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Scouting for Wildlife

Opportunities for Scouts, Scouters, and Scout Units with the Arizona Game and Fish Department

 

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Learning Opportunities

 

 

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Every Monday Evening Cabela's KIDS KAMP Come join Cabela's every Monday Night from 7:00pm-7:45pm for KIDS KAMP. Learn more about the outdoors in our mini seminars ranging from fly fishing to firearms safety.  For more information visit www.cabelas.com or call 623-872-6761. Cabela's is at 9380 West Glendale Ave in Glendale. 9-13
Every Saturday Scout Badge Workshops at Cabela's Work on scout badges or just learn more about the outdoors. 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 11 AM til Noon. For more information visit www.cabelas.com or call 623-872-6761. 9-15
May 2011 San Pedro Spring Fest Bird walks, interpretive river walks, presentations, hummingbird banding, and more are offered free to the public. The festival is centered in Sierra Vista, Arizona. For more information visit www.sanpedroriver.org. All Ages
May 2011 Festival of the hummingbirds Located in Tucson Arizona. For more information visit www.festivalofhummingbirds.org. All Ages
May 2011 Ironwood Festival Sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society. For more information visit www.tucsonaudubon.org/masoncenter/ironwood. All Ages
June 4, 2011   10AM-3PM Outdoor Festival at Mormon Lake Lodge The Arizona Game and Fish Department Flagstaff Office is planning a day of outdoor activities for the whole family at Mormon Lake Pond. A free fishing activity will be included. The day will be filled with all kinds of activities including a fishing clinic, archery, and more. There will be information booths and exhibitors, including opportunities to see wildlife from the Department's Adobe Mountain Center up-close and personal. The festival is free. Mormon Lake Lodge is 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff off Lake Mary Road. You can call 928-774-5045 for more details. All Ages
June 11, 2011     8AM-Noon Fishing Clinic at Goldwater Lake Celebrate "Free Fishing Day" with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. It's a day of free fishing for the whole family. Arizona Game and Fish Department staff and Fishing Education instructors will be on hand to assist anglers. Bait will be provided and loaner rods will be available. For more information please call the Kingman Office of The Arizona Game and Fish 928-692-7700. All Ages
June thru September Urban bat watching workshops This one night workshop offers an opportunity to learn more about one of Phoenix’s largest urban bat roosts and the bats that live there. Free to the public. Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Mesa regional office at (480) 981-9400. All Ages
July 21, 2011    8:30 am   til 4 pm Crayfish Educator Workshop The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Maricopa County Parks will host a free professional development opportunity for educators. Come learn about crayfish and the risks that they can pose to Arizonas waterways, and leave with great lesson plans and classroom activities. The Workshop is at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant. Registration is required. To register, visit www.azgfd.gov/focuswild and click on workshops. Adults
July 2011 High Country Hummers See hummingbird capture and banding research in action, see live wildlife and a raptor exhibit, and learn about hummingbird natural history. This event is free to the public. For more information contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Pinetop Regional Office at (928)367-4281. All ages
July 29-30, 2011 Big Horn Sheep Workshop Presentations provided by biologists, followed by a boat trip to observe bighorn sheep in their natural habitat along the river. Free to the public, although reservations are required. This workshop is facilitated through the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Kingman Regional Office. Space is limited to 49 participants. Do download an application, visit www.azgfd.gov/bighornworkshop. For more information, contact the Regional Office at (928)692-7700 ext 2301 or e-mail Zen Mocarski at zmocarski@azgfd.gov 14+
Aug 5-6, 2011 Big Horn Sheep Workshop Presentations provided by biologists, followed by a boat trip to observe bighorn sheep in their natural habitat along the river. Free to the public, although reservations are required. This workshop is facilitated through the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Kingman Regional Office. Space is limited to 49 participants. Do download an application, visit www.azgfd.gov/bighornworkshop. For more information, contact the Regional Office at (928)692-7700 ext 2301 or e-mail Zen Mocarski at zmocarski@azgfd.gov 14+
August 2011 Bison Natural History Workshop A presentation on one of Arizona's less-known wildlife species, followed by an optional field trip to observe bison at a local wildlife area. Free to the public, although reservations are required. This workshop is facilitated through the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Flagstaff Regional Office. For more information, contact the Regional Office at (928)774-5045. All ages
September 2011 Wildlife Viewing Basics Learn how to have a successful wildlife viewing experience by getting started with elk during their breeding season. Free to the public, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area. For more information contact the Pinetop Regional Office at (928)367-4218. 10+
September 2011 Elk Workshop Come and learn more about Arizona's largest wildlife species. Free to the Public. This workshop is hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Flagstaff Regional Office. For more information, contact the Regional Office at (928)774-5045. 10+
October 2011 Woodland Wildlife Festival Free to the public, in the Pinetop / Lakeside area. For more information, visit www.pinetoplakeshidechamber.com. All ages

 

Conservation and Service Project Opportunities

 

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6/11-12/2011 Burro Creek Allotment Work Project Game and Fish, the US Forest Service, 26 Bar Ranch, and the Arizona Elk Society are looking for scouts that could help with habitat work. This would make a great campout. Meals will be provided. For a flyer, click here. for more information or to RSVP, contact Tom Schoor with the Elk Society at tomschorr@arizonaelksociety.org. 11+
1st Saturday of each month New Site of the Northern Arizona Shooting Range The Department is looking for Scout Units interested in assisting with Conservation and Service Projects at Foster Ranch, the new site for a Northern Arizona Shooting Range. These could make excellent Unit outings and conservation and service opportunities. Foster Ranch is located near Flagstaff, Arizona. For more information, contact Mr. Troy Christensen of the Game and Fish Department at 623-236-7492 or at tchristensen@azgfd.gov. Click here for more details.  

Any Saturday

 

Page Springs Wildlife Area Trail Maintenance

Page Springs State Fish Hatchery (Cornville, AZ - near Sedona)

Contact Wade Zarlingo at psh@sedona.net or (928)634-4805 to arrange

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Scouting Fun Opportunities

 

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June 4 & 11, 2011 FREE FISHING DAYS Arizona's annual free fishing days are set for the 1st and last Saturdays in National Fishing and Boating Week! Remember, youngsters under the age of 14 are not required to buy a license. But free fishing days give scouts a chance to get Mom or Dad out to try their hands. All

 

Resources with More Scout Opportunities

US Fish and Wildlife Service -  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices

 

Station Name Location Telephone
ARIZONA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OFFICE PINETOP, AZ 928-338-4288
ARIZONA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OFFICE-FLAGSTAFF FLAGSTAFF, AZ 928-226-1874
ARIZONA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OFFICE-PARKER PARKER, AZ 928-667-4785
ARIZONA FISHERY RESOURCES OFFICE-SAN CARLOS PERIDOT, AZ 928-475-2554

 

National Wildlife Refuges

 

Station Name Location Telephone
BILL WILLIAMS RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PARKER, AZ 928-667-4144
BUENOS AIRES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SASABE, AZ
520-823-4251
CABEZA PRIETA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AJO, AZ 520-387-6483
CIBOLA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE CIBOLA, AZ 928-857-3253
HAVASU NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE NEEDLES, CA 760-326-3853
IMPERIAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE YUMA, AZ 928-783-3371
KOFA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE YUMA, AZ 928-783-7861
LESLIE CANYON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DOUGLAS, AZ 520-364-2104
SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DOUGLAS, AZ 520-364-2104

 

Scouting Contacts in the Arizona Game and Fish Department

 

 
 
 
 
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