IMPORTANT UPDATE: ROAD CLOSURE O’HACO WORK PROJECT THIS WEEKEND WE COULD STILL USE A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS.
Please note the Forest Service Road #300 north from Woods Canyon lake may still be closed This Friday April 13 due to a lingering snow drift. It is actually scheduled to be open on Friday AM, but please call Black Mesa Ranger Station before heading that way on Friday Morning at 928-535-7300. In fact please call The ranger district regardless to make sure you are comfortable with the route you are going to take.
There are 2 alternative Routes:
#1) From just west of Heber take Forest Road 504 north all the way (23-24 miles) to paved Highway 99 also known as Forest Road 34. Go left (south) on FS #34 (Hwy. 99) for 4 to 5 miles to the north edge of the Sitgreaves National Forest Boundary and take a right (west) on Forest Road #23. And continue west then north on FS #23 (3 miles) to FS #63 as noted on the original directions. There will be signs starting at Forest Road #23 on Friday Afternoon 4/13. This is the shortest route but you will have 23-24 miles of dirt road along the way similar to the original route.
#2) Take Highway 87 north out of Strawberry all the way to almost Winslow and turn right on Highway 99 (South) 25+- miles south to the north boundary of the Sitgreaves National Forest. Then take an immediate right (west) on Forest Road #23. Head west on road #23 and follow the signs and directions given above. This route is farther but is mostly paved and may be better suited for large RV’s rigs.
Sorry about any added travel time but we want to make sure you get there safe and sound. Please check the website for any added comments before you head out. Thanks, Steve Clark, 602-885-0835.
We will be arriving at camp on Fri. early afternoon to set up. See you there!
AES/NWTF TURKEY CAMP NEEDS SOME MENTORS
This email is a plea for help with our juniors camp that is in 10 days. Last year we had 25 volunteers in camp to work with the youth hunters. As of this evening we have 9 volunteers that have committed to help at camp. Not all of those volunteers will be in camp all three days. We have 64 kids registered as I write this. These events are the future of our hunting heritage. We need help to make this a successful event and keep these kids interested in hunting and angling. Please consider lending a hand with this great event. Contact me right away.
Thanks,Rich Williams, NWTF. 602-881-6815
HELP WANTED for Work Projects and Youth Camps
WE COULD REALLY USE SOME HELP ON THESE PROJECTS!
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK THEM OUT AND VOLUNTEER.
Starting in April the Arizona Elk Society has scheduled many Work Projects and Youth Events. Please take a minute to go to our website www.arizonaelksociety.org and look at the list of Projects and Events by clicking on the Get Involved tab. If you want to have a great time, meet some good people and give back to the wildlife habitat or introduce kids to hunting and the outdoors we could use your help.At the Work Projects we usually set up camp on Thursday afternoon and Friday mornings and tear down at noon on Sunday. All meals and refreshments are taken care of by the Arizona Elk Society so you don’t need to bring food or cooking equipment. This is to make it easy for you to come out and help. We work from 8am – 4pm on Saturday and 8am – noon on Sunday. This gives everyone time to pack up and get home at a reasonable hour.
Please check our Projects out and sign up online. By RSVPing online it lets us plan better for food and drinks. Families are welcome but doe to the nature of some of the work kids will need to be supervised by their guardians.
LIST OF PROJECT AND EVENTS (Including some new ones)