News from NDOW

Keep Your Eye on the Sky for Monsoon Season

As we get into July and August it’s important to keep an eye on the skies because weather systems with heavy rain and high winds, called monsoons, are a common occurrence in Southern Nevada this time of year.

Sportsmen Urged to take Precaution When Target Shooting and Recreating Outdoors

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is reminding sportsmen to please take extra steps in fire prevention when target shooting and recreating outdoors due to increased temperatures and decreased humidity levels.

NDOW to take part in National Boating Under the Influence Enforcement Campaign

Game wardens with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), along with law enforcement agencies across Nevada, will be targeting boaters operating under the influence (OUI) this weekend (July 5 – July 7) as part of Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated enforcement campaign.

Nevada’s Free Fishing Day

Free Fishing Day is your one chance during the year to get hooked for free! During our annual Free Fishing Day this Saturday (June 8), anglers may fish in any public water in the state without a fishing license. All limits and other regulations apply.

Joint investigation ends in arrest of Utah Man

A Utah man was arrested May 13 and charged with the illegal killing of a mule deer in Lincoln County near the Utah border in November of 2016. 


Governor Signs National Safe Boating Week Proclamation

In an effort to help promote safe boating on Nevada’s waters, Governor Steve Sisolak has signed a proclamation endorsing Nevada’s participation in National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24), the official launch of the 2019 Safe Boating Campaign.

Two Idaho Men Charged with Illegally Killing Mule Deer

One Idaho man was arrested, and another turned himself in to the authorities after the Elko County District Attorney’s Office filed 27 combined charges stemming from an investigation into the illegal killing of two mature mule deer bucks near Jackpot in the northeast corner of Nevada. 


New Native Trout Challenge Kicks Off in 12 Western States

Deep in the West, under a secret rock, in a cool stream, lies a prize worth finding. Anglers of all levels are invited to participate in the Western Native Trout Challenge and put the lure of the West on their bucket list.


NDOW Removes Nonnative Fish from Muddy River

As part of its 5-year effort to protect native fish populations in the Muddy River, including the Moapa dace, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) recently completed a nonnative fish eradication project using the chemical rotenone in the lower section of the river.

Three Men Sentenced for Illegal Bear Killing

A year-long investigation into the illegal poaching of a black bear in the Pinenut Mountains near Dayton has resulted in felony convictions for three men.

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