WAPITI WEEKEND - Canceled
Dear Wapiti Campers,
After carefully watching global and local developments unfold around the Covid-19 crisis, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Wapiti Weekend 2020.
With our state fighting valiantly to suppress the spread of the virus and the Governors recommendations to stay at home, we cannot in good conscience put any campers, family members, volunteers or staff members at risk. The well-being of our campers, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us, so remaining at home and avoiding unnecessary travel is the most prudent choice at this time.
As a nonprofit organization in one of the hardest hit industries during this crisis, we stand united in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. We remain dedicated to being an inspiration and support for families that want to explore the great outdoors. For now, we just have to do it in spirit, and that spirit may need to evolve to reflect a new reality for the coming years. We remain hopeful that we can build great memories together again soon.
Thank you all for your understanding, compassion and continued support during this difficult time. We wish you and your family health and happiness today and always. Wherever you are, please stay safe.
Note: That refunds are being issued and should be reflected within 5 business days.
HEROES RISING OUTDOORS®
Arizona Elk Society’s Heroes Rising Outdoors® 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.
Display the Arizona Sportsmen Wildlife Conservation License Plate, and help Arizona's Wildlife by supporting the Wildlife Habitat Grant Funds for habitat restoration and Youth Education Programs.