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Arizona Elk Society forms first Chapter in the White Mountains of Arizona

AES White Mountain ChapterShow Low/Pinetop, Arizona Residents in the Pinetop area recently formed the first-ever chapter of the Arizona Elk Society. Known as the Arizona Elk Society White Mountain Chapter, volunteers feel they can significantly contribute to improved populations of elk and other wildlife as well as partner with the communities to provide quality opportunities to get the public involved in conservation for wildlife. Teaching the youth about conservation, outdoors, hunting and fishing will be an important part of what they do in the local communities.

The Arizona Elk Society White Mountain Chapter plans to hold a banquet this summer to raise funds for their habitat mission. The Banquet has been scheduled for June 28, at the Show Low Elks Club in Show Low.

The chapter is led by newly-elected Chairman Jim Warren, who stated the chapter’s primary goal is to raise funds for elk habitat and promote conservation and continuing the Hunting Heritage. Arizona Elk Society empowers local chapters with the responsibility to determine how the money raised by the Chapter goes to Habitat and Youth projects in their area.

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Arizona Elk Society Collaborates with Arizona Game & Fish to Provide Funding to Save Communities in the Wallow Fire Path

Wallow-fireYour Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner’s Special Big Game Tags at Work

Phoenix, AZ October 17, 2011 – The Arizona Elk Society toured many of the areas where forest thinning needed to be done and approved funds through the Arizona Game & Fish’s Habitat Partnership Committee program.  In turn, the Forest Service used the money to provide fuel treatments to successfully reduce fire behavior that allowed firefighters to protect thousands of structures and, in many places, halt the spread of the fire.

According to a recent report by the USDA Forest Service, the fuel treatments on the landscape and Firewise principles applied around homes in Alpine, Springerville and Eagar, Arizona area allowed firefighters to do their job, which resulted in saving homes from the Wallow Fire that raged through 400,000 acres in just sixteen days.

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