Water depth and temperatures have played a significant role during my past two fishing forays at Lake Mead. One occurred late in the afternoon and the other early in the morning.
Freelance writer Doug Nielsen is a conservation educator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. His “In the Outdoors” column, published Thursday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is not affiliated with or endorsed by the NDOW. Any opinions he states in his column are his own.
For lovers of the outdoors, one of the greatest things about living in the American West is the vast amount of publicly owned land that is available to us.
Some of you will remember Hyrum Nielsen as the young boy whose outdoor exploits were documented in this column as he grew from boy to man and eventually left home.
According to a U.S. Coast Guard 2017 report on recreational boating accidents, the second largest number of deaths occurred while people were using a kayak.
The book focuses on using the Swiss Army knife in various survival situations, but the tips can be tailored to just about any quality knife or multitool.
That audible groan of disappointment you heard Friday morning came from folks like me who woke up to the disappointing news that they had failed to draw a 2019 Nevada big game tag.
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of camping season for many Las Vegas area residents and roads will be packed with folks looking to escape for a few days.
A lucky wrong turn on the internet resulted in a gold mine of outdoor data beginning with research on the impacts of our wet winter on water levels at Lake Mead.
The 350 Legend is a straight-walled cartridge designed for deer-sized game and sport shooting, and Winchester Ammunition says it’s the fastest such cartridge in the world.
The trout fishery many Southern Nevada anglers have enjoyed through the years is gone. For the time being anyway. In fact, you won’t even find it listed on the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources digital fishing planner.
During the four days he hunted the old gobbler, Moapa Valley resident Jerry Swanson learned just how smart a mature bird can be.
Tents have remained relatively affordable and provide camping flexibility. They can be easily stored in a garage or storage shed and transported in a car or pickup truck bed.
It’s amazing how much you can learn by taking the time to observe the game you are pursuing, and it doesn’t matter whether you are watching mammals, birds or fish.
If you are thinking about making the move to kayak fishing, do yourself a favor and research the various makes and models. Pay attention to hull design, the deck layout and the build quality. They are not all created equal.
The action camera has changed the way we document our outdoor adventures in recent years and can be secured to everything from safety helmets to chest straps to shotgun barrels to fishing rods.