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Nevada's Premier Youth Outdoor Skills Camp
00:27:44
The Maison T Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp is back! Founded in 2011, the camp, near Pyramid Lake, is designed to immerse kids in outdoor skills training. The camp is named in honor and memory of Maison T Ortiz, a 15-year-old Galena High School student who tragically died in a snowboarding accident in January 2011. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Maison's father Tom Ortiz, and Conservation Educator Zac Campbell to talk about the history of the camp, what it means to Tom and other camp organizers to see the event grow year after year, NDOW's involvement, what changes campers can expect this year and more! Applications will be accepted until May 15. Apply to be a youth camper, junior mentor or volunteer here: https://www.mtoyouthoutdoorskills.com/camper-applications/ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the camp will be split into three three individual camp days on July 16. 17 and 18th. Learn more about the camp here: https://www.mtoyouthoutdoorskills.com/
May 07, 2021
Nevada's Big Game Application Procrastinators
00:27:13
In this Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller are joined by Chris Vasey and Martin Olson to talk all about the big game application period, why they wait so long to apply, and answer a bunch of FAQ’s they’ve been answering on the customer support phone line. They also discuss the big game application webinars and all of the new hunts for this year. You have until 11 p.m. PT on May 10 to apply for big game tags at ndowlicensing.com. You can view the Top 10 Big Game Tag Application Resources they refer to here: www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/ Also, if you have any questions about submitting a big game application or accessing your online profile you can call us 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week throughout the application period at 1-855-542-6369.
Apr 30, 2021
NDOW Heroes
00:29:10
In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez speak with two NDOW heroes, Game Wardens Zachary Blackwood and Sean Flynn. Both were recently involved in rescues and saved lives on Lake Mead. Zachary happened to be in the right place at the right time and worked with National National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers to rescue a kayaker who had spent more than an hour in 40-degree water after his kayak capsized. Sean rescued a three-year-old girl from under a capsized boat on Lake Mead when more than a dozen members of a church group were thrown into the water. The two game wardens recount these intense rescues and share important information that you can use to ensure you and your family's safety while boating on Nevada's waters.
Apr 23, 2021
Elk In Nevada
00:29:19
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller are joined by NDOW Elk Staff Specialist Cody McKee for a podcast that looks at Nevada's elk populations. They cover the history of elk in Nevada, the health of the state's elk herds, hunt stats, other helpful information for hunters and more! You can view the hunt statistics Cody talks about here: http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/Statistics_and_Draw_Odds/ NDOW's big game application period is open at ndowlicensing.com. Apply for tags for Nevada big game species including elk until 11 p.m. PST on Monday, May 10.
Apr 09, 2021
Nevada Magazine Features Wild Game Cooking
00:27:30
Nevada Magazine's Spring 2021 issue featuring an article on wild-game cooking was just released! The magazine teamed up with Nevada Foodies Wild Game Cuisine to bring an awesome perspective on harvesting; preparing; and cooking clean, organic game meat. They even included a recipe or two. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez are joined by Nevada Magazine's Executive Editor Megg Mueller, former Nevada Magazine Associate Editor, now NDOW Publication Coordinator Eric Cachinero, and Nevada Foodies Kristy Crabtree! The group talks about the article, how the magazine decided to feature this topic, how Kristy feels to have her cooking highlighted in the magazine, recipes, and more! View Nevada Magazine's Spring issue here: https://nevadamagazine.com/issue/spring-2021/16748/?fbclid=IwAR28HfdE1-V9Pv8POKfT5WdmRVjuQvBDI--YHwGNe2_uwzh0jHRJ7nX7UyY Find more recipes from Kristy on her Nevada Foodies Wild Game Cuisine website here: https://nevadafoodies.com/ Also, check out a recent NDOW cooking webinar featuring Kristy here: https://youtu.be/Y9vbsUr9h7Y
Apr 01, 2021
Pyramid Lake Bighorn Sheep Herd
00:26:21
In a historic moment in January 2020, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) partnered to release bighorn sheep on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation. The goal was to return bighorn sheep to an area where they once thrived. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Bighorn Sheep Staff Specialist Mike Cox and PLPT Biologist Emily Hagler to talk about the status of the bighorn sheep released on tribal land and the work being done to keep the population growing. In celebration of Women's History Month, Emily also tells us all about her background and role as a biologist for PLPT, and the discusses the work she put into this project. Mike talks about other work being done around the state to keep Nevada's bighorn sheep populations thriving!
Mar 26, 2021
2021 Big Game Application Period- Featuring NDOW's First Female Game Biologist
00:28:15
In this week's Nevada Wild, we continue our Women's History Month celebration and get ready for the opening of Nevada's big game application period on Monday, March 22 at ndowlicensing.com. Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to NDOW's first female game biologist Kari Huebner about her career at the agency, her love for both, working for NDOW and getting outside in Nevada, and she encourages anyone who has an interest in hunting and conservation to get involved! Game Division Administrator Mike Scott also joins the podcast to give hunters information that could help when applying for tags in 2021.
Mar 19, 2021
A Real Outdoors Group For Moms
00:26:06
In this week’s Nevada Wild, we continue our Women’s History Month celebration. NDOW’s Ashley Sanchez, Aaron Keller and Julie Watson sit down with guest Sam Bickert. Sam is an outdoorswoman, mother, and the co-founder of the Wild Babes Nevada Support Group, a community of Reno-Tahoe moms who are dedicated to staying adventurous while caring for their little ones! Join the community by joining the Wild Babes Nevada Support Group Facebook page at the link below or by following the group on Instagram at @wildbabes_nvsg
Mar 12, 2021
Connecting Women to the Outdoors And Conservation
00:28:57
In honor of Women's History Month, in this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Ashley Sanchez, Aaron Keller and Bobby Jones sit down with Marcia Brownlee, Program Manager for Artemis, an initiative of the National Wildlife Federation that's dedicated to connecting women to hunting, fishing and the conservation that is a part of those activities. Marcia fills the group in on Artemis, it's mission, how it works to remove barriers for women interested in getting outdoors, why it's so important to inspire women to get involved in conservation and how you can join the effort! Learn more about Artemis, join in on the fun and listen to the program's podcast here: https://artemis.nwf.org/
Mar 05, 2021
New State Division Aims to Advance Nevada's Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
00:29:44
In this week’s Nevada Wild, NDOW’s Ashley Sanchez, Aaron Keller and Bobby Jones sit down with Colin Robertson, Administrator of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s new Division of Outdoor Recreation (NDOR). Colin's focus is advancing Nevada’s immense variety of outdoor recreational opportunities to improve public health and wellness, educate Nevada’s youth, engage underserved populations, and attract new outdoor recreation-oriented businesses to the state. Colin talks to the Nevada Wild crew about his new role, the importance of outdoor recreation to the economy, how NDOW and NDOR will collaborate to enhance Nevada’s outdoor recreation, how you can give your input on what recreation projects you’d like to see funded with a new survey(see link below), and more! What kinds of outdoor recreation projects would you like to see funded in Nevada over the next 5 years? Would you like to see new bike paths, playgrounds, or other outdoor recreation infrastructure in your community? You have the opportunity to weigh in on key topics like these to help shape the future of outdoor recreation in their neighborhoods, communities, and Nevada-wide. Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/3pQMbDP
Feb 26, 2021
Nevada Shooting Ranges
00:29:00
NDOW funds improvements at shooting ranges across Nevada to make them safer and more accessible to the community. NDOW is now accepting applications from communities for grants that would go toward needed improvements at their local shooting range. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller discuss why it's important now more than ever before to have safe, accessible shooting ranges in Nevada, NDOW's involvement in funding them, the application process, and a new tool that you can use to find a range that's had improvements near you. Find the map discussed in the podcast here: https://fws.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/159b2789c573462f8787d41b2401a592 Find the application in the "Grant Opportunities" section at this link: http://www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Grants/
Feb 20, 2021
The Great Backyard Bird Count
00:28:57
Starting today, Friday, February 12, 2021 through Sunday, February 15, 2021, people from around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This is a global event that anyone can take part in from anywhere! In this week's Nevada Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez talk to NDOW Wildlife Educators Julie Watson and Jess Brooks about the Great Backyard Bird Count, how easy it is to take part in it, great local spots for bird watching and a free birding webinar series NDOW is holding for those wanting to learn more about birding! Learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count here: https://www.birdcount.org/ Register for NDOW's Birding Series webinars here: https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/events/ Check out all webinars on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuC0SE9pUmam8ijRB48kVRA
Feb 12, 2021
New Maps Document Big-Game Migrations Across the Western United States
00:28:36
For the first time, state and federal wildlife biologists have come together to begin mapping the migrations of mule deer, elk, pronghorn, moose and bison across America’s West. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez virtually podcast with NDOW's Mule Deer Staff Specialist Cody Schroeder, and first time Nevada Wild guest, Dr. Matthew Kauffman with U.S. Geological Survey's Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. They talk about how these maps came about, the collaboration between agencies, and how the maps will help to sustain big game populations not only in Nevada, but across the west. For more details about big-game migrations in the Western United States, read the report, Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States: Volume 1, which includes maps of over 40 big-game migrations in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming here: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/ You can also download the data via www.ScienceBase.gov. To explore the Western Migrations web viewer, visit the online portal here: https://www.westernmigrations.net/
Feb 05, 2021
Trout In The Classroom
00:27:28
In this week’s Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with NDOW Angler Educators from across the state Abbey Czarnecki, Jan Nemec and Julie Gabrielson about Trout in the Classroom (TIC), a popular education program, NDOW has put in classrooms for the past 20 years. TIC delivers tanks and trout eggs to local classrooms, in which students learn about aquatic life as about six weeks, until the eggs hatch and students release the fry into local water ways. The group talks about the history of the program, how the program benefits students, how they’ve continued it this year in a virtual setting, and how you can get your kids involved. See the livestream of the trout tank referred to in the podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8uPJGg5q_M Join in on the webinars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf6NZwe0hFU&t=2747s Learn more about TIC: http://www.ndow.org/Education/Wildlife_Ed/Trout_In_The_Classroom/
Jan 29, 2021
Ducks Unlimited – Wetland Conservation in Nevada
00:25:51
In this week’s Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller are joined by NDOW Outdoor Connection Coordinator Bobby Jones and Ducks Unlimited (DU) Biologist Amelia Raquel to talk about wetland conservation. Amelia tells us about her role as a DU biologist, lets us know what wetland conservation projects are currently underway here in Nevada, and explains how DU partners with groups, agencies, and private landowners across the country.
