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Operation Game Thief in Nevada

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Operation Game Thief in Nevada

Operation Game Thief (OGT) is a state-run program that pays rewards for information on wildlife crime. The OGT Citizen’s Board is a private group that generates the money and actually pays out the rewards. OGT is holding a raffle to raise funds for rewards and to bring attention to the important issue of wildlife crime. This week, Edwin sits down with Andrea Emnas from the OGT Citizen’s board,...

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Nevada Reserve Game Warden Program

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

Nevada Reserve Game Warden Program

Nevada has 31 field game wardens that are tasked with patrolling often massive tracts of wildlife habitat and boating areas. With so few people covering such large areas, the Division of Law Enforcement is always on the lookout to expand their capabilities or find creative ways to better protect wildlife resources. To grow the reach of game wardens, NDOW has created a Reserve Game Warden...

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Nevada Game Wardens and Wildlife Crime

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

Nevada Game Wardens and Wildlife Crime

Hunting season is here with early archery openers across the state, but with hunting season, some wildlife criminals use this time of year to hide among honest sportsmen to illegally take wildlife. One of the most important, primary duties of game wardens is to prevent wildlife crime, and this week, Edwin sits down with Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed and Game Warden Captain Brian Eller who...

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Year in Review for Nevada Game Wardens

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015

Year in Review for Nevada Game Wardens

During 2015, the Division of Law Enforcement at NDOW either solved or saw the successful prosecution of several high-profile cases. This week, Edwin and Teresa sit down with Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed to take a look back at what happened in Law Enforcement during the year and to look forward to the biggest challenges and hopes in the New Year....

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We Need Your Help: Ongoing Elk Poaching Investigation

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

We Need Your Help: Ongoing Elk Poaching Investigation

This week on Nevada Wild, Edwin and Teresa sit down first with Game Warden John Anderson to talk about the recent elk poaching case. In the second half, Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed discusses the challenges and intricacies of investigating big game poaching cases. Sometime during the night of August 29, several people were involved in the shooting of a bull elk. They took the head, antlers...

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