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OGT Program Holds “Unit Watch”

The weekend of August 26 and 27, the Operation Game Thief (OGT) program held a unit watch with the OGT trailer.  Volunteers, game wardens and reserve game wardens set the trailer up in Unit 031, across from the Leonard Creek turn off, between Winnemucca and Denio, contacting  almost 90 people at the trailer.  In addition to many hunters, […]

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NDOW, City of Reno Open Life Jacket Loaner Stations

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the City of Reno, Truckee River Foundation and One Truckee River Initiative opened two life jacket loaner stations July 19 to offer loaner life jackets to boaters, anglers and swimmers who use the Truckee River. One loaner station is located at West Wingfield Park and the other is at […]

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Game Wardens Seek Information on Doe Mule Deer Poaching

Game wardens at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are seeking the public’s help to solve the illegal killing of a doe mule deer around July 15 near Caliente on Clover Canyon Rd. The doe, which appears to have a bullet wound behind its left shoulder, was found near the irrigation ditches which supply water […]

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Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in Operation Dry Water, Nationwide Crackdown on Drunken Boating

Law enforcement officers across Nevada will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, June 30-July 2. Operation Dry Water is a nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “Alcohol use […]

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The Division of Law Enforcement is responsible for protecting Nevada’s wildlife resources and ensuring the safety of the boating public.
Chief Tyler Turnipseed

Chief Tyler Turnipseed

In my career as a game warden, I have seen unbelievable change, and the speed at which the ground is shifting is only growing. Despite the radical pace, I see an ever growing opportunity for the relevance [...]