Jan 22, 2021
New Nevada Birding Record
00:27:21
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with Nevada Wild regular and avid birder Rob Lowry, who recently broke a birding record! Lowry fills us in on his birding adventures over the last year, tells us about his record, and explains why now is a great time to get into birding and how easy it is to get started.
Jan 15, 2021
NDOW's New FishNV Tool for Anglers
00:26:49
This holiday season, NDOW launched FishNV, a convenient new tool to help you locate Nevada’s sportfish species, and a guide and map of all state waters. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez talk with NDOW GIS experts, Jinna Larkin and Mitch Gritts, and NDOW Fisheries Biologist Chris Crookshanks about what went into developing the FishNV app, the inspiration behind it, and how it can be used to benefit anglers and to plan the perfect fishing trip! Give the tool a try here: https://fish.wildlifenv.com/
Dec 24, 2020
Ice Fishing Season In Nevada
00:28:12
Some of our favorite fishing spots are freezing over, making for great ice fishing. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to Conservation Educator Joe Doucette about which waters are safe for ice fishing right now, and what waters will be in the near future. They also go over ice fishing equipment, and safety information anglers should keep in mind when they head out on the ice. For fishing reports click here: http://www.ndow.org/Fish/Fishing_Report/
Dec 18, 2020
Wildlife in Neighborhoods During the Winter
00:25:51
In the winter months it's common to see wildlife like waterfowl, deer and other animals in neighborhoods. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to NDOW's Urban Wildlife Coordinators Jessica Wolff and Lauren MacLeod about the common wildlife-related calls they receive this time of year, why it is important that people don't give in to the urge to feed wildlife in these colder months and the impact that can have. Learn more about Nevada's wildlife at our webinars here: https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/events/
Dec 11, 2020
2020 Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast in Your Life
00:27:01
With the holidays approaching, NDOW wanted to give you some ideas to help you find the perfect present for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Conservation Education Division Administrator Chris Vasey, and Nevada Wild regular Julie Watson to share gift ideas for hunters, anglers, and anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors.
Dec 04, 2020
Lake Tahoe Wildlife And Winter Raptors
00:28:57
In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with first time Nevada Wild guest, Wildlife Diversity Biologist Mark Enders. Mark explains his work around Lake Tahoe, the unique species that live there, the work NDOW does to learn more about raptors that spend their winters in Nevada, and the importance of this work.
Nov 20, 2020
Wildlife Health And Chronic Wasting Disease
00:27:10
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller introduce NDOW's Wildlife Veterinarian Nate LaHue. LaHue explains his role at NDOW, and the various projects he works on to monitor the health of Nevada's wildlife. Currently, LaHue and NDOW biologists are busy working to prevent Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal disease to animals in the deer family, from entering the state. While it hasn't been found in Nevada, CWD has been detected in our neighboring state, Utah. LaHue explains what hunters need to know before heading into the field to help us stop CWD from entering Nevada. Find more information on CWD here: http://www.ndow.org/Nevada_Wildlife/Health_and_Disease/Chronic_Wasting_Disease/
Nov 06, 2020
Bats And Creepy Crawlers
00:27:18
In the spirit of Bat Week and Halloween, this week's Nevada Wild focuses on bats, along with one of our favorite creepy crawlers, snakes! Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with NDOW Wildlife Diversity Biologists Jason Jones and Jason Williams about the common misconceptions revolving around bats and snakes. They also highlight what makes these creatures so important to our ecosystems. For information on bat houses mentioned in the podcast click here: https://www.batcon.org/about-bats/bat-houses/
Oct 29, 2020
Fall Fishing In Nevada
00:26:10
The fall season has some of the best fishing of the year in Nevada! If you haven't already, buy your fishing license at ndowlicensing.com so you can get out there and enjoy it! In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller are joined by NDOW's Angler Educators Jan Nemec, Joe Doucette, and Abbey Czarnecki to talk about what makes fall a prime time of year for fishing, the best places to go, and fish stocking updates around the state. They also highlight a great learning opportunity for both, avid anglers and people interested in learning to fish, NDOW's first Virtual Fish Camp, happening next week, Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29. Learn more about Fish Camp, and get registered here: https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/events/ For fishing reports head here: http://www.ndow.org/Fish/Fishing_Report/
Oct 23, 2020
Cooking With Wild Game
00:28:12
Do you have ground elk, venison, or antelope in your freezer? Get it thawing out so that you can cook enchiladas tonight! On this week’s Nevada Wild, we hear from Ashley Sanchez, who had been interested in cooking with wild game meat, and tests it out for the first time in her life with venison enchiladas (elk version of the recipe below)! NDOW's Outdoor Connection Coordinator Bobby Jones joins Sanchez and Aaron Keller to talk about how you can get more creative with cooking wild game. Whether you have never cooked with wild game before or you're a professional chef, the elk enchiladas recipe discussed in this podcast is a great one to try. Don't have elk? Don't worry. You can cook this recipe with any type of meet! Find the complete Elk Enchiladas with a Spicy Red Sauce recipe on Kristy Crabtree’s Nevada Foodie website here: https://nevadafoodies.com/elk-enchiladas-with-a-spicy-red-sauce Watch a video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOhhtT2oOII&feature=youtu.be For more wild game recipes, check NDOW's Facebook every Friday for the latest Foodie Friday recipe! https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/
Oct 16, 2020
Waterfowl Hunting Throughout The Desert
00:28:23
Beginning this weekend, all of northern Nevada will be open to waterfowl hunting for the season! The season opener for northwest Nevada is tomorrow(Oct. 10), and the season is well underway in the eastern side of the state. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with NDOW's Waterfowl Staff Specialist Russell Woolstenhulme and Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Manager Pete Schmidt about what hunters can expect for waterfowl hunting this year, they share some recommended places to go, and explain what to do before heading out. If you're going out hunting, remember to bring the fishing gear so you can get in some fishing while you explore the outdoors. Buy a hunting, fishing or combination license at ndowlicensing.com.
Oct 09, 2020
Chukar Hunting in Nevada
00:25:35
You have one more weekend left to take your kids hunting for the youth chukar hunt, which ends this Sunday(Oct. 4). On top of that, the chukar opening is on October 10. There's a lot to prepare for! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to NDOW's Upland Game Staff Specialist Shawn Espinosa and Chukar Chasers Foundation President Damon Booth about this year's chukar forecast, the best spots to take your kids upland game hunting and more! Be sure to buy your hunting license at ndowlicensing.com so you can join in on the fun. Make it a combination license so you can do some fall fishing while you're on your hunt! If you're a passionate about chukar hunter, learn more about the Chukar Chasers Foundation here to get involved: http://www.chukarchasers.com/foundation View the chukar forecast here: http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Seasons_and_Regulations/Upland_Game/
Oct 02, 2020
Nevada Public Lands Day 2020
00:23:01
There is no better excuse to explore Nevada than by celebrating Nevada Public Lands Day, tomorrow, Saturday, September 26. Nevada Public Lands Day, which also falls on National Public Lands Day, encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to Jenny Ramella and Dale Conner with Nevada State Parks to highlight parks you can explore near you, fun ideas for celebrating your National Public Lands Day and how to respect the outdoors while exploring. To celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day, Nevada State Parks is waiving park fees, including entrance costs, camping, and for the day. Find a state park near you here: http://parks.nv.gov/ Red Rock Canyon national conservation area will waive entry fees, but some fees such as camping and group day-use fees will remain in place. Lake Mead National Recreation Area also waives entry fees for the day. Saturday is also National Hunting and Fishing Day. The free entries to many state parks and national recreation areas present a great opportunity for fall fishing, some of the best fishing of the year! Buy your fishing license today at ndowlicensing.com. Also be sure to check out a virtual volunteer event to celebrate National Public Lands Day here: https://www.neefusa.org/npld
Sep 25, 2020
A Partnership's Commitment to Conservation and Community is for the Birds
00:27:12
Farmer Stan Hardy invests in his community by working with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nevada (NRCS) to implement conservation measures like land leveling at the Overton Wildlife Management Area in Southern Nevada where he leases land for his hay operation. . In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Stan, NDOW's Overton Wildlife Management Area Supervisor Bennie Vann and NRCS District Conservationist Teri Knight to talk about how this partnership is important for all involved, and ultimately benefits the recreationists who visit the area and the wildlife alike! For video mentioned in this podcast click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJh8OtYnlzs Find a story map on the partnership here: https://nrcs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=2dea7d67b31f49ef8a55fbf17abbd160 If you're a farmer and need assistance from NRCS, email Teri Knight at teri.knight@usda.gov, or visit: Farmers.gov
Sep 18, 2020
Interview with Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award Winner Ron Pierini
00:31:04
Ron Pierini's history with educating the public on hunting safety and ethics is evident through his work volunteering hundreds of hours as a hunter education instructor and his work for Operation Game Thief. His dedication to wildlife made him a great recipient for the annual Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award, which he received at the June Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission meeting. Pierini was also recently appointed to the Wildlife Commission. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to Pierini about his love for Nevada's wildlife and volunteering. NDOW's Julie Watson, a member of the judging committee, joins in to talk about the award, and why Pierini was selected. Pierini also explains his goals as a board of wildlife commissioner.
Sep 14, 2020
NDOW Tip
00:25:46
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app that helps citizens use their smartphones to connect with the department to both get information as well as submit anonymous tips with a customized app. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller meet with Game Warden Captain Brian Eller and Matthew Woller with TIP 411, the app's developer, to talk about how this will be a powerful tool in helping game wardens stop wildlife crimes, how the tool has been effective in other states, and how you can use it to report possible crimes. NDOW Tip is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the agency’s website (www.ndow.org). Members of the public can also still call the OGT hotline directly at 1-800-992-3030.
