JUNIOR ELK HUNT CAMP

October 6-9, 2016

Presented by the Arizona Elk Society and sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Arizona Elk Society hunting camps with mentors are a great place to get young hunters introduced to hunting. They learn all about hunting from seasoned hunters and our mentors take the kids out with their guardians to give the first hand lessons that will help them become successful hunters and instill ethics and much more.

Unit 6A Junior Elk Camp
Happy Jack Lodge 
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AES uses the Ramada just past the lodge and restaurant, next to the baseball field

Presented by the Arizona Elk Society and sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department 

The AES will provide hamburgers and hot dogs on Thursday evening to youth hunters and their parents.  Hunters and their family are welcome to stop by at noon each day for lunch and refreshments.  We will be in camp available throughout the weekend, bring your maps, you can ask for help locating elk, or retrieving downed elk.  There will be an archery range setup for the kids to learn about bow hunting and practice shooting the bows.

The AES will be holding a seminar for youth hunters and their parents on Thursday evening at the Ramada at 6-6:30pm after the meals.

THURSDAY  - DINNER WILL BE SERVED STARTING AT 5pm

Representatives from the AZG&F as well as the Coconino Forest Service will be on hand.  Arizona Game & Fish officers will give a presentation on hunting safety.  A representative from Four Peaks Processing will also give a short seminar on meat care and preparation.  Local guides will talk about locating elk and answer questions.  The Arizona Elk Society with sponsorship from Arizona Game & Fish, 4 Peaks Processing, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods, Cabela’s and Primos will have door prizes and give-a-ways for the youth hunters participating in the seminars.

Seminars provided cover:

  • Safety while in the field hunting.  Wearing of orange is recommended
  • ATV or OHV rules and regulations and safety issues
  • Information from the AZG&F and USFS about hunting rules and regulations  
  • Proper meat care, gutting and skinning techniques
  • Locating elk in the field, proper use of elk calls