Sportsmen working for the future of Nevada’s wildlife
After the almost total extinction of bighorn sheep in the state (once our most numerous big game animal), NBU has been instrumental in the reintroduction of all three species of bighorn into more than 60 mountain ranges throughout Nevada.


If you haven’t noticed yet it’s that time of year again, banquet and convention season. There are many great organizations holding conventions and banquets, sometimes deciding which event to attend and how much to contribute monetarily can be overwhelming. I remind myself each year that it’s for a good cause, furthermore looking back on what NBU has been able to accomplish over the last 38 years or so, I know that it is true.

As I walk a convention floor or sit at a banquet, I’m always amazed by the hustle and bustle and the tremendous amount of effort it takes to pull off these types of events every year all in the name of protecting our hunting heritage and the wild creatures that we pursuit. The NBU banquet is one such event and once again it is looming on the horizon. Putting on an event like the NBU banquet surely doesn’t happen on its own. Each year NBU is blessed with an outpouring of volunteer help and I can tell you first hand that we could not do this without our volunteers and supporters by our side every step of the way. This year is no exception and is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Not to give the whole program away… But be on the lookout for some amazing items, like the return of a truck in the live auction, along with two desert bighorn tags, and many other new exciting auction items. Our local taxidermists will once again duke it out in the taxidermy competition by bringing the best of the best for all the audience to see and vote on.

NBU looks forward to another great year of protecting and enhancing Nevada’s wildlife, once more the support we receive from you makes this all possible. Project season is underway we will be sending emails and posting dates on social media, hopefully I will get to see you at one of those.

Here’s to a great 2018 banquet & outstanding project season!

Thank you,

Christopher J. Cefalu
NBU President


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With a Nevada Bighorns Unlimited License Plate

You can help NBU increase and enhance wildlife in Nevada by purchasing one of their specialty license plates through the Nevada DMV. No need to spend hours standing in line, you can make a DMV appointment online today! If you purchase a license plate, NBU will send you a $50 Scheel’s Gift Card.




Legacy Scholarship

The Nevada Bighorns Unlimited “Legacy Scholarship” applications are now available.  Student who are currently sophomores and Nevada residents are eligible to apply.

2018 Project Schedule

The 2018 project season is rapidly approaching and we need your help! From fencing projects to new guzzler builds, NBU is planning a busy spring and summer with at least 6 different projects. For more information as to what is planned, please click “More Information” below.

NV Wildlife Coalition

The Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife is holding a fundraising dinner on February 10th at Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill.  The Coalition is a strong voice and respected advocate for sportsmen and conservationists and this event is their main source of revenue. In addition to a wonderful dinner prepared by J.P. Pinocchio, there will be prize raffles and a small auction.
NBU has joined numerous other conservation organizations from the western United States in drafting a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke regarding the sage grouse habitat. Click here to read the letter
The United States Air Force is considering withdrawing over 300,000 acres of public land – including a large portion of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge – which would have a negative impact on wildlife and their habitat.  As part of the public scoping period, NBU has submitted a formal letter for the record outlining some concerns regarding this proposal.
 A copy of the letter can be viewed here:
NBU has submitted formal comments for the record pertaining to the Fallon Range Traning Complex Modernization (FRTC).  FRTC proposes to expand the Fallon Naval Air Station’s operating area which would result in the withdrawal more than 605,000 acres of public land.
A copy of the letter outlining many of NBU’s concerns with this proposal can be viewed here:

Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife

Sportsmen working for the future of Nevada's wildlife

Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) grass roots sportsmen’s conservation organization with over 3,500 members throughout Nevada, the western United States and North America.   The mission of the organization is to protect and enhance Nevada’s wildlife resources for sportsmen, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts for this and future generations.  NBU volunteers do this through the reintroduction of big game, habitat conservation and improvement, public education and participation, biological and scientific research, and the influence of public policy.  NBU has raised millions of dollars and logged thousands of volunteer hours in support of Nevada’s wildlife.



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