When the sun came up on the fourth day of my 2014 deer hunt I was sitting in front of a computer at our dining room table instead of glassing a remote hillside in central Nevada. Not because I wanted it that way, but because unforeseen circumstances had whittled away at what was supposed to be a 10-day hunting trip. Now it would last no more than three, and the jury was still out as to whether I would make it into the field at all.
Subscribe to In The Outdoors RSS feed
The dropping water on Lake Mead is particularly sobering if you haven’t visited the Overton Arm or Echo Bay Marina in a while. The once thriving resort destination is a sad sight, although that doesn’t mean there aren’t fish to be caught.
Timing derails plans for fly-fishing on the Provo River. But grandkids end up on an adventure to the outdoors store.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. toured the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery and urged engineers to come up with an affordable plan to save the trout-rearing operations. Evidently that little bit of encouragement worked.
Look for the birds’ habitat. The quit “flock shooting” and start focusing on a single bird.
With the arrival of fall, some outdoor types stow their fishing rods and replace them with shotguns and hunting rifles. But don’t be too quick to turn in your fishing gear.
If you already have a destination in mind for opening day of quail season, you might want to make a scouting trip between now and then so you can get a good look at road conditions beforehand. The storm waters that damage roads often create safety concerns on the Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.
Even a slow opening day leaves us wondering what the rest of dove season holds. Even when hunting a place we have hunted before, there always is the chance we will experience something new.
The opening day of the mourning dove hunt on Sept. 1 marks the traditional opener for the annual fall hunting season. Because Monday is a holiday, expect more hunters this year.
Just as experience told them might happen, visitors are rewarded with a deer sighting in a small meadow in the mountains of Southern Utah.
The Fish Hatchery Protection Act, which could save the hatchery at Willow Beach, is grinding through the legislative process. The House Natural Resources Committee voted to move the legislation to the House floor.
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) names the Best of Show products in 24 categories, everything from freshwater rod to eyewear and electronics. Here are a couple of award winners that may help you put a few more fish in the boat.
Anglers who have been thinking about purchasing a fishing kayak but have been holding back due to concerns about craft stability, seat comfort or the need to use a paddle, can set those concerns aside.
Short, sweet and to the point. There really is no other way to describe HR 5026, federal legislation known simply as the Fish Hatchery Protection Act.
Midway between Hoover Dam and the Hacienda Hotel, located at Boulder City’s east entrance, is an overlook that offers visitors an unrestricted view of Lake Mead’s Boulder Basin.
Perhaps I am a little old school, but I just can’t pass up the opportunity Independence Day provides to revel in the freedoms handed down to us from previous generations, to express gratitude to those who laid the foundations of a free nation, and to give thanks to those who have honorably served to protect that freedom.
Take a first-hand look at the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach. That stretch of water is part of the Black Canyon Water Trail, one of 16 National Water Trails across the country and the first in the Southwest.
If you came up empty in Nevada’s 2014 big game tag draw, don’t give up just yet. There are a handful of unsubscribed tags still available in the second draw. They might not be in your favorite area, but the tags do represent an opportunity to hunt something somewhere.
According to the thermometer on the instrument panel, the temperature was already nearing the mid-80s when Roger drove the truck down the launch ramp at Temple Bar Marina at Lake Mead’s upper end. Since it was still quite early — just after 5 a.m. — that could mean only one thing. It was going to be a hot day. We could only hope the fishing action would follow suit.
Dan Simmons, of Pahrump, combines 137 wild game recipes with outdoor adventure stories in his book “Sportsman’s Quest.”
“Reel friends” don’t let friends not fish. Invite your friends to go fishing on free fishing day — June 14 in Nevada and June 7 in Utah and Arizona.
With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend two things are certain. First, Las Vegans will flee the city by the thousands in search of open space and a chance to get away from the rest of us. Second, thousands of visitors from surrounding states will be looking to do the same thing.
While visiting my brother years ago, my family and I went fishing in a small lake located just down the hill from his home. The lake, kind of an overflow area adjacent to the Colorado River, is known to hold rainbow trout. Nothing big, just planters from a local hatchery, but I looked forward to catching a few fish nonetheless.
When the Nevada State Board of Wildlife Commissioners meets this weekend in Reno, it will have a full agenda to contend with, including big-game tag quotas for the 2014 hunting seasons and a possible change in the regulation defining legal black powder substitutes for use when hunting with muzzle-loading firearms.
When news broke in December that the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery no longer would raise and stock rainbow trout along the lower Colorado River, it sent a shock wave through the recreational fishing communities in Southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. Anglers experienced disbelief and feelings of betrayal, and community leaders voiced concern about the financial impact on local economies.
- Page 1