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We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the NEW LOCATION: Postal Workers Union Hall, 3720 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix, 85053. It's on the north side of Greenway, next to the Dental Depot. Doors open at 6:30, meeting called to order at 7:00.The Club encourages anyone interested in learning about predators and predator calling to contact a member of the board or feel free to come by a monthly meeting and introduce yourself.
UPCOMING EVENT: ANNUAL PVCI FISHING CONTEST- JUNE 4, 2016
(Who is the Best Fisherperson Adult or Child in the Club???)
In the Fall and Winter a lot of us members are going at it, hunting
& competing. Well now that the hunting season is over, to help keep
that competitive edge on during the off-season, PVCI schedules
family-oriented events to try & get your family & friends
involved both in meeting others & in some fun competition. Events
such as the Annual Campout & Barbecue in May, this Annual Fishing
Contest in June, The Trail Clearing in August and the Christmas Party in
December are good examples. This year the Annual PVCI Fishing Contest
will be held on June 4 at Dogtown Lake in Unit 8. This Day is Free
Fishing Day and no fishing license is required to fish on that day
only. We usually have 2 categories in both the Kids & Adults
Divisions. They are Longest Fish & Longest Stringer. This applies to
all fish species in the Lake. There is also usually a Members &
Guest Free Raffle where ALL that are present have a chance to win a
prize whether they fished or not. Mike Y. at 623-824-3788. is in charge
of this event this year. The way that it works is that you start
fishing at daybreak on Saturday morning. We fish until the Contest stops
at 5:00P.M. All the fish are measured & the winners determined.
The Winners get 1st pick from the table of prizes then all names go into
a hat and the names that are drawn get their pick of prizes. Then we
clean the fish and have a Big Potluck/Fish Fry Dinner. This is a Potluck
so please do remember to bring a dish or dessert. Good Times Galore!!!
Come on out and bring some friends and/or family.
NEW INFORMATION: You may fish any Williams area lake for this fishing contest, but must check-in your fish at Dogtown Lake by 5 pm.
Directions: Get to Williams, Arizona, then turn south onto 4th Street
(County Road 73) and drive about 5 miles to Forest Road 140. Turn left
and proceed about 4 miles to Forest Road 132. Turn left and proceed 1
mile to Dogtown Campgrounds. PVCI will be camped on FS 140. Look for PVCI Signs
Correction to the latest Predator Tales: The Annual PVCI George Knox Memorial Predator Hunting Boot Camp will be held Aug 12th-14th at Vincent Ranch. More details coming.
NOTICE: PVCI Board of Directors Meetings moved from the 3rd Wednesday to the 3rd Thursday of each month.
December 1965 Predator Tales DID YOU KNOW, that the predecessor to The Phoenix Varmint Callers, Inc. was called the Arizona Varmint Callers Association? I was contacted by a Ms Angie Turner-Moore, daughter of the late Pat Turner, who was one of the early members of the original Club. Pat held many positions within the Club, President and writer for the Predator Tales among them. Well, the reason Angie contacted me was to see if I (we, the Club) was interested in a pile of old issues of the Predator Tales, dating back to the fall of 1965 to sometime in 1971. Of course I said we'd like to have them, as they are windows in time to the early days of our Club and passion of predator hunting. So, I thought of re-publishing some of the issues here on our website for all to enjoy, and see what was happening 50 some years ago in the world of predator hunting. Enjoy the read!