For many hunters learning to hunt started at a young age. Many times a family member is responsible for getting young or new hunters into hunting. However, there are many people who are interested in learning to hunt that have no guide or mentor. As a result, many wildlife agencies across the nation are creating classes, mentorships, and web pages to help these new hunters with no mentors. Arizona is one of the states that have begun creating resources for new hunters.
The Arizona Game and Fish have created the Mentored Hunting Camps web page to help new hunters find out more information. This page is meant to help hunters learn to hunt in Arizona. The page helps hunters read regulation changes during the year. Likewise, the page gives hunters tactics for different hunting methods and information regarding hunting in Arizona. On top of that, the web page has educational hunting videos and lists dates of outdoor and hunting skill events and seminars.
All of these programs and brought about by the AZGFD and their Outdoor Skills Network. The AZGFD has started these programs to help more hunters become a part of Arizona’s hunting heritage.
There are several events scheduled for Sept. – Oct. These events range from fishing seminars to dove & squirrel hunting. There are also exclusive classes for female hunters as well. If you would like to check out the upcoming event and registration process for these classes you can click here. You can also check out the videos and the Mentored Hunting Camps web page by clicking here. You can also check out Arizona hunting news and issues by looking at our Ehuntr Arizona tab by clicking here.
Recruiting new hunters will help ensure that we will be able to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife that we love.
What do you think about Arizona helping people learn to hunt? Have you ever been a hunting mentor? Let us know in the comments!