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Our Projects let you do your share
with our "hands on" approach as to what AES is all about!

AES has had excellent turnouts for our events. All in attendance enjoy the great meals, well organized projects and camaraderie. We get a lot done and have fun in the process.  For those of you who helped in the past, we hope to see you again and if you have not joined us before, we hope to see you at one or all of our events.

The Arizona Elk Society members take a hands-on approach to AES activities

As we see it, hands-on is the best approach to wildlife and habitat matters here in Arizona. One of our goals is to put the money we raise to work in a manner that squeezes the most out of every dollar. Aside from negotiating for below market prices on the materials required for a project, large sums of money can be saved by doing the field work with volunteers.

Volunteer SignupThe field projects we schedule are important to wildlife and habitat. They also afford us the opportunity to get tomorrows wildlife and habitat stewarts, our youth, involved. Please consider assisting the AES on one or more projects each and every year. You will find yourself working side by side with people with big hearts and a lack of fear for getting some dirt or a couple of callouses on their hands for the sake of wildlife.

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AES/NWTF Youth Turkey Camp - April 18 - 20, 2014

AES/NWTF Youth Turkey Camp*
Camp is at Colcord Ridge Campground
(3 miles South of HWY 260 on the Young Rd. 512 at the top of the rim)

*Hosted by the Arizona Elk Society & Arizona State Chapter of the NWTF

Volunteers needed to help with camp setup, food preparation, cooking and cleanup

  • Units 3C, 4A, 4B and 23
  • food, tips and guidance offered
  • Over-the-counter youth turkey non-permit tag required (available in stores and department offices)
Some of the activities offered are:
  • Talk to AGFD wildlife managers experienced turkey hunters about where to hunt turkey in Units 3C, 4A, 4B, 5A 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
  • Saturday evening campfire entertainment


We will be serving dinner on Friday night, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
Breakfast will be self serve cereal, juice, coffee and snacks.

ALL volunteers welcome, you DO NOT need to be an AES member to help.

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Work Project - Burro Creek/26 Bar Ranch - June 7 & 8, 2014

Arizona Elk Society Work Project - Burro Creek/26 Bar Ranch

This is  a labor intenstive project and we need a lot of volunteers

We will be providing meals Friday night, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

ALL volunteers welcome, you DO NOT need to be an AES member to help.

ALL volunteers on AES projects must wear (Sun or Safety Glasses), long sleeve shirts and long sleeve pants.

Volunteer Signup


Wapiti Weekend - June 13 -15, 2014

Arizona Elk Society Wapiti Weekend - June 13 - 15, 2014

The Arizona Elk Society annually hosts 130 Youths at the Sipe White Mountain Ranch Wildlife Area for a weekend of fun and education. Kids ages 7-16 and their parents are exposed to a multitude of outdoor related events on this fun filled Father’s Day weekend. 

ALL volunteers welcome, you DO NOT need to be an AES member to help.

Volunteer Signup


Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup Outdoor Skills Calendar

If you interested in other events that teach beginners about hunting, shooting, trapping, fishing and wildlife, check out the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup Outdoor Skills calendar below for and upcoming event for the whole family.