• Arizona Public Outreach Expos and Festivals


    Overview

    Have you ever wanted to try hunting, or harvest your own food? The Outdoor Skills Network is your one-stop resource for events offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and a network of partners who conduct hands-on events to teach you the basics about hunting, fishing, trapping, safety, wildlife, and other outdoor skills.

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    Interested, but not ready to go hunting yet? Don't worry, we still want you to come on out and see what the outdoor experience and wildlife conservation is all about. Hunting is just one portion of these events. Many of these camps are also open to people wishing to learn more about wildlife biology, ecology and their habitats; target shooting; archery; wildlife viewing; camping; social gatherings and more. If you are interested, just contact the camp host and let them know. We are always seeking out mentors and volunteers as well.

    Did you know?

    • There are more than 800 species in the state of Arizona - more than any other inland state.
    • Arizona Game and Fish Department, charged with the management of the state's wildlife, receives no state tax revenue. It is through a user-pay public-benefit model that funds wildlife management and conservation in Arizona and much of the United States.
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    Arizona GFD Outdoor Skills Network

  • Outdoor Skills Network


    Overview

    Have you ever wanted to try hunting, or harvest your own food? The Outdoor Skills Network is your one-stop resource for events offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and a network of partners who conduct hands-on events to teach you the basics about hunting, fishing, trapping, safety, wildlife, and other outdoor skills.

    Show additional information

    Interested, but not ready to go hunting yet? Don't worry, we still want you to come on out and see what the outdoor experience and wildlife conservation is all about. Hunting is just one portion of these events. Many of these camps are also open to people wishing to learn more about wildlife biology, ecology and their habitats; target shooting; archery; wildlife viewing; camping; social gatherings and more. If you are interested, just contact the camp host and let them know. We are always seeking out mentors and volunteers as well.

    Did you know?

    • There are more than 800 species in the state of Arizona - more than any other inland state.
    • Arizona Game and Fish Department, charged with the management of the state's wildlife, receives no state tax revenue. It is through a user-pay public-benefit model that funds wildlife management and conservation in Arizona and much of the United States.
    • Learn more and see cool pictures and videos: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for email news.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Outdoor Skills Network


  • Overview

    Have you ever thought about becoming a hunting mentor? Sharing the hunting tradition with someone new can be a rewarding experience. Mentoring provides an opportunity to give back to the hunting culture and thereby conserve the hunting legacy for future generations. Mentoring provides an opportunity to give back to the person that mentored you. Most importantly, mentoring is fun and rewarding!

    Signing up to become a mentor is the first step to helping preserve the hunting heritage and pass on the valuable lessons that someone once passed on to you. By registering to become a mentor, there are no requirements or expectations. Learn more information from experienced mentors about why and how to get involved. It’s not as hard as you think!

    “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

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    Did you know?

    There are over two million less hunters than there was five years ago. As the core populous of hunters continues to age, total hunter numbers continue to decline. Roughly 60% of all funding for state wildlife agencies comes from the purchase of hunting licenses and the federal excise tax on guns, ammunition, and angling equipment. It is key to the future of hunting and wildlife conservation that there are new sportsmen and women of all ages to fill the shoes of those that have come before them.

    There are numerous ways to be a mentor:

    1. Volunteer at an organized hunt camp
    2. Take someone hunting in a non-formal setting
    3. Become a digital mentor for the Arizona Outdoor Skills Network
    4. Share hunting stories and outdoor skills.
    5. Share a wild game dinner.
    6. Share a hunting magazine subscription.
    7. Take someone along on a pre-hunting season scouting or shooting trip.
    8. Introduce someone to the outdoors through a simple walk in the woods.
    9. Invite someone to a hunter education course
    10. Become a hunter education instructor!

    ...and many more

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    Arizona GFD Outdoor Skills Network

  • World of Wonder


    Overview

    Arizona Game and Fish Department’s World of Wonder programs are your gateway to experiencing and learning about Arizona’s diverse wildlife through outdoor-based activities for the whole family. Programs are held throughout the state and are led by some the state’s most experienced and knowledgeable naturalists.

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    Arizona GFD World of Wonder

    https://www.azgfd.com/Wildlife/Viewing