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The Citizen Scientist

Posted by on May 12, 2017

The Citizen Scientist

When people think of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, they often associate it with hunting and fishing, but recreation is only one piece to a complex and important resource protection mission. NDOW manages more than 890 species, including amphibians, rodents, birds and creatures of all kinds. To achieve its mission, NDOW often uses volunteers who act as citizen scientists to collect...

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Migrating Bats

Posted by on May 4, 2017

Migrating Bats

Many people aren’t aware of how some bats live in Nevada and the great lengths Nevada biologists take to understand and protect these sometimes vulnerable species. NDOW is participating in a project to track and better understand the Mexican Freetail Bat. This week, Edwin sits down with Jason Williams, wildlife diversity biologist, from Ely to talk all about the project....

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A Chat with NDOW Director Tony Wasley

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017

A Chat with NDOW Director Tony Wasley

We are just past the halfway point in the current legislative session where many issues related to wildlife are always on the table. Outdoor resources are more important to people than ever before and are sometimes controversial. With this in mind, this week, Edwin sits down with Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife to discuss the most current issues and trends on wildlife...

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State of Nevada’s Waterfowl

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017

State of Nevada’s Waterfowl

Waterfowl season closed in Southern Nevada at the end of January, and at the close of the season, game wardens noticed an alarming increase in mistaken and illegal kills of some types of birds, including ten cormorants, five swans and two pelicans. This week we sit down with Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed to talk about this unusual amount of bird kills. We also talk with Russell...

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$18,000 Reward for Information on Poaching Case

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016

$18,000 Reward for Information on Poaching Case

Eight mule deer were illegally killed and left to waste over the course of three weeks in September near Mount Charleston, outraging the sporting and nonsporting public alike. Since the original announcement, individuals and organizations have come forward to increase the reward offered for anyone with information to help solve the crime. The latest donation was $10,000 offered by Nevada...

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