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Partnership in Wildlife (PIW) Hunts (CR 19-07)

Partnership In Wildlife (PIW) is a voluntary and optional participation program that offers unique hunting opportunities for a few state-wide big game tags. A person with a PIW tag may hunt with an authorized weapon in any unit with an open season for the species listed on the tag during the season dates when that unit is open for that species and weapon class.

Application Instructions

Applicants who are eligible and apply for hunts in the big game main draw can also apply for PIW hunts for antlered deer, antelope horns longer than ears, Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep ram, antlered elk, and California bighorn sheep ram. The PIW application fee is an additional $10 for each species, which is deposited into the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account.

Funds Benefit Wildlife Heritage Trust

The funds raised through PIW applications are placed in the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account. Nevada statute allows 75% of the money deposited into this account and 100% of the interest earned on the account during the previous year to be used by the Department for the protection, propagation, restoration, transplantation, introduction, and management of any game fish, bird, or mammal and the management and control of predatory wildlife in the state. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is responsible for reviewing and approving expenditures from this account.

Every year a number of wildlife management projects are funded by the Wildlife Heritage Trust account. PIW promises to benefit Nevada’s wildlife by providing financial support to the Wildlife Heritage Trust account and the sportsmen and women who support Nevada wildlife by providing additional, unique hunting opportunities that would not otherwise be available in the state.

2019 PIW HUNTS

Legal Weapon: Archery when the season for that species and management unit is restricted to archery. Muzzleloader when the season for that species and management unit is restricted to muzzleloader. Any legal weapon, including crossbow, when the season for that species and management unit allows any legal weapon.

Limit: One animal.

Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Resident Mule Deer

Category: Antlered only.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered deer.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for Resident mule deer antlered hunts.

Quota: 22

NonResident Mule Deer

Category: Antlered only.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered deer.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for non-Resident mule deer antlered hunts.

Quota: 3

Resident Pronghorn Antelope

Category: Antelope with horns longer than ears.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for pronghorn antelope with horns longer than the ears.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for Resident pronghorn antelope horns longer than ears hunts.

Quota: 5

Resident Elk

Category: Elk with at least one antler.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for antlered elk except for Unit 091.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for Resident elk antlered hunts.

Quota: 3

Resident California Bighorn Sheep

Category: Any ram.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for California Bighorn sheep except for units 031, 041, and 068.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the Resident California bighorn sheep any ram hunt.

Quota: 1

Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep

Category: Any ram.

Unit Group: Any hunt unit where there is an open season for Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep except for units 244 and 263.

Season Dates: In compliance with the dates set for each hunt unit group for the Resident Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep any ram hunt.

Quota: 1