The AES “Heroes Rising Outdoors®” mission is to provide Outdoor opportunities to returning Arizona veterans who have been left with a disability while in the service of our nation’s military.

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Arizona Veteran gets a Hunt of a Lifetime through Heroes Rising Outdoors®!

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The Arizona Elk Society recognizes the need to provide opportunity for these veterans so they may once again enjoy hunting in the great outdoors. As an organization with Hunting Heritage as part of our mission we have an excellent opportunity to give back to the military community in a meaningful way.

As avid outdoor men and women we recognize the void in many veterans’ lives when they returned from duty with injuries that have impacted their ability to enjoy their favorite outdoor hunting activities. Our goal is to provide good opportunities for these men and women to get them back into the woods, able to enjoy the Hunting Heritage of Arizona.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department offers a very successful tag transfer program allowing a donated tag to go to a qualified 501c3 organization. The qualifying organization can then offer the tag to either children with life threatening illnesses or a disabled veteran that qualifies. There are numerous organizations working with children and the AES will continue to support these programs as they have in the past. The AES believes there is a need to offer more opportunity to the disabled veterans of Arizona.

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Would you like to participate?

Are you an Arizona Disabled Veteran who would like to hunt? AES is looking for you.
Please download these two documents; complete and send them in.



Hunts for HeroesHEROES RISING OUTDOORS was formed to provide residents of the State of Arizona, who are severely injured service personnel the chance to get out and participate in activities that they may have felt that they would never be able to do again due to their disabilities. We focus solely on putting these wounded Veterans in a beautiful outdoor setting and giving them the opportunity to heal while enjoying the Hunt. Arizona’s great outdoors is some of the best therapy these warriors will find.

If you are interested in providing a hunt tag, please call 623-444-4147 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also send mail to: Arizona Elk Society Heroes Rising Outdoors®, 7773 W. Golden Lane. Peoria, AZ. 85345


If you are interested in donating to this program please use the link below. If you are a business and have products to donate or would like to become a sponsor of the “Heroes Rising Outdoors®” please contact Stephen Clark, Executive Director, Arizona Elk Society. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 602-492-5319.


Heroes Rising OutdoorsAES “Heroes Rising Outdoors®” is for our Nation’s heroes, and we hope that you share in our passion and commitment to do what we can for the men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. 

If you are interested in volunteering please call 623-444-4147 or Volunteer Online. We have many needs from Committee, Camp, Fundraising and logistics that could use your help.


Sponsorship at any level will increase the success and outreach of the Arizona Elk Society Heroes Rising Outdoors® Program. This program has been featured numerous times in outreach materials from the Arizona Game and Fish and social media. The growth of this program will greatly benefit from your sponsorship of funding or equipment donations.