News from NDOW

Snowbirds Reminded to Have Their Boat Inspected Before Heading Home

If you are one of thousands of “snowbirds” who moved from your home state down to Clark County to avoid the harsh winter, you’re probably getting ready to head back home as the weather starts to warm up. Well, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) wants to remind you to get your watercraft inspected as well as decontaminated before heading home.

Boaters Urged to get Educated before Boating

While it might be a little cold outside, now is the perfect time to enroll in a boating education course before you head out onto the water this spring. The Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign (March 17-23) encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the boating season to make the most of your time on the water.

Big Game Tag Application Period Opens March 18

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is reminding sportsmen that this year’s big game application period is fast approaching. Below are important dates for the 2019 Big Game Application Process.

Nevada Angler Ties 1987 Record for Yellow Perch

Nevada angler John Shorter III has proved yellow perch are making a comeback in Wildhorse Reservoir after tying a record that has been held for more than 30 years.

NDOW to Host 10th Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament

Imagine a line of nearly 200 youthful archers all releasing their arrows toward downrange targets at the same time. In 12 minutes, those archers will shoot a total of 6,000 arrows in one of three flights that will comprise the 2019 annual Nevada National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament.

Shed Hunting Closed Through April in Effort to Protect Wildlife and Habitat

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) wants to remind everyone that the taking or gathering of shed antlers from public land in Elko, Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye or White Pine counties is prohibited from January 1 - April 30 each year.

Boating Accident Ends in Tragedy

Two men were killed and one injured when their boat sank during a fishing trip at Topaz Lake Saturday.  The injured was admitted for hypothermia to Carson Valley Medical Center and later released. 


Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving

Here is a quick hunting quiz:  What challenging Nevada game bird can fly up to 60 miles an hour and has eyesight and hearing sharp enough to spot hunters from great distances?  Not sure?  Does the phrase “gobble, gobble” help?

That’s right; one of the toughest game birds in Nevada is actually the wild turkey.  Shawn Espinosa, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) game biologist, points to several attributes that make the turkey such a formidable target. 


Bats are much more than a Halloween Decoration

Bats get a bad reputation because they are active at night, they’re hard to see, are often very quiet, and therefore really mysterious. It’s easy to come up with scary thoughts about things that go bump in the dark, and unfortunately, a lot of people think of bats as that bump in the dark.

NDOW Seeks Help with Recent Elk Poaching

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking the public’s assistance in helping to solve an elk poaching case that occurred earlier this month in Eastern Nevada.
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