OUTDOOR BRIEFS

ANGLER INFORMATION

Find a good spot nearby to go fishing

With so many people moving to Nevada in recent years, it’s quite common for folks to drop by the Nevada Department of Wildlife and ask some variation of the question “Where can I go fishing?”

To help anglers in their search for a fishing destination, NDOW fisheries biologists produced a series of angler information guides covering 79 of Nevada’s most popular waters and made them available on the agency’s Web site — www.ndow.org. Because the status of any given water can and does often change, these information guides are updated annually.

The guides include a brief history of the individual waters, along with details about the various species available and the tactics and baits needed to catch them. Readers also will find information on camping along with directions and a simple map. In addition to the guides, anglers also can find information by using three regional fishable waters maps that identify the more than 600 fishable streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs throughout Nevada.

Angler information guides can be downloaded or printed from the Internet at www.ndow.org. Fishable waters maps are available at NDOW’s regional offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko or at sub-offices in Henderson, Fallon and Winnemucca.

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Drawing for Overton dove opener set

The annual hunting season for mourning doves opens Sept. 1. Hunters wanting to hunt the Overton Wildlife Management Area will need to make reservations with the Nevada Department of Wildlife ahead of time.

NDOW will have a drawing for opening day reservations, and for the first weekend of dove season, at 8 a.m. Aug. 31. The drawing will be at the agency’s Las Vegas office, 4747 Vegas Drive, the Henderson Office, 744 S. Racetrack Road, and the Overton WMA headquarters. Hunters are not required to have reservations for Overton during any other days of the dove season.

The season ends Sept. 30 and is open for mourning dove statewide, but white-winged dove can be harvested only in Clark and Nye counties.

Hunters who are 12 years of age or older must obtain a Harvest Information Program number before hunting. They can obtain this number by calling (866) 703-4605 or online at www.ndowlicensing.com. Lead-free shot is required. In addition, shotguns must be plugged so the overall capacity of the firearm is no more three shotshells.

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