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Suspect Sentenced After Multi-Year Elk Poaching Investigation

A Utah man was recently sentenced for the felony killing and waste of a bull elk near Pioche, Nevada back in August of 2015. The case generated tremendous public interest and led to an incredibly complex investigation and a strong case against the shooter. Zackry Holdaway, 26, of Cedar City was sentenced to pay a […]

rockey mountain elk

OGT Holds Raffle To Generate Funds for Rewards

The Operation Game Thief Program is holding a raffle to generate the funds that pay rewards to the public for tips on wildlife crime. This is the second year of the raffle program, and all details are outline in the flier posted below.  If you wish to support wildlife, contact Game Warden Captain Brian Eller […]


Shed Hunters Urged to Respect Wildlife and Habitat

Shed antler hunting is a great hobby that gets families out into Nevada’s vast expanses during late winter and early spring, but those who wish to hunt sheds have a duty to do it responsibly and legally, in order to minimize stress on winter-weakened wildlife and avoid impacts on habitat. Some people might not realize […]

Pelican killed by mistake.

Game Wardens Worried By Increase in Illegal Waterfowl Kills

Game wardens noted an alarming increase in illegally, sometimes mistakenly, killed waterfowl at the end of the waterfowl hunting season that closed on Jan. 29 at the Key Pittman and the Overton Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in Southern Nevada. Game wardens investigated two illegally killed pelicans, ten cormorants and five swans, making it a deadly […]

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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 [...]