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The Nevada Northern Railway in Ely is currently auctioning off railroad experiences and relics to raise funds to help preserve this important National Historic Landmark. The Railway has been getting some great regional and national coverage about their online auction, which ends Dec. 1. Click here to view two articles about this news or to find out how to place a bid and win items or adventures at below value prices:

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Outdoorsmen Ramp Up For Peak Season In Northern Nevada This Fall 

The Wild West will always be wild, which is what makes it a haven for hunters and avid outdoorsmen who come to the high desert and rugged mountain ranges to take part in one of the region's primal activities. 

The area's prime hunting season 
is happening now, and mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat, and black bear are bountiful. While Nevada might be known as somewhat arid and dry, explorers and outdoorsmen will easily discover secluded ponds, lakes, and reservoirs, as well as more than 500 meandering streams and rivers, many ideal for fishing. 

Exact season dates and territories should be confirmed with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (http://www.ndow.org), which offers a plethora of pertinent information about hunting throughout the state.    

Big game hunts are conducted by random drawing with applications available from mid-March with a deadline of mid-April. Remaining tags can be applied for on a first-come first-serve basis. Unprotected species, like coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit may be hunted without a license.

'Tis The Season For The Polar Express!

Nevada Northern Railway's award-winning Polar Express begins November 22 and runs on select dates and times through December 27. This magical train ride, licensed by Warner Bros., is pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive and follows the beloved story by Chris Van Allsburg, which is read aloud. The movie soundtrack is played overhead while servers bedecked in white chef jackets with poufy white hats serve hot chocolate and cookies to all passengers. Santa Claus boards the train at the North Pole and greets all passengers. Bring your cameras! His trusty helper gives each one a silver bell as a souvenir of the journey. Christmas carols are sung on the way back.

Nevada Northern Railway's Polar Express has been voted "Best Special Event in Rural Nevada" for two years, by the readers of Nevada Magazine. For more information, call 866-40-STEAM, 775-289-2085 or go online at www.nnry.com. Pajamas are encouraged for all!
(The trains run rain, shine, sleet or snow - dress warm!)

Through Dec. 1 and just in time for your Holiday shopping, this authentic National Historic Landmark is auctioning off a plethora of railroad adventures and items that provide a unique insight into how the Wild West was settled. The online auction is part of the museum's push to preserve one of the nation's most beloved railroad sites. Among the dozens of items up for bid are opportunities to Be the Engineer of a steam or diesel locomotive, spend a night in a caboose or take a VIP tour of Rick's Restorations in Las Vegas (site of History's American Restoration). The auction runs through December 1 at http://www.biddingforgood.com/nevadanorthernrailway


Photos featured left to right: 'Red Plaid' family excited to ride Nevada Northern Railway's Polar Express in Ely 2012, photo by Dany Feinstein, Chef Laurie Brooks displays "Polar Express" book, Conductor Mark Bassett with Ben Rhoades, photo by Lori Drew.

November's Featured Event:
Stillwater NWR Waterfowl Hunt
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Hunt
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Hunt 
from OutdoorHub

Waterfowl hunting opened on October 11, 2014 and ends on January 25, 2015. 

Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex. A haven for nesting and migrating water birds in the Pacific flyway, the wetlands host as many as 350,000 ducks, 13,000 tundra 
swans, half of all the 
canvasbacks, and a third of all the dowitchers in the flyway.

For a refuge water map and status, Click Here.
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