2018 Annual Elk Viewing Workshop at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area
October 6, 2018 - Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area near Eagar. Workshop presentations begin at 11:00am, followed by an early dinner served by the AES. After dinner, participants can attend an optional field trip to view nearby elk. Workshop is limited to 100 participants. Children must be 12 years old. Dinner tickets cost $20 per person.
Junior Elk Camp 2018 - Unit 6A & 5B South
October 11-14, 2018 - St. Joseph's Youth Camp, Morman Lake, AZ (SW of Flagstaff) | FREE! | Event is free, no need to register, just show up and have a great hunt. JUNIOR HUNTER MUST HAVE JUNIOR ELK TAG TO HUNT. AES provides Free dinner Thursday 10/11 at 5 pm. Seminars and Free Prize Give-a-ways following dinner. AES Mentors will be in camp available throughout the weekend, bring your maps, we will help you hunt, locate elk or retrieve downed elk. An archery range will be setup for the kids to learn about bowhunting.
SECC - 21st Annual Clay Target Fun Shoot
Monday, November 5th, 2018 at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center in Phoenix. Proceeds benefit: Arizona Elk Society, Wildlife for Tomorrow and the Special Olympics Arizona. Early bird prices: $55 per competitor or $275 per team of 5 members.
Wild In The City
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85086. For all youth 6-16 to teach outdoor skills including archery, wildlife identification, track making, owl pellet dissection, wildlife calling and much more! Perfect for scouts and troops (learn and earn badges).
Registration 8:30 am | Activities 9am to 4pm
Cost: $15 (includes all activities, lunch and t-shirt) $5 for any additional lunches for family
HUNTS FOR HEROES®
Arizona Elk Society’s Hunts for Heroes® program helps disabled Arizona veterans “heal through hunting” while using big game tags donated by generous sportsmen and women. Hunts are staffed by guides/outfitters and volunteers who donate their time and knowledge of Arizona’s outdoors. David Zibbon had the help of High Point Outfitters from Flagstaff to take this beautiful bull elk! Congrats to all involved, and a heartfelt “thank you” to David for his service to our great nation!
Arizona Elk Society Selected for 2017 National Rise To The Future Partnership Award
April 26, 2018
The Arizona Elk Society is proud to be recognized by the United States Forest Service in Washington, D.C. as the winner of this year’s Partnership Award for its cooperation with the Coconino National Forest in the Southwestern Region. Last year, the Arizona Elk Society mobilized 150 volunteers in the first phase of a high elevation meadow restoration project to stabilize streambanks and reduce erosion; maintain the meadow over time; and benefit a number of threatened and endangered wildlife species, elk, and downstream aquatic life. A longstanding partner of the Coconino National Forest, the Arizona Elk Society has played a major role in assisting the national forest with stream, wetland, and riparian restoration projects. The Arizona Elk Society has engaged numerous other partners to contribute more than 10,000 volunteer hours over the past decade.
In October of 2017 Steve Clark, Executive Director of AES did a presentation at the site of the Long Valley project to local Arizona Forest service personnel and USFS representatives from Washington.
Stephen Clark will be in Washington D.C. on June 12th to do a presentation on the project and receive the award at the awards ceremony at the US Department of Agriculture.
The Humane Society of the United States and their Arizona Shell Organization, Arizonans for Wildlife, Admit Major Defeat by a Coalition of Arizona Wildlife Conservationists
March 31, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phoenix- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a scandal laden political organization, waited until a slow news holiday weekend to announce their stunning failure to qualify an antiscience based wildlife management initiative for the upcoming 2018 ballot.
In an excuse laden message to their small group of supporters, Kitty Block, Acting President & CEO of HSUS said, “This difficult decision is the result of a perfect storm of local obstacles and emerging national issues…” What the acting CEO did not explain is how the HSUS is racked with forced departure of their senior leadership for flagrant, sexual harassment misconduct and the approaching decertification of the organization by the Better Business Bureau for their fundraising tactics.
The message sent by the acting CEO is also the first true acknowledgement that the Arizonans for Wildlife is just a front organization to avoid public discussion of the HSUS business model which annually spends less than 1% of their donations to assist local humane shelters. Yet HSUS masquerades as the local Humane Society chapter, routinely misleading donors into believing they assist displaced dogs and cats in our communities.
Forest Service partners with Arizona Elk Society to restore meadow system and protect Phoenix’s drinking water supply
Jan 11, 2018
In May 2017, approximately 150 volunteers sponsored by the Arizona Elk Society (AES) descended on the Mogollon Rim District of the Coconino National Forest to help restore the high elevation meadow at Long Valley Draw.