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.



First, I’d like to take moment to thank two long-time NBU supporters for their dedication to our organization. The Nevada Bighorns Foundation (TNBF) is a parent organization to the Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) Reno chapter and is comprised of past and current directors. TNBF helps with long-term planning for NBU and has supported our mission in various ways over the years. Mr. Roy Walker and Mr. Jeff Martin have been directors on TNBF for many years and recently had to step back from their involvement. If you get a chance to speak with either of these great individuals please be sure to thank them for all they’ve done over the years for TNBF and NBU!

Next, I’d like to thank our membership for another outstanding year. We continue to accomplish great things for the betterment of Nevada’s wildlife. In our latest edition of the NBU Journal we presented a summary of where our money was spent in the 2016 fiscal year. Though we only support those things that are in-line with our mission, you may notice that the spectrum of items we fund grows just a little larger each year.

Uploaded to our website is a taste for some of the issues we’ve been involved in that have potential for significant negative impacts to Nevada’s wildlife resources. Helping to enhance Nevada’s wildlife is a huge part of what we do but often times protecting our existing resources is just as important.

As we move into the new year and reflect back on what 2016 gave to us it’s important to be appreciate of the great wildlife experiences each of us had in the last year and the friends and family we were able to share them with. I truly hope that everyone got out and enjoyed themselves.

I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the friends and family that helped me on my desert bighorn sheep hunt this fall. This was one of the best hunting experiences of my life and it wouldn’t have been the same without everyone there. It’s very rewarding to be able to get out and enjoy some of the resources that we all work so hard for.

I look forward to another great year with this organization!

Thank you,

Joshua C. Vittori
NBU President


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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:

Scoping Comments
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:

Comments Letter

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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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