News from NDOW

Winnemucca Fifth Grader Wins Free Fishing Day Poster Contest

Fifth grader Ava Balderrama has impressed the teachers at French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca with her artwork all year.  So when her teacher Carol McKim learned that the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) was holding its annual Free Fishing Day poster contest; she knew exactly who she would tell.

Big Game Tag Application Deadline Fast Approaching

    The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen that the deadline for the Big Game Tag Application is next Monday, April 20.       Sportsmen looking to apply for the hunt online can visit  Online applicants have

NDOW Participates in National Campaign to Promote Boating Education

During the week of April 20-26, 2015, the Nevada Department of Wildlife in conjunction with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) encourages boaters to Spring Aboard by enrolling in a boating education course.  Working in partnership with the states, many course providers will offer incentives or course discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the Spring Aboard campaign.

NDOW Seeks Input on Introduction of Tiger Muskie into Chimney Reservoir

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Fisheries Division has released a proposed plan to introduce sterile tiger muskies into Chimney Reservoir to reduce the abundance of carp with the objective of sustaining and improving the sport fishery.  The plan is available for public viewing and comment for 10 days beginning April 13, 2015 through April 22, 2015.

Win a Dream Hunt for as Little as $15

The Nevada Dream Tag gives sportsmen a chance at a dream hunt for as little as $15.

NDOW Seeks Clues on Elk Poaching in Northern Elko County

Nevada game wardens are seeking any tips or information on a poached bull elk found on the south side of the Meadow Creek-Jarbidge road in Hunt Unit 071, approximately 10 miles west of the Diamond A Ranch. "The bull was shot through the heart and left to rot only 50 yards from Forest Road 071," said Jason Jackson, game warden for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. "We really want to catch the criminal that stole Nevada’s resources by poaching and wasting this animal." It is believed that the animal may have been shot sometime around the weekend of March 21. Anyone who may have information that can help game wardens investigate this crime is asked to call Operation Game Thief at (800)992-3030 or the Elko NDOW office at 775-777-2300. Big game poaching in Nevada is a felony crime. Callers may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to a conviction and can remain anonymous. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at

Jennifer Newmark Named NDOW Wildlife Diversity Division Administrator

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) named Jennifer Newmark as Wildlife Diversity Division Administrator. The position oversees the division responsible for Nevada's diverse wildlife heritage through the protection, management and restoration of non-game species.

Big Game Tag Application Workshops Available

NDOW will once again hold tag application workshops. The workshops include information on Nevada's big game management, tag quotas and allocations, draw odds, and bonus points.

Nevada’s Big Game Tag Application Opens Today

If you’re interested in hunting big game in Nevada this year, the Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind everyone that the big game tag application process opens today, Monday, March 23.

Jim Rackley wins 2014 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award

Jim Rackley of Winnemucca, Nevada has won the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner's 2014 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation award.  Rackley's commitment to Nevada's wildlife resources was recognized during the March 20, 2015 Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner's meeting in Reno, Nevada, where he received the award.
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