Podcast by Nevada Department of Wildlife
Lake Tahoe Wildlife And Winter Raptors
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.
Wildlife Health And Chronic Wasting Disease
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/
Bats And Creepy Crawlers
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/
Fall Fishing In Nevada
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/
Cooking With Wild Game
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/
Waterfowl Hunting Throughout The Desert
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love the podcast! Always interesting topics. Only suggestion would be to let Keller be the “lead host” on the hunting and fishing episodes and Ashley can host the other topics.
This podcast covers a wide variety of topics relevant to Nevada sportsmen and sportswomen. I don’t even live in Nevada and I enjoy it. I don’t miss an episode.
A couple suggestions for the podcast team:
1. I think this podcast has some appeal to people in states that border Nevada. There seems to be an assumption that everyone knows where every mountain range, river, lake, and county is in Nevada. Perhaps by being mindful of the fact that you have listeners who don’t know these things, and then prompting guests to explain locations better might help listeners like me. (If I’m home listening, I stop and look it up but I’m usually listening while driving.)
2. Have a narrower focus on some topics and invite experts on those subjects to discuss them on the show. For example, have heard about the fly fishing from ladders at Pyramid Lake. Why not have a show more narrowly focused on that? Do the same with other topics, and in particular, those things that are unique to Nevada. Hunting for Himalayan Snowcock in the Ruby Mountains would be a good example of something unique to Nevada (at least in the Western Hemisphere).
New to hunting and this podcast has really opened my eyes to some of the intricacies of the NV management practices and what’s going on in the state. A must listen to for any NV hunter.