Get Outside

Explore Nevada’s epic landscapes. Get to know our unique wildlife and what you can do to help protect it. Find everything you need to know about wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, boating and everything in between at your fingertips. Then, when you’re ready, make your escape to the great outdoors.


Scan the Nevada landscape and you might just find bighorn sheep scaling mountains, eagles soaring overhead or a native frog catching mosquitos by the water’s edge. With so many unique species in the state, you’ve got a great chance to see something amazing. You can get to know them all in our interactive species database.

Time spent outside is good for our health and research tells us that spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. 120 minutes a week divided by 7 days equals about 17 minutes per day, which is why 17 minutes outside, is the new 10,000 steps!


Whether you’re paddleboarding on the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe or launching your boat in the emerald waters of Lake Mead, a day on the lake with family and friends is always fun and memorable.

Rules & Regulations

Life jackets save lives and boating safety is always in style. Recreate safely on Nevada’s waters with safety regulations and tips provided by NDOW’s boating experts.

Registration & Titles

Have questions about titling and registration for your watercraft? Ready to get the process started? Click here to register or title your watercraft from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program

Everyone can play a role in protecting Nevada’s aquatic ecosystems from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Let us show you how to clean, drain and dry your watercraft, and how to comply with the invasive species inspection procedures required of all Nevada boaters.


Were you born after January 1, 1983? If so, you’ll need to complete a NDOW-approved boater education course before you can operate a boat on Nevada’s waterways. Whether you are the boat operator or not, we recommend all boaters take boating education courses and use our resources to stay safe on Nevada’s waters. 


A place to fish is never too far away. From beautiful lakes to community ponds, the choice of location and species is completely up to you.

Research & Planning

Plan your fishing trip using NDOW’s resources including maps of family-friendly fishing spots, detailed information on fishing seasons, fish stocking, fish species present and accessibility.

Rules & Regulations

Before you head out, take a moment to review Nevada’s fishing rules and regulations.

Fishing & Stocking Reports

Want the inside scoop on where to catch fish? Check out our stocking and fishing reports to get the most up-to-date information. Find updated weekly fishing reports and a calendar with recent stocking updates.

Fishing Licenses

Get your license online and be ready to fish in minutes.


New to fishing or feeling rusty? Brush up on your fishing knowledge and techniques and start catching more fish by taking an NDOW fishing clinic or education program.

Angler Recognition Programs

NDOW has a number of programs meant to inspire anglers to explore new waterways and pursue new species. Earn recognition and awards in NDOW’s Native Fish Slam, Trophy Fish Program and First Fish Awards.


With abundant game and vast public lands, hunting is one of the best ways to experience Nevada. Learn about hunting big game, upland birds or waterfowl in the Silver State.

Research & Planning

Plan your hunting trip with hunt unit maps, draw odds, previous draw information and more.

Rules & Regulations

Hunting regulations can be complex. We break it all down here — hunting tags, harvest information program, annual seasons and application deadlines.

Licenses, Tags & Permits

Buy your hunting license, permits and apply for tags through our secure and easy online process.


Hunter education is required before a hunting license can be issued unless you were born prior to 1960. We’ve made it easy with a list of resources as well as in-person and online options to complete your hunter education course.


The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) encourages everyone to experience our State’s wild outdoors. We are committed to following the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards and working with groups that promote access to the outdoors for persons with disabilities.