News from NDOW

Multi-agency Effort Seeks to Reduce Boating and Swimming Deaths at Lake Tahoe

Drowning incidents from boating, paddling and swimming often share the same cause, "cold water shock," an involuntary gasp reflex caused by sudden immersion in cold water.  Swimmers and boaters suddenly exposed to the cold waters of Lake Tahoe may experience rapid breathing, gasping, fainting, muscle failure and immediate risk of drowning.

Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in Operation Dry Water

Law enforcement officers across Nevada will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, June 25-26. Operation Dry Water is a nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Electronic Federal Duck Stamp Available Soon

The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen that the 2016-2017 Electronic Federal Duck Stamp will be available Friday, June 24.

Nevada to Join in Celebration of American Eagle Day

On Monday, June 20 the state of Nevada and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will join the American Eagle Foundation, U.S. Congress, and Governors coast to coast in celebrating "American Eagle Day" to commemorate the United States’ National Bird.

Second Draw 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 available for the upcoming second draw.

Eastern Nevada Free Fishing Day Kids Fishing Derby

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will be holding a non-competitive Kids Fishing Derby at the Chinese Garden Ponds in Carlin on Saturday, June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 am.  Thanks to the generosity of the Elko Host Lions Club and Cub Scout Pack 850 of Spring Creek,  the first 90 children will be given a free fishing rod and reel.

Western Nevada Kids Free Fishing Day Events

If you have been trying to figure out a way to get the kids off the computer and out of the house, then the Nevada Department of Wildlife has a plan, and here's the best part…it's free.

Dream Tags Give Sportsmen Second Chance

So this year’s big game tag results came out and you didn’t draw a tag. If you still want a shot at an antelope, California bighorn sheep, deer, desert (Nelson) bighorn sheep or elk tag…you still have a chance…lots of them.

Southern Nevada Free Fishing Day Events

Saturday, June 11 is Nevada’s annual Free Fishing Day. That means anglers here in the Silver State can fish without purchasing a fishing license, but only for that day. All other fishing regulations will be enforced.

Boating Officials Launch Boats, Brace for Busy Boating Season in Northern Nevada

With help from a wet winter, law enforcement agencies in Northern Nevada are preparing for a busy boating season at Lakes Tahoe, Topaz, Lahontan and others, following several years of drought and tough boating conditions.
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