Sep 04, 2020
Improving Your Forest Grouse Hunting Skills
00:29:45
Just in time for the season opener for Nevada's forest grouse species, Utah State University released a guide on forest grouse hunting that can benefit all hunters in western states, including Nevada. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller meet with NDOW Upland Game Staff Specialist Shawn Espinosa and an author of the publication, Dave Dahlgren to talk about how this guide can help upland game hunters in Nevada. They also share strategy and locations for hunting Nevada's forest grouse species. View the guide, "Forest Grouse in the Fall, Improving Your Forest Grouse Hunting Skills", as you listen to the podcast here: https://www.usugrouserange.com/resources-research Nevada's opening date for forest grouse hunting is September 1. For more season dates click here: http://www.eregulations.com/nevada/small-game/
Aug 28, 2020
The Importance of Being Bear Aware
00:25:22
Due to a dry year, bears in western Nevada are moving into lower elevations to search for food, leading to more bear sightings. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with Bear Biologist Heather Reich over Zoom to discuss the importance of being responsible while living in bear country. Heather explains why people need to be diligent about securing their trash and other attractants more than ever before, and takes us through the steps you can take to keep Nevada bears wild. For more information on the wildlife resistant trash containers and other resources mentioned in this podcast visit NDOW's Bear Awareness page at this link: http://www.ndow.org/Nevada_Wildlife/Bear_Logic/
Aug 21, 2020
Wildlife Activity and Sightings
00:27:58
If you have been staying home recently, you may have noticed more wildlife near your home than usual. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez talks to NDOW's Urban Wildlife Coordinators Jessica Wolff and Lauren MacLeod about the common wildlife-related calls they've received from people recently, why there is an increase in wildlife sightings and what to do if you spot wildlife in your neighborhood.
Aug 14, 2020
The Importance Of Wildfire Rehabilitation
00:31:09
As a dry summer continues and we see wildfires pop up across the state, this week's Nevada Wild takes a look at the importance of NDOW's Habitat Division and the prevention and rehabilitation work it does to protect crucial habitat for Nevada's wildlife. shley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with NDOW Habitat Biologists Mark Freese and Caleb McAdoo about their role in wildfire prevention and rehabilitation, the importance of working with partners to protect wildlife habitat and more! We want to thank all of the partner agencies and sportsmen's groups who help us protect, preserve and rehabilitate Nevada's wildlife habitat!
Jul 31, 2020
Connecting People to the Outdoors
00:28:59
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller chat with NDOW's new Outdoor Connection Coordinator Bobby Jones and his wife Allie Scurry. Bobby explains his position at NDOW and the important role he plays in connecting people with nature and recreation. Right on topic, his wife Allie joins us to explain how Bobby has completely changed her perception of hunting, how their differing beliefs have brought new interests into each others lives, and she explains how her new and expanded view on conservation has impacted her.
Jul 24, 2020
Nevada Moose Population
00:25:32
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is learning more about the state's growing moose population with help from ongoing projects by NDOW biologists and sightings reported by Nevadans. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez talks to NDOW Game Biologists Kari Huebner, Travis Allen and Cody McKee about the status of Nevada's moose population, the work they're doing to learn more, the importance of information from the public, how you can report a sighting and more!
Jul 17, 2020
NDOW's Work With the Coast Guard and Operation Dry Water
00:24:35
Game wardens will be out in force for Fourth of July weekend as part of Operation Dry Water looking for anyone boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller Zoom with NDOW Game Warden Captain Brian Bowles and officer in charge of the US Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe, Chief Colt Fairchild. They explain how the agencies work together to keep the waters safe, especially during busy weekends like the Fourth of July holiday, they explain Operation Dry Water, and what you need to do to prepare before heading out. The two even exchange a couple U.S. Coast Guard stories!
Jul 01, 2020
Fishing in Nevada and Planning Ahead
00:25:35
Nevada waters are stocked and ready for fishing. Now is the perfect time to get back outside and enjoy! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller chat with NDOW Angler Educators Abbey Czarnecki, Joe Doucette and Jan Nemec about fishing conditions around the state, recommended spots, the importance of planning ahead, and social distancing tips to follow so you have a safe and memorable experience.
Jun 26, 2020
Human COVID-19 and Wild Sheep Disease Pandemics
00:25:31
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Bighorn Sheep Staff Specialist Mike Cox to reflect on the similarities between COVID-19 in humans and a disease pandemic in wild sheep that biologists in North America have been dealing with for centuries. Mike explains the challenges the disease pandemic in wild sheep has created as they try to restore populations, its similarities to COVID-19 in humans, and the successes biologists and partners have had in restoring bighorn sheep herds. Read the article that resulted in this podcast here: https://www.wafwa.org/news/e_2205/News/2020/5/Issue-Profile--Human-COVID-19-and-Wild-Sheep-Disease-Pandemics-
Jun 19, 2020
Wildlife Heritage Trust
00:27:49
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Deputy Director Jack Robb and Habitat Division Administrator Alan Jenne to talk about the Wildlife Heritage Trust. This trust is administered by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners, and is critical in funding projects that benefit Nevada's wildlife and wildlife habitat. This podcast explains where Wildlife Heritage Trust funding comes from, its history and Nevada sportsmens' involvement in the trust's creation, and how it's used on a wide range of projects that have led to success stories for Nevada's wildlife. If you notice any technical glitches, bear with us! We're still recording from home and had some internet issues.
Jun 05, 2020
Using Technology in the Outdoors
00:26:42
In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with NDOW educators Joe Doucette, Julie Watson and Abbey Czarnecki about the different apps and websites you can Integrate into your family's outdoor experiences to encourage a deeper understanding of the natural world. The tools discussed vary from websites that will help you prepare for a hunting, fishing or boating trip to apps to use to identify wildlife while enjoying the outdoors!
May 29, 2020
Nevada Snakes, Lizards and Precautions To Take Out On The Trails
00:26:19
In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez sits down with NDOW Wildlife Education Coordinator Julie Watson and Wildlife Diversity Biologist Jason Jones to talk about Nevada snakes and reptiles! They also discuss what to do if you come across a snake while spending time in the outdoors, the precautions to take, and what you can do to help NDOW gather valuable data on the state's reptiles.
May 22, 2020
Fishing From Home
00:26:15
In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller have a Zoom session with NDOW's Jan Nemec, Julie Gabrielson, Abbey Czarnecki and Joe Doucette to talk about where you can fish in our current situation and fishing activities you can do right from your backyard while we all home. Check out upcoming webinars discussed in this podcast here: https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/events/ You can watch them as their posted to YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8qVTj4pp2qJpFolaNNibYphWT47VnfBn
May 07, 2020
Big Game Procrastinators And Strategy
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In this Nevada Wild, we're Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller continue their conversation with NDOW's Cody McKee, Cody Schroeder, CJ Ellingwood and Zac Campbell. You'll want to listen to the end because they share their hunt choices and give some insider info! You have until 11 p.m. on May 4 to apply for big game tags at ndowlicensing.com. Listen to the part one of the podcast here:https://soundcloud.com/user-934973730/big-game-faqs-and-insider-info?fbclid=IwAR1vB_Stkuv-QaPFwkHz7VhZ1sGl8CxylOzKyHij9kWXe55vr2wqCNPI3ZI To do more homework before applying for tags check our out Top 10 Tag Application Resources here: http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/
Apr 24, 2020
Big Game FAQ's And Insider Info
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In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Cody Schroeder, Cody Mckee, CJ (Norm) Ellingwood and Zac Campbell to talk about procrastinating when it comes to getting your big game tag application submitted. They share answers to the FAQ's they've had so far, give tips on how to apply, share resources and more! They also give some useful information to those who have already applied. This podcast continues here: https://soundcloud.com/user-934973730/big-game-procrastinators-and-strategy You can view the Top 10 Resources list they refer to here: http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/ Apply for your big game tags at ndowlicensing.com through May 4.
Apr 24, 2020
What's In Your Backyard?
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In this week's Nevada Wild, we're representing southern Nevada! Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Southern Nevada Urban Wildlife Coordinator Lauren MacLeod and Wildlife Educator Jess Brooks. They talk about the wildlife you can see in your backyard, some of the great programs they have right now to keep you busy at home, and go over some wildlife information you should be aware of a we move into spring. For a list of the webinars they discuss in this podcast, head to NDOW's Facebook events here: https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/events/
Apr 17, 2020
Wonderful World Of Coyotes and NDOW Educational Webinars
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In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller chat with NDOW Educators Jess Wolff, Julie Watson, and Jess Heitt from home! They talk about the ways their working to connect people with wildlife while everyone stays home for Nevada, including a series of educational webinars they started holding this week. They also go over the first webinar, the Wonderful World of Coyotes, which educated viewers on coyotes, their biology and ways to live with the animals in your backyard. You can find the webinar schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NvDOW/events Nevada Wild wants your ideas. Are there any topics you'd want to learn more about while you're listening from home? Comment here or send us a direct message on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/pg/NvDOW/events
Apr 10, 2020
Nevada Outdoor School
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Being outside is a great way to social distance yourself at this time. Connecting to nature is also good for your mental and physical health. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Nevada Outdoor School Executive Director Melanie Erquiaga to talk about why it's so important to connect people of all ages with the outdoors, and the importance of teaching them to use public lands responsibly.
Mar 20, 2020
State Record Breaking Carp
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This week Brenden Burnham caught this 35 pound, 3 ounce carp at Virginia Lake in Reno breaking the state record for carp! The previous state record was 34 pounds 10 ounces set 15 years ago. Brenden is an avid carp angler, and caught and entered 46 carp trophy fish in 2019 alone. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with Brenden and NDOW's Fisheries Staff Specialist Pat Sollberger to rehash the moment Brenden caught the carp. They talk about the trophy fish program, carp fishing and why it's becoming more popular.
