AES Annual Meeting - August 21, 2019
Join us for our annual meeting at Cabela's, 9380 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Refreshments will be available.
State of Officers for 2019-2020 to be voted on at the Annual Meeting include:
Extension of terms for:
- Tice Supplee
- Chris Lutzel
- Peter Schwan
Running for Open Board position:
- Wayne Bouton
ASRPA "100 BIG BANGS FOR FREEDOM" SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT - September 7, 2019
In remembrance of Patriot Day, the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association’s Shotgun Division hosts a National Sporting Clays Association registered sporting clays tournament annually. Help us honor those lost and injured on September 11th, as we celebrate our freedom from terrorists. This is a charity event which benefits “Heroes Rising Outdoors”, and assists returning disabled Arizona veterans to once again enjoy hunting and the great outdoors, despite the impacts from injuries due to their service.
Cost: $75 Adult Includes Lunch
AES AZGFD ELK WORKSHOP SIPE WHITE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE AREA - October 5, 2019
PINETOP, Ariz — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is again partnering with the Arizona Elk Society White Mountain Chapter (AES) to offer an elk natural history and viewing workshop on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area near Eagar. Workshop presentations will begin at 11 a.m. After the presentations, an early dinner will be served by the AES. Maps will be provided to nearby areas with likely elk viewing opportunities. Sipe Wildlife Area has several hiking trails where you might see elk or other wildlife. Late September to early October is the best time of year to view elk because it is breeding season. The bulls will bugle as they battle to gather cow elk into harems and it is truly an awesome time of year to experience this unique wildlife event. The workshop will be limited to 150 participants. A $20/person dinner ticket is required for each reservation. The dinner is a fundraiser for the AES, whose mission is to enhance the quality of wildlife habitat as well as teaching our next generation the importance of being responsible stewards of our national heritage our great outdoors. Dinner will include a hamburger, side and dessert. Children must be 12 years old to participate.
AES WILD IN THE CITY FALL 2019 - November 10, 2019
Wild in the City is our our Outdoor Skills Day Camp for Youth 5-16. This program was launched in 2010 at the request of the Arizona Girls Scouts Council. AES provides these Day Camps 2-3 times every year for youth, scouts and troops to attend from all over Arizona. This is a great event for scouts and troops for 'Learn and Earn' outdoor skill badges.Wild In The City is a one day program teaching youngsters about the outdoors and other skills including: archery, wildlife identification, track making, owl pellet dissection, wildlife calling and much more. .
Cost: $15 Kid Includes Lunch
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.