Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame to induct four new members

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June 10th, 2008

Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame to induct four new members

The Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame class of 2008 will include four inductees whose contributions and service have benefited Arizona’s fish and wildlife and their habitats.

The new inductees, who will be honored Aug. 16 at the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation’s Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, are:

  • Duane Shroufe, former director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, who retired in March after a 40-year career in wildlife management.  Shroufe helped to make the Arizona Game and Fish Department the premier wildlife management agency in the country with influence on an international level.  He served on and chaired numerous boards and committees to promote wildlife and wildlife management.  Shroufe is noted for his leadership, team and partnership building, and commitment to conservation of natural resources.
  • L.V. Yates, owner of the Yates Army/Navy Surplus in Phoenix, has been passionately promoting outdoor Arizona for the last 60 years. Yates has been active with 4-H clubs, the Governor’s Commission on the Arizona Environment, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Council, has won a lifetime achievement award from the Arizona Wildlife Federation, and for more than 30 years hosted the “Know Your Resources” seminar series, teaching “city folk” about the wonders of Arizona natural resources.
  • Gary Barcom, former president of Barcom’s Parts and Equipment Company, has tirelessly served on numerous boards and committees for the betterment of youth and outdoor Arizona. Most recently, Barcom has served as a liaison between the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society and the department, was a driving force behind the creation of the Mogollon Sporting Association (a group that uniquely combines youth and wildlife as beneficiaries of their efforts), and currently serves on the Heritage Public Advisory Committee providing oversight for the administration of the Arizona Heritage Fund.
  • The Chandler Rod and Gun Club, an active organization for more than 60 years, promotes preservation of our hunting and fishing heritage through volunteer efforts with family, youth and individual activities. The club provides more than 25 educational opportunities throughout the year and is known across Arizona for affordable, exciting events that promote ethics, education, conservation and restoration. Over the last few years, CRG has served more than 3,000 families in helping them to better understand and enjoy the great outdoors.

Wildlife for Tomorrow established the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame in 1998 to recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and others who have made significant and lasting contributions to benefit Arizona’s wildlife and the welfare of its natural resources.
Tickets to the induction ceremony and banquet are $70 each or $700 per table of 10. Table sponsorship opportunities are available as well for $1,000.

The Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center is located at 7700 East McCormick Parkway in Scottsdale. The Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet on Aug. 16 begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

For more information or to order tickets, contact the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation at (623) 204-2130 or Wildlifefortomorrow@cox.net, or visit www.wildlifefortomorrow.org.

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