Early June Through Early December: NRA-Certified Firearm Training
Spring is finally here and to celebrate we’ve added more NRA Certified Training Courses to meet increased demand. Whether you’re a new gun owner looking for a concealed carry course or an experienced marksman who wants to take their training to the next level, NRA Certified Instructors have a course for you. Don’t wait. Courses (pistol, rifle, shotgun, self defense, home firearm safety, are filling up fast. Enroll today at this site.
June 14: Hunt-Permit Tags
There’s not a better time than right now to apply for 2022 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and sandhill crane. Apply now for 2022 fall hunts; don’t wait until the last minute June 14.
To apply, visit hunting draw. All applications must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, June 14.
Through June 19: Chihuly In The Desert
July 9, 10: Summer HAHWG Meeting
We are northbound to Flagstaff to our old stomping grounds at the Arizona Nordic Village. It will be our standard 2-day meeting, Saturday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 10. For those that like to come early, we will be on site, Friday evening. (dispersed camping only, yurts and cabins are booked). Visit AZGFD Outdoor Skills.
July 10: Arizona Big Game Super Raffle
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually awards the organization Special Big Game Tags for seven species — bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and turkey. Raffle tickets are available for $5 to $25 each, depending on the species, and ticket sales go to on-the-ground conservation.
This month, seven lucky winners will receive a pair of binoculars from Vortex Optics. Place multiple orders and receive additional chances to win. The winners will be drawn on or before June 5 and posted to the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle website.
The deadline to enter the raffle is Sunday, July 10, at 10 p.m. (Arizona time). There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets you can order. The names of the winners will be drawn July 20.
In the 16-year history of the raffle, more than $9.2 million have been raised for wildlife and wildlife management in Arizona. Last year’s event generated $765,125.
Every dollar raised for each species through the raffle is returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and managed by the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee for that particular species. With input from local habitat partners across the state and sponsoring organizations involved in the fundraising, project priorities are determined that will provide the most benefit to each species.
Follow Arizona Big Game Super Raffle on Instagram and watch its latest video.
Through September 9: Grand Canyon Shuttle
Shuttle Bus Routes in Operation this Summer
Summer Bus Schedule: (through September 9, 2022)
Through January 31, 2023: The Lost Bird Project
The Lost Bird Project is an acclaimed sculpture installation by artist and sculptor Todd McGrain, featuring five extinct North American bird species — the passenger pigeon, great auk, Labrador duck, Carolina parakeet and heath hen. The Project uses art to raise awareness of vanished species and inspire a greater connection and stronger relationship with the Earth.
The Lost Bird Project’s magnificent bronze sculptures will be displayed throughout the Phoenix Zoo, with prints and photographs featured inside the Savanna Gallery.