Our plan was to hunt the benches of Mount Grafton, where open ridges meet the base of its steep slopes. It was here that Don had seen bulls while hunting elk with another friend during the 2015 elk season.
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For my youngest daughter, Calli, Thanksgiving is the time for watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For others, it’s about football, basketball or both. Personally, I prefer spending the pre-feast hours doing something outside.
One of Nevada’s overlooked treasures is the open space that in many places stretches from one horizon to the other, most of which still belongs to the American people.
There was a covey of chukars moving back and forth from the nearby brush to the guzzler. We couldn’t believe it. We had been through that basin early that morning and hadn’t seen or heard a thing.
Election Day is Tuesday, which means we have important decisions to make. Decisions that could very well determine the long-term direction of life in Nevada.
The Willow Beach Hatchery was built in 1959 about 12 miles below Hoover Dam on the Arizona side of the Colorado River where it could use the dam’s cold tailwaters specifically to rear rainbow trout.
On a recent trip to Utah’s Kolob Reservoir, I came to the realization that something I had long feared was, in fact, reality. This awareness came to me as I lay in a sleeping bag pondering the results of two nearly fruitless days of trout fishing.
One of the great things Nevada offers to its hunters and anglers — the chance for a two-for-one outdoor experience. All on the same day.
If you enjoy hunting birds in Nevada, consider this your reminder: Don’t forget to get your stamps before heading afield this year.
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners endorsed plans for two emergency mule deer hunts in a designated portion of Area 6. With winter looming, the hunts are for antlerless deer and were put in place as a pre-emptive measure.
When it comes to hunting and fishing, there is an unwritten code of conduct that should guide each of us in our actions as we go about those activities.
I still prefer to use a more methodical approach, as do most other experienced shooters. It takes some time, but the result is confidence in your firearm and your ability to use it when the time comes.
Rattlesnakes are simply part of living and hunting in the Southwest. They aren’t waiting behind every bush to ambush a hunter or his dog, but the more time we spend outdoors, the higher the chances are that our paths will eventually cross.
While watching the Olympics, it was readily apparent that each sport came with its own vocabulary. Then it dawned on me that the same is true for traditional outdoor pursuits.
When bird hunting, dogs can be a blessing or a curse. They can bring a downed bird to hand or run amok and leave you hollering and cursing its birth.
Unlike big-game hunting, which can require a significant amount of gear, dove hunting doesn’t require much to get started.
Field dressing a big-game animal is the first step toward turning the animal you are hunting into tasty table fare and preserving the hide if you want to have the animal mounted.
We all will have some impact on the wild country we visit. Our challenge is to limit that impact on the places we visit and leave them in better condition than we found them.
If you are looking for some fast action for striped bass, it might be time to turn your attention to the upper reaches of Lake Mead.
That is the challenge extended by Michael Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association, to representatives of the sportfishing industry during his speech at the 2016 edition of ICAST.
With the arrival of the West Nile virus to the U.S., and most recently the threat posed by the Zika virus, it is important for those who spend time outdoors to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
Though our main purpose in traveling to Scotland was for our daughter’s college graduation, I couldn’t overlook the chance to experience fly-fishing in the birthplace of the sport.
I realized my wife had found two antique bobbers tied to individual hand fishing lines complete with five sinkers. Unlike the plastic bobbers and floats available today, those in the display case are made of brass.
Jacob Eval, a member of the Shadow Ridge High School trap team, knocked down 197 of 200 targets to lead the Claybreakers to the state championship at the Fallon Trap Club.
Buying a bow is like buying a suit — you have to know your size. Staff at one of the local archery pro shops can measure your draw length, or you can do it yourself with the help of a friend and a measuring tape.
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