ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION
Unit 18A/Double O Ranch Fence Renovation Project
April 15, 2023
Project Location: We will be working on private lands approximately 5 miles south of Interstate 40, at the Seligman Exit (Mile Marker 123), see directions below.
Project Begins: Saturday, April 15th. Please meet at camp no later than 8:00AM.. This is scheduled as a one-day project.
Project Activity: We will be modifying and/or rebuilding existing fence to be wildlife friendly fence by replacing the bottom wire with smooth wire at the appropriate height and replacing stays along the fence. Our goal is to modify up to 2 miles.
Pronghorn Benefits: This effort is located in the heart of pronghorn habitat in Unit 18A. Cooperators have a long-term plan of removing in excess of 20 miles of page wire fence and replacing portions of it with “Pronghorn Friendly” 4-strand fence and modifying existing barbed-wire fence with "Pronghorn Friendly" modifications. Most of this page wire work, due to contracts for replacing the fence is being done with Department employees. There are 100s of miles of additional barbed-wire fence which also needs to be modified to "Pronghorn Friendly." Fencing efforts are happening in conjunction with fawn enhancement, water distribution improvements, and habitat treatments. The AAF has planned 2 fence projects annually over 5-years to accomplish this work. It is an integral part of the greater Unit 18A fence/water/habitat improvement project lead by the AZ Game & Fish Department Kingman Regional Office in partnership with local ranchers/lessees and the Mule Deer Foundation; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; the Arizona Deer and Elk Associations and the Arizona Mule Deer Organization. There are presently 20 radio-collared pronghorn which are providing invaluable information on the barriers much of the current fencing is creating for the resident pronghorn.
HPC Grant Benefits: All volunteer work hours and mileage will be used as in-kind match for an approved and funded 2020 AAF
-AGFD Unit 18A Pronghorn Connectivity Project.
What to Bring: Work gloves (AAF will have a limited supply), Saturday lunch, snacks, water , per sonal gear.
Meals: Please provide your own lunch to eat in the field on Saturday. AAF will provide field water on the project day and dinner for all volunteers on Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Contact: Please register online by Friday April 1st so we can plan to have enough food and tools for everyone. The direct link to register online for this project is https://azantelope.org/event-5218617. You may also RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-702-1045.
Directions to Camp: campsite will be a barren location on private land owned by the Double O Ranch, next to the corral and fence where work will occur. Please be aware there are no trees so plan on popups or tents. Access to the camp site is on a partially maintained road. The drive to the campsite is trailer friendly.
From Phoenix Area: Drive north on Interstate 17 to exit 262 (AZ-69) at Cordes Junction. Take AZ-69 to Fain Road (~20 miles) to AZ-89A in
Prescott (~14 miles). Take AZ-89A north to I-40 (~44 miles) and I-40 west to Seligman, exit 123 (~23 miles). At Williamson Valley Rd, travel south ~10.5 miles to Double O HQ, turn north just after the cattleguard on the dirt road for ~5 miles to corral.
From Flagstaff Area: Drive west on Interstate 40 to Williamson Valley Road, exit 123 (~72 miles). At Williamson Valley Rd, travel south ~10.5 miles to Double O HQ. Just past the HQ turn north just after the cattleguard on the dirt road for ~5 miles to corral.
From Kingman Area: Drive east on Interstate 40 to Seligman, exit 123 (~72 miles). At Williamson Valley Rd, travel south ~10.5 miles to Double O HQ. Just past the HQ turn north just after the cattleguard on the dirt road for ~5 miles to corral.
You Are Invited!
Upcoming 2023 Activities
April 15th Seligman Fence Project
May 20th Big Lake Fence Project
June 10th AAF Hunter Clinic Phoenix
August Williams Fence Project TBD
September 23rd Seligman Fence Project