Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is responsible for establishing policy for the management of Nevada’s wildlife ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy all of the outdoor beauty and abundance this great state has to offer.

About NBWC

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.

MEETINGS

Video of Last Commission Meeting

PAST MEETINGS

Meet the Board

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.

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.

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.

Meet the board

Appeals

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

Link to Form

Petitions

Existing law authorizes any interested person to petition a state agency requesting the adoption, filing, amendment, or repeal of any regulation.

Link to forms

Contact us

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 wildlifecommission@ndow.org or the email addresses of the Commissioners.