News from NDOW

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.

Game Wardens Seek Information on Six Elk Shot, Left to Rot

Game wardens at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are seeking the public’s help to solve the illegal killing of at least six elk, including four cows and two calves, in two different incidents in Lincoln County.

Nevada Boating Educator Wins National Honors

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) presented its prestigious national Boating Educator of the Year award to Edwin Lyngar with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) during its annual conference in Bar Harbor Main, Oct. 16-19.

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Scheduled for Overton WMA

Nevada's young hunters will have an opportunity to hunt waterfowl by themselves during a youth-only waterfowl season scheduled for Oct. 18 on the Moapa Valley portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This season is open only to hunters 15 years of age or younger, including non-residents.

Youth Hunt Offers Early Season for Upland Game

The 2014 upland game hunting season offers youth hunters 15 years of age and younger the opportunity to go afield before the regular season begins. Dates for the youth hunt are Sept. 27-28. The special season is open statewide, but is limited to certain species.

Upland Game and Waterfowl Cooking Class Scheduled for October

As temperatures cool down and hunting season gets into full swing, upland game and waterfowl are on the mind of many sportsmen. The question is, "How do you cook the ducks, quail or rabbits you harvest?"

Flood Waters Ravage Overton Wildlife Management Area

Flood waters that destroyed parts of Interstate 15 and left much of Moapa Valley underwater also caused significant damage to the Overton Wildlife Management Area. Though it will take officials with the Nevada Department of Wildlife some time to assess the full extent of the damage, their early estimates are that it may take years to complete the needed repairs.
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