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In The Outdoors

In The Outdoors

Freelance writer Doug Nielsen is a conservation educator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. His “In the Outdoors” column, published Thursday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is not affiliated with or endorsed by the NDOW. Any opinions he states in his column are his own.
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Firearm safety rules there for a reason

Recent fatal hunting accident in Colorado highlights the need to be sure of one’s target and what lies beyond it before pulling the trigger.

Chukar partridge hunters have their work cut out for them

Though chukar partridge numbers are depressed in Nevada and Utah, there are still chukars on the landscape. That means hunting opportunity for those willing to work.

 
National Hunting Fishing Day to be celebrated on Saturday

This occasion recognizes the financial and leadership contributions hunters and anglers have made, and continue to make, to wildlife conservation.

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It’s time to apply for spring hunting permits in Arizona

The Arizona Game Fish Department began accepting applications for the state’s 2022 spring hunts in early September and will continue to do so until the Tuesday, Oct. 12 application deadline.

When hunting big-game animals, look for what doesn’t belong

Oftentimes, all you see is a piece of your quarry through the brush or trees. Or perhaps something as quick as a glint of sunlight reflecting off an antler or even an animal’s back.

ATVs welcome aid to hunters, but only when used properly

ATVs can save hunters both time and money. But they also come with potential downsides that have more to do with the operator than the machine itself.

Mourning dove season kicks off fall hunting season

The 2021 mourning dove season is set to begin Wednesday in the tristate area that encompasses Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

Antler growth good indicator of mule deer buck’s health

When habitat conditions are prime, you can expect to see good antler growth. But when habitat conditions are on the decline, you can expect to see just the opposite.

Campfire tradition in hunting camps in jeopardy this fall

It is our responsibility to follow any fire restrictions put in place, even when that may mean forgoing family traditions, such as making smores.

Fly-and-bubble method fun, underrated way to fish

With the fly-and-bubble method, a clear plastic bubble is placed onto the fishing line and followed by about four to six feet of leader, to which your fly is tied.

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