News from NDOW

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.

New Sagebrush Conservation Project for Nevada and California

State, federal, and non-profit organizations plan to sign a cooperative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for proactive sagebrush conservation and restoration across Nevada and the Bi-State area along the California/Nevada border. 

Sparks Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of an Unlawfully Harvested Big Game Animal

On Oct. 1, 2018, Kenneth Wayne Hines, 57, of Sparks, Nevada was sentenced for possession of an unlawfully harvested big game animal; a gross misdemeanor, in 4th Judicial District Court in Elko, Nevada.   


NDOW, USFWS, Volunteers Continue Efforts to Fight Botulism Outbreak

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is continuing its efforts to monitor cases of Botulism within the Truckee Meadows area, and specifically in the Carson Lake Wetlands.


Nominations Sought for Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award

The state’s Board of Wildlife Commissioners is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award. 


Wildlife Agencies to host Waterfowl Hunting Seminar

The Nevada Department of Wildlife and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will host a waterfowl hunting seminar Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clark County Shooting Complex Education Center located at 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas.

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