News from NDOW

Suspect Sentenced After Multi-Year Elk Poaching Investigation

A Utah man was recently sentenced for the felony killing and waste of a bull elk near Pioche, Nevada back in August of 2015. The case generated tremendous public interest and led to an incredibly complex investigation and a strong case against the shooter.

Winnemucca Fifth Grader Wins Free Fishing Day Poster Contest(1)

In 2011, a fifth grader from French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca won the annual Free Fishing Day Poster Contest. The following year a fifth grader from the same school won the contest again. Fifth graders from the school also won the contest again in 2015 and 2016, each year beating out over 200 other entries from across the state. So it should come as no surprise that this year's winner, fifth grader Alia Novi, is a student at French Ford Middle School. Apparently, those kids from Winnemucca can flat out draw.

Silver State Tag Offers Premier Hunt plus Thousands of Dollars in Gear and Services

The Silver State Tag already allows hunters the opportunity to hunt one of four big game species (mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope) anywhere in the state. But did you know that the winners also walk away with thousands of dollars' worth of hunting gear and services? That is about as close to the definition of a win-win scenario that you are ever going to find.

Big Game Tag Application Deadline Fast Approaching(1)

The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen who have not yet applied for this year’s big game draw that the deadline is fast approaching. All applications must be received by Monday, April 17 (11 p.m. for online applications and 5 p.m. for paper applications).

Getting Your Application in Early Could Win You $300

Each year many hunters wait until the last day to apply for the big game application draw. In an effort to promote early applications this year, the Nevada Department of Wildlife will hold a drawing for a $300 Cabela’s gift for everyone who submits their application by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 14.

Specialty Tags Offer Hunt of a Lifetime

The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen applying for the big game tag draw not to forget about specialty tags.

NDOW Sponsors Tag Application Workshop

Sportsmen who want to learn more about Nevada’s big game tag application process can attend a free informational workshop hosted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).

Big Game Application Workshop Offered by NDOW(1)

Southern Nevada hunters who are interested in learning more about Nevada's big game tag application process can attend a free informational workshop hosted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). Agency staff will provide information on Nevada's big game management, tag quotas and allocations, draw odds, and bonus points.

Online Version of Big Game Application Book Now Available

The Nevada Big Game Seasons and Applications Regulations magazine, the booklet used to apply for big game tags in the Silver State, is now available.

Boaters Urged to get Educated before Boating Season

As part of the Spring Aboard-Take a Boating Education Course campaign, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is encouraging boaters to get educated on boater safety. Many course providers are offering discounts or other incentives for students who enroll or complete a boating safety education course.
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