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Winter at the Oxbow Nature Study Area

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016

Winter at the Oxbow Nature Study Area

With winter upon us, many people mistakenly believe that the Oxbow Nature Study area in Reno is closed, but wildlife just doesn’t disappear in the winter, and in fact, it’s a great time to visit Oxbow and learn about the strategies some native species use to survive the toughest winter months. This week, we sit down with Tricia Dutcher, the wildlife educator who runs Oxbow, to talk about why you...

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Fall Bird Migration and Birding Opportunities in Nevada

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

Fall Bird Migration and Birding Opportunities in Nevada

Fall is a time of change here in the Silver State, bringing with it crisp, cool mornings , leaves changing color and the calls of migrating ducks and geese making their way south for the coming winter. While the honking of geese passing overhead can be an attention grabber, we often overlook the small song birds and other bird species that also migrate through Nevada each year. This week Doug...

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Preventing Wildlife Crime in Nevada

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016

Preventing Wildlife Crime in Nevada

With hunting season here some wildlife criminals will try to 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, we sit down with Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed and Game Warden Captain Brian Eller, who oversees the operation game thief (OGT) program. They...

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Overton WMA: On the road to recovery

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

Overton WMA: On the road to recovery

Just 65 miles north of Las Vegas is one of Nevada’s outdoor treasures, an oasis in the Mojave Desert that benefits multiple species of wildlife and humans alike. It’s the Overton Wildlife Management Area, 17,000 acres of wildlife habitat located at the south end of Moapa Valley near the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers. In September 2014, a massive wall of flood water, mud and debris...

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Native and Migratory Birds in Nevada

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016

Native and Migratory Birds in Nevada

Cooling weather and shortening days signal that fall is near, and with every Autumn Nevada skies will also start to fill with migratory birds. Nevada has many native and migratory birds, and it’s often hard to understand when these birds visit, which ones you can hunt and when the best time to see these transitory animals. The week we sit down with Russell Woolstenhulme, Nevada’s migratory bird...

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July is Bear Month in Nevada

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016

July is Bear Month in Nevada

July is BEAR Logic Month, a time to teach residents and visitors how to live and recreate in bear county. As many of you already know, securing trash is the best way to prevent human-bear conflicts. What many people don’t know is that they may be living or recreating in bear habitat. As drought conditions persist, bears continue to move into more urban environments. This week on Nevada Wild we...

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