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Partnership in Wildlife (PIW) Hunts (CR 18-05)

Partnership in Wildlife (PIW) is a voluntary and optional participation program that offers unique hunting opportunities to hunters for a few statewide big game tags. A person with a PIW tag may hunt 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 only with the weapon authorized to be used during that open season.

Application Instructions

Applicants who are eligible and apply for hunts in the first big game drawing of the year can apply for PIW hunts at the same time. Marking the PIW box for the same species you applied for in the first drawing will let us know that you want to participate in the PIW drawing for some very special tags. (Doe, antlerless elk, depredation and junior hunt applicants are not eligible for PIW hunts.) The PIW fee is $10 for each species applied for. If successful for a PIW hunt tag, the tag fee will be charged. If unsuccessful in the PIW draw, $10 will be placed in the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account.

Funds Benefit Wildlife Heritage Trust

The funds donated through PIW are placed in the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account. According to NRS 501.3575, 75 percent of the money deposited in this account in the previous year and the total interest earned on the account during the previous year, may be used by the Department annually for the protection, propagation, restoration, transplantation, introduction and management of any game fish, mammal, bird or furbearing mammal and the management and control of predatory wildlife in the state. The Board of Wildlife Commissioners is responsible for reviewing and approving expenditures from the account.

Every year wildlife management projects are funded through this account. PIW promises to benefit both Nevada’s wildlife and the sportsmen by providing additional financial support for game management programs and providing a hunting opportunity that would not otherwise be available to most sportsmen in Nevada.

2018 Partnership in Wildlife (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.

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 season dates set for each resident antlered mule deer hunt.

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 season dates set for each nonresident antlered mule deer hunt.

Quota: 3

Resident Pronghorn Antelope

Category: Antelope with horns longer than ears

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

Season Dates: In compliance with the season dates set for each resident pronghorn antelope with horns longer than ears hunt.

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 season dates set for each resident antlered elk 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 041, 051 and 068.

Season Dates: In compliance with the season dates set for each resident California bighorn sheep 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 253 and 263.

Season Dates: In compliance with the season dates set for each resident Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep ram hunt.

Quota: 1