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NDOW sets big game tag workshop

Southern Nevada hunters who want to learn more about Nevada’s big game management programs and the annual tag application process can attend a free informational workshop hosted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Information on big game management, tag quotas and allocations, draw odds, harvest data, bonus points, common application errors and the computerized draw will be presented. New procedures for this year’s drawing also will be discussed. Participants also will learn how to use the NDOW Web site to find information about everything from hunting to the number of bonus points an individual has earned.

The workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 11 in the Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center, 500 Grand Central Parkway. Reservations are not required. Call NDOW at 486-5127, Ext. 3501 for more information.

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Nevada to get new state symbol

Nevada has several state wildlife symbols, but there is not an insect among them. And since the Silver State is one of only eight states that don’t have an entomological representative, some schoolchildren decided that one should be chosen. Thus, the Nevada State Insect Contest, which closed Friday, was created.

The contest is sponsored by the Truly Nolen Company and school districts throughout Nevada and was open to students in the fourth grade and GATE (gifted and talented) classes. Each class researched and selected an insect that is native to Nevada and told why it would be a good symbol for the state.

Insects may not be one of the groups of animals that Nevada Department of Wildlife regularly studies, but they are important in the world of wildlife.

According to NDOW supervising fisheries biologist Jon Sjoberg, “Insects are an important part of functioning ecosystems and deserve respect.”

In places such as the reservoirs at the Kirch Wildlife Management Area in Nye County, insects help stocked rainbow trout grow as much as two inches per month during the wintertime.

“Without insects, there would be no fish. Insects are the number one food source for fish, and the main goal of fly-fishers is to attract fish by imitating aquatic insects,” explained Chris Pietrafeso, NDOW angler education instructor.

A winning class and insect will be chosen shortly. Three students from the winning class will travel to Carson City to testify before a legislative committee. If approved, the representative insect will be introduced to the legislature in a bill drawn up by State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, and Assemblyman Lynn Stewart, R-Henderson. Woodhouse responded to the original request by some fourth-graders who wanted to know why Nevada had no state insect.

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