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Shed Hunting Opportunities in Nevada

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

Shed Hunting Opportunities in Nevada

Shed antler hunting is a great hobby that gets families out into Nevada’s vast expanses during late winter and early spring, but those who wish to hunt sheds have a duty to do it responsibly and legally, in order to minimize stress on winter-weakened wildlife and avoid impacts on animal’s habitat. This week we sit down with Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed and Aaron Keller, outdoor educator,...

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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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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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