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Check Out What The AES Does?

Every year sportsmen and women want to know what the Arizona Elk Society is doing here in AZ. Here is the answer: please watch this video and get involved. Without the support of our volunteers, we could not run the successful program we do.


Check Out Our Two Newest Chapters

In the winter of 2017, the Northern Arizona Peaks Chapter was formed to serve communities in northern Arizona. Since inception, the Northern Arizona has been one of the focal points of our habitat funding, volunteer projects, and the Water for Wildlife program.

Residents in the Pinetop area have 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.

Upcoming Events

White Mountain Chapter Banquet

June 24, 2017 - Show Low Elks Club. - The White Mountain Chapter of the Arizona Elk Society invites you to attend their Fourth Annual Fundraising Banquet to be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Show Low Elks Club, 805 E Whipple, Show Low, AZ. Doors open at 5:00 PM * Dinner at 6:30 PM. Early Registration Special: Buy your tickets before June 10, 2017 and be eligible for a special “Early Bird” prize!!! You’ll also receive a complimentary $20 raffle ticket for being an “Early Bird”. Register Today! Don’t Delay – Seating is Limited!!!.

AZ Get Outdoors Expo (Flagstaff)

June 24-25, 2017 - Fort Tuthill County Park. - AES is in search of volunteers to help work the information booth at the new Arizona Get Outdoors Expo in Flagstaff on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. It will be held at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park. AZGO Expo offers a one-stop exploration of the great outdoors for the whole family! With exhibitors & vendors from across the outdoor industry, hands on activities, and more! Come join in the fun of sharing what the Arizona Elk Society is all about.

IDA Grasslands/Slate Lakes Work Weekend

July 14-16, 2017 - Kaibab National Forest. - Historic overgrazing and fire exclusion have allowed junipers & pines to encroach upon hundreds of thousands of acres of historically open lands on the Kaibab National Forest. IDA Grasslands serve as a habitat for elk, mule deer, wild turkey, and pronghorn antelope. This is a labor intensive project and we need a lot of volunteers.

AZ Get Outdoors Expo (Scottsdale)

July 15-16, 2017 - WestWorld of Scottsdale. - Arizona Game & Fish, KTAR, Arizona Sports, ESPN Phoenix, The Arizona Republic, & present the Arizona Get Outdoors Expo at Westworld of Scottsdale. Fun & adventure for the whole family in more than 200,000 square feet! Volunteers are needed to man a booth educating the public about all the AES has to offer.

Annual Elk Hunting Clinic

July 22, 2017 - El Zaribah Shrine. - This will be an is an all day clinic teaching the many aspects of becoming successful at hunting elk in Arizona. There are Speakers from all over the West, Arizona Elk Hunting Outfitters and many more.

Wapiti Weekend

July 29-30, 2017 - St. Josephs Youth Camp, Mormon Lake, Arizona., 4860 Mormon Lake Rd, Mormon Lake, AZ 86038. - Wapiti Weekend is probably the youth event we are most known for. This event is an annual event and parents almost fight to get their children into this event each year. Registration this year will be an ONLINE PROCESS.



Arizona Elk Society started a new program "Hunts for Heroes" to help disabled veterans here in Arizona heal through hunting. Our first hunt is in the books. Kevin Widner was our first hunter and harvested a great antelope in Northern AZ. Program Director Dave Holbrook set up the hunt with our great friends at High Point Outfitters from Flagstaff. John from HPO and his guides did a great job.

Thank You to all that had a hand in this hunt and
Thank You to Kevin for his service to the United States.


From our Water for Wildlife Program, Habitat Partners of Arizona Program and our Youth Outdoor Skills Programs, check out what Arizona Elk Society has accomplished in 2016.


Reminder: Feb. 14 is deadline to apply for 2017 pronghorn, elk hunts

For those who were planning to mail paper applications, consider hand-delivering them to any of the seven statewide department offices to ensure they are received by the deadline. For those who need assistance with filling out an application, staff will be available until 5 p.m. at all department offices.

In addition, application assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, by contacting the department at (602) 942-3000. On deadline day (Tuesday, Feb. 14), from 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., online application assistance only will be available by calling the department at (623) 236-7424.

In a major change from last year, online applicants must keep their credit card payment information current. If payment is declined at the time of the draw, the application will not be drawn. The department no longer will attempt to reach applicants by telephone to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit cards have failed.

This also marks the first time pronghorn and elk hunters will be able to purchase PointGuard as part of their online application. An innovative new program, PointGuard provides hunters with peace of mind in knowing they can surrender their hunt permit-tag for any reason without losing their coveted bonus points. Information:

In the meantime, the department is encouraging all applicants to sign up for a free AZGFD Customer Portal account. The portal allows customers to create a secure account where they can manage and view their contact information, as well as their license and draw results information and bonus points, in their personal “My AZ Outdoors” section. A portal account also provides convenient access to the online license purchase and draw application systems.

It’s easy to create an account. Just click on the “Sign in to Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page and then select the “Create an Account” option, filling in the requested information. A portal account is mobile-friendly, so customers can view their information on their smartphones.

For more information, call (602) 942-3000.