From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Applications Due for Dove Hunt at Overton WMA

Nevada Department of Wildlife Logo Reno, Nevada - Opening day of the 2014 mourning dove season is still two months away, but those hunters who would like to spend opening day and the first weekend of the season at the Overton Wildlife Management Area (OWMA) have only until July 9 to submit their reservation applications for those days.

Applications must be received at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Headquarters Office in Reno, 1100 Valley Rd., Reno, NV 89512 no later than 5 p.m., July 9, and must be delivered only through a postal service. A public drawing will be conducted at 10 a.m., July 30 at that same location. Only complete and legible applications will be included in the reservation drawing, and successful applicants will receive their confirmation by return mail.

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Dream Tags give sportsmen another chance

Utah Dream Tag hunts in 2014So this year’s big game tag results came out and you didn’t draw a tag. If you still want a shot at an antelope, California bighorn sheep, deer, desert (Nelson) bighorn sheep or elk tag…you still have a chance…lot’s of them.

The Nevada Dream Tag raffle tickets will continue to be sold until June 30. The raffle allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at the hunt of a lifetime while also contributing to Nevada’s wildlife habitat. The tags are similar to other western states’ raffle tags and "hunt of a lifetime" tags.

All that is required to get started in the raffle is to first purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp (RES) for $10. Once you have your stamp, you can purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for only $5 each. You can purchase both the RES Stamp and the raffle tickets at NVDreamTag.org.

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Nevada implements Bighorn Eve hunts to manage growing populations

Now that you can hunt a Big Horn Sheep Ewe in Nevada, this won't be the only horn of your list - image courtesy of  Nevada Department of Wildlife's Facebook Page Reno, Nevada - The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted in their January/February 2014 meeting to allow bighorn sheep ewe hunting at the recommendation of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). The first ever ewe hunt was a decision of last resort based on several factors of bighorn sheep management. Bighorn sheep are now facing issues of overpopulation.

"Nevada has been highly successful in restoring bighorn sheep since the first bighorn release occurred in 1968," said NDOW big game biologist Mike Cox. "Bighorn populations went from an estimated 3,000 to 11,000 and we have become victims of our own success."

Drought conditions, disease, competition for forage and high population growth rates have all contributed to several bighorn herds exceeding their sustainable management levels ... find out more about Nevada's first bighorn sheep Ewe hunting season ...

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Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent scrimshawed on Cabot Guns Jones Deluxe Mirrored set at SHOT Show 2014

Following the final airing of Piers Morgan Live on CNN, we were reminded of the impressive "the Left and the Right" pistols from Cabot Guns at SHOT Show.

Las Vegas, Nevada - You never know what you're going to see at SHOT Show. Sure you're going to find guns, gear, and firearm accessories, but every now and then, if you're lucky, you'll find a true work of art. Such is the case with Cabot Guns' "The Left and the Right" pistols.

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Hunt of a Lifetime - The Silver State Tag

Silver-State-TagNo offense, but if you don’t put in for a Silver State Tag when the big game application period opens on Monday, you must not like hunting very much.

The Silver State Tag already allows hunters the chance to hunt one of four premier big game species (mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope) anywhere in the state, but now you also have the chance to win thousands of dollars of hunting gear as well.

Several sportsmen’s groups and stores have teamed up to include additional items to the lucky hunters who draw a Silver State Tag. These prizes include:

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Wild Game cooking classes coming to Las Vegas

Tony Catalde's bacon wrapped quail at 2012 POMA Top Chef cook offLas Vegas, Nevada - Nevada big game seasons begin in late summer and it is never too early to prepare for a successful hunt. Part of that preparation involves learning how to cook that freezer full of healthy, organic and tasty game meat you will obtain.

For the many hunters and families the learning process begins with a simple question. What do I cook?

To help answer that question, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has partnered with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas to conduct a series of game care and cooking workshops. The workshops will provide answers and options beyond the standard "throw it in a crock pot and cook it" recipes.

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Downtime essential to a successful upcoming shooting season

Julie Golob meets with fans at Smith & Wesson's SHOT Show booth in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - Just like like football, baseball and golf, there is a season for the sport of shooting. A time when amauters and professionals alike gather to test their skills in hopes of winning a title or two. But what happens during the off season? How do you handle it? Run laps? Lift weights? Donate an inordinate amount of brass to the local gun range?

We asked Smith & Wesson shooter Julie Golob about the most important component of her down time.

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NRA's premier hunting magazine highlights the latest in gear and goodies for 2014

The iScope allows you to attach your Smartphone directly to the eye piece of your scope.​

Las Vegas, Nevada - SHOT Show, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting accessories industry, wrapped up last week in Vegas. If you were there then you had the opportunity to walk through almost eleven football fields worth of guns, gear and accessories. If you weren't, then you've been relying on NRAblog and other websites to see what's hitting the market for 2014.

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Shots from the Law Enforcement/Tactical booths of SHOT Show

Ruggedized pistol holster in the Law Enforcement section of the 2014 SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - It easy to get overwhelmed at SHOT Show. So many guns. Such great gear. There's always more and more to add to your collection in every turn. And then you get to the Law Enforcement section.

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