Mar 13, 2020
2020 Big Game Application Strategy
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Hunters... it's almost time to start submitting your big game applications! The big game application period opens on Monday, March 16 at ndowlicensing.com. NDOW has multiple resources, including the Big Game Hunting Regulations, bonus point data(see links below) and Big Game Application Seminars on March 25 in Reno and Las Vegas(see page 34 of regulations book). In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's new Game Division Administrator Mike Scott and Big Game Staff Specialist Cody McKee. They map out important dates, explain changes hunters should be aware of, share some big game strategies. Hunting Regulations: http://www.eregulations.com/nevada/big-game/ Bonus Point Data: http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/Bonus_Point_Data/
Mar 06, 2020
Gallagher Fish Hatchery
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If you have ever fished at places like Angel Lake near Wells, NV, chances are you have caught fish raised at the Nevada Department of Wildlife's Gallagher Fish Hatchery. The hatchery, located on the beautiful Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, supplies many of the sportfish in waters all over northeastern Nevada. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Fisheries Staff Specialist Pat Kelly to talk about the history of Gallagher Fish Hatchery, how it works and its importance to the state and anglers.
Feb 28, 2020
Shane Mahoney Part Two - Wild Harvest Initiative
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In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller continue their sit down with world renowned Conservationist Shane Mahoney. Mahoney explains the Wild Harvest Initiative, a project to complete the first assessment that looks into the significance of hunting and angling to modern society, economically, socially, and ecologically. Mahoney explains the importance of this information, how it will show that hunting and angling are linked to human health and economic prosperity, and how it will define the totality of what we stand to lose, should hunting and angling cease to exist.
Feb 21, 2020
Shane Mahoney - Conservation Visions
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Conservationist and New Foundland native Shane Mahoney has over 30 years of experience working primarily as a scientist, wildlife manager, policy innovator and strategic adviser. You may also recognize him as a filmmaker, writer, narrator, TV and radio personality, and lecturer. In this week's Nevada Wild, Shane stopped by NDOW's headquarters during a visit to Nevada to talk to Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez about his upbringing and background, his company Conservation Visions Inc., and its mission to create a world where everyone does their part in conservation in order to effect positive change for wildlife and humanity.
Feb 14, 2020
Nevada NASP State Tournament
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Each year hundreds of student archers representing schools across the state take part in the Nevada Department of Wildlife's National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament. By the time the tournament is over, competing archers will have nearly fired 32,000 arrows! In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller reflects back on this year's tournament, which took place this week in Las Vegas, with NDOW's Statewide Archery Coordinator Holly Brisendine and Southern Nevada Conservation Education Supervisor Doug Nielsen. They also explain the tournament, why archery is a sport that all kids can excel in, and how you can get your kids involved in the sport as a teacher or a parent. Here's how you can get NASP started at your school: https://www.naspschools.org/opportunities/bring-nasp-to-school
Feb 08, 2020
2020 Wild Game Cooking Classes
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is partnering up with Nothing To It! Culinary Center to host two cooking events on February 22 that will give participants tips and techniques to get their game successfully from the field to the table in meals they’ll be proud to serve family and friends. The first, starting at 10:30 a.m., is a cooking demonstration that will cover topics including game care, processing and storage; proper use of spices and marinades and the differences in handling and preparing wild game vs. domestic meats. For the second class, which will take place that afternoon at 2:30, we're partnering up with Wild Sheep Foundation to teach kids how to cook wild game. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Kristy Crabtree with Nevada Foodies, Nothing To It Chef Lara Ritchie and the Wild Sheep Foundation's Ryan Brock to talk about the classes, why they are important, and how you can take part in them.
Feb 01, 2020
Backcountry Hunters And Anglers
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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) is one of the fastest growing conservation organizations on the continent. Members are dedicated to keeping public lands in North America healthy and accessible. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Russell Kuhlman, David Gough and Kyle Davis with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to talk about the organization's history and mission, some of the Nevada chapter's upcoming events and awareness efforts, how you can get involved and more!
Jan 24, 2020
Ice Fishing in Nevada
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Ice fishing season is here! For those anglers new to ice fishing, you are in for a surprise. It is relaxing, quite easy and much more social than its warm weather cousin.  In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to eastern Nevada's Conservation Educator Joe Doucette and southern Nevada Angler Education Coordinator Abbey Czarnecki about the best ice fishing locations around the state, ice fishing tips, upcoming events and more!
Jan 17, 2020
A Sit Down with NDOW Director Tony Wasley - Looking Ahead to 2020
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It's a new decade and NDOW has a lot going on moving into 2020! In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Director Tony Wasley. They talk about major projects the Department took part in 2019, like wildlife safety crossings, the support for Recovering America's Wildlife Act (a bill that would direct $1.4 billion to state conservation efforts), and more. They also look ahead to the upcoming year and discuss what anglers, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts can look forward to in 2020! If you want to show your support for Recovering America's Wildlife Act as mentioned in this podcast, head to ournatureusa.com.
Jan 10, 2020
Wildlife Engineers
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You may not realize the Nevada Department of Wildlife has engineers who are dedicated to maintaining, improving and creating new infrastructure that improves recreational opportunities in Nevada. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Engineer Bob Ragar and Chief Engineer Rodd Lighthouse. The guests explain their role in the Department, why it is so important, and what projects their working on now that will benefit you.
Jan 03, 2020
Topaz Lake Opener And Angler Input
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The season opener for fishing at Topaz Lake is January 1. For many this has become a New Year's Day tradition. In this Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with fisheries biologists Kris Urquhart and Chris Crookshanks to talk about fishing conditions at Topaz Lake, an underutilized fishery at the lake, and how anglers can give their input on a year-round season being considered for the lake.
Dec 21, 2019
Recovering America's Wildlife Act
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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 3742) is a federal bill that would provide states with $1.4 billion each year to more fully implement state wildlife action plans (SWAPs). If passed, Nevada would receive at least $23 million to put toward wildlife management and conservation, funding for law enforcement, conservation education, recreation, habitat restoration in addition to management of priority species, including mule deer, bighorn sheep, sage grouse, waterfowl, songbirds, reptiles, native fish and amphibians, and many mammals. After this podcast episode was recorded the bill gained even more cosponsors. Currently, there are 162 bipartisan cosponsors on the bill, including Representatives Mark Amodei and Stephen Horsford of Nevada. In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Wildlife Diversity Division Administrator Jen Newmark to talk about what this bill could mean for wildlife not only in Nevada, but nationwide, and what you can do to support it.
Dec 20, 2019
Christmas Bird Count
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National Audubon's Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project. Over a century's worth of data has been collected since the project began, and now it's as much of a tradition for many friends and families as it is a massive scientific project. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Lahontan Audubon Society's Jim Woods and Rob Lowry to talk about local bird counts, how you can get involved and the significance of the Christmas Bird Count to scientific research. Find a CBC near you here: https://www.nevadaaudubon.org/
Dec 13, 2019
Nevada's Shooting Range Program
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NDOW funds improvements at shooting ranges across Nevada to make them safer and more accessible to the community. This funding also allows for more facilities to host Hunter Education classes. Soon NDOW will be accepting applications from communities for grants that would go toward needed improvements at their local shooting range. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Conservation Education Division Administrator Chris Vasey to talk about the importance of having safe, accessible shooting ranges in Nevada, NDOW's involvement in the funding process, and how communities can apply for a grant for a shooting range near them.
Dec 05, 2019
Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area
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Nevada's state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are home to many resident and migratory birds and mammals. Found throughout the state and generally less than two hours from populated areas in Nevada, WMAs offer a variety of recreational opportunities including waterfowl and upland game hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. This week's Nevada Wild focuses on northern Nevada's Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area. Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Western Complex Wildlife Area Supervisor Isaac Metcalf and Wildlife Staff Specialist Mike Zahradka to talk about the recreational opportunities at Mason Valley, how NDOW manages these 18,000 acres of public land, and provide some tips to hunters headed out to Mason Valley this waterfowl and upland game season.
Nov 25, 2019
Black Friday Gift Ideas
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Black Friday weekend is almost here! That means soon people will rush to the stores to find the best deals on gifts for their family and friends. NDOW wanted to help you out with some gift ideas! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Conservation Education Division Administrator Chris Vasey, and Nevada Wild regular Julie Watson to share gift ideas for hunters, anglers, and anyone who just enjoys spending time outside.
Nov 22, 2019
Wild Game Cooking
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With many hunters bringing home their harvested game, and the holidays approaching, we thought it was the perfect time of year to share our favorite wild game recipes. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Engineer and 2019 Chili Cook-off Winner Bob Ragar. We share some creative recipes for both small game and big game. Bob also explains some easy recipes for those who are new to cooking, and we discuss ways to utilize all of the meat from your harvested animal.
Nov 15, 2019
Movin' Bighorn Sheep
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The bighorn sheep herd in Nevada's Stillwater Range is so healthy, NDOW has relocated 51 wild sheep to establish a new herd in unoccupied habitat in the Mineral Mountains of Utah. Last week we captured the sheep in Nevada, and then transported them to Utah. In this week's Nevada Wild Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Staff Specialist Mike Cox to talk about the project, more capture and transplant projects coming up within Nevada, and shares how you can get involved.
Nov 01, 2019
Bones, Bats And Creepy Caves
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We're celebrating Bat Week and Halloween in this week's spooky edition of Nevada Wild. Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Diversity Biologist Jason Williams to talk about his extensive work with bats roosting in caves and mines. Jason also explains some of the other findings he's made in his cave explorations over the years!
Oct 21, 2019
Electroshocking Fish
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Fall is one of the best times of year for fishing across the state, and Nevada fisheries are thriving! Whether it's a stream or a lake, NDOW biologists are able to determine the health of fish populations in different bodies of water with a process called electroshocking. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Fisheries Biologists Chris Crookshanks and Travis Hawks to talk about electroshocking. They explain how it works, where we do these projects and why, and how you can get involved.
