Presentations Tent features exciting lineup

By Arizona Game And Fish Department

So you want to learn how to catch more fish. Or maybe you’re looking to pick up a few basic wilderness survival tips “just in case.” And critters? Come see a desert tortoise, while listening to an expert share fun facts about the fascinating reptile and explain how you can even make one a member of your family.

Whatever you choose to do at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2019 Outdoor Expo – by the way, admission and parking are free – be sure to swing by the Outdoor Presentations Tent in Area 1 (Family Adventure). That’s where a different expert will share his or her outdoor “specialty” every hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the lineup – and bring your questions!

Saturday
10 a.m. – The Iconic Bison. Once on the brink of extinction, the recovery of bison in North America is a conservation success story. AZGFD’s Carl Lutch discusses Arizona’s role in those conservation efforts.

11 a.m. – Wilderness Survival. Would you know what to do in an outdoor survival situation? AZGFD’s Jeff Sorensen will offer basic skills that could come in handy if you ever become lost or stranded.

Noon – Borderland Jaguars. AZGFD’s Mark Hart will talk about sightings of this endangered species in southeastern Arizona and how its presence poses challenges for wildlife and land managers.

1 p.m. – Introduction to Long-Range Shooting. AZGFD’s Matthew Schwartzkopf, a member of the U.S. F-Class Rifle Team, will discuss what it takes to shoot long-range and how to get involved in long-range competitive shooting.

2 p.m. – Tortoise Adoption Program. When it comes to Arizona’s iconic wildlife, the desert tortoise ranks near the top of the list. AZGFD’s Tegan Wolf brings one of the fascinating reptiles and explains how to adopt them.

3 p.m. – What Bones Tell Us. All animals have a life cycle, and AZGFD’s Jeff Meyers will share how much can be learned from examining the skeletal remains they leave behind.

Sunday
10 a.m. – Borderland Jaguars. AZGFD’s Mark Hart will talk about sightings of this endangered species in southeastern Arizona and how its presence poses challenges for wildlife and land managers.

11 a.m. – What Bones Tell Us. All animals have a life cycle, and AZGFD’s Jeff Meyers will share how much can be learned from examining the skeletal remains they leave behind.

Noon – Introduction to Long-Range Shooting. AZGFD’s Matthew Schwartzkopf, a member of the U.S. United States F-Class Rifle Team, will discuss what it takes to shoot long-range and how to get involved in long-range competitive shooting.

1 p.m. – Close-by Fishing Holes. Where can you fish within a two-hour drive of the Valley? AZGFD volunteer Bill Larson shares some of his favorite spots — and how to catch them when you get there.

2 p.m. – Tortoise Adoption Program. When it comes to Arizona’s iconic wildlife, the desert tortoise ranks near the top of the list. AZGFD’s Tegan Wolf brings one of the fascinating reptiles and explains how to adopt them. .

For the fifth straight year, the presenting sponsor of this year’s expo is Shikar Safari Club International. Gold sponsors are OneAZ Credit Union and Sig Sauer.

Game and Fish conducts the expo to promote wildlife-related and other outdoor recreation activities. The public’s participation in these activities supports the department’s mission and funding. The department receives no Arizona tax dollars, and no tax dollars are used in conducting the expo.

For more information about the expo, visit www.azgfd.com/expo.

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