Typically held the latter part of April
(For 2015 it is April 16 - 19)

This hunting camp along with the others that cater to new youth hunters, are a great way to get your kids introduced to hunting. Being in a safe, mentored camp with other kids, lets the young hunters talk and rub shoulders with other young hunters away from tvs, cell phones, computers and iPods. They get back to nature and learn respect for the outdoors. Conservation of Arizona’s wildlife depends on the young hunters getting involved!

Based at Colcord Ridge Campground
The camp serves Units 23, 3C & 4A&B

Directions to Colcord Ridge Campground
Take State Route 260 east from the Town of Payson. At milepost
284.6 turn south onto the Young Road (Forest Road 512, also
called the Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Drive). Colcord Ridge
Campground is located approximately 3 miles south of Hwy. 260 .

Arizona Elk Society, AZG&F, NWTF, Cabela's, Phoenix Varmint Callers and NSSF sponsor this event

Registrations are CLOSED at this time

For more inofrmation call Rich Williams at 623-881-6815 or email Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth tags are available over the counter
(tags for some of these units are issued by application)
Youths 10-13 MUST HAVE Hunter Education
ALL youths 14-17 ARE ENCOURAGED to have hunter education

Some of the activities offered are:

  • Talk to AGFD wildlife managers experienced turkey hunters about where to hunt turkey in Units 3C, 4A, 4B, and 23
  • Hunting and Calling seminars Friday and Saturday
  • Cool calls and giveaways to youth hunters, while supplies last
  • Free lunch and dinner Fri. & Sat., lunch Sun., snacks and drinks
  • Daily activities for family members
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