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Our mission is to increase pronghorn populations in Arizona through habitat improvements, habitat acquisition, the translocation of animals to historic range, and public comment on activities affecting pronghorn and their habitat.  As a 501c3 nonprofit, all of our proceeds help advance our mission.


April 13 18A

May 18 Big Lake

June 7-9 Vaca Ranch

August 10 I-17

September 21 18A

Upcoming events

    • May 18, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Apache National Forest a few miles north of Big Lake in the White Mountains.


    Big Lake Grassland Ecosystem Fence Modification

    May 18, 2024

    RSVP at AZGFD Website

    Project Location: We will be working on the Apache National Forest a few miles north of Big Lake in the White Mountains.

    Project Begins: Saturday May 18th at 8AM.  Meet at camp for specific work instructions. The campsite is located within 2 mile of the project site.

    Project Activity: We will be modifying approximately 2 to 3 miles of existing low hanging four and five strand fence by removing the bottom strand(s) of barbed wire and replacing with a single strand of smooth wire at a height of 18 inches.

    Pronghorn Benefits: The project is located in a high elevation grassland that is key summer range for pronghorn. Modifying these fences will allow easier access for pronghorn and elk across the summer range. Retaining the travel connectivity within the summer range is critical to maintaining this population of pronghorn which summer and reproduce near Big Lake. This project is our fifth project to enhance habitat for these migratory pronghorn. Subsequent projects will work across the primary summer range modifying and or removing livestock fences.

    Volunteer Benefits: All volunteer work hours and mileage will be use as in-kind match for federally funded wildlife enhancement projects including the Arizona Game and Fish Habitat Partnership program.

    What to Bring: Work gloves (The AAF will have a limited supply), snacks, water , sunscreen, personal gear.

    Meals: Please provide your own lunches to eat in the field on the Saturday work days. The AAF will be providing dinners on Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts with coffee and juice on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

    Camping Restrictions: No restrictions to note at this time, as the wetter than normal winter has reduced the need for the Forest Service to implement any fire restrictions. If fire restrictions are in place during this project they would include no open fires and the use of charcoal.

    Contact: Sign up online at or call Dave Cagle at (928) 242-9871 or

    Please RSVP by Monday May 13th and let us know if you are attending so we can plan to have enough food and tools for everyone.

    Directions to Camp: AAF camp site will be located on the north side of Rudd Knoll, which is about 12 miles south of Highway 260 and 14 miles southwest of Eagar;

    Travel 38 miles east of Pinetop on Highway 260; turn right (south) on State Highway 261 at mile post 393 (You can also take Highway 60 east from Show Low to Eagar and turn west onto Highway 260 to reach MP 393.);

    Go about 12 miles south on Highway 261 to mile post 400.5 and turn left (east) at the AAF signs located on the north side of Rudd Knoll.

    Access until this turnoff is paved road and the camping area starts within a ¼ mile of the highway.  Please note this is a public camping area, but efforts will be made to “reserve” a specific AAF camping area.

    Download the flyer here.

    • June 15, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 5060 W Skeet St. Phoenix, AZ 85086

    32nd Annual Hunter Clinic

    JUNE 15, 2024


    12:00 noon - 4:00 pm


    Arizona Game and Fish Department at 

    Ben Avery Clay Target Center Pavilion

    5060 W Skeet St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85086 

    Our program begins at noon - please eat lunch before you arrive, we will be providing bottled water only.


    11:00 am -12:00 pm Clinic Registration

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Clinic 

    Clinic Agenda:

    • How to field judge your antelope

    • Archery & rifle hunting tactics

    • How to use optics (A MUST)

    • Proper field care

    • Spot and stalk tactics in open areas

    • How to distinguish buck or doe 

         (both can have horns!)

    • How to photo document your hunt

    • Where to hunt – G&F reps on hand

         to discuss units

    Registration Fees:
    • AAF Members - FREE
    • Non-Members - $20 
    • Youth (15 & younger) - $10 
    • New Member (Join Now & Attend Clinic) - $40 

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