Today’s air rifles have far outgrown the BB-gun moniker.
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.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines taxidermy as “the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals and especially vertebrates.” Another definition adds the words “with lifelike effect.”
If there is anything that will make waterfowl hunters happy, it’s two days of rain and the arrival of much cooler weather. So I guess the time has come to celebrate.
Lake Mead reservoir is still one of America’s largest recreational waterways. Available species include catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and three species of bass.
Politics sometimes change just enough to open the door for new adventure opportunities in places where they were once unthinkable.
Most of the sportsmen I have visited with are finding this year’s quail season to be tough going in Southern Nevada.
Though we talk a lot about safety and emergency preparedness, especially when hunting, grim reminders every year remind us of the cost of not being prepared.
As waterfowl hunting seasons begin in Nevada and across the U.S., hunters can expect to find the birds in numbers similar to those of 2018.
Hunters have a different relationship with the wild than other outdoor enthusiasts, and the only way to understand it is to experience it.
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.