How Fuel Treatments Saved Homes from the 2011 Wallow Fire

This is a report on a project partially funded by AES and the results of those efforts.

Arizona Elk Society toured many of these areas before the thinning was done and provided funds through the AZGFD HPC program.

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Want to learn how to hunt small game … free?

 Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2, 2011

 Los Burros Campground

Forest Road224 (Vernon/ McNary Rd)

 The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a free weekend camp on small game hunting in Arizona, sponsored by Arizona Elk Society and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Get experience pursuing and field dressing Abert’s squirrel and learn about other small game hunting opportunities throughout Arizona. Study the secrets of small-game behavior. Learn to choose the right clothing and ammunition. Practice archery shooting at 3-D targets and air-soft rifle range. Experienced hunt mentors will be there to provide hunt instruction.

Meals and snacks provided, courtesy of the Arizona Elk Society and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Small Game Camp Flyer 2011  it has more details,  the application form and map for the Los Burros Campground.   As we write this there are still slots available, but don’t waste too much time…  Enjoy fall in the beautiful Arizona mountains with your kids or grand-kids.

Arizona Elk Society Offers FREE AES membership and Hunt/Fish License to Eagle Scouts or Girl Scout Gold Award Members

The Arizona Elk Society (AES) as part of their support of Arizona’s youth is collaborating with Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) in a special program. The program reimburses recipients of the Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of Scouts of America and Girl Scouts who have achieved the Gold Award for the cost of their Hunt/Fish license and provides them with a FREE one-year AES youth membership. An AES youth membership normally costs $20 and includes a hat, event notification, and quarterly magazine.

In 2010, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting, the Arizona Legislature passed a law that allows AZGFD to offer a reduced fee Class F (Combination Hunt/Fish) Honorary Scout license to Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts who have reached the highest level in their organization. Recipients of the Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of Scouts of America and Girl Scouts who have achieved the Gold Award are eligible for this reduced fee license.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona Game and Fish Department

Those wishing to obtain this license will need to complete the Honorary Scout License application (Form 306, available on the AZGFD website or at an AZGFD office), present the required documentation at any Department office and pay the reduced fee of $5.00.  This license normally costs $20.

This license class is only available at Department offices.  When an eagle scout or gold award recipient goes to a Department office to get this license, he or she will be handed a document that lists the sponsoring sportsmen’s groups.  The document will include the name of the organization, its mission statement, how the organization will sponsor the license, and an email address the scout can use to contact the organization they wish to join.  It will be up to the scout to contact the organization about a sponsorship.

Any scout who has earned the Eagle Scout or Gold award is eligible to buy this license up to and through the calendar year of their 20th birthday.  Therefore, Scouts who earned the Eagle or Gold awards prior to the legislation that authorized this license are also eligible to get this license.  The license comes with full hunting and fishing privileges, including the trout stamp.   A youth must still apply for and/or purchase a big game tag if he or she wishes to use this license for big game hunting.