Hunters have a different relationship with the wild than other outdoor enthusiasts, and the only way to understand it is to experience it.
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.
Whenever one goes into the backcountry, no matter how pleasant the weather is when you leave, it always pays to go prepared for the possibilities.
In recent years, there has been talk about leaving traditional lead ammunition behind in favor of nonlead alternatives for hunting. One of those alternatives is copper.
When it comes to big game hunting, there are few hunters who will argue the importance and the value of preseason scouting.
We are used to tipping servers, skycaps, taxi drivers and others who work in the service industry, but what about guides who help you on the water or in the field?
As my friends worked their way east along the rocky shoreline, I turned my attention to smallmouth and largemouth bass and began working my way to the west.
Historically, a wet monsoonal weather front passes through Southern Nevada every year in the days leading up to the dove opener. But that didn’t happen this year.
Even though Nevada’s big game hunting seasons already have begun, it’s opening day of the annual mourning dove season that has long been viewed by hunters as the “official” beginning of the hunting season.
In Nevada, the black bear population is located along the Sierra Nevada Front near Reno and Carson City far from Las Vegas, but in neighboring states, bears are widely scattered.
The phrase topwater action means just what it says — fishing activity that happens on top of the water rather than below the surface.
Nevada’s big game hunting seasons begin Thursday as archers take to the field in search of America’s speediest big game animal, the pronghorn antelope.
The mallard look-alike was floating in a small tank of water when its head suddenly dropped forward in a feeding motion and into the water.
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.
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.