News from NDOW

Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award Nominations Sought

The state’s Board of Wildlife Commissioners is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award.

Spike Elk Hunting Made Easier

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) wants to make all sportsmen aware that a new regulation that changes the definition of a spike elk went into effect Sept. 9.

Chukar Season Shaping Up with Some Surprises (Good and Not So Good)

Everything looked like it was falling into place for the upcoming chukar hunting season. Fewer hunters in the field last year resulted in a smaller harvest. A solid fall that provided plenty of green vegetation was followed by a winter with one of the best snowpacks in recent years. A mild February and wet spring in late March and early April  had Shawn Espinosa, upland game biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, thinking 2016 was going to be a banner year. But while surveys predict a better season than last year, the chukar boom never quite materialized.

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

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is holding a series of town hall meetings across the state Aug. 24 – Sept. 7 in an effort to learn what people think is and is not working with Nevada’s hunting seasons.  This process began last fall when the public participated in the first review, and now NDOW is continuing in that effort.

Arrest Made in Year-Long Elk Poaching Case

Game wardens have arrested a suspect in the illegal killing and waste of a bull elk in a case stemming from an incident in Lincoln County near Pioche in August of 2015 that challenged investigators and provided few clues.

Five Lucky Sportsmen Win Nevada Dream Tags

Five lucky hunters are preparing for their dream hunt in Nevada after winning one of the five tags in the NV Dream Tags raffle on July 1.

Lake Mead Checkpoint to Target Drunken Boaters

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies will be joining forces in an effort to remove drunken boaters from Lake Mead during an OUI Checkpoint scheduled for Saturday, July 23. Officers from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and the National Park Service (NPS) are participating.

You're Invited to a Community Open House

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has undertaken a comprehensive review of our hunting and angling license structures and we want your opinion before finalizing our considerations.

Officials Warn of Moving Water, Dock Safety before Holiday Weekend

Game wardens at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) want to warn boaters and swimmers about the dangers of water currents near docks and other structures on the Colorado River.

Two Communities Honored for their “BEAR Logic”

When Governor Brian Sandoval proclaimed July as Bear Logic Month in Nevada he challenged Nevadans to think like a bear.  "That is what Bear Logic is all about, thinking like a bear," says Nevada Department of Wildlife black bear biologist Carl Lackey.
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