Lake Mead has dropped almost 143 feet from an elevation of 1,214.14 feet in 2000 to 1,071.77 feet as of Tuesday. That makes the lake about 37 percent full.
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.
While scouting for animals, travel routes, food and water sources is all part of the process, early on focus on things like learning access roads and wilderness area boundaries.
Statistics show that most boating-related fatalities involve the victim’s failure to wear a serviceable and proper fitting life jacket.
Dave Syphus had been watching the turkeys in this part of Moapa Valley for about 10 years, seeing them for the first time shortly after accepting a friend’s invitation to go bird hunting.
Learning is one of the great benefits of spending time in the outdoors. There is always something new to learn, a skill to develop.
You can’t draw a tag if your name isn’t in the hat, so consider this a reminder that the deadline for submitting your Nevada big-game tag applications is at 11 p.m. Monday.
These volunteers will help with the lethal removal of bison from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in the fall of 2021.
While there is plenty of water to go around at most recreational waterways, there is only so much space on the launch ramps.
According to the National Park Service, dropping water levels are expected to impact launch ramps at Boulder Harbor, Hemenway Harbor, Temple Bar, Callville Bay, Echo Bay and South Cove.
Bass do eat things that swim, and bass do eat things that crawl. But bass can also teach you a lesson or two.
Paddling is always safer and more fun when sharing it with someone else. So, eventually you will have at least one spare kayak.
As spring temperatures begin to warm up, it is not uncommon to see people preparing for a foray somewhere in the outdoors.
The falls are the most outstanding feature of an oasis in the western area of the park, just a few miles past Panamint Springs Resort.
Lake Mead is a challenging place to catch bass because its shoreline is constantly changing. Once you think you have it figured out, the water level drops or rises.
Fear of an ammunition shortage continues to drive purchases, and anti-Second Amendment rhetoric does nothing to assuage those fears.