News from NDOW

Sjӧberg Named Professional of the Year

Jon Sjӧberg is one of those people who comes into work and gives his best effort day in and day out. He is passionate about his job and takes his responsibility as the Fisheries Division Administrator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) very seriously. It's been the same story for more than 35 years. His dedication is often recognized by his peers as was the case this summer when the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) presented Sjӧberg with the 2015 Professional of the Year award.

Applications Due for Waterfowl Hunting Reservations(1)

Hunters hoping to spend opening day of the 2015 duck and goose seasons at Key Pittman Wildlife Management Area (WMA), or the first two hunt days of those seasons at Overton WMA, must first obtain a reservation. Those reservations are available only through a drawing process utilizing mail-in applications that are due no later than 5 p.m. September 9.

Nevada Receives $2M Award from Department of Defense for Sage Lands Habitat Projects

The Department of Defense announced more than $2 million in funding from the Military Services’ Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program for the sage lands habitat collaboration, a multi-agency partnership aimed at enhancing, restoring and protecting the sagebrush ecosystem around Naval Air Station Fallon’s aviation training ranges.

Las Vegas Man Pleads Guilty in Antelope Killing

A Las Vegas man pled guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of killing an antelope illegally in Lander County on July 21 and was sentenced to three years of probation, a year of jail time (suspended), fined more than $4500 in civil and criminal penalties and forfeited a .300 caliber Winchester rifle used in the crime.

Bassett and Comins Lakes to be Treated

In an effort to bring what was once a nationally acclaimed fishery back to prominence, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will be treating two White Pine County waters.  Comins Lake, once the jewel of Nevada’s high desert fisheries, had northern pike illegally introduced in 1999. The source of the pike was believed to be Bassett Lake, just a few miles north and both lakes will be treated to remove the pike that have decimated the trout and bass populations.

Fisherman’s Access boat ramp to close for Bullhead City River Regatta

The 9th Bullhead City River Regatta and its associated activities will take place Thursday through Sunday, August 6-9 in the communities of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Laughlin, Nev. The actual River Regatta Float is scheduled for Saturday, August 8. To facilitate the float event and ensure participants’ safety, the Fisherman’s Access launch ramp will be closed from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. and inaccessible to the public during the special regatta event.

Governor Brian Sandoval Declares July BEAR Logic Month

Governor Brian Sandoval has declared July "BEAR Logic Month."  "BEAR" stands for Bear Education, Aversion and Research, and BEAR Logic Month is an opportunity to help educate the public about living in bear country.

Dove hunt at Overton WMA Applications due

The 2015 hunting season for mourning doves opens September 1. Those hunters who plan to spend the opening day and first weekend of the season pursuing these birds at the Overton Wildlife Management Area have only until July 8 to submit their reservation applications to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).

NDOW Ramps up BUI Enforcement as Part of National Effort

As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), along with several other law enforcement agencies, is ramping up enforcement of boating under the influence laws in Nevada.  This is all part of a national safety campaign that begins this weekend. The annual three-day, heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for Nevada Dream Tag Raffle

There are only eight days left to purchase your tickets for the Nevada Dream Tag raffle.  The raffle tickets will continue to be sold until 5 p.m. on Tuesday (June 30).
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