Our mission is to increase pronghorn populations in Arizona through habitat improvements, habitat acquisition, the translocation of animals to historic range, and public comment on activities affecting pronghorn and their habitat.  As a 501c3 nonprofit, all of our proceeds help advance our mission.


Save the Dates for the 2022 Projects!

April 9 Seligman Fence Removal
June 4 Big Lake Fence Modification
August 6 Williams Fence Modification

September 24 Seligman Fence Removal

See Details Below.


Upcoming events

    • June 04, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Apache National Forest a few miles north of Big Lake in the White Mountains.
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    ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION

    Big Lake Grassland Ecosystem Fence Modification

    June 4, 2021

    Project Location: We will be working on the Apache National Forest a few miles north of Big Lake in the White Mountains.

    Project Begins: Saturday June 4th at 7AM (sunrise is 5:00am!). Meet at camp for specific work instructions. The campsite is located about 3 mile east of the project site.

    Project Activity: We will be modifying approximately 2 to 3 miles of existing low hanging four and five str and fence by removing the bottom strand of barbed wire and replacing with a single strand of smooth wire at a height of 18 inches.

    Pronghorn Benefits: The project is located in a high elevation grassland that is key summer range for pronghorn. Modifying these fences will allow easier access for pronghorn and elk across the summer range. Retaining the travel connectivity within the summer range is critical to maintaining this population of pronghorn which summer and reproduce near Big Lake. This project is our fifth project to enhance habitat for these migratory pronghorn. Subsequent projects will work across the primary summer range modifying and or removing livestock fences.

    Volunteer Benefits: All volunteer work hours and mileage will be use as in-kind match for federally funded wildlife enhancement projects including the Arizona Game and Fish Habitat Partnership program.

    What to Bring: Work gloves (The AAF will have a limited supply), snacks, water , sunscreen, personal gear.

    Meals: Please provide your own lunches to eat in the field on the Saturday work days. The AAF will be providing dinners on Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts with coffee and juice on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

    Camping Restrictions: Given the current dry conditions there is a high probability that fir e restrictions will be in place in early June. Restrictions will include no open fires and the use of charcoal. Cooking will be restricted to propane stoves.

    Contact: Sign up online at https://azantelope.org/event-4621947 or call Dave Cagle at (928) 242-9871 or info@azantelope.org.

    Please RSVP by Monday May 30th and let us know if you are attending so we can plan to have enough food and tools for everyone.

    Potential Forest Closure: If the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest implements a forest closure prior to the project date, a notice will be posted on our AAF website. If you have signed up to join us for this project please look up our website azantelope.org prior to departing to check the project status. If the project has to be cancelled, you will be contacted at your email.

    Directions to Camp:

    AAF camp site will be located on the north side of Rudd Knoll, which is about 12 miles south of Highway 260 and 14 miles southwest of Eagar;

    Travel 38 miles east of Pinetop on Highway 260; turn right (south) on State Highway 261 at mile post 393 (You can also take Highway 60 east from Show Low to Eagar and turn west onto Highway 260 to reach MP 393.);

    Go about 12 miles south on Highway 261 to mile post 400.5 and turn left (east) at the AAF signs located on the north side of Rudd Knoll.

    Access until this turnoff is paved road and the camping area starts within a ¼ mile of the highway.  Please note this is a public camping area, but efforts will be made to “reserve” a specific AAF camping area.


    Download the flyer here


    • June 11, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites 4400 South Rural Rd. Tempe Az
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    Recognition and Fundraising Banquet

    June 11, 2022

    Embassy Suites, Tempe, Arizona

    Join us for a day of education, recognition and fun! 

    Schedule - June 11, 2022:

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Trophy Scoring 
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm Clinic -- GO HERE TO REGISTER

    4:30pm – 9:00 pm  Reception, Recognition & Fundraising Banquet

    Banquet Ticket Pricing:

    • Individual Tickets..........................................$65 
    • Table of 10...................................................$650 - Please call 480.702.1045

    Menu for the evening: TBD.  Cash bar available.

    Trophy Scoring 

    Have a mount you need scored? Officials will be on hand all day to assist. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


    Awards Banquet

    Join us at 5:30pm - 9:00pm to celebrate the many successes of the Arizona Antelope Foundation and recognize Arizona Wildlife Federation Trophy Book Award winners, and those who successfully harvested an antelope in 2019 and 2020.  

    Don't forget all the awesome items for auction and raffle to raise some much needed funds to continue our important work!

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    • August 06, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Garland Prairie/Williams

    ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION

    Williams Fence Modification Project

    AUGUST 6, 2022

    Registration will open when project details are confirmed.

    Project Begins: August 6, please arrive at camp by 8:00 AM.  

    • September 24, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • approximately 2.3 miles south of Highway 66, 17.3 miles west of Seligman, AZ

    ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION

    Seligman Fence Removal

    September 24, 2022

    Registration will open when project details are confirmed.

    Project Begins:  Saturday, September 24th. Please meet at camp not later than 8:00AM Saturday. 

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