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.


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.

Thank you,

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.




Maison's Closet

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.


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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