News from NDOW

Minnesota Artist Wins Nevada Duck Stamp Contest

Minnesota wildlife artist Mark A. Thone has done well in the previous art contests he has entered, but after getting close several times and never winning, he was starting to wonder if it was ever going to happen. Well, he can stop wondering because Thone’s entry has been selected as the winner of this year’s Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Game Wardens Seek Help in Elk Slaying

Game wardens are seeking information about a bull elk that was poached and left to rot near the Pierson Ranch in Lincoln County in late August.  Operation Game Thief (OGT) is offering a $1,000 reward to help catch the shooter.

Bats Get a Bad Rep on Halloween

You can't think about Halloween without thinking about bats. Those creepy, blood-sucking rats with wings give us the heebie-jeebies and we don't care who knows it. Well don't let Jennifer Newmark, Wildlife Diversity Division chief for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) hear you say that. She has spent a large part of her professional life explaining that not only is everything you thought about bats incorrect, but they are actually extremely important to the success of Nevada's ecosystems.

Nevada Department of Wildlife to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Game Management

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is holding a series of town hall meetings across the state from Nov. 2-6 in an effort to learn what people think is and is not working with Nevada’s hunting seasons.

Shooting Range Grant Funds Available(1)

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 is seeking to return a portion of those tax revenues to Nevada through shooting range grants to local governments.

Successful Partnerships Leads to Favorable Listing Decision on Spotted Frog

Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley has released the following statements regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement (see attached release) that the Great Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Columbia spotted frog, a small, highly aquatic frog found in northern and central Nevada, southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho, does not warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Open House at Oxbow Nature Study Area - Black Bears

Saturday, October 3, 2015.  A formal program centered on black bears in Nevada will be offered at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  The visitor center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on that day.

Good News in Fight to Recover Relict Leopard Frog

In a landmark agreement the US Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit in Nevada to the Nevada Department of Wildlife for implementing a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) in an effort to recover the relict leopard frog.

Governor Declares Saturday National Hunting and Fishing Day

In an effort to help bring attention to the contributions that hunters and anglers bring to conservation efforts, Governor Brian Sandoval has declared Saturday to be National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nevada.

Deer Poaching in Eastern Nevada

Two Henderson men pled guilty to obstructing and delaying the investigation of a game warden in the killing of an antlerless deer just south of McGill, NV in White Pine County. Each man was order to pay a criminal penalty of $300 and $300 to Operation Game Thief (OGT).  John Fernandez also forfeited his rifle and both men cannot hunt, fish or trap for three years.
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