Volunteers Needed for Arizona Antelope Foundation Project

Group plans three days of fence modifications near Sonoita

Montana Prong Horn Antelope
Prong Horn Antelope
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Phoenix, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- The Arizona Antelope Foundation is seeking volunteers April 15-17 for a fence modification project on Highway 82 from Sonoita east to Upper Elgin Road in southeastern Arizona.

The project activity includes modifying about 3.2 miles of existing fence in 10 different segments on the right-of-way of Highway 82. The bottom two strands of barbed wire will be replaced by a single strand of smooth wire 16 inches above the ground. All fence stays will be removed and replaced with new ones. The objective is to improve motorist safety and to help ensure that pronghorn regularly crossing Highway 82 do not get hung up within the right-of-way.

The project begins at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 17. While this is a three-day project, the most pressing need for volunteers will be Saturday. If there are some volunteers who only can provide help for one day, Saturday would be the best for work crew allocations.

The Arizona Antelope Foundation will provide dinners Friday and Saturday nights, as well as continental breakfasts with coffee and juice Saturday and Sunday mornings. Volunteers are asked to provide their own lunches to eat in the field. Volunteers also should bring work gloves, snacks, water and personal gear.

Sign up by April 8 by e-mailing [email protected] For more information, contact Glen Dickens at (520) 247-4907. For a printer-friendly map to the campsite, visit www.azantelope.org.

About the Arizona Game and Fish Department:

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.

For more information, visit: www.azgfdportal.az.gov.

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Arved Meergruen
Arved Meergruen
5 years ago

Hi Mr. Dickens , my name is Arved Meergruen. I just read about the upcoming event of fencing areas for the antelope migration on June 25./26th of June, 2016. I would like to volunteer for this event. I am a healthy, 65-year old resident of AZ, retired, and very interested in helping the cause. I have 2 questions: 1.) Can I come in the late afternoon of June 24, 2016 and stay there in my little tent over night since it is about 220 miles for me to drive (one way). 2.) Are there others that will also stay there… Read more »