Oct 18, 2019
Living With Bears
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Fall is well underway, which means bears have entered hyperphagia. This means they're trying to fatten up for the upcoming winter, ultimately needing up to 25,000 calories a day! Ensuring that the community is living responsibly in Bear Country is a team effort, and requires NDOW to work with different agencies to educate the public and locate problems spots, where attractants are bringing bears into urban areas. One partner that has greatly helped NDOW in its mission is Douglas Disposal, Douglas County's refuse collection service. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Bear Biologist Carl Lackey and Douglas Disposal's Boomer Schultz to talk about how they work together to help residents understand the importance of securing their trash, and what you can do to help us keep Nevada bears wild.
Oct 11, 2019
Nevada Knockout 2019
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is rolling out the second year of its Nevada Knockout program. Thirty-two animals who call Nevada home have been chosen to compete in a single elimination tournament. Kind of like March Madness, but with animals! The program encourages not only students to learn about wildlife, but the entire public. This year more than 3,000 students across the state will complete the program. The general public can also take part in Nevada Knockout by filling out a bracket, which has been posted on NDOW's Facebook page. The first battles will be posted on September 30th, with more battles to follow every Monday. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Wildlife Educator Julie Watson to explain the program, its purpose and its success and growth since it started last year!
Sep 27, 2019
Nevada Waterfowl Hunting
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Nevada's waterfowl season is kicking off this weekend in part of the state, and quickly approaching in others. In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Waterfowl Biologist Russell Woolstenhulme and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 8 Waterfowl Biologist Chris Nicolai to talk about the work the agencies do to understand and manage waterfowl populations in the state. They also talk about what hunters can expect for the season, and go over tips and great spots for waterfowl hunting. Buy your hunting license today at ndowlicensing.com. Find season dates and information here: http://www.eregulations.com/nevada/small-game/
Sep 20, 2019
National Public Lands Day
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National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health. While the event is officially recognized this year on September 28, a number of events and volunteer opportunities will be hosted by different agencies on that date and in the week leading up to it. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to Gabby Lukins with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM)Winnemucca District and Walker River State Recreation Area Park Supervisor Randy Denter about events and volunteer opportunities happening around the state. These include the Walker River State Recreation Area's One-Year Anniversary Celebration and multiple community clean-ups organized by BLM.
Sep 13, 2019
Wayne E. Kirch Award Recipient - Brett Jefferson
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Very few people are willing to sacrifice so much of their personal time for wildlife as Brett K. Jefferson, who has made a second career for himself by volunteering his time for conserving wildlife. He has a long and productive history of working with numerous bighorn sheep non-governmental organizations including the Wild Sheep Foundation, Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) – Reno, Fallon – NBU, NBU – Midas, and Elko Bighorns Unlimited. His work coordinating partnerships and fundraising has made him a powerhouse in getting conservation projects done. Jefferson's notable work and commitment to wildlife will be recognized during the September Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners meeting in Las Vegas, where he will receive the Commission’s 2018 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Jefferson and NDOW's Wildlife Education Coordinator Julie Watson to talk about the award and the work Jefferson has done to earn this recognition. Jefferson also explains his passion how his passion and commitment to Nevada's wildlife all started!
Sep 06, 2019
Upland Game and Dove Hunting
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Upland Game hunters... it's that time of year! September 1 (this Sunday!)is the opener for dove, ruffed grouse, blue grouse, Himalayan snowcock and crow. On top of that, many more upland game seasons are approaching! In this week's Nevada's Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Upland Game Staff Specialist Shawn Espinosa and Migratory Game Bird Staff Specialist Russell Woolstenhulme to talk about the upcoming upland game seasons, population numbers for a variety of the major species and some tips that may help lead to a successful bird hunting trip for you, your family and friends.
Aug 30, 2019
Wildlife Safety Crossings
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A joint Nevada Department of Wildlife(NDOW) and Nevada Department of Transportation(NDOT) initiative to install wildlife safety crossings in northeastern Nevada has received the Federal Highway Administration 2019 Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes nine crossings on I-80 between Wells and Wendover and US-93 between Wells and Jackpot. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOT wildlife biologist Nova Simpson and NDOW Wildlife Staff Sepcialist Mike Cox to talk about the award, how the crossings are benefiting drivers and wildlife, and how they hope to see more projects like this in the future.
Aug 23, 2019
Know Your Nevada
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NDOW's Wildlife Educators are rolling out a brand new program in classrooms across the state. The program, Know Your Nevada, is aimed at educating 4th grade students on state symbols and the importance of conservation in the state. In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Wildlife Educators Julie Watson and Jess Heitt to talk about the program, how it benefits students and how classes can get involved. The hosts are also quizzed on how well they know their Nevada!
Aug 16, 2019
Bugs, Bats And Cuckoos
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This summer we've seen videos of swarms of grasshoppers all over the news and social media. This is also the time of year people are spending more time outside and more likely to get a bug bite! In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with Southern Nevada Wildlife Diversity Biologist Christy Klinger to talk about how these pesty insects impact wildlife, including bats and the yellow-billed cuckoo. The also address how these species keep insect populations in check!
Aug 12, 2019
Chronic Wasting Disease Prevention
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The state of Nevada has passed a new law in its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a nervous system disease that affects deer, moose, elk and reindeer. Senate Bill 85 restricts hunters who have harvested specific game species in other states from bringing certain parts of the carcass into Nevada. CWD has not been detected in Nevada, but biologists continue to monitor our mule deer and elk populations. In this week’s Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Game Division Administrator Brian Wakeling and NDOW Veterinarian Peregrine Wolff to talk about the disease, prevention efforts including Senate Bill 85, how hunters can do their part to prevent the spread of CWD, and why their help is so important.
Aug 02, 2019
The Life of a Chief Game Warden - NDOW's Final Podcast with Tyler Turnipseed
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Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed has been at service with NDOW since 1992. Last week was bittersweet for NDOW staff after Tyler announced he will retire from the agency in early August. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Tyler to take a look back at his nearly 30 years with NDOW, the legacy he's leaving behind, and what's in store for his future. He also gives some great advice to those looking to follow in his footsteps as a game warden.
Jul 26, 2019
Marlette Lake Broodstock Spawning Project
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Every summer, NDOW staff and volunteers head to western Nevada's beautiful Marlette Lake for the annual Marlette Lake Broodstock Spawning Project. The eggs we get from this project provide our fish hatcheries with most of the trout we stock in waters across the state. In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Native Aquatic Staff Specialist Chris Crookshanks and Western Region Fisheries Supervisor Kim Tisdale to explain the project, its history, its importance to recreational fishing in Nevada, and how you can get involved.
Jul 19, 2019
2019 Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby
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It's almost time for the 30th Annual Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby! The derby is Saturday, July 20 starting at 8 a.m. at beautiful Angel Lake just outside of Wells in Elko County. The event is geared for children age 4 to 15, but the whole family is invited. In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Conservation Educator Joe Doucette to talk about why the event is such a hit year after year, fishing techniques to ensure you catch a fish, and conditions on eastern Nevada waters.
Jul 12, 2019
6 - 30 - 2019 Operation Dry Water
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Nevada Department of Wildlife's law enforcement is joining agencies across the nation in the Operation Dry Water campaign from July 5 through July 7. This is a heightened awareness and enforcement campaign focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In this week's Nevada Wild podcast, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Boating Education Coordinator Aaron Meier and Boating Law Administrator Captain Brian Bowles to talk about Operation Dry Water, and how NDOW is enforcing it. Bowles also talks about his vision for NDOW's boating program moving forward.
Jun 28, 2019
Operation Dry Water 2019
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Nevada Department of Wildlife's law enforcement is joining agencies across the nation in the Operation Dry Water campaign from July 5 through July 7. This is a heightened awareness and enforcement campaign focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In this week's Nevada Wild podcast, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Boating Education Coordinator Aaron Meier and Boating Law Administrator Captain Brian Bowles to talk about Operation Dry Water, and how NDOW is enforcing it. Bowles also talks about his vision for NDOW's boating program moving forward.
Jun 28, 2019
A Reminder to Leave Young Wildlife Alone
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As animals get more active in the late spring and early summer, NDOW is flooded with phone calls from the public about how to deal with wildlife. Many of those calls come from people asking what to do with baby wildlife they believe to be injured or abandoned. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Urban Wildlife Coordinator Jess Wolff and Wildlife Educator Jess Heitt. They give an in-depth explanation of why it's best to leave young wildlife alone, explain common calls they get from the public, and give a variety of tips on living in a state that's abundant with wildlife.
Jun 21, 2019
Summertime Hikes and Adventures
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In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez sits down with Wildlife Educators Julie Watson and Jess Brooks to talk about the best summertime hikes in both Las Vegas and Reno. They also share tips on planning ahead to make your experience more enjoyable, and how to beat the heat while enjoying the outdoors. They explain what to do if you encounter wildlife and talk about some of the fun wildlife programs and events NDOW has happening this summer.
Jun 14, 2019
International Wildlife Crimestoppers
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International Wildlife Crimestoppers (IWC) is a non-profit dedicated to stopping ALL poaching. The group is made up of wildlife resource officers from agencies across North America, including the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). This July members will come together in South Lake Tahoe for the annual IWC Conference. In conjunction with the conference, IWC will hold a Sporting Clay Shoot on July 13 at the Capitol City Gun Club in Carson City to raise money for the non-profit. In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed, and Game Warden Captain and IWC President Brian Eller. They talk about the history of IWC and how the non-profit has helped fund NDOW's anti-poaching efforts. They also explain the importance of the conference and the Sporting Clay Shoot, and explain how you can get registered.
Jun 07, 2019
Free Fishing Day in Nevada
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Nevada's Free Fishing Day on June 8 is the one day of the year you can fish any public water in the state without a fishing license. If you have never tried fishing, Free Fishing Day is the day to get out and try it! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Zac Campbell, Joe Doucette and Abbey Czarnecki to talk about all of the fun Free Fishing Day events happening around the state! Find an event near you here: http://www.ndow.org/fish/free_fishing_day/
May 31, 2019
2019 Carp Derby
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In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller and NDOW's Zac Campbell and Jan Nemec talk about carp fishing in Nevada and one of the funnest events of the year! The Kids Carp Derby is Saturday, June 1. It's always fun seeing kids' reactions as they haul in huge carp with our very own magic bait! Registered kids receive a raffle entry and all the free stink bait they can handle. Kids 12 years and older need a valid fishing license. Buy their fishing license today at ndowlicensing.com, and register for the event here: https://register-ed.com/events/view/143906
May 24, 2019
Living in Bear Country
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This time of year wildlife, including bears, come out of their dens and get more active. It's important people living in and visiting bear country take the proper steps to keep Nevada bears wild not only in the spring, but all year long. Living in Bear Country is a year-round responsibility! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's very own bear experts, Carl Lackey and Heather Reich, to talk about bear activity and behavior, and the steps you can take to help us keep them wild.
