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Women’s Javelina Hunting Camp 2021

September 5, 2019 by CouesWhitetail in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Women’s Javelina Hunting Camp 2021


Unit 36A/B/C Adult Women’s Javelina Hunt Camp –  February 11-14, 2021.(plan to arrive the afternoon/evening of the 11th if you can, or if you want to come earlier, let Kathy Greene

Registration is required for this event. to register please visit :

Are you a woman interested in learning how to hunt?  Then this camp is for you!!

The goal of this free camp is to provide a safe, fun hunting experience for novice adult women hunters (18 and older).  Experienced hunters (mentors) will be matched with novice women hunters (students).  The novices will learn skills for hunting javelina.  Many of these skills can be applied to hunting other game species.  Legal methods of take for this hunt include archery, muzzleloader or handgun.  Please be aware this hunt will involve hiking on uneven terrain and/or climbing of hills.

Learn more about javelina, how to hunt them, and some tasty recipes for cooking javelina at

The AGFD has a short video about javelina.

This camp is made possible through a grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the support of the Arizona Chapter of the Safari Club International,  Hunting Works for Arizona, CouesWhitetail.comArizona Outdoor Women, AZ Game and Fish Dept Tucson, East Valley Chapter of the NWTF, Pass it on Outdoor Mentors, and numerous outstanding volunteers.

Pre-registration is required!  Students please register by visiting . Enrollment for this camp will be limited to 25 adult women hunters.  Mentors, please contact Kathy Greene to let her know you want to help or go to this link to sign up as a mentor . There is no cost to attend the camp, however in order to secure a spot at this camp, you must pre-register and you must purchase an AGFD hunting license and javelina tag for the Handgun, Archery, Muzzleloader hunt in Arizona hunt units 36A, B, C (hunt numbers: 5077 (36A), 5078 (36B, best for using a bow) and 5079 (36C)).  Need help figuring out how to get a tag?  Call the Tucson AGFD office at 520-628-5376 or Dewane Tabbot at Mesa AGFD office and he will help you out: 480-981-9400.   We will not save a space for you at this camp if you have not pre-registered.  We need to get a good head count for this camp so that we can make sure we have enough mentors and meals for everyone.  Having a required pre-registration will assist us with this.  All food and coaching will be providing free of charge to all participants at this camp.

Please remember this hunt is geared toward teaching first-time hunters and novice hunters how to hunt.  Since space is limited, we give preference to those with the least experience.  We strive to provide a 1 to 1 student to mentor ratio, but we do not guarantee that.  Students who have not previously attended the camp and those with the least experience will be given preference with regard to mentors.  Those who have attended the camp multiple times or who already have significant experience hunting may be put on a waiting list and allowed to attend the camp if space is available.  The focus of this camp is to recruit new hunters and give support to those still learning to hunt.

Questions??  email Kathy Greene

Need help figuring out how to get a tag?  Call the Tucson AGFD office at 520-628-5376 or Call Dewane Tabbot at Mesa AGFD office and he will help you out: 480-981-9400.


Anyone wishing to take a hunter education/safety course may find one here: There are several classes available that will be completed by the time this hunt comes around in February.  You may also take the class online at your own pace.  I highly recommend taking a hunter education class if you have not already (however, this is not required by adults attending this camp).


How to get a leftover tag for this hunt:   Leftover hunt permit-tags can be obtained two ways. Beginning in late November, Game and Fish will accept applications by mail only in the same way as the regular drawing process. Then in early December, leftover tags are also available for purchase in person from any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. A list of office locations is available at   Just drop by one of the AGFD offices and tell them what you want and they will get your squared away.

Please read the spring hunt regulations put out by AGFD

What is included at the camp: All your meals and drinks (non-alcoholic) will be provided.  Every student that has a license and tag will be able to go out hunting with a mentor.  We will strive for a 1:1 ratio of students:mentors, but we can’t guarantee that at this point.


 You may bring your own tents, trailers or RVs to camp in.  If you need camping gear, contact Kathy Greene

Tentative Camp Schedule (you may show up at camp at anytime and leave whenever you need to, but please let Kathy know what day and time you plan to arrive and let her know when you leave)

Thursday – Feb. 11, 2021 – Arrive in the afternoon/evening to set up camp and get ready for the hunt the next morning.  If you can arrive earlier in the day, you might be able to hunt since the season will be open.  Please coordinate with Kathy if you plan to hunt on Thursday.

