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July 26 - 27

Arizona Antelope Foundation White Mountains Habitat Project

Volunteers will be removing small juniper and pinyon trees near Sipe Wildlife Area, south of Springerville. This is primarily a one-day project, however, work will be conducted on Sunday if willing volunteers wish to. The AAF will provide a free steak dinner to all volunteers on Saturday night. To RSVP for dinner and for more information, please visit www.azantelope.org. Contact: Scott Anderson (480) 213-1611, info@azantelope.org.


April 1 – October 31

Summer Host - Tonto Creek Hatchery, Payson

Wildlife area hosts live on site, assist with facility maintenance and interact with visitors. Additional duties include providing change for feed machines, cleaning visitor restrooms, and other duties as needed. Hosts are on duty from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and on weekdays when there are large groups of visitors. Host should have good communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy talking with different types of people, be able to provide excellent customer service, and accept and follow supervision/instruction from hatchery employees. Accommodations along with fresh water, electrical, propane and septic are provided. To provide references and be interviewed via phone, contact Les Bell at (623) 236-7680 or lbell@azgfd.gov.


Late May - Labor Day Weekend 2009

Sipe Wildlife Area Seasonal Host

Open and close Visitors Center (VC), oversee security of VC facilities. Answer the public’s wildlife and recreational related questions. Greet, provide literature, give directions and provide information and assistance to visitors of the Wildlife Area. No experience necessary. Must be good with people. Must have own travel trailer or motor home. Water, electricity, sewer, parking pad provided. May hook up satellite TV at own cost. Absolutely beautiful hiking trails, great opportunity to see wildlife, especially birds and elk. Seven miles from small towns of Springerville, Eagar. Right in the heart of the White Mountains, close to fishing, hiking, camping and great outdoor recreational activities. Temperature in the 70- to 80-degree range during the day. Cool in the evenings. Contact: Brian Crawford, Sipe Wildlife Area Manager, at (928) 333-4518, sipecrawford@yahoo.com.


Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Page Springs Wildlife Area Trail Maintenance

Volunteers assist with trail maintenance, using hand tools such as rakes, shovels and clippers. This is a cooperative project with the Northern Arizona Audubon Society. Contact Les Bell at lbell@azgfd.gov or (623) 236-7680.


First and third Thursday every month, 7-10 p.m. - Volunteer Shotgun Instructor or Range Officer for Women's Shooting Program

Volunteers will instruct women of all ages in the shotgun shooting sports. Coaches will assist beginners in shotgun shooting form and skill. Range Safety Officers will watch over range and ensure safety among all participants. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Shooting experience, basic knowledge of firearms and firearms safety, and some teaching/public speaking experience desired, but not required.Benefits to volunteers include free shooting at the main range and discounts at local sporting goods locations. Contact Ben Avery Shooting Facility at (623) 582-8313.




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