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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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Deadlines for big-game tags in Arizona, Utah approaching

If you missed out on obtaining a tag to hunt big game in Nevada, you’re not out of luck yet. Arizona and Utah are both accepting applications for fall hunting seasons.

Keep eyes open for rattlesnakes hiding in plain sight

Well camouflaged, rattlesnakes can be hiding in the habitat on your hikes along Southern Nevada’s trails. Their presence requires a vigiliance when out in nature.

How many fishing rods are too many? It depends on the angler

Each angler has his personal preferences when it comes to baits. Those preferences determine how many rods they use and how they are rigged at the start of the day.

Fishing allowed in Nevada as long as you obey guidelines

Fishing falls within the realm of allowable outdoor activity, but anglers are expected to follow the same social-distancing guidelines as everybody else.

Big-game tag draw a slice of normalcy for hunters

While many are adjusting to the new normal, important parts of an outdoor life continue as they always have, or at least as they have for decades.

Coronavirus affects lives of outdoor enthusiasts, too

One thing is certain about life in the coronavirus world, and that’s change. And for outdoor enthusiasts, the past week has been one of significant change.

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