AZGFD’s annual Outdoor Expo returns March 25-26
Posted March 10, 2023
PHOENIX — Mark those calendars and get ready explore wildlife and wild places at the free Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) Outdoor Expo.
AZGFD is hosting its annual event March 25-26 at the world-renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. What can you do at the Outdoor Expo? How about:
- Throw a line and get hooked on fishing at the kids’ fishing tank.
- Meet live wildlife ambassadors.
- Engage with experts about Arizona’s wildlife, fishing, hunting, boating, off-highway vehicles and more.
- Experience a variety of shooting sports in a safe, supervised, controlled environment.
- Shop for antlers, hides, skulls, and head mounts at the wildlife assets tent and auction.
- Visit with more than 150 exhibitors, including outdoor recreation and conservation groups, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services.
- Learn the who, what, where, when, and how for responsible recreation in Arizona.
- Discover how you can become a Hero for Wildlife, and . . .
- HAVE FUN!
“We’re not aware of any other free event that combines conservation, recreation and industry into such a welcoming environment for the public,” said Ty Gray, AZGFD director. “This is where people can find plenty of hands-on activities, see educational exhibits, presentations, test and purchase the latest equipment and products, and connect with social organizations that can provide countless ‘next step’ experiences to support their outdoor passions.”
New this year: Reserve your spot to attend the event and be entered to win a Canyon Coolers Ultimate Prize Pack complete with:
- Outfitter 75 quart cooler.
- Cooler basket.
- Clean ice bag.
- D-funk cooler cleaner.
- Canyon Coolers T-shirt, hoodie and hat.
- Tumblers, stickers and beverage coolers.
(Retail value $550; no purchase necessary).
Admission and parking are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26. The Outdoor Expo is located on Carefree Highway, about one-half of a mile west of Interstate 17, in north Phoenix.
Event sponsors this year include: Sig Sauer (gold), Kimber America (silver), Walther and TrueShot Gun Club (bronze), and Canyon Coolers (prize pack).
More information: www.azgfd.gov/expo.