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 2017 banquet and it was without question the best in NBU’s history. We had a record attendance, record proceeds and some of the best hunts and prizes we’ve ever seen. This fundraiser is a success because our board of directors and our volunteers are amazing people. They once again came together and pulled off a great dinner. The best part is, they made it look easy. I can’t say enough to extend my gratitude to such an awesome group of men and women. I received countless compliments on how great the dinner was and though I certainly worked hard to pull my weight, the team that worked together deserves the kudos. If you run into any of our donors, please be sure to thank them for all they do.

Our projects season was recently kicked off and guys have been working closely with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to make sure we have some good ones lined up. If it’s been a while or if you’ve never made it out to a guzzler or spring project, you should check it out. I can promise you it will be one of the most gratifying things you ever do as an NBU member. Our projects schedule is posted on our website, on our Facebook page and included in the NBU Journal. Getting on the volunteers list is as simple as providing your email and asking to be included.

On another note, we’ve been active in Carson City this legislative session and so far, it’s been a battle to try and protect our wildlife resources and do some positive things as well. We’ve stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other key wildlife organizations meeting individually with our Senators, Assemblymen and women, testifying on hearings, and participating in important social events.  We’ve also had help from great folks like Kyle Davis and the Argentum Partners. For those of you that were unaware of our involvement legislatively, this one of many ways that NBU works hard to do good for Nevada.

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.


I’d like to leave you with this from Theodore Roosevelt; though commonly quoted, it somehow still manages to inspire:


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


Thank you,

Joshua C. Vittori
NBU President


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

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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

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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