt at Overton WMA

Opening day of the 2014 mourning dove season is still two months away, but those hunters who would like to spend opening day and the first weekend of the season at the Overton Wildlife Management Area (OWMA) have only until July 9 to submit their reservation applications for those days.
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