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.

Board Information

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.

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.

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.

Past meetings

Past meetings

Past meetings

Public Notices

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FUTURE MEETINGS

To find all scheduled calendar events and their agendas and support material for Commission or Committee meetings, please click on the monthly calendar button below. You will need to select the word Commission at the top of the calendar to display only Commission events, which include scheduled Commission, CABMW and Committee meetings. Please select the correct month at the top of the calendar using the arrows and then click on the calendar event.

Monthly Calendar
To view a schedule of all Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners meetings through 2025, click here.

 

PAST MEETINGS

Video of Last Commission Meeting

To watch the livestream of the Commission meeting
or to view previous Commission meetings on our Youtube channel,
please click here: NDOW Commission – YouTube.

Policies & Regulations

Policy 1
General Guidelines for the Commission
Policy 3
Appeals Process
Policy 4
Petition Process and Adoption of Regulations
Policy 10
Wildlife Heritage Tags and Vendors
Policy 11
Wildlife Heritage Grants
Policy 21
Game and Furbearer Management Plans
Policy 22
Introduction, Reintroduction, Transplanting and Exportation of Wildlife
Policy 23
Predation Management
Policy 24
Hunting Opportunities Among Weapons and Hunter Groups
Policy 25
Wildlife Damage Management
Policy 26
Managing Rocky Mountain Elk Populations in Nevada
Policy 27
Protection of Nevada Wildlife Resources
Policy 28
Transparency on Quota Setting
Policy 29
Arbitration Process for Applicants Dissatisfied with Elk Incentive Tag Awards
Policy 31
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Management
Policy 33
Fisheries Management Program
Policy 40
Statewide Boating Safety
Policy 51
Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award
Policy 60
Water Application Guidelines
Policy 61
Water Rights
Policy 62
Mitigation Policy
Policy 63
Protecting Wildlife from Toxic Ponds
Policy 64
Input on Land, Sales, Transfers and Exchanges
Policy 65
Designation of Wildlife Management Areas
Policy 66
Management and Use of Conservation Lands and Wildlife Management Areas
Policy 67
Feral Horses and Burros
CGR 510
FCFS Exchange to Obtain a Tag
CGR 508
Antler Point and Spike Elk Defined
CGR 507
Petition Process
CGR 506
Possession of Golden Eagles
CGR 505
FCFS Prevention of Unfair Advantages
CGR 501
Tag Transfer - Organization
CGR 499
Bonus Point Application
CGR 497
NAC 504 Clean-up
CGR 496
NAC 503 Simplification
CGR 495
502 Clean-up
CGR 494
NAC 501 Simplification
CGR 493
NAC 488 Clean-up
CGR 492
Thermal Imaging Optics
CGR 485
Tag Transfer - Extenuating Circumstance
CGR 489
Shed Antlers
CGR 487
Use of Bait and Tackle
CGR 440
Trail Cameras
CGR 509
CGR 509 - Refunds
CGR 512
CGR 512 - Fishing Vessel Speed and Bait
CGR 513
CGR 513 - Executive Order
CGR 514
CGR 514 - Moose
CR 23-15
Fishing Seasons and Regulations for 2024/2025
CR 23-10 A1
Wildlife Heritage Tag Vendors
CR 22-12 A1
Upland Game and Furbearer Seasons
CR 23-14
2023 Big Game Quotas
CR 23-05 A1
2023 Black Bear Quotas and Harvest Limits
CR 23-13
Migratory Game Bird Season and Bag
CR 23-04 A1
2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Big Game Hunting Seasons Amendment #1
CR 23-12
2023 Silver State
CR 23-11
2023 Partnership in Wildlife
CR 23-10
2024 Wildlife Heritage Tag
CR 23-09
2023 Dream Tag
CR 23-08
2023 Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits
CR 23-07
2023 - 2024 Restricted Nonresident Guided Seasons and Quotas
CR 23-06
2023 - 2024 Mountain Lion Season and Harvest Limits
CR 23-05
2023 Black Bear Seasons
CR 23-04
2023-24 / 2024-25 Big Game Hunting Seasons
CR 23-01
2023 Application Deadlines and Draw Result Dates & 2024 Spring Turkey
CR 23-03
2023 & 2024 Noncommercial Collection Seasons & Limits for Live, unprotected Reptiles & Amphibians
CR 23-02
2023 & 2024 Seasons and Permit Quotas for Taking Raptors for Falconry
CR 22-12 A1
Upland Game and Furbearer Seasons and Limits
CR 21-15 A1
2022-2023 Fishing Seasons and Regulations
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
CR 22-10
2022-2023 Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits
CR 19-05 A1
2020-2021 Big Game Seasons
CR 22-09
Black Bear Season
CR 22-08
Mountain Lion Season and Harvest Limits
CR 22-07
Non-Resident Guided Seasons and Quotas
CR 22-06
Silver State Seasons and Quotas
CR 22-05
Heritage Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 22-04
Partnership in Wildlife Seasons and Quotas
CR 22-03
Dream Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 21-07 A2
Heritage Tag
CR 21-03 A1
2022-2023 Big Game Hunting Seasons
CR 22-02
Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits
CR 21-06
2021-22 and 2022-23 NR Guided Seasons and Quotas
CR 22-01
Big Game Application Deadlines
CR 21-02
2021-2022 Noncommercial Reptile Season and Limits
CR 21-01
2021-2022 Raptor Capture Quotas
CR 23-10 Amendment 2
Heritage Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-01 Application Deadlines
CR 24-01 Application Deadlines
CR 24-02 - Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits
CR 24-02 Big Game Tag Application Eligibility and Tag Limits
CR 24-03 - Dream Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-03 Dream Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-04 - Partnership in Wildlife Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-04 Partnership in Wildlife Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-05 - Heritage Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-05 Heritage Tag Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-06 - Silver State Seasons and quotas
CR 24-06 Silver State Seasons and Quotas
CR 24-07 Black Bear Seasons
CR 24-07 Black Bear Seasons
CR 24-08 Mountain Lion Seasons
CR 24-08 Mountain Lion Seasons
CR 24-09
2024 - 2025 Restricted Nonresident Guided Antlered Mule Deer Seasons and Quota
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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.