Dove, Ducks and Banding
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
With dove season opening yesterday, we thought it was the perfect time to sit down with NDOW Migratory Game Bird Staff Biologist Russell Woolstenhulme for an update on populations and tips for a successful hunt.
In this week’s Nevada Wild, we cover everything you need to know if you’re interested in hunting dove. We switch gears and talk about banding projects, including the state's first ever band-tailed pigeon banding project and annual duck banding efforts, which help agencies across the nation track migratory birds. We also discuss what hunters should know about the avian influenza outbreak that has been detected across the nation since 2021 in multiple wild bird species.
Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, August 19th
Cold Creek Reservoir: No recent report but anglers can expect to catch hatchery size rainbows
Lamoille Creek: As of August 19, Lamoille Creek was flowing at 9.5 cfs
Wild Horse Reservoir: Anglers report fair fishing for trout from boats or float tubes
Comins Lake: Surface water temperatures are in the high 70’s
Comins Lake: Spinning tackle has produced the best results for pike
Illipah Reservoir: The best fishing is first thing in the morning
South Fork Reservoir: Damsel nymphs are a better bet fished along the weed beds
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): The bass bite is good
Ruby Lake NWR: The water level is low in the south marsh with levels that haven’t been this low since 2016
Wilson Reservoir: Expect a fair amount of algae and dropping water levels due to irrigation
Join NDOW for a Youth Introduction to Fishing Clinic (under 12 years of age) at Angel Lake. Participants will rotate...... Read More