A Thank You From Joe Wambach

Can’t thank you enough for all you do for the young hunters of Arizona.   After 3 outings we finally got our bird! The mentors over the years had given us good coaching and advice. That, combined with some good hunters luck, helped us to bag our first bird. Such a great father/son moment. We were both so excited. A memory we will both cherish for a lifetime.

Thanks to the YOU, NWTF, and RMEF for continuing to sponsor these important events. Can’t say enough good things about the all men and women involved taking the time to mentor boys and girls in the field while teaching conservation, respect, and good Sportsmanship. Seems rare these days.

Much appreciated!
Joe Wambach




2018 Juniors Turkey Camp

The 2018 Juniors Turkey Camp was a success.  Our youth saw and heard turkeys.  11 of our youth hunters harvested turkeys.   We had a total of 283 people in the camp, including staff, mentors, and volunteers.  We had 105 new people in the camp.   We had 103 total hunters and 46 of them were brand new to hunting and to camp.  

Thursday and Friday were extremely windy days and cold.  Friday was cold with a snowstorm in the early evening, which disappeared by Saturday afternoon.  Sunday was a beautiful day.  

We would like to thank all of our mentors and volunteers.  We could not do this without you.  We would also like to thank our sponsors, Arizona Elk Society, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Navajo County Search and Rescue,  Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Arizona Game and Fish Department Region 1. 

2018 Junior Javelina Camp

Can you believe this is the 19th year this camp has been held?  Wow, amazing.  This year’s Junior Javelina, Small Game and Predator Camp was such a great success.  Kids hunted in Units 17B, 18B and 20C, and the camp was set up on the Date Creek Road.  Arizona Game and Fish personnel, along with other great mentors were there to help in camp and mentor our children in the outdoors.  22 children were there to hunt and 8 successfully harvested a javelina.  One lucky kid even won a Ruger American 7mm-08 youth rifle.  Check out the pictures below of this camp. 

If you want to participate in this camp next year or if you want to be a part of this great effort.  Fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back with you.  We can’t put on these camps without the help and support of volunteers, Arizona Game and Fish officers, mentors, our partners, and sponsors.  We appreciate each and every person who helps.