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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

2nd Annual Heroes Rising Outdoors Poker Run

February 17, 8:30am - Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120, USA - 2nd Annual Heroes Rising Outdoors Poker Run hosted by Superstition Harley Davidson. Benefiting our Arizona Disabled Veterans. Registration only $20 (includes 1 Poker Run Card & 1 Bucket Raffle Ticket). 7:30 AM Breakfast - 8:30 AM Registration/First Card Drawn.

CHA Mentored Javelina Hunting Camp

February 22–25, 2018 - YMCA Chauncey Ranch. - This event is part of the HAHWG (Hunting & Angling Heritage Work Group) here in Arizona and this is the third annual CHA mentored javelina hunting camp. The main purpose of this camp is to assist new or novice javelina hunters to have a good hunting experience but we also have a lot of experienced hunters in camp and even non-hunters just enjoying this great outdoor experience. There will be several other activities available in camp. This camp site sits in hunt unit 19A, but is easy access to units 20a, 20b & 21. There is plenty of room for tents, campers, etc.

ISE Show

March 21–25, 2018 - WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. - Arizona's largest boat, outdoor gear, RV, four-wheeler and travel show returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale! Plus free activity areas, including watersports-event pond, new DockDogs pond and contest, Wilderness Camp, Outdoor Product Showcase, Offroad Test Track, giant bass-demonstration tank...more! Volunteers are needed to man a booth educating the public about all the AES has to offer.

Arizona Game & Fish Outdoor Expo

March 24–25, 2018 - Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 4044 West Black Canyon Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85086 - The largest hands-on outdoor expo in Arizona! The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo dates are set for the next four years, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The Expo is held on the last weekend of March, as it has been for the last 11 years. Admission and parking are free! There are always plenty of hands-on fun for all ages. There are huge family fishing tanks. See all sorts of live wildlife. Learn target archery and try other shooting sports in a safe, supervised, controlled environment on the range. Volunteers are needed to man a booth educating the public about all the AES has to offer.

17th Annual Banquet

April 14, 2018 - Mesa Convention Center, 263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201. - Join us for an entertaining evening of fun, dinner, spirits, and one of the biggest Auctions and Raffles in the Southwest! The Banquet takes many volunteers to pull it together. If possible we would love to have our many volunteers old and new join us on the April 13th, 14th, and 15th, in the setup, Banquet Night and tear down. Our Banquet is a large event and we could use all the help we can get.

AES/NWTF Youth Turkey Camp

April 19-22, 2018 - at Colcord Ridge Campground, In northeastern Unit 23 - South of Hwy 260 on the road to Young, AZ - Juniors-only hunts are open to properly licensed youth ages 10 through the calendar year of their 17th birthday. Participants must have a hunting license and the proper tag for the unit they hunt. Over the counter tags are available at any AG&FD office or AG&FD license dealer. Youth ages 10-13 must have passed a hunter education course. Legal weapon is shotgun, shooting shot.



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 2017.

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