Youth Turkey Camp
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AES/NWTF Youth Turkey Camp


 April 21-23, 2023


This mentored junior hunting camp along with the others that cater to new youth hunters, are a great way to get your kids introduced to hunting. Being in a safe, mentored camp with other kids, lets the young hunters talk and rub shoulders with other young hunters away from TVs, cell phones, computers and iPods. They learn not only to hunt in a safe environment but also the importance of wildlife conservation, ethics, volunteering and respect for the wildlife and outdoors. Conservation of Arizona’s wildlife depends on the young hunters getting involved!


Based at Colcord Ridge Campground
The camp serves Units 23, 3C & 4A&B
Event Flier and Details Below

• To hunt in Unit 23 hunters need a valid youth turkey tag,
for the other units we hunt you will need an over the counter turkey tag.

Presented by the Arizona Elk Society and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Sponsors include:  AZGFD, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, Sportsman’s Warehouse and more.

Small Front Turkey   Small Back Turkey

Answer the Call! The Arizona Elk Society and National Wild Turkey Federation need volunteers to make this event successfull.
We need volunteers to load trailers, haul trailers, help set up camp, assist at camp, cook, tear down camp.
Click on the Volunteer link below!

If you are interested in being a Mentor please contact   Rich Williams:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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Colcord Ridge Campground Directions

Take State Route 260 east from the Town of Payson. At milepost 284.6 turn south onto the Young Road

(Forest Road 512, also called the Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Drive).

Colcord Ridge Campground is located approximately 3 miles south of Hwy. 260


David & Jerod Van Buren

For more information call Rich Williams at 623-881-6815 or email Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth tags are available over the counter 
(tags for some of these units are issued by application)
Youths 10-13 MUST HAVE Hunter Education 
ALL youths 14-17 ARE ENCOURAGED to have hunter education



Parker with his proud dad

Some of the activities offered are:

  • Talk to AGFD wildlife managers experienced turkey hunters about
    where to hunt turkey in Units 3C, 4A, 4B, and 23
  • Hunting and Calling seminars Friday and Saturday
  • Cool calls and giveaways to youth hunters, while supplies last
  • Free lunch and dinner Fri. & Sat., lunch Sun., snacks and drinks
  • Daily activities for family members