We enjoyed wonderful weather had a great day this past Tuesday from 12-3 at the State Capitol lawn with our AWF partner affiliates. Ken/Terry and myself staffed the AAF Booth. Wild Game was served by both the Back Country Hunters and AWF Linda Dightmon.
It ended up lightly attended due to packed House and Senate day calendars but those members who came out learned a lot about our states Critter/Conservation groups. This photo features House Member and Public Lands Holiday Bill sponsor and House Lands & Agriculture Chair Tim Dunn. The AWF plans to make this an annual event.
The AWF sponsored AZ Public Lands Day Bill is HB-2271. It left the House Chamber with a resounding 60-0 approval a short time back. Public Lands day will be a focus for both celebrating our Az resource but also a "Projects Day" to encourage volunteer-ism on that day something we and all critter groups are quite familiar with. The Bill is up for scheduling in the Senate and hearings will be held in the next few weeks. I'll keep you updated on it's progress and will again be testifying in support of the Bill on behalf of the AAF.
We hope to see more sportsmen show up next year!
Yours in Conservation,