Long Valley Meadow Restoration Project - June 8-9, 2019
150 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!. Come out and joing our award winning volunteer team to help with meadow restoration to help the elk and other wildlife thrive in this area! The project includes: building log fences, dirt dams and erosion control, planting vegetation and new rock structures. You Work... We Feed! That's right we take great care of our volunteers and provide amazing meals throughout the weekend. It's great fun for everyone!
Wapiti Weekend - July 27-28, 2019
Join us for our signature summer kids camp jam packed with fun and outdoor skills activities including archery, kayaking, fishing, wildlife game calling, gold panning, geocaching, and more! This is the perfect Summer Youth Camp for yout 8-16 years old (must be accompanied by an adult). We sell out every year so be sure to sign up early! Sign your kids up and you can sign up to help! We need volunteers for set-up, take-down and to help out with activities.
Cost: $50 Per Youth | Free for Volunteers.
AES Northern Arizona Peaks Chapter 2nd Annual Banquet - July 13, 2019
Join us in the beautiful Flagstaff pines for the Northern Arizona Peaks Chapter 2nd Annual Banquet. If you've been to our annual Statewide banquet, you'll definitely want to come to this 'cool' banquet to be held In Flagstaff. It includes all the great food, games, raffles, fun and more!
AES SIGNATURE ANNUAL ELK CLINIC - August 3, 2019
Our Annual AES Elk Hunting Clinic is the largest one-day comprehensive training in the southwest, on hunting elk taught by Pro Guide Dan Adler from Diamond Outfitters. Dan is on the Outdoor Channel and speaks all over the country. He is ‘best in the west’ when it comes to teaching you how to hunt elk. Young or old… if you are a new or beginning elk hunter or even a seasoned hunter, this is the event for you. Q&A with Dan, Vendors, Maps, Gear and more! THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT EARLY - BE SURE TO SIGN UP EARLY! ONLY 600 SEATS AVAILABLE (Yes all 600 will be filled with a wait list)
Cost: $10 Youth (17 and under) $20 Adult | INCLUDES YOUR LUNCH!
HUNTS FOR HEROES®
Arizona Elk Society’s Hunts for Heroes® program helps disabled Arizona veterans “heal through hunting” while using big game tags donated by generous sportsmen and women. Hunts are staffed by guides/outfitters and volunteers who donate their time and knowledge of Arizona’s outdoors. David Zibbon had the help of High Point Outfitters from Flagstaff to take this beautiful bull elk! Congrats to all involved, and a heartfelt “thank you” to David for his service to our great nation!
Arizona Elk Society Selected for 2017 National Rise To The Future Partnership Award
April 26, 2018
The Arizona Elk Society is proud to be recognized by the United States Forest Service in Washington, D.C. as the winner of this year’s Partnership Award for its cooperation with the Coconino National Forest in the Southwestern Region. Last year, the Arizona Elk Society mobilized 150 volunteers in the first phase of a high elevation meadow restoration project to stabilize streambanks and reduce erosion; maintain the meadow over time; and benefit a number of threatened and endangered wildlife species, elk, and downstream aquatic life. A longstanding partner of the Coconino National Forest, the Arizona Elk Society has played a major role in assisting the national forest with stream, wetland, and riparian restoration projects. The Arizona Elk Society has engaged numerous other partners to contribute more than 10,000 volunteer hours over the past decade.
In October of 2017 Steve Clark, Executive Director of AES did a presentation at the site of the Long Valley project to local Arizona Forest service personnel and USFS representatives from Washington.
Stephen Clark will be in Washington D.C. on June 12th to do a presentation on the project and receive the award at the awards ceremony at the US Department of Agriculture.
The Humane Society of the United States and their Arizona Shell Organization, Arizonans for Wildlife, Admit Major Defeat by a Coalition of Arizona Wildlife Conservationists
March 31, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phoenix- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a scandal laden political organization, waited until a slow news holiday weekend to announce their stunning failure to qualify an antiscience based wildlife management initiative for the upcoming 2018 ballot.
In an excuse laden message to their small group of supporters, Kitty Block, Acting President & CEO of HSUS said, “This difficult decision is the result of a perfect storm of local obstacles and emerging national issues…” What the acting CEO did not explain is how the HSUS is racked with forced departure of their senior leadership for flagrant, sexual harassment misconduct and the approaching decertification of the organization by the Better Business Bureau for their fundraising tactics.
The message sent by the acting CEO is also the first true acknowledgement that the Arizonans for Wildlife is just a front organization to avoid public discussion of the HSUS business model which annually spends less than 1% of their donations to assist local humane shelters. Yet HSUS masquerades as the local Humane Society chapter, routinely misleading donors into believing they assist displaced dogs and cats in our communities.
Forest Service partners with Arizona Elk Society to restore meadow system and protect Phoenix’s drinking water supply
Jan 11, 2018
In May 2017, approximately 150 volunteers sponsored by the Arizona Elk Society (AES) descended on the Mogollon Rim District of the Coconino National Forest to help restore the high elevation meadow at Long Valley Draw.