Monthly Archives: January 2012

Arizona Elk Society 11th Annual Banquet – Saturday March 24th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ  January 17, 2012 – The Arizona Elk Society, Phoenix, Arizona is hard at work gearing up for the 11th Annual Banquet March 24, 2012.

The money raised at the Banquet funds wildlife habitat restoration and improvements across the State of Arizona for the benefit of Elk and other wildlife.

This year the Arizona Elk Society is proud to be auctioning four (4) of the Special Commissioners Big Game Tags.  These include the Commissioners Elk Tag, Commissioners Buffalo Tag, Commissioners Antelope Tag and the Commissioners Turkey Tag.  The season for these tags runs from Aug 15, 2012 to Aug. 14, 2013.  For information on open hunting areas, please see the AZGFD website.  Buying one of these tags is a great opportunity to help Arizona’s Wildlife Management and possibly harvest a great animal.  All the money from the sale of the Commissioners Big Game tags goes to on the ground projects to benefit the species of the tag sold.

Along with the Commissioner Tags, there are some great Big Game Hunts, Loads of Firearms, Trips and auction items rolling in.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Banquet, donating to the AES, looking for information on the Commissioner Tags or needing info about the Banquet and other events please visit our website at  If you are interested in a Corporate Table at the Banquet, please contact Cookie Nicoson at 928-699-9036.

Arizona Game and Fish Commission to hold telephonic meeting TODAY on proposed HB 2072 (sale of big game tags)

Arizona Game and Fish DepartmentThe Arizona Game and Fish Commission will hold a telephonic meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 (TODAY), to be briefed on the status of state and federal legislation, including Arizona HB 2072 (sale of big game tags). The meeting will be hosted at the Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix (1.5 miles west of I-17).

The commission will be briefed on HB 2072 and potential implications of its implementation, if any, to the department.

To view HB 2072, visit or

Members of the commission will attend either in person or by telephone conference call. The commission may vote to take a position or provide direction to the department for coordination, action, or proposed changes to legislation. The public is invited to attend.

The meeting will be webcast at However, those wishing to submit “blue slips” to present oral comment during the meeting must do so either in person at the Phoenix meeting or at any of the six regional Game and Fish offices where the webcast will be streamed (Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa).

For a list of office locations,