News from NDOW

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).

Bufflehead Selected for 2016 Duck Stamp Art Contest

The Nevada Waterfowl Association (NWA) has selected the Bufflehead as the species for this year’s Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Over 300 Youth Deer Tags Still Available

After the big game tag results were posted last week a parent posted on the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Facebook page that he couldn’t even get excited about the tag he had pulled because his daughter had not been awarded one of the junior mule deer tags. Well, to that father and to all of the other parents that want their kids to hunt this year, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced that there are still 345 junior mule deer tags available for the second draw.

Game Wardens Close Illegal Trapping Case

Stemming from a multi-month investigation in Lander and Elko Counties, an Elko man was sentenced for illegal trapping activities on June 4 in Elko Justice Court.  The investigation uncovered the illegal use of exposed bait and trap visitation times far outside the legal limit, causing the death of many animals, including a mule deer fawn and an elk calf.

Second Chance for Big Game Hunters

If you did not draw a big game tag in the recently completed main draw, don’t give up just yet.  There are still tags left for the upcoming second draw. The second draw application process will open on June 12 at 8 a.m.

Kids Free Fishing Day Event Planned for Sparks Marina

Nevada Free Fishing Day is one day only: this Saturday, June 13, 2015. On Free Fishing Day anglers may fish in any public fishing water in the state without needing a fishing license or trout stamp. All limits and other regulations apply.
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