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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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White ring is stark reminder of Lake Mead water drought

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.

Scouting the hunting area key to having successful hunt

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.

Life jackets are lifesavers on Memorial Day weekend

Statistics show that most boating-related fatalities involve the victim’s failure to wear a serviceable and proper fitting life jacket.

State-record turkey hunt product of planning, patience

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.

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Drought conditions at Lake Mead should not be ignored

According to the National Park Service, dropping water levels are expected to impact launch ramps at Boulder Harbor, Hemenway Harbor, Temple Bar, Callville Bay, Echo Bay and South Cove.

Warmer weather leads to kayak and pre-spawn scouting

Lake Mead is a challenging place to catch bass because its shoreline is constantly changing. Once you think you have it figured out, the water level drops or rises.

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