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.


Save the Dates for the 2022 Projects!

January 29 Vekol Valley Fence Removal
April 9 Seligman Fence Removal
June 4 Big Lake Fence Modification
August 6 Williams Fence Modification

September 24 Seligman Fence Removal

See Details Below.


Upcoming events

    • January 29, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Vekol Valley - 25 miles west/southwest of Casa Grande, AZ
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    Vekol Valley BLM Fence Removal Project

    January 29, 2022

    Project Location: We will be working on BLM lands approximately 7 miles south of Interstate 8, at the Vekol Valley Exit at Mile Marker 144, 25 miles west/southwest of Casa Grande, AZ.

    Project Begins: Saturday, January 29th. Please meet at camp not later than 8:00AM. This is a one-day project. Due to the road conditions we will be carpooling to the worksite in 4X4’s only. If you arrive after 8:00 AM you may be unable to drive individually to the worksite. While as of this printing we don’t know the exact work activity to occur on Friday we will have work to be accomplished for those that arrive by 1PM.

    Project Activity: We will be removing 2-3 miles of 4-strand fence.

    Sonoran Pronghorn Benefits: This effort is located on the eastern boundary of historic endangered Sonoran Pronghorn habitat and near a proposed future release site. The BLM has a long-term plan of removing up to 54 miles of un-needed livestock fence in this zone to make it more attractive to Sonoran Pronghorn. This marks our 2nd of multiple fence removal projects planned in this zone. Last year we removed 4 miles of fence.

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

    Directions to Camp:

    AAF project/camp site will be on BLM lands, 2 miles south of Interstate 8 at the Vekol Valley Exit Mile Marker #144. Access to the camp site is on a maintained road. The 2-mile drive to the campsite and campsite itself are trailer friendly.

    From Gila Bend: Drive 25 miles east on Interstate-8 and exit south at the Vekol Valley Exit MP #144. Drive 2 miles south to the campsite located on the west side of the road.

    From Casa Grande : South of Casa Grande on Interstate-10 take the Interstate-8 intersection west toward Yuma. Drive 34 miles west on Interstate 8 and exit south at the Vekol Valley Exit MP #144. Drive 2 miles south to the campsite located on the west side of the road.


    Please RSVP by January 24th so we can plan to have enough food and tools.

    Download the Flyer and Map Here


    • April 09, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • approximately 2.3 miles south of Highway 66, 17.3 miles west of Seligman, AZ

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    Seligman Fence Removal

    April 9, 2022

    Registration will open when project details are confirmed

    Project Begins:  September 9th. Please meet at camp not later than 8:00AM Saturday. 

    • June 04, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Apache National Forest a few miles north of Big Lake in the White Mountains.

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    Big Lake Grassland Ecosystem Fence Modification

    June 4, 2021

    Registration will open when project details are confirmed

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

    Project Begins:  June 4th at 7AM (sunrise is 5:00am!). Meet at camp for specific work instructions. The campsite is located about 3 mile east of the project site.

    Camping Restrictions: Given the current dry conditions there is a high probability that fire restrictions will be in place in early June.  Restrictions will include no open fires and the use of charcoal.  Cooking will be restricted to propane stoves. 

    Potential Forest Closure: The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest determine if the forest will be open for our project weekend.  We will provide updates on access.

    • June 11, 2022
    • Embassy Suites 4400 South Rural Rd. Tempe Az

    SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 11, 2022!

    • Recognition and Fundraising Banquet
    • 28th Annual Hunter Clinic
    • Trophy Scoring 


    Join us for a day of education, recognition and fun! 

    Drawn for an antelope tag? Learn how to pursue this elusive animal at our clinic. Noon to 4:00 pm

    Have a mount you need scored? Officials will be on hand all day to assist. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Then join us at 5:30pm - 9:00pm to celebrate the many successes of the Arizona Antelope Foundation and recognize Arizona Wildlife Federation Trophy Book Award winners, and those who successfully harvested an antelope in 2020 and 2021.  

    Don't forget all the awesome items for auction and raffle to raise some much needed funds to continue our important work!

     If you are a successful Pronghorn hunter or AWF award recipient and are bringing your mount for display please fill out and return the following form. Mount Display Registration

    Schedule - June 11, 2022:

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Trophy Scoring 
    11:00 am -12:00 pm Clinic Registration
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Clinic 

    4:30pm – 10:00 pm  Recognition & Fundraising Banquet

    Clinic Registration Fees:

    • AAF Members..............................................FREE
    • NonMembers................................................$20 
    • Youth (15 & younger)....................................$10 
    • New Member (Join Now & Attend Clinic)......$40 

    Banquet Ticket Pricing:

    • Individual Tickets..........................................$65 
    • Couple Tickets..............................................$100 
    • Youth Ticket for 15 & younger......................$25 
    • Table of 10...................................................$500 
    • Banquet Sponsor, Table of 10....................$1350

    Menu for the evening: TBD.  Cash bar available.

    • August 06, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Garland Prairie/Williams

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    Williams Fence Modification Project

    AUGUST 6, 2022

    Registration will open when project details are confirmed.

    Project Begins: August 6, please arrive at camp by 8:00 AM.  

    • September 24, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • approximately 2.3 miles south of Highway 66, 17.3 miles west of Seligman, AZ

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    Seligman Fence Removal

    September 24, 2022

    Registration will open when project details are confirmed.

    Project Begins:  Saturday, September 24th. Please meet at camp not later than 8:00AM Saturday. 

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