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Wildfires

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Wildfires

Northern Nevada and California are ablaze with wildfire, a hangover from record winter precipitation. The first priority is always to save lives and property, but what happens to the wildlife and habitat that make up these remote locations both during and after the blaze? This week, Edwin sits down to talk about wildlife, habitat and future fire restoration with Alan Jenne, NDOW’s chief of...

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Living With Wildlife

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

Living With Wildlife

One of the best parts of living in Northern Nevada is the abundant open spaces and the opportunity we have to see wildlife. July is Bear Logic month which is a great reminder for people to act responsibly around bears and other wildlife. This week Edwin talks with NDOW Bear Biologist Carl Lackey and Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed about living with wildlife....

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Cold Water Boating Dangers

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Cold Water Boating Dangers

Even in July, cold water can be a serious danger to boaters and swimmers. Cold water can kill whether you fall overboard or jump in the water for a swim. In fact, one of the most common dangers of boating is an accidental fall overboard that too often leads to drowning. This week, guest host Aaron Keller sits down with Ed Lyngar, boating education coordinator and Fred Messmann, deputy director...

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Operation Dry Water

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017

Operation Dry Water

Game wardens in Nevada, along with boating law enforcement officers across the country, will be on the lookout for drunken and “stoned” boaters during the annual Operation Dry Water program this weekend, June 30-July 2. Many people are not aware that operating a boat drunk is the same crime as operating a car while under the influence and Operation Dry Water is a national effort to bring...

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Wildlife Photography

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Wildlife Photography

We talk about hunting and fishing a lot on Nevada Wild, but what if you prefer to bag your game through the lens of a camera? This week, Edwin covers wildlife photography and videography with two professionals in the field. The first is Jake Willers, a professional videographer who has worked with National Geographic. His work can be viewed here: http://www.jakewillers.com/index.php/video. Jake...

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Aquatic Invasive Species

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017

Aquatic Invasive Species

Boating is still the most likely way aquatic invasive species (AIS), like quagga mussels, spread from one water body to another. Recently, Nevada passed a law requiring boaters to remove their drain plugs before taking towing boats over Nevada roadways in hopes to battle AIS risks. This week, Edwin sits down with NDOW biologist, Karen Vargas, and outdoor educator, Aaron Keller to talk all about...

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