Arizona –-(Ammoland.com)- As we approach the end of the year and the Holiday season, the AES appreciates your support and membership.
Conservation of elk and other wildlife is an important priority in Arizona. To do it right, we need to continue to educate our youth and grow the AES programs that have greatly benefited the elk and wildlife in Arizona. AES has been successful year by year raising funds to help restore wildlife habitat—a track record next to none in Arizona and possible only because of the generosity of members, contributors, supporters and volunteers like you.
I am writing today to invite you and your family to consider including AES in your year-end tax deductible contribution plans. A donation will help AES with our priority initiatives for 2017, including the restoration of important riparian meadows and creeks, important grasslands, AES youth education camps, and the “Hunts for Heroes” wounded veteran program.
As you probably know, Arizona is still in a long-term drought, and AES’ hauling of water to distant water catchments in Elk Country is important for wildlife. We continue to find old wildlife water catchments that are no longer operational and in need of repair. The “Water for Wildlife” program is focused on these restorations; in 2016, AES successfully rebuilt and restored over 40 of these catchments and restored dirt tanks across Northern Arizona. Each rebuilt tank supports 4500 acres of wildlife habitat, effectively expanding the home ranges for elk and other wildlife. AES has targeted more catchments and dirt tanks for restoration in 2017.
“Hunts for Heroes” has grown into Arizona’s #1 outdoor opportunity for Arizona wounded veterans to heal. Last year we were successful on providing over 37 hunts. For 2017 we are on track to provide 70+ great hunts to help our wounded veterans.
Please consider helping to save elk and other wildlife and their habitat and providing support for Arizona’s youth and our wounded veteran hunts with a gift to the Arizona Elk Society this year. You contribution stays in Arizona and benefits the future of our environment and outdoor heritage for our youth. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our Executive Director, Steve Clark at 602-492-5319. Please friend AES on Facebook and check out some of our recent accomplishments on our AES website.
About the Arizona Elk Society:
Established in 2001, the Arizona Elk Society (AES) is an Arizona non-profit organization to benefit elk and other wildlife in Arizona through habitat conservation and restoration. The organization works with government agencies and other organizations to provide their services. It prides itself in providing “hands on” support that conserves and enhances wildlife habitat in Arizona. It further promotes our hunting heritage for present and future generations through special youth education programs regarding conservation, hunting and outdoor activities.
For more information, visit: www.ArizonaElkSociety.org.