Fourth quarter grant applications were presented and voted on at the November 26, 2019 AZSFWC Board meeting. Funding for the grants is available through sales of our special Conserving Wildlife license plate. More information about the license plate and how you can obtain one can be found HERE.
Five grants were approved in the amount of $23,800 and included the following:
$2,400 was awarded to the AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society for their White Canyon Water Pipeline habitat project. Funding will provide materials to install a water pipeline capturing spring water and then conveying down the canyon, providing 2 new water points. AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society is providing also providing funding in the amount of $2400, as well as an estimated 300 volunteer hours.
$3,000 was awarded to the Mesa Varmint Callers for their Youth Javelina Camp. This mentored youth hunt will be for 37B tag holders plus small game for non tag holders. Seminars on hunting safety, ethics and North American Model of Wildlife Conservation will be conducted. Attendees will also receive clay target shooting instruction, as well as quail hunting with pointing dog hunt. AZ Game & Fish Department will provide additional funding for this event.
$6,400 was awarded to the Southern AZ Chapter of Quail Forever (VOSQF) to fund equipment supporting their Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation programs. Activities at the program events include safety briefs, bb gun station, archery station, fly casting station, GPS navigation course, AZ Game & Fish station, trap station, hunt quail over pointing dogs, and bird cleaning and cooking stations. Additional funding for this effort will be provided by the Corbet Foundation.
$8,500 was awarded to the SW Wildlife Foundation/Yuma Valley Rod & Gun Club to support their 2020 Youth Fishing & Outdoor Clinic. This event is expected to serve 1000 youths and their families and will include angling, hunting, shooting, safety, and other outdoor activities. Additional funding partners include the Rocky Mt Elk Foundation and AZ Game & Fish Department.
$2,000 was awarded to AZ Outdoor Sports for their Picket Post Beginner Hunt and Shoot Event. This activity provides day and overnight weekend camp for new hunter families (including meals) with escorted small game hunts by AZ Game & Fish Department, shotgun training range, and various AZ Game & Fish Department exhibits. AZ Game & Fish Department will provide additional funding for this event.