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.
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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.
During the season of preparation, a hunter makes plans for the hunt that might be months away. Some aspects might be done on his own, but if he is lucky, he will have friends who join him.
The summer boating season generally begins with Memorial Day weekend. That means the majority of boat owners store their vessels for most of the year. Unfortunately, when boats that have been stored for so long are launched in the spring, they sometimes harbor unknown mechanical or other issues.
My fly-rod has done battle with multiple species. For obvious reasons, trout are definitely on the list, including rainbows, tigers, browns and cutthroats. But so, too, are many others.
Allan Cole of Henderson has reeled in more than 40 browns that have tipped the scale at more than 10 pounds. A fitting record for the man who founded the Brown Baggers Fishing Club in 1974.
About this time every year, hunters across Nevada begin to grow a little anxious. So to do sportsmen and women from other states who have a desire to hunt the Silver State. Their anxiety stems from a unique combination of the hoped for and the unknown.
Though outdoor types can sometimes respond a little curmudgeonly to a request to teach others, the reality is most of us enjoy sharing our passions with those who are truly interested and willing to listen.
On April 20, the Nevada Department of Wildlife released about 2,200 trout into Comins Lake, then about 2,500 more the next day. A shipment of planters averaging about 9 inches in length should arrive this week.
I first became interested in kayak fishing a few years ago after learning a friend frequently used his kayak in pursuit of striped bass at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.
In recent weeks, several readers have asked for a progress report on construction of the new water intake system at the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery. Based on what I have learned, there is a chance that anglers could get trout plants in time for Christmas.
Nevada doesn’t take a backseat to anywhere else when it comes to hunters who are dedicated to conserving waterfowl and its habitat. That reality is reflected in the national honor recently bestowed by Ducks Unlimited on its Elko and Sparks chapters.
In Nevada, all big-game tags are awarded through a drawing process that takes place in the spring of each year. Anyone wanting to hunt big game must submit an application for each species they would like to hunt.
Keep in mind that to launch your tube, you need to be able to walk into the water backward, and there is no graceful way to get into a tube. Look for someplace where you can wade backward without stepping off a steep underwater slope.
No one knows for sure who invented the first float tube or what its origins were, but we can be thankful today that someone gave in to their curiosity and gave it a whirl.