2018 ANNUAL ELK VIEWING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Arizona Elk Society White Mountain Chapter (AES) to offer an elk natural history and viewing workshop on
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area near Eagar.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 From 11am - 6pm
11am Workshop Presentations | Early Dinner | Elk Viewing Field Trip
(Volunteers needed for Set-up/Tear down.)
The workshop will be limited to 100 participants.
A $20/person dinner ticket (payable to Arizona Elk Society by check only)
is required for each reservation. Children must be 12 years old to participate.
The dinner is a fundraiser for the AES.
Workshop presentations will be begin at 11am. After the presentations, an early dinner will be served by the AES. Dinner will be followed by a field trip opportunity to view elk nearby. Various field trip opportunities will be available, including some that will require driving and hikes/walks with various degrees of difficulty.
Workshop topics will include:
- Elk Natural History
- Elk Management in Arizona
- History of Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area
- Reintroduction and Management of Mexican Wolves in Arizona
- Elk calling
- Wildlife Photography by AZGFD photographer George Andrejko
- How to Get Started Hunting
Directions to Sipe: Take Highway 191 south to Eagar towards Alpine; you’ll see the turnoff signs just two miles outside of Eagar. Follow the graded dirt road, suitable for passenger cars, about five miles to the property.
Please wear long pants and hiking/comfortable shoes. Participants might be walking distances of a ¼ mile or more in low light conditions. Be prepared for a cool night and possible rain; layering would be best. Also, try to wear dark or camo clothing. White or bright clothes will alert wildlife when we are near. You will also want to bring a headlamp or flashlight, binoculars or spotting scope if you have one, a camera and water. A limited numbers of spotting scopes and binoculars will be provided.