Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners
Representing a variety of regions throughout the state, the 9-member, governor-appointed Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is the governing body for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Pursuant to NRS 501.171, the Commission is composed of five sportsmen representatives, one farming representative, one ranching representative, one conservation representative, and one general public representative. Each commissioner serves a three-year term, staggered.
Dedicated to conservation and the management of Nevada’s wildlife, the Commission is responsible for establishing broad policy, setting annual and permanent regulations, setting seasons and quotas, reviewing budgets, and receiving input on wildlife and boating matters from entities such as the 17 county advisory boards to manage wildlife.
Members of the public are always welcome to submit letters or attend Wildlife Commission meetings. These meetings are held about nine times a year in different locations throughout the state.
Although members of the public need to request an agenda item 60 days before a scheduled meeting for a substantive discussion, open public comment periods are available at least twice during Wildlife Commission meetings.
The nine member, governor appointed Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is responsible for
establishing broad policy, setting annual and permanent regulations, reviewing budgets, and receiving input on wildlife and boating matters from entities such as the 17 County Advisory Boards to Manage Wildlife.
Get to know the nine members representing the interests of sportsmen and women all over Nevada.
Committees are established to gather and evaluate information and make recommendations for consideration to the Wildlife Commission. Committees are Wildlife Commissioners, Community Advisory Board members and public representatives with expertise on a given topic. Committee members are appointed by the Wildlife Commission Chair.
- Administrative Procedures, Regulations, & Policy
- Bear – Dissolved
- Duck Stamp Judging – Dissolved
- Landowner Compensation Tag
- Lathrop and Capurro Internship Selection
- Mule Deer Enhancement Program Oversight
- Public Lands
- Regulation Simplification
- State Predatory Animal & Rodent
- Tag Allocation & Application Hunt
- Trapping Regulation – Dissolved
- Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Conservation Award
- Wildlife Damage Management
- Wildlife Heritage
Each of Nevada’s 17 counties have a County Advisory Board to manage wildlife. County commissioners appoint qualified persons to the board who are residents of the respective county. The boards gather information and opinions from the public and submit recommendations for the management of wildlife to be considered by the Commission during its deliberation on regulations.
Notice of Hearing to Adopt CR 21-15 Amendment#1 - Fishing Seasons and Regulations for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
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Video of Last Commission Meeting
Policies & Regulations
- CGR 501
- Tag Transfer
- CGR 505
- FCFS Prevention of Unfair Advantages
- CGR 507
- Petition Process
- CR 22-05 A1
- 2023 Heritage Tag Seasons and Quotas
- CR 22-12
- Upland Game and Furbearer Seasons and Limits
- CR 22-11
- Big Game Quotas
- CR 22-09 A1
- Black Bear Quotas and Harvest Limits
- CGR 495
- 502 Cleanup - Legislative Commission Approved Feb 2022
- CGR 496
- NAC 503 Simplification - Legislative Commission Approved Feb 2022
- CGR 497
- NAC 504 Cleanup - Legislative Commission Approved Feb 2022
- CGR 499
- Bonus Point Application
- CR 21-01
- 2021-2022 Raptor Capture Quotas
- CR 21-02
- 2021-2022 Noncommercial Reptile Season and Limits
- CR 21-06
- 2021-22 and 2022-23 NR Guided Seasons and Quotas
- CR 19-05 A1
- 2020-2021 Big Game Seasons
- CR 22-03
- Dream Tag Seasons and Quotas
- CR 22-04
- Partnership in Wildlife Seasons and Quotas
- CR 22-05
- Heritage Tag Seasons and Quotas
- CR 22-06
- Silver State Seasons and Quotas
- CR 22-07
- Non-Resident Guided Seasons and Quotas
- CR 22-08
- Mountain Lion Season and Harvest Limits
- CR 22-09
- Black Bear Season
- CR 21-03 A1
- 2022-2023 Big Game Hunting Seasons
- CR 21-07 A2
- Heritage Tag
- CR 22-01
- Big Game Application Deadlines
- CR 22-02
- Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits
- CR 22-10
- 2022-2023 Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits
A person who is aggrieved by a decision of the Department must submit a written request for a hearing before the Commission within 30 calendar days after the person receives a notice from the Department pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 233B.127 that his or her license or permit will be denied, revoked or suspended.
Existing law authorizes any interested person to petition a state agency requesting the adoption, filing, amendment, or repeal of any regulation.
Members of the public are always welcome to submit letters or attend Wildlife Commission meetings. All correspondence should be sent via the contact form below or by sending an email directly to the secretary’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the email addresses of the Commissioners.