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 - email@example.com - 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
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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.
May 6-7, 2017 - Long Valley - near Clints Wells. - This project is only for certified sawyers.
Long Valley Meadow Work Weekend
May 19-21, 2017 - Long Valley - near Clints Wells. - This allotment had many issues that made many parts of it challenging to the family that had worked it for years grazing cattle. Many threatened and endanger wildlife species live in the area and with the restrictions to grazing, it wasn’t economically feasible to graze cattle. The AES signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forest Service to work towards improving and restoring the natural elements of the habitat for the wildlife and our future generations.
HUNTS FOR HEROES
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.
The Arizona Elk Society, in 2013, worked with the USFS to certify 14 Wildland Chain Saw operators, Sawyers, to work with AZGFD and the USFS to restore wildlife habitat throughout Elk range in Arizona. Each year since we have had some new volunteers get certified, as we grow so does the work that we can be doing for elk and wildlife. We restore grasslands, riparian meadows, and much more by removing invading pine and juniper trees.
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: https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/pointguard.
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 www.azgfd.gov 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.