News from NDOW

Open House at Oxbow Nature Study Area - Black Bears

Saturday, October 3, 2015.  A formal program centered on black bears in Nevada will be offered at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  The visitor center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on that day.

Good News in Fight to Recover Relict Leopard Frog

In a landmark agreement the US Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit in Nevada to the Nevada Department of Wildlife for implementing a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) in an effort to recover the relict leopard frog.

Governor Declares Saturday National Hunting and Fishing Day

In an effort to help bring attention to the contributions that hunters and anglers bring to conservation efforts, Governor Brian Sandoval has declared Saturday to be National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nevada.

Deer Poaching in Eastern Nevada

Two Henderson men pled guilty to obstructing and delaying the investigation of a game warden in the killing of an antlerless deer just south of McGill, NV in White Pine County. Each man was order to pay a criminal penalty of $300 and $300 to Operation Game Thief (OGT).  John Fernandez also forfeited his rifle and both men cannot hunt, fish or trap for three years.

Greater Sage-grouse work continues for Nevada after not warranted decision

Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley today released the following statements after he joined Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval for the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that listing the Greater Sage-grouse as threatened or endangered through the Endangered Species Act is not warranted.

Ruby Lake NWR Extends Hours of Visitation

Recently, Ruby Lake NWR extended the hours that birders, hunters and anglers may go out on the refuge to pursue their interests from one hour before sunrise, to two hours before sunrise.  Visitors must still be off the water within two hours after sunset.

Boat Wash Mandatory for U.S. Open Anglers

Anglers competing in the 33rd Annual Western Outdoor News U.S. Open bass tournament Sept. 14-16 at Lake Mead have been asked to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels from Lake Mead to other waters. To accomplish this, each boat used during the tournament will undergo mandatory decontamination following the final weigh in.

Bear, Coyote Complaints on the Rise

It’s the middle of September in Nevada and that means three things, summer is wrapping up, school is starting and an increase in bear and coyote activity is getting people’s attention.

Big Changes Coming for Federal Migratory Bird and Conservation Stamp

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has joined with 17 other states in the new US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Electronic Federal Duck Stamp Program this year.

NDOW Offers Upland Game Hunts for Youth

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has scheduled a two-day upland game hunting season for youth hunters 15 years of age or younger. Dates for the youth hunt are Sept. 26-27.
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