Our Projects let you do your share with our "hands on" approach as to what AES is all about! AES has had excellent turnouts for our events. All in attendance enjoy the great meals, well organized projects and camaraderie. We get a lot done and have fun in the process. For those of you who helped in the past, we hope to see you again and if you have not joined us before, we hope to see you at one or all of our events.
The Arizona Elk Society members take a hands-on approach to AES activities
As we see it, hands-on is the best approach to wildlife and habitat matters here in Arizona. One of our goals is to put the money we raise to work in a manner that squeezes the most out of every dollar. Aside from negotiating for below market prices on the materials required for a project, large sums of money can be saved by doing the field work with volunteers.
The field projects we schedule are important to wildlife and habitat. They also afford us the opportunity to get tomorrows wildlife and habitat stewards, our youth, involved. Please consider assisting the AES on one or more projects each and every year. You will find yourself working side by side with people with big hearts and a lack of fear for getting some dirt or a couple of callouses on their hands for the sake of wildlife.
Signups for volunteers for upcoming camps and committees are needed to make sure you are on the list and that we have enough food and supplies for our events.
For the events listed below we are in need of:
- Camp Cooks and Kitchen help
- Mentors to take kids Hunting
- Info and Registration Booth Volunteers,
- General Volunteers for Camps and Work Projects
- Camp Setup and Teardown Help
- Team Leaders for Events and Projects
Water For Wildlife
The best place for current updates is the AES Water for Wildlife Facebook page. AES works with agencies/landowners to improve water availability during times of drought to ensure that elk and other wildlife have access to reliable water.
Hunts For Heroes®
The best place for current updates is the AES Hunts for Heroes® Facebook page.The Arizona Elk Society recognizes the need to provide opportunity for these veterans so they may once again enjoy hunting in the great outdoors.
Long Valley Meadow Project Phase II
June 15-17, 2018
The volunteers will remove trees, lopping the limbs and stacking them so they can be burned. In the riparian creek channels we will be working to restore the functionality of the channel. In other areas we will be maintaining aspen enclosure fences & removing old barbed wire fences.
IDA Grasslands/Slate Lakes Project
July 13-15, 2018
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. This is a labor intensive project and we need a lot of volunteers.
July 28-29, 2018
Camp Raymond, 7709 S. Boy Scout Camp Road, Parks, AZ 86019. Wapiti Weekend is a two-day educational camp for children and teens ages 8-16. Youth camp volunteers help provide a fun, safe experience for participants as they learn about hunting and wildlife conservation.
AES Calendar & Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup Outdoor Skills Calendar
If you interested in other events that teach beginners about hunting, shooting, trapping, fishing and wildlife, check out the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup Outdoor Skills calendar below for and upcoming event for the whole family.