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In The Outdoors

In The Outdoors

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.
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Each angler has his personal preferences when it comes to baits. Those preferences determine how many rods they use and how they are rigged at the start of the day.

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Fishing falls within the realm of allowable outdoor activity, but anglers are expected to follow the same social-distancing guidelines as everybody else.

Big-game tag draw a slice of normalcy for hunters

While many are adjusting to the new normal, important parts of an outdoor life continue as they always have, or at least as they have for decades.

Coronavirus affects lives of outdoor enthusiasts, too

One thing is certain about life in the coronavirus world, and that’s change. And for outdoor enthusiasts, the past week has been one of significant change.

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As a rule, people generally equate big-game hunts with late summer and fall, but in the West, hunting season actually begins shortly after the holiday season in some states.

Wild turkey season set to open in Nevada

If you haven’t had the opportunity to hunt wild turkeys, it is something you should consider putting on your bucket list. The meat from a wild turkey has a rich flavor.