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.
Fellow NBU Volunteers,
NBU’s Board of Directors is finalizing the 2015 Guzzler/Water Development project schedule. Below are tentative dates of some of projects we intend on completing this year, none of which are possible without the hard work and dedication of our amazing volunteers. Additional information/updates will be forthcoming and posted on our Calendar page.
* February 21, 2015 – Virginia Range Spring Development
* March 14, 2015 – Candalaria/Eastside Hills Guzzler Build
* April 4, 2015 – Ryolite/Gabbs Valley Guzzler Build (For project details, click here. For maps and directions to the project location, click here.)
* April 25, 2015 – Mineral County Guzzler Maintenance Projects (For project details, click here). (Maps: Gabbs Wildhorse, Gabbs Table Mtn., Excelsior Silver Dyke)
* May 16, 2015 – Cherry Mountain Guzzler Build (double build)
NBU’s Board of Directors
November 19, 2014
If you haven’t attended one of these groups’ functions, you should put them on your calendar for next year. You won’t regret it.Since my last update to you, Reno also hosted Wild Sheep Foundation’s Wild Sheep Show and Grand Slam Club/Ovis’s annual convention. Both organizations are world class and were gracious enough to allow NBU to hold a membership drive and raffle within their expo. Both groups featured NBU’s conservation efforts during their fundraising dinners, and GSCO presented NBU with a $20,000 donation on their final night in town. We’re thankful that both organizations realize how good Nevada’s volunteers are at putting dollars on the ground, and we’re looking forward to putting GSCO’s donation to good use almost immediately.I hope to see you at an upcoming volunteer project, or for dinner on April 10. Thanks again for your continued support.
NBU is accepting applications for the NBU Legacy Scholarship Program thru May 31, 2015. It is NBU’s goal to leave a legacy of wildlife conservation for future generations and supporting students with academic scholarships plays a key role in meeting this mission. If you are interesting in applying for this scholarship, please click here to download the application. Additional information on the NBU Legacy Scholarship Program can be found by clicking here.
Announcing the 2015 Silver State Nelson Desert Bighorn Sheep Tag. Please click here for information on how to win this hunt and the Sheep Hunters Bonus Package which includes thousands of dollars in hunting gear, taxidermy, and hunting guide services.
The NV Legislature is considering legislation that would place NDOW under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Please click here for more information regarding this measure provided by the Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife.
Please visit our ‘SHOP NBU’ page to purchase tickets for our April 10, 2015 banquet.
NBU has joined forces with Nevada Association of Counties, becoming a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior and the BLM. The intent of the lawsuit is to force the BLM to follow federal law regarding management of wild and feral horses on public land. NBU continues to support multiple uses on public lands, including an appropriate, sustainable horse population that is detrimental to neither the range nor the horses themselves.
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.