Dinner 6:30 to 8 pm

Friday – Feb 12, 2021 –
Breakfast – 6 am to 7 am Hunter Safety Talk – for those that missed this the night before
Morning hunt
Lunch – 11 am to 1 pm
Afternoon hunt
Dinner – 6:30-8:00 pm

Saturday – Feb 13, 2021
Breakfast – 6 am to 7 am
Morning hunt
Lunch – 11 am to 1 pm
Afternoon hunt
Dinner – 6:30-8:00 pm

Sunday – Feb 14, 2021
Breakfast – 6 am to 7 am
Morning hunt
Lunch – 11 am to 1 pm
Pack-up and head home or Afternoon hunt for those who wish to stay

What you need to bring:

Personal Items: clothing, toiletries, sunscreen, hats, gloves, etc.  It will likely be freezing at night and the early mornings, so please bring warm clothes.  A camera is nice for recording some memories.  A flashlight or headlamp will be useful at camp and during the hunt.  Good hiking boots are recommended.  If you are a light sleeper, you may want to bring earplugs as there may be people who stay up later than others at camp.  We will also have generators running at times.

Camping equipment – tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad.  If you need some camping equipment, please let Kathy know and we will see if we can find some to loan you.  You will probably want to bring an ice chest in case you get a javelina and want to transport the meat and hide home.

Hunting Equipment — backpack, hunting clothes (camo is best), a weapon and ammunition (handgun, archery or muzzleloaders only), knife, binoculars.  If you have a tripod for glassing, you will want to bring that too.  A range finder is very helpful also for judging distance of the animals for a shot.  You should also bring a gamebag, some large ziplock bags, and a cooler to put the meat in.  You may also want to bring a pair of small rubber gloves to wear while cleaning the animal.

A Positive Attitude!!  It is important that everyone come with a positive attitude and an open mind, ready to learn.  We also ask that everyone be respectful and helpful to everyone attending this camp.  We expect 50-60 people at this camp and so we ask that you go out of your way to maintain good relations with everyone.  We want everyone to have a great time and a little courtesy will go along way.

baboquivari mountains

Photo of the Baboquivari Mountains

Photo of the Babaquivari Mountains.

Location of the camp: 


We will be camping on the beautiful Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge.  For more information about the refuge, visit their website:

There are special rules that apply when hunting and camping on the refuge.  Javelina hunting is allowed on the refuge, but you may not hunt quail or some other species.  We will be hunting on both US Forest Service Land as well as the Refuge, so different rules apply depending on the agency that oversees the land.

The Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge has made a group campsite
here is where its located.

GPS location for
camp:  N 31o 37.971’, W
111o 26.181’   


from Tucson, AZ via the Freeway: 
From Tucson, drive south on I-19 to the
Arivaca exit (Exit 48) (about 33 miles from the I-10).  At the stop sign
on the off ramp take a right (west) to the next stop sign, take another right
(north), and then take the first left road on to Arivaca Road.  Drive west
to the town of Arivaca (about 23 miles).  At the only gas pumps (see note
below) in Arivaca, drive through the town on what is now the Arivaca Sasabe
Road until a little past the cell tower on the left (south) side of the road
(8.1 miles).  The second left (south) dirt road past the cell tower is the
entrance (N 31o 37.971’, W 111o 26.181’) to the most
direct route to the Women’s Javelina Camp.  Drive down the dirt road until
you have reached the Camp.

from Tucson, AZ via Three Points: 
From Three Points (see note below), drive
south on highway 286 (also called S. Sasabe Road).  Around mile marker 12,
turn left (east).  Continue driving on the Arivaca Sasabe Road until a
little before the cell tower on the right (south) side of the road (3.7
miles).  The second right (south) dirt road before reaching the cell tower
is the entrance (N 31o 37.971’, W 111o 26.181’) to the
most direct route to the Women’s Javelina Camp.  Drive down the dirt road
until you have reached the Camp.

meal at camp

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