We take an active role in working with youngsters that show an interest in outdoor activities. We use that initial interest as a gateway to teach the youngsters weapon safety, habitat conservation and restoration, respect for wildlife and a menu of other matters that will aid them with their outdoor experiences in Arizona. We recognize the fact that it will be today's youth that will become tomorrows leaders in wildlife an habitat conservation. To this end we have several Arizona youth programs each year.
Wapiti Weekend is probably the youth event we are most known for. This event is an annual event and parents almost fight to get their children into this event each year.
Wild in the City is our newest youth program. This program was launched in 2010 at the request of the Arizona Girls Scouts Council. This is for all youths 6-16, including scouts and troops to teach some of the outdoor skills and help them earn badges for things they might not have a chance to otherwise earn.
This hunting camp along with the others that cater to new youth hunters, are a great way to get your kids introduced to hunting. Being in a safe, mentored camp with other kids, lets the young hunters talk and rub shoulders with other young hunters away from tvs, cell phones, computers and iPods. They get back to nature and learn respect for the outdoors. Conservation of Arizona’s wildlife depends on the young hunters getting involved!
Presented by the Arizona Elk Society and sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Arizona Elk Society hunting camps with mentors are a great place to get young hunters introduced to hunting. They learn all about hunting from seasoned hunters and our mentors take the kids out with their guardians to give the first hand lessons that will help them become successful hunters and instill ethics and much more.
Red Bear Outfitters, Arizona Elk Society, and Arizona Predator Callers in cooperation with Arizona Game and Fish Department, host a junior javelina and small game hunt in 37B. Mentors will take time to teach the kids how to locate game, take kids into the field and share other information. The camp is fun and in a good location with access to many hunting spots.