May 16, 2019
One Truckee River Month and Reno River Festival
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May is One Truckee River Month, a celebration of the Truckee River and its importance to the community. The month is full of exciting events, including the Reno River Festival. This two-day event is not only a lot of fun, but also educates and informs the public about the benefits of recreating safely on the Truckee River. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with One Truckee River's Sophie Butler and NDOW's Aaron Meier to talk about all of the events this month, what you can expect at the Reno River Festival, and the importance of this celebration, and the work of One Truckee River and its partner stakeholders.
May 10, 2019
Big Game Application Procrastinators
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You either are one, or you know one. Everyone has that person in their group who waits until the last minute to put in for their big game tags. We have just a few days left until the big game application deadline 11 p.m. on April 29, and many sportsmen and women have yet to submit their big game applications on ndowlicensing.com. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with avid sportsmen, NDOW's Zac Campbell and CJ Ellingwood to talk about their application strategies, why people wait to apply, common questions they're getting from customers who are submitting applications, and information procrastinators will want to have before they apply for tags.
Apr 26, 2019
TravelNevada Wildlife Month
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Every April for the last few years, TravelNevada has celebrated Nevada's wildlife all month long by sharing wildlife stories on the agency's social media(@travelnevada) and website(travelnevada.com). This year NDOW Wildlife Diversity Biologist Mackenzie Jeffress and her work surveying Nevada's fiercest forest raptor, the Northern Goshawk, was chosen to be featured. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez talks to TravelNevada's Sydney Martinez and Rachel Wright, along with NDOW's Mackenzie Jeffress to talk about adventures you should go on for prime wildlife viewing, Mackenzie's work as a Wildlife Diversity biologist and much more!
Apr 19, 2019
Sin City Outdoors
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Las Vegas resident, Adrian Montero Jr. and his dad Adrian Montero Sr. started the web video series, Sin City Outdoors about four years ago to share their outdoor experiences. The videos have since grown in popularity, with some reaching millions of views! In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk with Adrian Jr. and Adrian Sr. about how they started the series, its growth, hunting and fishing opportunities in the state, and their love for the great outdoors.
Apr 12, 2019
Clark County Fair And Rodeo
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One of the Silver State's most popular events, the Clark County Fair and Rodeo is coming to Logandale, Nevada on April 10 through April 14. There will be fun for the whole family! Every year the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) partners with the fair to offer a variety of activities and booths to educate fairgoers on Nevada's wildlife. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Doug Nielson and Clark County Fair Manager Kevin Willard. They talk about everything you can expect at the fair, what it does for the state, and how you can attend and volunteer to help.
Apr 05, 2019
What Is A Guzzler?
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Guzzlers are man-made watering holes, built in areas where there is not enough water to support wildlife. While guzzlers are built to primarily benefit big game and upland bird species, they also provide a valuable source of water for wildlife of all types and sizes. Nevada Department of Wildlife NDOW relies heavily on partners and volunteers to build guzzlers and has a number of opportunities coming up. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Habitat Staff Specialist Matt Maples and Habitat Biologist Kenny Pirkle to talk about the history of guzzlers in the state, the impacts of guzzlers on wildlife, upcoming projects, and how volunteers can sign up to help.
Mar 29, 2019
Remi Warren talks on Big Game Application Strategy and Growing up Hunting in Nevada
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In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Aaron Keller sits down with well-known Nevada sportsman Remi Warren to talk about his big game application strategy, what he's looking forward to this year and growing up hunting in Nevada. You can find information to help you with your strategy by visiting ndow.org: http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/
Mar 22, 2019
Spring Aboard: Boating Season Begins!
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Boating season is just about here! We want you to start getting prepared before you head on the water. One of the first steps you can take is to sign up for a boating education course. From March 12 through March 23 we're joining other agencies nationwide in the Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign. Whether you have taken a class in the past or are new to boating, you can always learn more about how to be safe and responsible on the water. Several online courses will be offering a 50% discount during the campaign. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Statewide Boating Education Coordinator Aaron Meier, and Southern Nevada Boating Education Coordinator Nick Duhe to talk about the campaign and other steps you can take to make sure you and your family have a great boating experience. You can find boating education courses on ndow.org. Now is also a good time to make sure your boat registration is up- to -date. Register your vessels today at ndowlicensing.com.
Mar 15, 2019
Wood Duck and Duck Banding Projects
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is recruiting volunteers for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) project to monitor wood duck nesting boxes near Fallon, along with other duck banding projects. These are great opportunities for families! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with USFWS biologist Chris Nicolai and NDOW Waterfowl Staff Specialist Russell Woolstenhulme to explain the wood duck project, how the data is used, why biologists band ducks, and how you can volunteer to get involved.
Mar 08, 2019
Big Game Application Strategy
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Now is the time to do your homework in order to have the best chance possible in Nevada's upcoming big game draw! The application period is less than a month away, opening on March 18 at ndowlicensing.com. In this week’s Nevada Wild, NDOW’s Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Big Game Biologists Cody Schroeder and Cody McKee to compare their strategies and talk about the ins and outs of the application process. If you still have questions about the application process, NDOW will have the answers at our Big Game Application Seminars on March 27 in Reno and Las Vegas. Also be sure to check out the Top 10 Resources page on ndow.org.
Mar 01, 2019
Upchukar and the Epic Hunt for the Himalayan Snowcock
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This week's Nevada Wild features Travis Warren, host of the Upchukar podcast, and avid upland bird hunters Terry Owens and Matt Hardinge. These three talk about their passion for hunting and conservation, and recap their epic hunt for the rarely seen Himalayan Snowcock. You can watch the Project Upland original film (filmed by Wil Sensing) that follows the hunt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul7XJmBoGeg&t=226s If you enjoy Nevada Wild, you'll also enjoy the Upchukar podcast. Find the podcast and blog here: https://upchukar.com/
Feb 22, 2019
NDOW Provides Funding for Shooting Ranges
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NDOW funds improvements at shooting ranges across Nevada to make them safer and more accessible to the community. This funding also creates more facilities to host Hunter Education classes. We are currently accepting applications for this grant program. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez ans Aaron Keller talk about the grant program, how the funding is used, the importance of providing funding to shooting ranges, and how communities can apply for a grant for a shooting range near them.
Feb 15, 2019
2019 Elko Sportsman's Expo
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is teaming up with the Elko Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation for two days full of outdoors fun at the Elko Sportman's Expo. The event takes place Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elko Conference Center. The event will have a Kids Activity Room and about 40 booths in the main hall featuring non-profit conservation groups, food and drink, and outdoor retailers. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Joe Doucette and Julie Gabrielson to talk about what you can expect from the event, why it's great for the whole family, who it benefits, and more!
Feb 08, 2019
Sheep Show and Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience 2019
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One of Northern Nevada’s largest outdoor and hunting expos is almost here! The Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo better known as "The Sheep Show" takes place Feb. 7-9, 2019. The exhibit hall features more than 400 exhibits featuring guides and outfitters from around the globe plus top of the line retailers selling gear, guns, art, taxidermy and other outdoor items. Also part of the event is the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE) portion of the show, with more than 20 different hands-on learning stations designed to excite and inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife conservationists. In this week’s Nevada Wild NDOW’s Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with the Wild Sheep Foundation’s Ryan Brock to talk about everything you need to know about the Sheep Show and YWCE, who they benefit, and how the events have grown over the years. For more details check out these links: Sheep Show: https://www.wildsheepfoundation.org/convention YWCE: https://www.wildsheepfoundation.org/mission-and-programs/youth-programs/ywce?fbclid=IwAR13oSfpnKSsnP2munUjhSNqgGYUm_Z0VZWIRUYCEOD0UoGkubzXPmHKdEI
Feb 01, 2019
Precautions to Take Before Heading Out on the Ice
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While the Nevada Department of Wildlife is happy to hear that people are getting outside and ice fishing, we want to make sure they're taking the proper precautions to have a safe and enjoyable experience. It's also important to know which bodies of water are safe enough for ice fishing. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Kevin Joell and Pete Briant from the Reno Fire Department to talk about steps people should take before heading out on ice, how to decide on a safe place to ice fish and what to do in a worst case scenario.
Jan 25, 2019
NDOW to Hold Multiple Wild Game Cooking Classes
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is partnering up with Nothing To It! Culinary Center to host two separate classes on February 23 that will give participants tips and techniques that will get their game successfully from the field to the table in meals they’ll be proud to serve family and friends. The first, starting at 10 a.m., we're organizing with help from the Wild Sheep Foundation, and will focus entirely on teaching kids how to cook wild game. The second, which starts at 2:30 p.m., is for adults. Participants will get to sample all recipes. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW's Dawn Andersen, Nothing To It's Chef Lara Ritchie and the Wild Sheep Foundation's Ryan Brock to talk about the classes, why they are important, and how you can take part in them.
Jan 22, 2019
NDOW's New License System Year in Review
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One year ago the Nevada Department of Wildlife rolled out a brand-new licensing system. This came at the same time as our License Simplification program, when we streamlined the process of purchasing a license by eliminating stamps and offering modern, mobile-friendly methods to purchase, possess, and present licenses. The goal was to make it easier than ever for outdoor enthusiasts to get into the field! In this week’s Nevada Wild, NDOW’s Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Data and Technology Division Administrator Chet VanDellen to look back on the first year of changes, the new system’s success and what hunters, anglers, trappers, and boat owners can expect in 2019.
