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) 2012 Hunts

Species & Hunt Number Class Unit Group Season Dates Quota
Resident Mule Deer Hunt 1000 Antlered Only Any management unit where there is an open season for antlered deer. In compliance with the season dates set for each management unit or unit-group for hunts 1331, 1341, and 1371 22
Nonresident Mule Deer Hunt 1200 Antlered Only Any management unit where there is an open season for antlered deer. In compliance with the season dates set for each management unit or unit-group for hunts 1331, 1341, and 1371. 3
Resident Antelope Hunt 2000 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 for reach management unit or unit-group for hunts 2151, 2161 and 2171.  5
*Resident Nelson (Desert) Bighorn Sheep Hunt 3000 Any Ram *Any management unit where there is an open season for Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep except for Units where PIW tagholders harvested in the previous year. Please Note: Unit 253 is closed. (see special note below) In compliance with the season dates set for each management unit or unit-group for hunt 3151 excluding Oct. 15 - Nov. 5 seasons in Units 161, 184 and 202.  1
Resident Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt 4000 Elk with at least one antler Any management unit where there is an open season for antlered elk except for Unit 091. In compliance with the season dates set for each management unit of unit-group for hunts 4151, 4156 and 4161. 2
Resident California Bighorn Sheep Hunt 8000 Any Ram Any management unit where there is an open season for California Bighorn sheep. In compliance with the season dates set for each management unit or unit-group for hunt 8151. 1

* Fallon NAS - There are portions of Unit 181 in Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon where public access is restricted. To hunt Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep in the NAS portions of this unit, the tag holder is required to attend a NAS hunter safety briefing.

*Portions of Hunt Units 252, 280, 281, 282 are within the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) where public access is restricted. Hunters and everyone in their respective hunting parties, must comply with all Nevada hunting requirements and all NTTR safety and security requirements including the following: 1) consent to and pass a criminal history background check, 2) be at least 14 years old on opening day of the respective hunting season, 3) attend the Nellis Air Force Base hunter safety briefing, and 4) within the NTTR portion of Unit 252 limit party size to 5 including tag holder. Additional party members may complete background check and safety briefing, but only maximum of 5 party members including tagholder may be present within the NTTR portion of Unit 252 at any given time.

*Hunters and members of their parties who fail to comply with these requirements may be denied access to the NTTR. Hunters and members of their parties may not access the NTTR after a tag is filled and animal has been removed and in possession of tagholder. No pets are allowed on NTTR. It is the hunter’s responsibility to meet and/or comply with all NTTR eligibility requirements. In some units there may be adjustments to season dates to accommodate Department of Defense operations. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners hereby delegates authority to the Nevada Department of Wildlife to adjust season dates to accommodate Department of Defense operations so long as there is no change to the overall length of the season.

*The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners hereby delegates authority to the Nevada Department of Wildlife to adjust season dates to accommodate Department of Defense operations so long as there is no change to the overall length of the season.