News from NDOW

Shed Hunters Urged to Respect Wildlife and Habitat

Shed antler hunting is a great hobby that gets families out into Nevada's vast expanses during late winter and early spring, but those who wish to hunt sheds have a duty to do it responsibly and legally, in order to minimize stress on winter-weakened wildlife and avoid impacts on habitat.

Job Opportunity: AIS Specialist

Seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Inspection, Decontamination and Outreach Specialist Join the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s AIS Team this summer to help prevent the introduction of harmful aquatic invasive species into Nevada’s lakes and reservoirs. The Nevada Department of

Feeding Wildlife in the Winter May do More Harm than Good

For those who keep tabs on Nevada's wildlife, a frequently asked question during periods of heavy snowfall is – should we feed wildlife when winter limits their food availability?

NDOW Veterinarian Earns National Award

Dr. Peregrine Wolff, DVM, veterinarian for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), was awarded the State Statesman award by the Wild Sheep Foundation at its annual convention and sporting expo (Sheep Show) in January.

Game Wardens Worried By Increase in Illegal Waterfowl Kills

Game wardens noted an alarming increase in illegally, sometimes mistakenly, killed waterfowl at the end of the waterfowl hunting season that closed on Jan. 29 at the Key Pittman and the Overton Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in Southern Nevada. Game

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Slated for Nevada’s South and Northwest Zone

Nevada's young hunters have the opportunity to participate in a youth-only waterfowl hunt Feb. 4 in the state's Northwest Zone and Feb. 11-12 in the South Zone. This hunt is open only to hunters 17 years of age or younger, including non-residents. The young hunters must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old. However, adults are not allowed to hunt during this season.

NDOW, Forever Resorts Partner to Promote Fishing in Nevada

In the age of ever-present mobile apps, fishing is one of those activities that connects people to the outside world and also brings families together in real life. To make people aware of the many underutilized fishing opportunities available in every corner of the state, NDOW has created a promotional program to entice Nevadans to buy a fishing license and get outside.

Canadian Man Sentenced in Killing, Possession of Multiple Raptors

A Canadian man was sentenced to almost $3,000 in fines and penalties after pleading guilty to four separate misdemeanor counts of the illegal possession of raptors. Dana Morely McIvor, 31, pled guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of

Bring in the New Year at the Topaz Opener

If you're looking for something to do on New Year's Day other than sitting on the couch watching football, you should try heading out to the season opener at Topaz Lake. The lake has been closed to fishing since September 30, but it will be open for fishing again on Jan. 1 in one of Nevada's more unique ways to celebrate New Year's Day

Virginia Artist Wins Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest

Wildlife artist Guy Crittenden has had quite a bit of success in the past two years winning state duck stamp art contests. Since 2014 he has won state duck stamp contests in Connecticut, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina, Colorado, California and Michigan twice. But despite placing in the top 10 nearly every year, he had been unable to win in Nevada. That is until this year when the Virginia based artist was named the winner of this year's Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest.
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