The Arizona Deer Association is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving deer and deer habitat in the state of Arizona. The members of the ADA are a diverse group and include hunters, lawyers, teachers, construction workers, and people from all walks of life and all spectrums of society. Members are the heart of the organization and member participation is the key that helped the organization grow from its inception at a backyard barbeque to one of the largest conservation organizations in the state. Currently, we have about 500 members who are involved in all kinds of projects such as habitat improvements, youth camps, and our annual banquet.
Habitat improvement projects are usually conducted over a weekend, and can consist of building or repairing deer waters, clearing scrub or other damaging vegetation, or even reseeding some areas.
Our Youth Camps are set up to provide young deer hunters with the information they need to be successful in the field. At the camps, junior hunters can find food and hospitality, a scout to assist them with finding game, or help with field dressing their trophy. Our Youth Camps are posted on the website, and as the time draws nearer, we will provide detailed directions for reaching the camps.
Our fundraising banquet is the highlight of our year, but it takes an incredible number of people to pull off an event of this magnitude. In 2009, our banquet netted over $218,000 for wildlife conservation in Arizona. This includes the special commissioners tags that we auctioned. It takes a wealth of volunteers to organize the banquet, solicit these donations, set up the day of the banquet, and run these various events.
Are you interested in helping deer in Arizona? Come join us and let’s work together to improve deer habitat in Arizona!
Join now! You can purchase a membership online below using Paypal or click here to get a form to fill out and mail in.
Your membership provides the following:
- Active support for mule deer and whitetail in Arizona
- One year subscription to the ADA’s publication – The Arizona Deer Times
Memberships are tax-deductible