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16th Annual Banquet
April 8, 2017 - Mesa Convention Center





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AES Northern Arizona Peaks Chapter


Started in the winter of 2017 the new AES Northern Arizona Peaks Chapter has formed to serve communities in northern Arizona. Since our inception Northern Arizona has been one of the focal points of our habitat funding, volunteer projects, and the Water for Wildlife program. Hundreds of thousands of acres has been restored and hundreds of water catchments have been rebuilt and maintained.

If you are interested in helping out on the Chapter Committee, volunteer or donor please contact: Jimmy Mehen - - 928-699-7199

Next Committee meeting: Feb. 24, 5:00PM, at Sportsman's Warehouse

Those interested in attending the Committee Meeting please RSVP to Jimmy Mehen - 928-699-7199

April 8, 2017

The weekend of 7, 8, and 9 is the Arizona Elk Society 16th Annual Banquet. Join us for a night of fun helping Arizona's Elk and other wildlife while having a great time, a delicious dinner, cash bar, raffles, auctions, as well as surprises for all!

Check Out Our Newest Video!

What Does The AES Do?

Every year sportsmen and women want to know what the Arizona Elk Society is doing here in AZ. Here is the answer: please watch this video and get involved. Without the support of our volunteers, we could not run the successful program we do.

Upcoming Events

AES Board Meeting

February 15, 2017, 6:00PM-9:00PM - K2 Electric Inc. 4038 E. Superior Ave. Phoenix, 85040

Wild in the City

February 18, 2017, 8:30AM-4:00PM - Nina Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 131 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040. - Wild in the City is for all youths 6-16, including scouts and troops to teach some of the outdoor skills and help them earn badges for things they might not have a chance to otherwise earn. Wild in the City is a daylong event. Registration starts at 8:30 am at Nina Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 131 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040. Activities begin at 9am and end at 4pm with a break for Lunch.



Arizona Elk Society started a new program "Hunts for Heroes" to help disabled veterans here in Arizona heal through hunting. Our first hunt is in the books. Kevin Widner was our first hunter and harvested a great antelope in Northern AZ. Program Director Dave Holbrook set up the hunt with our great friends at High Point Outfitters from Flagstaff. John from HPO and his guides did a great job.

Thank You to all that had a hand in this hunt and
Thank You to Kevin for his service to the United States.


From our Water for Wildlife Program, Habitat Partners of Arizona Program and our Youth Outdoor Skills Programs, check out what Arizona Elk Society has accomplished in 2016.


Reminder: Feb. 14 is deadline to apply for 2017 pronghorn, elk hunts

For those who were planning to mail paper applications, consider hand-delivering them to any of the seven statewide department offices to ensure they are received by the deadline. For those who need assistance with filling out an application, staff will be available until 5 p.m. at all department offices.

In addition, application assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, by contacting the department at (602) 942-3000. On deadline day (Tuesday, Feb. 14), from 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., online application assistance only will be available by calling the department at (623) 236-7424.

In a major change from last year, online applicants must keep their credit card payment information current. If payment is declined at the time of the draw, the application will not be drawn. The department no longer will attempt to reach applicants by telephone to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit cards have failed.

This also marks the first time pronghorn and elk hunters will be able to purchase PointGuard as part of their online application. An innovative new program, PointGuard provides hunters with peace of mind in knowing they can surrender their hunt permit-tag for any reason without losing their coveted bonus points. Information:

In the meantime, the department is encouraging all applicants to sign up for a free AZGFD Customer Portal account. The portal allows customers to create a secure account where they can manage and view their contact information, as well as their license and draw results information and bonus points, in their personal “My AZ Outdoors” section. A portal account also provides convenient access to the online license purchase and draw application systems.

It’s easy to create an account. Just click on the “Sign in to Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page and then select the “Create an Account” option, filling in the requested information. A portal account is mobile-friendly, so customers can view their information on their smartphones.

For more information, call (602) 942-3000.