Jan 11, 2019
NDOW Uses Citizen Science Project to Track Moose in Nevada
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A few months ago NDOW shared a video Facebook follower Katherine Schripsema captured of a moose walking through sagebrush in Wells, Nevada. The video quickly became NDOW's most popular social media post of 2018. We received comments from people expressing their surprise at a moose being seen in Nevada. We also received more than a dozen messages from other Facebook followers sharing pictures and videos they've captured of their own moose sightings in the state. The videos popularity even inspired NDOW biologists to start a citizen science project to better track Nevada's moose populations. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Big Game Staff Specialist Cody McKee to talk about growing moose populations in the state, how citizen science is used to better understand the species, and what you can do to help.
Jan 04, 2019
New Year New Adventures
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We can't think of a better way to ring in the New Year than getting outdoors with friends and family. 2019 is full of recreational opportunities! In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez talks to the Bureau of Land Management's Rita Henderson and NDOW's Jess Brooks and Ivy Santee about all of the events and outdoor opportunities you have to look forward to in the coming year. They cover places you'll want to visit, and major events across the state.
Dec 28, 2018
Winter Wildlife Viewing
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Many people don't realize that winter is a prime time of year to spot Nevada wildlife. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez talks to NDOW Wildlife Educators Julie Watson and Jess Brooks about great places to go for wildlife viewing across the state. We also recap NDOW's first annual Nevada Knockout Program, a hit on social media and in classrooms.
Dec 21, 2018
Ice Fishing in Nevada
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Ice fishing season is almost here! For those anglers new to ice fishing, you are in for a surprise. It is relaxing, quite easy and much more social than its warm weather cousin.  In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez talks to eastern Nevada's Conservation Educator Joe Doucette about the best ice fishing locations, safety, tips, gear and more!
Dec 14, 2018
Christmas Bird Count
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National Audubon's Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project. Over a century's worth of data has been collected since the project began, and now its as much of a tradition for many friends and families as it is a massive scientific project. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez sits down with Lahontan Audubon Society's Jim Woods and Rob Lowry to talk about local bird counts, how you can get involved and the significance of the Christmas Bird Count to scientific research. Learn more about the Christmas Bird Count here: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count You can get involved and sign up for the count circles Lowry and Woods talk about in the podcast here: https://www.nevadaaudubon.org/2018-christmas-bird-count.html
Dec 06, 2018
Nevada Wild: Waterfowl in Nevada
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Waterfowl hunting season is well underway! In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW Migratory Game Bird Staff Specialist Russell Woolstenhulme and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Biologist Chris Nicolai to explain their work with waterfowl, how they first started waterfowl hunting, their appreciation for the birds, and share insight into what makes Nevada the perfect state for this outdoor pursuit.
Nov 30, 2018
Gift Ideas for the Outdoors Men and Women
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Black Friday weekend is here! It's officially the time of year when people rush to the stores to find the best deals on gifts for their family and friends. In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Cabela's Assistant Store Manager Mike Aiazzi, and Nevada Wild regular Julie Watson to share gift ideas for Nevada's outdoorsmen and women, and share Black Friday giveaways at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops.
Nov 21, 2018
Wild Game Cooking
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Tired of using the same old recipes to cook wild game? There are so many fun, creative recipes! Just looking at the thumbnail picture makes us hungry! In this week's podcast we feature Kristy Crabtree with Nevada Foodies Wild Game Cuisine and Nothing to It! Cooking School & Kitchen Store's Lara Ritchie! They share some great information on cooking wild game, just in time for the holidays! Be sure to keep an eye on our page for it.
Nov 16, 2018
Year of the Bird
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In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has joined forces with other nature lovers around the world for the year-long Year of the Bird celebration. Every month, all year long we are posting photos and facts about Nevada's birds as part of our commitment to protect birds today and for the next hundred years. In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with avid bird watchers Rob Lowry and NDOW's Julie Watson to talk about the importance of this celebration and what you can do to contribute. To see monthly Year of the Bird posts, be sure to find the Nevada Department of Wildlife on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NvDOW/). Learn more about the Year of the Bird Celebration at these links: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/year-of-the-bird https://www.audubon.org/yearofthebird Find out how you can contribute to bird research locally with the Lahontan Audubon Society here: https://www.nevadaaudubon.org/
Nov 09, 2018
Mule Deer in Nevada
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In this week's Nevada Wild, Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley and Mule Deer Staff Specialist Cody Schroeder to talk about all things mule deer. They discuss the current state of mule deer populations in Nevada, projects to protect and understand those populations, mule deer hunting and more.
Nov 02, 2018
Bat Week 2018
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NDOW is celebrating Bat Week from October 24 right to Halloween. Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Many people think of bats as one of the scary creatures associated with Halloween. You might be surprised, however, to learn that nearly everything you thought about bats is incorrect and they are actually extremely important to the success of Nevada’s ecosystems. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller speak with Wildlife Diversity Biologist Christy Klinger, who debunks the myths surrounding bats and talks about their importance to the ecosystems they inhabit.
Oct 25, 2018
Nevada Wild: Fall Fishing - Northern Nevada
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The fall months in Northern Nevada provide plenty of fishing opportunities. In fact, some fisherman wait until the fall months to dust off their rods and put on their waders. This week, Aaron Keller talks fall fishing in Northern Nevada with Jan Nemec, Angler Education Coordinator out of Reno and Mike Curtis, Angler Education Volunteer, Fishing Guide and all-around fish head. Enjoy!
Oct 19, 2018
NDOW's Wildlife Veterinarian
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On this week's show Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW's Wildlife Veterinarian Peri Wolff. We find out how Peri got into her position, and why wildlife agencies across the country are hiring veterinarians into their ranks. We also talk through Avian Botulism, wildlife monitoring, how we can be proactive when we have animals in our hands, and tips on what the public can do to help us while they are out in Nevada.
Oct 13, 2018
Nevada Wild: Fire and Habitat Restoration Projects
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Following a severe fire season, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Conservation Ecologist Lee Turner and Public Information Officer(PIO) Beth Kenna, a former PIO for the North Tahoe Fire Prevention District, to talk about the restoration efforts. The Habitat Division plays an important role within the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The division's main objective is to ensure that Nevada wildlife habitats are productive and in good condition. In this week's Nevada Wild, Turner also outlines the other major habitat projects the Department is working on and the impact those projects have.
Oct 05, 2018
Fall Gleaning - A Step to Removing Wildlife Attractants
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As fruit trees ripen, bears are going through a phase called hyperphagia, taking in more than 25,000 calories every day to see them into their dens. Every fall there are issues with bears getting into fruit trees. Aside from the damage bears can do to a fruit tree, it also brings them into close proximity to homes and other possible attractants resulting in conflict. That's why NDOW is encouraging you to pick the fruit from you fruit trees as soon it ripens. There's even a few groups that will pick fruit for you, and donate that fruit to pantries. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with NDOW bear biologist Heather Reich and arborist Tom Henderson with Healthy Trees out of Carson City to talk about the help gleaning groups need from you this time of year. For more information about Healthy Trees tree service and gleaning, visit them on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Trees-216423199852/) or at their website http://healthytreesonline.com/.
Sep 28, 2018
National Public Lands Day
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Saturday, September 22 is National Public lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands, held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore America’s public lands. NDOW is partnering up with agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management Nevada, to hold events around the state for you and your family to take part in. The fun doesn't stop after Saturday, the entire month of September is Public Lands Month, which celebrates great places to hunt and fish. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with BLM Nevada's Rita Henderson to talk about all of the events going on this month and why you should celebrate. For a map of events click here: https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/volunteers/national-public-lands-day Be sure to use #NPLD in your pictures, so we can share them.
Sep 21, 2018
Tortoise Group Wins Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award
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The Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award is given annually to recipients who have demonstrated significant results towards conservation, management or enhancement of wildlife. This year's recipient is the Tortoise Group, which has shown astounding commitment to Nevada’s wildlife by working to protect and educate the public on desert tortoises for almost 30 years. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez, Aaron Keller and Julie Watson discuss the Tortoise Groups work with Tortoise Group Eand why it is critical for desert tortoises in Nevada and surrounding states. If you are interested in adopting a desert tortoise or volunteering for the group head to this link: http://tortoisegroup.org/
Sep 14, 2018
NDOW Invites Everyone to Take Part in New Nevada Knockout Program
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is starting a brand new program in October, that encourages not only students to learn about wildlife, but the entire public! The new program, Nevada Knockout, takes place on our Facebook page. ANYONE can participate. We will be releasing brackets on September 17 with 64 Nevada animals for you to choose one winner! Then every Monday starting October 8 we will post the outcomes of the matchups until we get to the Championship on December 10. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with NDOW Wildlife Educators Julie Watson and Jess Brooks to explain the program, and the importance of getting everyone involved.
Sep 07, 2018
Nevada Wild: UNR Field Day
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The University of Nevada, Reno's Field Day is coming up on September 8. This event features hands-on activities and information focusing on the latest advancements in agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Claudene Wharton and Robert Moore with UNR's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources to talk about the event, NDOW's role in the event, and the importance of agriculture to Nevada and Nevada's wildlife. Find more information about Field Day here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2057703351175918/
Aug 31, 2018
Upland Game Openers
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Every year upland game hunters look forward to September 1! This is the day when hunting opens for many birds, including dove and blue grouse. In this week's Nevada Wild Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Migratory Game Bird Biologist Russell Woolstenhulme and Upland Game Staff Shawn Espinosa to talk about what makes upland game hunting seasons so family friendly, and to go over some bird hunting tips.
Aug 24, 2018
All Things Fiscal
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A crucial division of the Nevada Department of Wildlife that doesn't get a lot of attention is its Fiscal Services Section. Fiscal Services has an important role, managing all of NDOW's funding, including your license dollars! In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Fiscal Services Section Chief Gabe Pincolini to talk about where NDOW's money comes from, and how it is used to fund conservation efforts.
Aug 16, 2018
Nevada's State Mammal the Bighorn Sheep
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This week Nevada Wild is focusing the podcast on Nevada's state mammal, the bighorn sheep. Over the years, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has worked with its partnering agencies to increase bighorn sheep populations across the state. NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Bighorn Sheep Biologist Mike Cox to talk about Nevada bighorns and the efforts to expand their populations.
