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.


As 2017 comes to a close I would like thank all of our volunteers, sponsor and donors that have supported NBU and thus allow us to continue to accomplish great things for Nevada’s wildlife. In this edition of the journal, we will be outlining where sportsman’s dollars have been spent. New for 2017 is the NBU license plate, which I am sure you have all seen, if you don’t have yours yet you might what to put it on your Christmas wish list. Additionally, the NBU Legacy Fund has been established, thanks to a generous donor that challenged NBU to match his contribution to get the fund started. Once again, sportsman and women accepted the challenge and we now have a fund in perpetuity that will help young men and women looking for careers in wildlife with scholarship money to help meet their educational goals.

I’m excited to see what 2018 will bring and am looking forward to the banquet on March 30th. As I write this, we are preparing to kick off ticket sales. The NBU water development team is already hard at work coordinating with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) on the upcoming project season. Make sure to keep an eye out for upcoming projects on our web site, social media and email.

As we look back on our past years accomplishments it’s important to appreciate the great experiences we had in the outdoors with friends and family. I hope everyone’s hunting, fishing or wildlife viewing has be memorable.

I’d like to leave you with a quote that I believe explains the reason Nevadan’s continue to support NBU and other Nevada NGO’s.

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it”
Simon Sinek

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Christopher J. Cefalu
NBU President


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.




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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