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Nevada and Washington Wildlife Agencies Team Up to Repopulate Native Pronghorn

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

In the early hours on a cold Thursday morning in January, 52 pronghorns stepped out of a trailer and onto land in the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State. The animals had been native to these lands for some 8,000 years before disappearing in the early 1900s. The project was several years in the making and was a partnership between the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Colville...

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NDOW Employees Keep Nevada Beautiful

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

NDOW Employees Keep Nevada Beautiful

April is Keep American Beautiful Month, which envisions a country where every community is clean, green and a beautiful place to live. Here at NDOW, we envision a Nevada that’s just that. And in fact we are working every day to make it a reality, especially for Nevada’s wild places. We thought we would take this opportunity to share some photos, taken by NDOW employees, of the work they are...

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Expansion of Ruffed Grouse Range in Nevada

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016

Expansion of Ruffed Grouse Range in Nevada

By: Steve Kemp, NDOW Wildlife Educator, Eastern Region In an ongoing effort to expand the ruffed grouse range and increase hunter opportunity, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), has implemented a plan to capture and relocate this medium sized forest grouse into many portions of central and northern Nevada. Podcast: Tips to Finding Ruffed Grouse in Nevada Before 1963, Nevadans had no...

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How to Ice Fish in Nevada

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

How to Ice Fish in Nevada

By: Joe Doucette, NDOW Outdoor Educator, Eastern Region For those anglers new to ice fishing, you are in for a surprise. It is relaxing, quite easy and much more social than its warm weather cousin. Contrary to popular myth, ice anglers can use pretty much the same gear that they use during the summer with just a few minor exceptions. Getting Started What you need: Fishing rod – When I was...

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Nevada Bats Infographic

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015

Nevada Bats Infographic

Nevada Bat Facts Nevada is home to 23 different species of bats. Bats eat large quantities of insects like mosquitoes, beetles, grasshoppers, moths and locusts. A single bat can eat more than 1,000 small insects per night. A colony of Mexican free-tailed bats have adopted a bridge in Reno where up to 100,000 bats roost during the summer. Bat guano is used in fertilizer. Bats are the only mammals...

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Bats Get a Bad Rep on Halloween

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015

Bats Get a Bad Rep on Halloween

You can’t think about Halloween without thinking about bats. Those creepy, blood-sucking rats with wings give us the heebie-jeebies and we don’t care who knows it. Well don’t let Jennifer Newmark, Wildlife Diversity Division chief for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) hear you say that. She has spent a large part of her professional life explaining that not only is...

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