The 2010 banquet started out a little slow but after gaining momentum the fantastic Arizona Elk Society Banquet Committee did a great job. Many thanks go out to the Banquet attendees, volunteers and the staff of the Mesa Convention Center. Without your support it would be very difficult to hold a successful banquet.
Banquet Highlights included the auctioning of the Arizona Commissioners Elk, Buffalo and Antelope tags. All together these tags raised $146,000 for wildlife and their habitat here in Arizona. All the money raised by a specific tag is used for the betterment of that species.
The AES again had one of the great trained mules from Ronnie McKay of the Mule Barn Farm of Yuma. The mule was paraded around the Banquet Hall to the amusement of all the banquet goers. We had some new items this year and great hunts.
This year we had over 625 attendees and raised $275,000 for wildlife that will stay in Arizona. 2011 is the 10th Anniversary of the Arizona Elk Society and the banquet committee is already working to make it the best Banquet yet. If you have some time and would like to help out on the Banquet Committee or other committees of the AES please let us know. You can get all the info for contacts and sign up for the email newsletter on the website.