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
16TH AES ANNUAL BANQUET
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!
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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.
AES Banquet Committee Meeting
March 21, 2017, 6:30PM-7:30PM - K2 Electric Inc., 4038 E. Superior Ave. Phoenix, 85040
2017 ISE Show
March 22-26, 2017 - WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. - The 17th annual International Sportsmen Exposition is at WestWorld of Scottsdale. If you came last year you saw how the show had grown. More fun features for the entire family. New hands-on activities. More boats and RVs of all sizes and styles. And more exhibits, too--gear, guides, destinations and services for pretty much any outdoor enthusiast. For 2017, it's all back--join us!. Volunteers are needed to man a booth educating the public about all the AES has to offer.
Hunts For Heroes Superstition Harley Ride
March 25, 2017, - Superstition Harley Davidson, 2910 Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120
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.
The department relies on valuable data that collars provide in making science-based decisions that determine the most effective wildlife management practices. The stored data can include an animal’s behaviors, movement patterns and frequency, individual and group dynamics, home-range size and more.
The technology is not inexpensive. A collar can range in cost up to several thousands of dollars. When factoring in additional costs of human resources, equipment and capture, the department is making a substantial investment in each collared animal. A portion of the funding comes from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program, a stalwart national funding source for state conservation and recreational opportunities.
It’s also helpful for hunters to report the date and location of their harvest when returning an undamaged collar to any department office statewide. For more information, call (602) 942-3000.