Arizona Elk Society Accepting Sponsors and Auction Items

Arizona Elk Society
Arizona Elk Society
Arizona Elk Society

PHOENIX-( The Arizona Elk Society ( has sold out the 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet at the Mesa Convention Center on April 8. The Banquet will feature a delicious dinner, cash bar, raffles and auctions, plus several surprises. However, they are still accepting sponsors and auction donations to ensure they raise the vital funds needed to serve 1,000 youth, 70 veterans, improve 200,000 acres and aid Arizona wildlife.

“We encourage anyone interested in preserving wildlife and habitat, to take action and become involved in supporting this banquet and our projects,” Clark said. So many have given in 2016 and know we can serve even more in 2017 as together we preserve our national heritage.”

The highlight of the banquet will be the auctioning of the Commissioner’s Elk Tag, Buffalo Tag and Lion Tag bundled with a Guided hunt by Arizona’s premier Lion Guide, Bud Swagel of Arizona’s Elite Outfitters in Dewey AZ. Also to be auctioned is the Hualapai Indian Reservation’s Special Elk Permit will be auctioned along with World Class Wildlife, hunting equipment, firearms and artwork that will be raffled and auctioned April 8.

Arizona Elk Society Executive Director Steve Clark said that as the costs of conservation efforts continues to rise, fundraising events such as this are vital to maintain and expand the important work the society does to enhance the quality of wildlife habitat as well as teach the next generation to become responsible stewards of conservation and our national heritage.

“The generous gifts of the community help us maintain key services, especially our wildlife habitat projects,” Clark said. “Thousands of Arizona children and Veterans have benefited from our various youth projects, camps and scholarship programs.”

When: April 8, Doors open at 4 p.m., Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Auction follows
Where: Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ

Raffle/Auction Highlights:

  • Commissioner’s Tag
  • Lion Tag inc. a guided hunt from Bud Swagel of Arizona’s Elite Outfitters.
  • Buffalo Tag
  • Hualapai Indian Reservation’s Special Elk Permit
  • World-Class Firearms, Outdoor and Hunting Gear

Sponsors and Donations Still Being Accepted – contact Steve Clark at 602-492-5319, [email protected]
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Twitter: @AZElkSociety

About The Arizona Elk Society:

The Arizona Elk Society is committed to conserving and enhancing wildlife habitat in Arizona, protecting sound wildlife management and habitat through partnering with government agencies and other organizations and implementing special programs for youth education regarding conservation, hunting and outdoor activities. The Arizona Elk Society regularly informs the general public about issues concerning wildlife conservation, as well as scientific and biological wildlife and habitat management. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities now available. Visit