News from NDOW

Big Game Tag Application Workshops Available

NDOW will once again hold tag application workshops. The workshops include information on Nevada's big game management, tag quotas and allocations, draw odds, and bonus points.

Nevada’s Big Game Tag Application Opens Today

If you’re interested in hunting big game in Nevada this year, the Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind everyone that the big game tag application process opens today, Monday, March 23.

Jim Rackley wins 2014 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award

Jim Rackley of Winnemucca, Nevada has won the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner's 2014 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation award.  Rackley's commitment to Nevada's wildlife resources was recognized during the March 20, 2015 Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner's meeting in Reno, Nevada, where he received the award.

Wardens Seek Information on Paoching

Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Game Wardens are seeking the public’s assistance with the poaching of a mule deer doe on Broken Arrow Lane in Pleasant Valley, just east of Spring Creek at the base of the Ruby Mountains.

Wild Game Cooking Classes in Las Vegas and Reno

Wild Game Cooking Class: Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas will host a series of wild game cooking workshops.

Upland Game and Waterfowl Cooking Workshop: Have you ever prepared and/or eaten wild rabbit, chukar, quail, grouse or waterfowl and been less than impressed? Learn to properly care for and prepare your harvest with tips and techniques that gets your game successfully from field to table.

NDOW Seeks Input on Restoration Project for Comins and Bassett Lakes

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Fisheries Division has released a proposed plan to restore the sport fisheries in Comins and Bassett Lakes near Ely in White Pine County by removing northern pike.  The plan is available for public comment for thirty days beginning March 5, 2015.

Maison T Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp

The Maison T Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp is soliciting applications for campers and volunteers.

Nevada Dream Tags Available All Year Long

Five Dream Tags will be awarded in 2015 (Elk, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Antelope and Mule Deer). All that is required to get started in the raffle is to first purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp for $10.  Once you have your stamp, you can purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for only $5 each.

Approaching Deadline Shooting Range Grant Application

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), like most state wildlife agencies, receives the bulk of its funding through user fees (hunting and fishing licenses, big game tags, etc.) and excise taxes on shooting, archery, angling and recreational boating equipment collected by the federal government under the Pittman-Robertson (PR) and Dingell-Johnson (DJ) Acts. In turn, NDOW wants to return some of those tax revenues to Nevada through shooting range grants and is seeking worthy projects to do just that.

Seeding Project Aims to Jumpstart Crucial Habitat

The 2013 Spring Peak Fire burned nearly 14,230 acres of crucial wildlife habitat. A majority of the area burned is designated as Preliminary Priority Habitat for sage-grouse. This habitat represented high quality sage-grouse and winter mule deer habitat with a majority consisting of productive sagebrush, bitterbrush, and perennial grass cover.
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