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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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Illegal stocking causes trout havoc at Utah reservoir

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.

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Observation is key to successful fishing or hunting trips

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.

Kayaks become more popular with anglers

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.

Latest action cameras add sharpness to outdoor adventures

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.

Lake Mohave heats up as haven for smallmouth bass

If you have been dreaming about catching a smallmouth bass that will put a bend in your fishing rod, Lake Mohave is the place to go.

Lake Mead presents many challenges to bass anglers

Lake Mead is a challenging place to catch fish and will test the most experienced angler. Not that there aren’t any fish in the reservoir; there are plenty of them. There also is a lot of water. The key is learning to fish it.

Utah tag auctions highlight Western Hunting Conservation Expo

Hunters from across the west gathered last week at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2019 Western Hunting Conservation Expo.

Southern Nevada offers anglers surprising array of choices

If you are among those anglers who have recently joined us or thinking of making the move to Southern Nevada, rest assured there is plenty of fishing opportunity within a reasonable distance of the Las Vegas Valley.

Shooting sports enthusiasts relax with day at the range

A quiet simplicity can be found with a handful of friends or family members gathered round a campfire in a remote corner of Nevada, on the bank of a favorite fishing hole or at their local shooting range.