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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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Wild turkey season set to open in Nevada

If you haven’t had the opportunity to hunt wild turkeys, it is something you should consider putting on your bucket list. The meat from a wild turkey has a rich flavor.

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No fish were caught, but the day wasn’t a total loss

The adventure gave me a chance to become familiar with Last Chance Cove and the smaller coves that branch off. When the water warms up, I know where to focus my efforts.

Spring weather means it’s time for trout fishing

Back in my college days, the arrival of spring weather and its warmer temperatures meant it was time to enjoy some of the best trout fishing of the year.

Las Vegas Woods and Water Club caters to newcomers

The club was created to help people enjoy the the association of fellow sportsmen and women. The Las Vegas club’s mantra is “All we want to do is hunt, fish and talk about it.”

Utah offers good option for big game hunting

The southwestern corner of Utah long has been a popular deer hunting destination with Las Vegas residents, probably because of its proximity.

SHOT Show brings variety of outdoors enthusiasts to Las Vegas

One of the things I enjoy about attending the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show when it comes to town is meeting hunting and recreational shooting enthusiasts.

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.

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.

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