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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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Infrastructure bill shot in the arm for outdoors

According to several respected conservation organizations, the bill will benefit America’s wildlife and natural resources.

Wind can turn desert reservoirs into life-threatening place

When the winds come up, they can create a dangerous situation for outdoor enthusiasts, especially for people in float tubes or small paddle craft.

Prep anglers compete in inaugural bass-fishing combine

The three-day event gave the youthful anglers the opportunity to display their fishing skills for coaches representing 20 colleges that grant bass fishing scholarships.

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Mule deer migration patterns useful information for hunters

For some animals, the migration covers only a few miles, a relatively short distance. For other species, like mule deer, that migration may be much longer.

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.

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.

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