Nevada Bighorns Unlimited

NBU holds one fundraising event per year. The annual banquet and auction attract over 2200 hunting enthusiasts and wildlife lovers from all over North America. The funds generated from this event are what enable NBU to accomplish their mission. The banquet includes an elaborate dinner, impressive displays of sporting and outdoor merchandise, fine wildlife artwork, outstanding taxidermy, and an incredible display of some of Nevada’s finest trophies.

The Main Event The banquet will bring spectacular auction item donated by retailers, outfitters, manufacturers, taxidermists, artists, organizations, individuals, and many others from all over the world. The highest bidders will walk away with everything from guided big game hunts, to river rafting trips, to photographic safaris. Silent auctions and raffles are also held for items such as, fur coats, artwork, vacations, and custom rifles.

Heritage Auction Tags

The 2023 banquet will feature an auction for a Nevada Heritage Tag (similar to other states’ “Governor’s Tags”). A Desert Bighorn Sheep tag will be available for purchase with the successful bidder having the opportunity to hunt statewide, with any legal weapon, during liberal season calendars. Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Heritage for Wildlife Trust Fund

The auction price of the Heritage tags have increased dramatically with the proceeds from these tags going directly to Nevada Department of Wildlife’s heritage for Wildlife Trust Fund. By statute, only the interest from this trust fund can be expended, and the monies can only be utilized in Fish and Wildlife programs.


Awards are also given honoring the generous support of individuals and organizations for their contributions to NBU and Nevada’s wildlife. Children attending the event also receive special attention with their own drawings and prizes awarded.


NBU’s programs and projects involving big game reintroduction, habitat improvement, education, and research is only possible through the contributions, combined efforts and support of concerned community leaders, generous organizations and conscientious individuals.

Overwhelming Growth

The success and participation each year at NBU’s banquet, as well as NBU’s growing membership are evidence that we are on the right track.

2023 NBU Banquet Dinner








Banquet Tickets

Available Soon

Limited number of tickets available. Tickets can be purchased by contacting NBU or by calling: (775) 400-1172


  • April 14th, 2023 at the Peppermill Resort & Casino, Tuscany Ballroom.
  • Doors and hosted bar open at 5:30, dinner and program are at 6:45.
  • Event includes: Silent auction, live auction, special raffles, youth raffles and a raffle of over 160 guns.

NBU Annual Banquet Video

2018 Banquet Time Lapse

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.


For those wishing to participate in helping to make this incredible event a success, please email us and let us know about your interest. participate@nevadabighornsunlimited.org


We Are Sportsmen Working for The Future of Nevada’s Wildlife . . . Thank You!

Special thanks to all those who made our most recent Banquet event possible. Below is a complete list of all those who gave of their time, services, products or hard earned dollars.

Thank you to our donors. Click here to view the list.
Thank you to all of our Volunteers!

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