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Volunteer opportunities for hunters
By Sandy Reith, volunteer coordinator, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s volunteer program provides opportunities for volunteers to participate firsthand in managing Arizona’s wildlife resources. Our goal is to provide you with a congenial and cooperative atmosphere where you can build relationships with staff and other volunteers, and gain knowledge about Arizona wildlife and wildlife management. We recognize that your time is important and strive to provide rewarding and educational volunteer experiences.
We’ve listed some opportunities below that we think you might find interesting. To learn about other opportunities or to submit information about a project that would benefit from our volunteers, check our volunteer page.
Arizona Hunters Who Care cleanup, near Three Points
Details will be available soon at azhunterswhocare.org.
Antelope improvement project
The Arizona Antelope Foundation will be modifying fence to improve antelope habitat in Game Management Unit 21, near Dugas and Cordes Junction. Contact Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Coordinator Sandy Reith at (623) 236-7680. More information will be posted soon at azantelope.org.
Adopt-a-Ranch project with Hopi 3 Canyon 26 Bar Ranch, near Eager
The Arizona Elk Society will be modifying and removing fence to improve wildlife habitat. Contact Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Coordinator Sandy Reith at (623) 236-7680.
Fence removal in the Big Lake area
This project is being done in conjunction with the Arizona Elk Society. Contact Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Coordinator Sandy Reith at (623) 236-7680.
Ongoing project: habitat restoration for pronghorn and grassland birds
Volunteers will be using loppers and hand saws to thin juniper south of Mormon Lake at Mud Lake, on Forest Road 82 (Kinnikinick Lake Road). Dates are May 20, June 17, July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, all at 8:30 a.m. Contact Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Coordinator Sandy Reith at (623) 236-7680.
Ongoing project: line safety officers needed at Ben Avery Shooting Facility
Responsibilities include checking the safe condition of customer firearms, observing participants while they are shooting on the range, maintaining safe operation of the shooting line, and providing superior customer service by answering customer questions about firearms. Volunteers shoot for free at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (623) 236-7680.