About Us

A Little About Us

We are focused on promoting ethical fair chase hunting in the state of Nevada. And, educating the public on conservation and benefits of trophy hunting. Establish and maintain an accurate biological data base for sportsmen and sportswomen, range managers, wildlife biologists, and interested parties, by producing annually updated permanent records of big game trophies in Nevada. The committee was formed in 1982, produced the first edition in 1985 and the program's success lead to publishing the book every five years from that point on.

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Our Highlights

Nearly one hundred percent of all revenues directly benefit Nevada’s wildlife and/or their habitat and wildlife education.

  $500,000 in Grants Awarded

  4,000 "Support Wildlife" License Plates on the Road

  The Wayne Capurro Memorial Internship

  Funding Research from Mice to Mule Deer

NWRD Foundation Information

  "Support Wildlife" License Plate
We hope you will strongly consider purchasing a “Support Wildlife” license plate for your car, truck and trailer to sustain this endeavor.

  Tax Information
We hope you will strongly consider purchasing a “Support Wildlife” license plate for your car, truck and trailer to sustain this endeavor.

  How are Funds Used?
We hope you will strongly consider purchasing a “Support Wildlife” license plate for your car, truck and trailer to sustain this endeavor.

Committee Team Members

Your support and encouragement is what drives the Committee members year after year to produce a quality publication for you to enjoy.

Tim Humes

Tim is the current chairman of the Committee. He is a Senior Vice President—Financial Consultant with RBC Wealth Management in Reno. He is a Fourth generation Nevadan, sportsman and conservationist. Tim is a passionate big game hunter and when not big game hunting, you will find him pursuing waterfowl and upland game birds with his family and friends. He is an official measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club, and a life member of the Wild Sheep Foundation and Grand Slam Club having completed his Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep in 2001. Tim has enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence for the program.

Randy Brown

Randy retired as President of MBA Architecture & Interior Design, Reno Nevada in April of 2014; he remains active with MBA in a consulting role. Randy’s passion for hunting began in his youth on the family’s ranch in Northern California. He is a sportsman, conservationist, and hunter. His hunting quests have taken him throughout North America in pursuit of a variety of species of wildlife. He completed his Grand Slam of North American Sheep in 2005. Randy is currently the acting treasurer of Record Book Committee.

John Capurro

John is a member of a pioneer Nevada family whose roots in hunting and fishing date back to the 1860’s. He is the secretary of the Nevada Wildlife Record Book Committee. He was a director for Nevada Bighorn Unlimited, Reno. John is an official measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and kayaking. He also spends time outdoors with his granddaughter and hopes she will continue the family heritage of outdoor activities.

San Stiver

San Stiver has been a member of the Record Book Committee since 1986 and has been involved compiling records since the inception of the program. San developed our record database, enters and formats the records for the book. He retired from the Nevada Department of Wildlife in 2003 after a 30-year career, as the upland game staff biologist. San resides in Prescott, Arizona with his wife and is raising two grandkids. He continues to travel to Reno for Record Book meetings. Besides working on the Record Book and scoring big game for the Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young programs, San continues working in conservation as the National Sage-grouse Coordinator for the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Hunting, fishing and golf fill his leisure time.

Tom Lammel

Committee Member From 1982 — 2018

Tom Lammel was a lifelong resident of Fallon, Nevada and was an avid hunter and sportsman since childhood. Tom was a member of the Committee since its inception and was the longest, active committee member. He was dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, the protection of hunting as a conservation tool and the protection of firearms ownership. Tom spearheaded the campaign to gain the approval of the “Support Wildlife” license plate depicting a desert big horn sheep that has become the major funding tool for the Nevada Wildlife Record Book Foundation. The Foundation has funded nearly $500,000 dollars in grants for wildlife conservation projects. Tom’s latest project was the construction of wildlife dioramas depicting the reintroduction of Big Horn sheep in the Stillwater Range and Santa Rosa Range. These dioramas are located in the Churchill County Museum and the Humboldt County Court House. Tom passed away in May 2018.

Jessen Mortensen

Jessen Mortensen is a fourth generation Nevadan, raised in a family of avid hunters and sportsmen and has hunted across North America and Mexico. Jessen is a bridge engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation and has designed a number of wildlife crossings throughout the state including several overcrossings in northeastern Nevada. He is happiest when he’s hunting with his family and enjoys passing on the tradition to his son Paden and daughter Simone; both of whom went on their first hunts before they were a month old. He is an official measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club and the Pope and Young Club and has been a member of the Nevada Wildlife Record Book Committee since 2006.

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Jeff Simons

Jeff Simons is a lifelong resident of Nevada and grew up hunting and fishing. Jeff graduated from the University of Nevada and is a licensed CPA. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman and has been successful in harvesting several big game species using both rifle and bow. Once big game tags are filled, he can be found chasing upland game and migratory fowl. When it’s not hunting season Jeff’s interests include going to Nevada Wolfpack basketball and football games, camping, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors that northern Nevada has to offer with his fiancé (Erin) and their two dogs (Emilio and Abby).

Nolan Young

Nolan Young is a native Nevadan, born and raised in Reno. He received both an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Nevada and is currently working as a compliance officer for his family’s business in Reno. Nolan’s passion in life is hunting and being outdoors. He is a life member of the Wild Sheep Foundation and has the goal of completing the grand slam of North American wild sheep in his lifetime. Outside of hunting Nolan enjoys spending time with his wife Alexa, family, friends, and his dogs Elmer and Poppy. Nolan joined the Nevada Wildlife Record Book Committee in 2019 and is looking forward to continuing to contribute to the committee and future record books.

Shawn Espinosa

Shawn Espinosa is a fourth-generation resident of the Truckee Meadows who gained an interest in the outdoors growing up on the Ferretto family ranch in south Reno. Those interests led to a degree in Conservation and Natural Resources from the University of Nevada, Reno and a 26 year and counting career with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Shawn has been the Upland Game Staff Specialist for the Department since San Stiver retired in 2003. Sage-grouse and sagebrush habitat conservation is front and center for Shawn with the hopes of halting and reversing the downward trend of this imperiled ecosystem. As the upland game program manager, Shawn considers the re-establishment of a self-sustaining population of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in northeastern Nevada as one of the greatest accomplishments that he was a part of working for the Department. Shawn’s passion is chukar hunting with friends and family in the mountain ranges of northern Nevada and deer hunting with his two sons, Joseph and Noah.

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