Aug 10, 2018
Operation Game Thief
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Just in time for hunting season, we want to remind you about NDOW's Operation Game Thief (OGT) program. OGT provides a confidential, easy and effective way for you to report wildlife violations to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. And, just like Secret Witness, it's confidential - you can remain completely anonymous. In this week's Nevada Wild, Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with OGT Volunteer Andrea Emnas, Game Warden Captain Brian Eller and Game Warden Reserve Sergeant James Kocijanski to talk about the program, and what you can do to volunteer and help our wardens protect Nevada's wildlife resources.
Aug 03, 2018
New Nevada Trail Camera Regulation
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With hunting season almost here, the Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to ensure that all outdoor enthusiasts are aware of the new seasonal restrictions on the use of trail cameras. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Aaron Keller and Ashley Sanchez sit down with Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner David McNinch and NDOW's Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed to talk about the regulation, and how and why it came into effect. You can read more about the regulation here: http://www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/News/Articles/New_Trail_Camera_Regulation_Now_in_Effect/
Jul 27, 2018
Boating in Nevada
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Right now, waters across Nevada are prime for boating. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Conservation Educators Doug Nielsen and Joe Doucette to talk about the best places to boat in Nevada. Whether you're looking for popular waters for recreational boating and water sports, like Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, or a more peaceful spot for wildlife viewing, like the waters of the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, we cover it all! If you haven't got your boat out this year, head to ndowlicensing.com today to register your boat and get out there!
Jul 20, 2018
Nevada Wild: Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby
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It's almost time for the 28th Annual Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby! The derby is Saturday, July 21 starting at 8:30 at beautiful Angel Lake just outside of Wells in Elko County. It is geared for children age 4 to 15, but the whole family is invited. In this week's Nevada Wild NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Julie Watson sit down with conservation Educator Joe Doucette to talk about everything you need to know about the event and fishing conditions in eastern Nevada.
Jul 13, 2018
Nevada Wild: Keeping Bears Wild
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In this week's Nevada Wild, we're focused on giving visitors and property owners the information they need to help us keep Nevada bears wild. NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with bear biologist Heather Reich to talk about electric fencing, a great option to keep bears and other wildlife away from your property, and other resources people can use in bear country.
Jul 06, 2018
Nevada Wild: Operation Dry Water
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In this week's Nevada Wild podcast, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Boating Education Coordinators Aaron Meier and Nick Duhe to talk about Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They also explain the steps you should take in order to keep your family safe out on the water.
Jun 29, 2018
Nevada Wild: NV Dream Tag Program
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You have less than 10 days left to purchase your tickets for the Nevada Dream Tag Raffle! Tickets will be available from now until Saturday, June 30th at 11:59pm. Not only does Nevada Dream Tags give you an opportunity to win a hunt of a lifetime, but most importantly it contributes to Nevada’s wildlife habitat. In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller talk to Gohunt's Brady Miller to explain the Dream Tag program. In the second half of the podcast, they sit down with Habitat Division Chief Alan Jenne to talk about the impact the tag has on Nevada's wildlife habitat. Buy your Dream Tag raffle tickets here: http://nvdreamtag.org/
Jun 22, 2018
Nevada Wild: Summertime Hikes and Wildlife Viewing
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The summer season is almost officially here, so it's time to explore our state and see its diverse wildlife. NDOW's Ashley Sanchez sits down with avid hikers Julie Watson, Jinna Larkin, Abbey Czarnecki(all with NDOW) and Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation's Executive Director Nathan Daniel to give suggestions on where you should go for your next adventure and some tips you should consider to prepare.
Jun 15, 2018
Nevada Outdoor Experience
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We're excited about an event coming up on June 16, The Nevada Outdoor Experience. The FREE event is co-sponsored by the Wild Sheep Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The goal is to excite and inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. In this week's Nevada Wild podcast, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with the Wild Sheep Foundation's Ryan Brock to talk about the event. Two special guests join us in the second half! For more details on the Nevada Outdoor Experience head to this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/379842715831751
Jun 08, 2018
Nevada Wild: Free Fishing Day
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Free Fishing Day is your one chance during the year to get hooked for free! No fishing license is needed for adults or children on this date. In this week's Nevada Wild, Education Coordinators Aaron Keller, Joe Doucette and Ivy Santee sit down with Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez to talk about Free Fishing Day and all of the events being held around the state. For a complete list of Free Fishing Day events and more details head to this link: http://www.ndow.org/Fish/Free_Fishing_Day/
May 31, 2018
Nevada Wild: Carp Fishing
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Every year NDOW holds carp derbies across the state to encourage people to get out and fish for carp. In this week's Nevada Wild, Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez and Conservation Education Chief Chris Vasey sit down with carp fishing enthusiasts Aaron Keller, Jan Nemec and Ivy Santee to cover everything you need to know about carp fishing and some of the upcoming events.
May 25, 2018
Nevada Wild: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Recovery
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This week we are talking about a threatened species of the west, the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez and Outdoor Education Coordinator Aaron Keller sit down with Fisheries Biologists Travis Hawks, Cody Byrne and Mike Star to talk about NDOW’s efforts to recover the species.
May 18, 2018
Nevada Wild: Bear Awareness
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Bears are up and about! NDOW has a lot of resources available to help you avoid conflicts with bears. Here to talk about the resources and tips on keeping Nevada bears wild are NDOW bear biologist Heather Reich and Caughlin Ranch Homeowners Association General Manager Lorrie Olson. For more tips on avoiding human-bear conflicts, head to http://www.ndow.org/Nevada_Wildlife/Bear_Logic/
May 04, 2018
Nevada Wild: Riverfest
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Reno's biggest event this May is only one week away. In last week's Nevada Wild podcasts we talked about all of the events celebrating the river for One Truckee River Month. This week we're talking about Reno River Festival 2018. Outdoor Education Coordinator Aaron Keller talks about the event and how much it's grown over the years with Conservation Education Administrator Chris Vasey, Angler Education Coordinator Jan Nemec, Wildlife Education Coordinator Tricia Dutcher and Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez.
May 04, 2018
Nevada Wild: One Truckee River Month
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The month of May, now officially One Truckee River Month, is full of events celebrating the importance of the river. In this week's Nevada Wild we sit down with Conservation Educator Tricia Dutcher and One Truckee River's Patricia Tierney to talk about the events and what to expect! If you're interested in volunteering or attending any of One Truckee River month events, head to onetruckeeriver.org for more information and a list of all of the events.
Apr 27, 2018
Nevada Wild: TravelNevada Features Wildlife All month Long
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The Nevada Department of Wildlife was excited to find out our partner agency TravelNevada is featuring Nevada’s wildlife on travelnevada.com and on social media for the entire month of April. In this week's Nevada Wild podcast NDOW Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez sits down with TravelNevada's Kaitlin Godbey, Devon Blunden and Sydney Martinez and NDOW Staff Conservation Educators Aaron Keller and Aaron Meier to talk about how the agencies are working together to get the word out about the amazing wildlife in our state
Apr 19, 2018
Nevada Wild: Big Game Tag Application Deadline
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With our Big Game Application Period coming to a close this coming Monday we wanted to put out one last podcast reminding our listeners to quit procrastinating and fill out your applications. We have posted a few podcasts over the last month or so about doing your homework and using our new system. This week Outdoor Education Coordinator Aaron Keller sits down with Chris Vasey, Conservation Education Administrator and Austin Willis, Hunter Education Instructor to talk about last minute applying. Get your application in today here: https://hunt.ndowlicensing.com/big-game-draw-application/
Apr 13, 2018
Nevada Wild: Take Precautions Before Heading Out on the Water
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Now that spring is here, and the weather is warming, NDOW is noticing people are ready to bring out their boats! With so many people anxious to head out on the water Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez talks boating safety with Boating Education Coordinator Aaron Meier, Conservation Educator Zac Campbell, and Staff Conservation Educator Julie Watson.
Apr 06, 2018
NDOW Works with DRI to Set Up Owl Nesting Cameras
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Last week NDOW received a call from one of our partner agencies, Desert Research Institute in Reno to look into a great horned owls nesting on the DRI building. NDOW and DRI are working on a way to allow the public to view the nesting, while leaving the owls in peace. We sat down Denise Hammond and Jaquelyn Davis with Desert Research Institute, and NDOW’s Supervising Biologist David Catalano to explain.
Mar 09, 2018
Sage Grouse Lek Surveys
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Each year NDOW rounds up dozens of volunteers who help our biologists count sage-grouse as part of our conservation efforts. We sat down with explain the count are Upland Game Staff Specialist Shawn Espinosa and Staff Conservation Educator Julie Watson, who explain the importance of the count and the volunteers who make the effort happen.
Mar 06, 2018
Nevada Wild - Topaz And Beyond
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Even in the dead of winter, Northern Nevada has plenty of fishing opportunities. In fact, Topaz Lake doesn’t even open for fishing until New Year’s day. With unseasonably warm weather this winter, now is the time to grab a fishing pole and get out there. This week, Edwin talks fishing in Topaz Lake with Kris Urquhart, biologist out of Fallon Nevada and Ashley Sanchez, friend of the show.
Mar 02, 2018
Big Game Tag Application 2018
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The Nevada big game draw application period will open in less than a month, and now is the time that sportsmen need to be doing their homework to give them the best chance possible at drawing a tag. Hunters will turn into college professors inventing formulas and algorithms involving tag quotas, demand, harvest data and bonus points in an effort to get any advantage in the upcoming draw. In this week’s Nevada Wild we sit down with big game biologists Cody Schroeder and Cody McKee, and outdoor educator Aaron Keller to talk about the seminars, the ins and outs of the application process, and tips that just might help once the application opens.
Feb 24, 2018
Nevada Wild - Moose Poaching Show
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In December, NDOW discovered a headless moose 20 miles Southeast of Jarbidge. Many people might be unaware of the growing moose population in Nevada and the fact that they are protected game animals. In this Nevada Wild podcast we talk to Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed, biologist Cody McKee and Ashley Sanchez, friend of the show.
Feb 09, 2018