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We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2 and encourage 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.
The 8th Annual George Knox Memorial Predator Hunting Boot Camp will be held August 15-17, 2014 at beautiful Vincent Ranch. The event was held here last year and was a huge success, there were 30 junior novice predator hunters and 38 adult novice predator hunters. We were short of mentors, so please help out and volunteer to be a mentor. It is a lot of fun and very rewarding to see these kids be sucessfull!
All mentors and camp helpers/staff will be entered for a drawing of a custom combo knife set made and donated by John Toner, Continental Divide Knives.
Anyone who joins PVCI as a new member at the Boot Camp will recieve a raffle ticket towards a drawing that will be held at the event and the winning ticket holder will win a Rossi break open rifle/shotgun with 20 guage and .22 long rifle barrels!
PVCI is partnering again this year with the National Wild Turkey Federation Valley Longbeards Chapter, Arizona Elk Society, Youth Outdoors Unlimited, Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Arizona Sportsman for Wildlife Conservation, Southwest Fur Harvesters Assoc., Continental Divide Knives, Cabela's, Sportsmans Warehouse, Randall's Firearms, Orion Calls and Circle Signs. Collectively these Organizations are contributing money, equipment, facilities and people to help us put on the biggest Predator Hunting Boot Camp we have ever had, and quite possibly the largest in the world!
Volunteers from Youth Outdoors Unlimited (Y.O.U.), Arizona Elk Society and others will prepare food to feed all in attendance (dinner Friday Night for early arrivers!) breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Learn how to call in and hunt coyotes and other predatory animals from seasoned hunters and callers.
PVCI members will give a Predator Hunting Seminar Saturday morning. Guest speakers from Y.O.U. will talk about hunting safety and Arizona Game and Fish personnel will discuss gun safety.
All novice hunters and their guardian will have the opportunity to go hunting with a hunt mentor, either on Saturday afternoon/evening or on Sunday morning (or both).
Coming up this summer: Annual Trail Clearing, Annual George Knox Memorial Novice Boot Camp and more! See the News and Events Page for details.
Bear calling/hunting seminar at the Aug 5th meeting: Don't miss this meeting! Guest speaker Keith Idso, who has called in over 2 dozen bears in 25 years using only hand calls, has graciously agreed to share his knowledge and experience with us as he gives a seminar on calling and hunting bears. The raffle gun for this meeting is a Savage Axis, camo synthetic stock, 3x9x40 scope in .308 Win caliber. Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. Winning ticket will be drawn near the end of the meeting.