Partners in Wildlife

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.

The funds donated through PIW are placed in the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account, and the interest generated from these funds will be used each year for special projects benefiting game species. The account will one day become a stable, long-term source of revenue for game management. PIW promises to benefit both Nevada's wildlife and the sportsmen by providing voluntary support of game management programs and providing a hunting opportunity that would not otherwise be available to most sportsmen in Nevada.


Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset, the same to be considered according to Government sunrise-sunset tables.
Limit: One animal per tag.
Legal Weapon: Longbow when the season for that species and management unit is restricted to longbow. Muzzleloader when the season for that species and management unit is restricted to muzzleloader. Any legal weapon when the season for that species and management unit allows any legal weapon.

Partnership in Wildlife (PIW) Hunts

Species Class Unit Group Season Dates Quota
Resident Mule Deer Antlered Only Any management unit where there is an open season for antlered deer. In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for mule deer. 22
Nonresident Mule Deer Antlered Only Any management unit where there is an open season for antlered deer. In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for mule deer. 3
Resident Pronghorn Antelope Pronghorn Antelope with horns longer than ears Any management unit where there is an open season for antelope with horns longer than the ears.  In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for pronghorn antelope. 5
*Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Any Ram *Any management unit where there is an open season for Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep except for units 253 and 263, which is closed. In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for desert bighorn sheep. 1
Resident Rocky Mountain Elk  Elk with at least one antler Any management unit where there is an open season for antlered elk except for Unit 091 which is closed. In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for elk. 3
Resident California Bighorn Sheep Any Ram Any management unit where there is an open season for California Bighorn sheep except for units 068 and 041, which are closed. In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for California bighorn sheep. 1

* Special regulations apply to hunting on Department of Defense land.