News from NDOW

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.

Ruddy Duck Selected for 2017 Duck Stamp Art Contest

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

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.
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