Nevada Bow Hunters Association is the statewide archery representative, and the official voice of bow hunters in Nevada. We are also affiliated with the National Field Archery Association, representing our state at the national level through that affiliation. Our purpose is to promote all aspects of archery and protect the hunting rights of archers in Nevada.
The Nevada Bow Hunters Association was incorporated in 1983, and is a registered non-profit corporation within the State of Nevada. Our mission statement, as stated in our Constitution and bylaws, is as follows:
To foster, expand and perpetuate the practice of Field Archery throughout the State of Nevada; To foster and perpetuate a spirit of good fellowship among all archers within the state; To encourage the use of the bow in hunting of all game and to protect, improve, and increase the privileges of bow hunters; To cooperate with the Federal and State Governments, sportsmen, and conservationists in the propagation and conservation of game in its natural habitat; To conduct a continuous educational program designed to acquaint the public with the bow and its uses as a practical and humane weapon, suitable under proper regulations for the hunting of all game animals and birds on the American Continent; To cooperate with all existing or future archery organizations, either target or field, in fostering or perpetuating the use of the bow in accordance with its ancient and honorable traditions; To recognize the National Field Archery Association, hereafter referred to as N.F.A.A., as a parent organization, and abide by all the rules and regulations as set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws and policy which govern the activities of the N.F.A.A.
Nevada Bow Hunters Association offers members an opportunity to compete in five tournaments:
- Nevada Indoor Mail-In Tournament
- Nevada Bow Hunters Association Marked Yardage 3D Tournament
- Nevada Outdoor Field/Hunter Tournament
- Bowhunter Jamboree (an unmarked yardage 3D Tournament)
We’ve offered a variety of awards in recent years that include plaques, trophies, pins, medals, patches, and even money! We are presenting an All-Around NBHA Champion award in each style, gender, and age (except peewees) to the archers who perform best overall at shoots. A Banquet and Awards Ceremony is held at the Bowhunter Jamboree. In addition to tournament awards, the Association gives a silver belt buckle for Adult Bowhunter of the Year and Youth Bowhunter of the Year. We recognize hunters that harvest big game animals in Nevada each year. Nevada Bow Hunters Association also awards the Doc Holmes revolving trophy and plaque to the hunter entering the largest mule buck from Nevada taken with archery equipment. We award two George Craft revolving trophy and plaques to the hunter with the largest out-of-state mule buck.