Wildlife Profile / Rocky Mountain Goat

Wildlife Profile / Rocky Mountain Goat

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Oreamnos americanus CLASSIFICATION: Hoofed ruminant mammal SIZE: Rocky Mountain goats are approximately two and a half to three feet tall at the shoulder and four and a half to five feet long. They weigh between 200 and 250 pounds, though the heaviest...
Henry Clay Hooker

Henry Clay Hooker

If you are scratching your head right now thinking that you’ve heard the name of Henry Hooker, you probably have. Henry Hooker was played by Charlton Heston in the movie Tombstone. In real life Henry Hooker was a wealthy cattleman and a friend of Lawman Wyatt Earp....
Memories in the Trees

Memories in the Trees

A few weeks ago my friend and fishing buddy Ken Mattison sent a song to me recorded by well known local Nevada cowboy singers and poets, Texas Tom Weatherby and Dennis Golden. The song is called “Memories in the Trees”. In my mind the song is about, how the Basque in Nevada, who endured lonliness and solitude as if it was a badge of honor; but like most men, the honor was only a facade…

Wildlife Profile / Cui-Ui

Wildlife Profile / Cui-Ui

Cui-Ui   The cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately (21 in) and...
Wildlife Profile / Snakes of Nevada

Wildlife Profile / Snakes of Nevada

Sidewinder Named for its side-winding locomotion, it is Nevada’s smallest rattlesnake, reaching up to 31 inches in length. Primarily inhabiting valleys and bajadas, a series of backward J or S shapes left in loose sand indicates one has passed by. It will...