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.
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.
It is our responsibility to follow any fire restrictions put in place, even when that may mean forgoing family traditions, such as making smores.
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.
The term boil is used to describe the surface disturbance that occurs when a bunch of stripers surround a school of baitfish and start feeding.
Southern Nevada has four outdoor shooting ranges that offer hunters the chance to sight in their rifles at hunting distances.
The good news is there are steps we can take to avoid succumbing to the heat. Each of us is susceptible to heat-related health issues. None of us is immune.
If you have been unable to fill the hunting dates on your calendar, you may want to consider one of Utah’s remaining deer or elk permits, or an antlerless permit.
Wildlife are impacted as well. Habitat conditions are in rough shape. Plants and soils are both dry, and even the creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert look stressed.
Few things are more frustrating than being taught a lesson when you have the largest catch of the day on the end of your fishing line.
Lake Mead has dropped almost 143 feet from an elevation of 1,214.14 feet in 2000 to 1,071.77 feet as of Tuesday. That makes the lake about 37 percent full.
While scouting for animals, travel routes, food and water sources is all part of the process, early on focus on things like learning access roads and wilderness area boundaries.
Statistics show that most boating-related fatalities involve the victim’s failure to wear a serviceable and proper fitting life jacket.
Dave Syphus had been watching the turkeys in this part of Moapa Valley for about 10 years, seeing them for the first time shortly after accepting a friend’s invitation to go bird hunting.
Learning is one of the great benefits of spending time in the outdoors. There is always something new to learn, a skill to develop.
You can’t draw a tag if your name isn’t in the hat, so consider this a reminder that the deadline for submitting your Nevada big-game tag applications is at 11 p.m. Monday.