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SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
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ASRPA "100 BIG BANGS FOR FREEDOM" SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

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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.

This is a charity event which benefits “Hunts for Heroes”,
and assists returning disabled Arizona veterans to
once again enjoy hunting and the great outdoors,
despite the impacts from injuries due to their service.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Upcoming Events

Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet

August 19, 2017 - Embassy Suites Scottsdale at 5001 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. - The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation, together with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will induct five individuals into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. Included among the five individuals is Steve Clark, of Glendale, who is a founding member of the Arizona Elk Society and has worked tirelessly for the past 17 years to carry the organization and its mission forward. He also serves on the Arizona Livestock Recovery Board and the Arizona Natural Resources Committee, was recognized as Civilian Conservationist of the Year in 2010 by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and Conservationist of the Year in 2015 by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The Hall of Fame event will include a social hour and silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. The evening will also feature a live auction, exciting raffle prizes, and musical entertainment by the Back Porch Bandits. Individual tickets are $70. A table for 10 is $700. A table of 10 and a full-page ad in the full-color banquet brochure is $1,200.

ASRPA "100 Big Bangs for Freedom" Sporting Clays Tournament

September 9, 2017 - Ben Avery Clay Target Center, 5060 W. Skeet St., Phoenix, AZ 85083. - 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 “Hunts for Heroes”, and assists returning disabled Arizona veterans to once again enjoy hunting and the great outdoors, despite the impacts from injuries due to their service.

Junior Elk Hunt Camp

October 12-15, 2017 - St Joseph's Youth Camp, 4860 Mormon Lake Rd, Mormon Lake, AZ 86038. - Presented by the Arizona Elk Society and sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Arizona Elk Society hunting camps with mentors are a great place to get young hunters introduced to hunting. They learn all about hunting from seasoned hunters and our mentors take the kids out with their guardians to give the first hand lessons that will help them become successful hunters and instill ethics and much more.

Wild in the City

November 4, 2017, 8:30am - 4:00pm - Ben Avery Indoor Range, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85086. - Wild in the City is for all youths 6-16, including scouts and troops to teach some of the outdoor skills and help them earn badges for things they might not have a chance to otherwise earn. Wild in the City is a daylong event. Registration starts at 8:30 am at Ben Avery Indoor Range, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona 85086. Activities begin at 9am and end at 4pm with a break for Lunch.

#GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017 - Support the Arizona Elk Society by making a donation to our cause on #GivingTuesday, and help AES on our mission to benefit elk and other wildlife through habitat conservation and restoration, and to preserve our hunting heritage for present and future generations.

Arizona Gives Day

November 28, 2017 - Arizona - Support the Arizona Elk Society by making a donation to our cause on Arizona Gives Day, and help AES on our mission to benefit elk and other wildlife through habitat conservation and restoration, and to preserve our hunting heritage for present and future generations.

 

HUNTS FOR HEROES

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.

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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.


LATEST NEWS

Ty Gray named director of Arizona Game and Fish Department

Gray began his career with the department as a research biologist in 1993 and worked his way up through the ranks. He has a unique familiarity and perspective on department issues and operations, having also served as urban fishing program specialist, a regional fish program specialist, human dimensions coordinator, field operations coordinator, fisheries branch chief, education branch chief, assistant director (Information/Education/Recreation Division), and deputy director, a position he has held since March 2013.

“This is truly a great honor,” said Gray. “The Arizona Game and Fish Department is recognized as one of the world’s leading wildlife management agencies, and I look forward to continuing our tradition of innovation and dedication to meet the conservation challenges and opportunities of the future.”

Gray will lead an agency that employs more than 600 people and is funded at more than $120 million per year, primarily from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, a federal excise tax on hunting and fishing gear, and several other sources such as the Heritage Fund (lottery proceeds), Wildlife Conservation Fund (tribal gaming revenue), watercraft licensing, OHV decals, and state wildlife grants. The agency does not receive Arizona general fund tax dollars.

“I have the utmost confidence in Ty and his ability to lead the agency into the future,” said outgoing Director Voyles. “I commend the commission for the fair and thorough process they used in interviewing, vetting, and making the challenging decision of selecting a new director from among four candidates of the highest caliber, each of whom has been a tremendous asset to this agency and to the people of Arizona.”

“I congratulate Ty on being selected director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We look forward to working closely with Director Gray to ensure the health, abundance and variety of Arizona’s wildlife.”

Gray holds a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Resource Management from the University of Nebraska.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department director is appointed by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, a five-member citizen board that sets policy and has broad oversight of the department. The director serves as the department’s chief administrative officer and is responsible for the general supervision and control of all activities, functions and employees of the department. .