Taking up a new outdoor pursuit is both exciting and overwhelming. Exciting because it is something new — and overwhelming because each new pursuit comes with a list of equipment that will easily drain your bank account.
Anyone who undertakes a serious look at the history of wildlife conservation in North America will recognize that two of the greatest landmarks in natural resource management had their beginnings in the heart of the Great Depression.
The Nevada Striper Club’s mission is to “Bring fisherman together and provide a family based social setting. Our goal is to enhance fishing skills and promote the sport of fishing through camaraderie and friendly competition.”
If one had to identify a single personality trait that all outdoorsmen have in common, it would have to be loyalty. We are loyal to destinations, to our friends, to specific outdoor stores and especially to the product brands we use in the field.
The roman-nosed buck was wide with good mass on its main beams and tall eye guards. From a distance, he at first looked to be a big two-point, but as the buck drew closer, I counted four points on one side and three on the other.
Whether one is looking for an elk, antelope or mule deer, there is something special about a hunting season’s opening day. Something hunters look forward to experiencing from the moment they learn they have drawn a big-game tag.
Nevada’s waterfowl hunting seasons opened Saturday in the Northeast Zone, an area comprised of Elko and White Pine counties.
Nevada’s most popular upland game birds long have been the Gambel’s quail and the chukar partridge. The No. 1 spot among bird hunters is often the subject of debate, though anecdotal evidence tends to lean toward the chunky chukar partridge.
Amateurs were randomly paired with one of the pros as a co-angler, but each angler fished for his own five-fish bag. Pros competed against pros and amateurs against amateurs.
As with big game, the key to turning game birds into a tasty meal is taking care of them in the field. You want to keep them clean, cool and dry.