Arizona Outdoor Skills Events
Mentored workshops designed to teach hunting, trapping, fishing, and shooting activities
Are you interested in developing your outdoor skills? Do you want to connect with nature? Have you always wanted to shoot a gun, try hunting, or harvest your own food?
The Arizona Game and Fish in a collaborative effort with sportsmen’s groups, gun clubs and conservation organizations, we offer dozens of hands-on, many with mentoring events each year through an Outdoor Skills Network that is just for you.
Interested, but not ready to go hunting yet?
Don’t worry, we still want you to come on out and see what the outdoor experience is all about. Hunting is just one portion of these events. Many of these camps are also open to people wishing to learn more about wildlife biology, ecology and their habits; target shooting; archery; wildlife viewing; camping; camaraderie and more. If you are interested, just contact the camp host and let them know.
Check our our listing of events and register for the one you would like to attend, it’s fast and easy.
If you’re just getting started or considering taking someone hunting, here is a good resource for how to get started. Youth Hunting: A Smart Parent’s Guide to Safely Hunting with Kids
An Introduction to Hunting Arizona’s Small Game by Randy Babb
The 198-page book is a fantastic resource that provides expert tips for hunting Arizona's small game birds and mammals, from quail and doves to squirrels and rabbits.
Some hunts and some events require participants to have completed hunter education, information on classes, online courses and other options are available. Hunter Education