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.
We just wrapped up the 38th annual 2018 banquet and without a doubt this one was one of the best yet. We were sold out in late January and boosted record attendance. I’ve received countless compliments on how great the entire banquet was, from prizes to the atmosphere and who can forget our generous donors that stepped up at the last minute providing .22 cal rifles for ALL of the youth attendees that didn’t have their ticket drawn during the youth raffle. I’d like to say that I single handily put this event together but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although I have my fair share there is no way that the banquet would be a success without the great board of directors helping guide the way and the army of volunteers that are always there to serve. Many thanks to the sponsors, donors and volunteers, NBU is blessed to have the finest support group in North America!
Spring is in the air and for NBU that means project season. We will have completed four projects by the time this journal hits the streets, Sand Springs, Lower Paymaster and Blue Mt. North & South. If you haven’t been out this year there is still time to get involved, check our website or Facebook for project info and updates. Getting on the volunteer list is as simple as providing us with your email and asking to be included. In my opinion there’s know better feeling then getting your hands dirty in the name of wildlife conservation.
Outside of Mother Nature there are only two seasons in Nevada, tag season and hunting season. Spring brings us the very much anticipated tag season. This year NDOW has rolled out a new tag application process that now makes applying for tags a little more intuitive with a few extra features like being able to edit your area choices after payment up until the dateline date and party applications can be paid individually allowing party members to join the group at will with the party leader’s group code. I wish everyone the best of luck in the draw and hope to see some of you on the mountain.
Lastly, I’d like to encourage each of our members to continue to support great groups like NBU and to be as active as you possibly can to help ensure Nevada’s wildlife perpetuates.
Christopher J. Cefalu
Support Nevada Wildlife
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.
NBU is proud to partner with NB Ewes, the Women of NBU, to offer new or gently used outdoor apparel/gear to youth in need. “Maison’s Closet” will be giving away jackets, pants, boots, optics and many other items at Mark Fore & Strike in Reno on August 4, 2018.