Hunting Links

Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation is pleased to present this beautiful specialty license plate. By purchasing this plate you will be making a contribution to Arizona's wildlife and wildlife habitat. Seventeen dollars ($17) of each twenty-five ($25) special license fee will go to AZSFWC's Wildlife Conservation Habitat Fund.  These plates can be purchased at MVD offices around the state or online, and can also be personalized with up to seven (7) characters with an additional $25.

Fishing Links

Arizona Game and Fish Department

To conserve, enhance, and restore Arizona's diverse wildlife resources and habitats through aggressive protection and management programs, and to provide wildlife resources and safe watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation for the enjoyment, appreciation, and use by present and future generations.

Has a discount pass.   The daily fee at Ben Avery Shooting Facility Main Range is $7, but shooters get an extra day at the range as a bonus with the 11-visit discount shooter’s pass for just $70. Range visits need not be consecutive and the pass has no expiration date. Call (623) 582-8313 to order the $70 discount pass as a special holiday gift or stocking-stuffer, or you can buy it at the range. The pass is good for the Ben Avery Main Range and Archery Ranges, but not for the Clay Target Center.


Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Volunteers Needed

Assemble and Pour                             Tear Down
10/8/2015 (Thursday)                           10/13/2015 (Tuesday)
11/10/2015 (Tuesday)                          11/12/2015 (Thursday)
12/4/2015 (Friday)                                12/5/2015 (Saturday)
1/13/2015 (Wednesday)                      1/15/2015 (Friday)
February TBD                                        February TBD
March TBD                                             March TBD

The next wave of building fish habitat is fast approaching. Below are the scheduled dates from October through January where we will need volunteers to help build fish habitat. The general plan is to meet at 7:30 am at the Mesa Game and Fish Office (7200 E University Drive; Mesa, Arizona 85207). For the days where we will be pouring concrete the cement truck will be scheduled to arrive at 9:30 am the first time and then 9:00 am for all other pours. We will be pouring the 12 concrete fish balls and using the extra cement to build 20-40 polyshrubs. The polyshrubs will be made by filling 5-gallon buckets halfway with cement and placing various lengths of flexible polyethylene pipes into the cement. We are asking everyone who is able to stay for an extra half hour to an hour after we pour the cement to help build these additional structures. Any and all help is welcomed, 18 years or older. Children 14 to 17 years old need to be accompanies by an adult who will supervise them.

We will provide all the tools along with an ice-chest full of bottled water. We have a limited number of work gloves available and I suggest bringing your own pair in case we run out. The molds are made of fiberglass so dress accordingly, long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. Closed-toe shoes are required. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen as there is minimal shade and most of the work is in direct sunlight.

Please pass this along to anyone I might have missed.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call me at the number below. Can’t wait to get started and get more habitat built.

Amberle Jones
Aquatic Habitat Specialist
Phone: 623-236-7593
Arizona Game & Fish Department