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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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Hard water beckons to anglers

Eagle Valley Reservoir has iced over and anglers are pulling trout through the hard water. The same is true at Comins Lake outside of Ely.

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Quail hunting remains in season in Arizona

The northwestern corner of The Grand Canyon State has been providing some very good quail hunting for those willing to burn some boot leather and cover some ground.

Winter fishing can bring new challenges for anglers

With cold early morning temperature in Southern Nevada, anglers may be tempted to stow their fishing rods for the winter months, but that would be a mistake.

Treat taxidermist as an artist

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines taxidermy as “the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals and especially vertebrates.” Another definition adds the words “with lifelike effect.”

Nevada waterfowl hunters welcome rain, cooler weather

If there is anything that will make waterfowl hunters happy, it’s two days of rain and the arrival of much cooler weather. So I guess the time has come to celebrate.

Fall is the best time to fish at Lake Mead

Lake Mead reservoir is still one of America’s largest recreational waterways. Available species include catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and three species of bass.

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