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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.
PVCI ANNUAL TRAIL CLEARING-See Canyon Trail – AUG. 6-7 PVCI members mark your calendars for the weekend of Aug. 6-7, 2016. This will be the dates for the Annual PVCI Trail Clearing. The actual work will take place on Saturday Aug. 6th however many members use this Event as an excuse to spend the whole weekend out of the desert HEAT! The plan is to meet the Forest Service person or our person-in charge at the top PVCI sign off of FS Road 300 (where the See Canyon Trailhead begins) at 9:00a.m. on Saturday morning. Here we will pass out the tools and take a PVCI Trail Clearing group shot by the PVCI sign! Directions: Fire restrictions permitting, we will be camping off of FS Road 89 approx. 1 mile north of the Bear Canyon Lake Camp turnoff and right before the BIG STEEL power poles that cross the dirt road there. If heading north on FS 89 you would take a right turn on the dirt road that is immediately before the power poles. We will be camped up in the trees on the right hand side as you travel east. (See the map) This is the same location that we have used for the last few years. What is the PVCI Trail Clearing? It is the maintenance of a trail called the See Canyon Trail, which is a survival trail that runs from the top of the Rim near Promontory Butte down to Christopher Creek and is used by many hikers, hunters, horse riders, etc. Our club has maintained this trail for over 40 years! Each year we get many compliments from users There will be a POTLUCK DINNER on Saturday evening! PLEASE REMEMBERTO BRING A DISH! This Dinner has turned out really nice the last few years and is most definitely worth sticking around for! We will also have a Potluck Breakfast on Saturday morning before the work begins. We could use some extra breakfast items such as sausages, bacon & eggs, pancake batter, etc. Some extra frying pans, mixing bowls etc. would help, heck extra cooks too! As this event takes place in Aug. be sure to take your raingear! Brief afternoon showers in the high country are common! This is a family affair so do bring them. Friends are also invited. Don’t forget the POTLUCK DINNER items! Hope to see you on the trailhead. Questions call Gary A.M. (623) 334-4317 Attention: Dutch Oven Cook-Off Competitions Dessert & Main Course Dishes, Bring your favorite dish for the cook-off
The Phoenix Varmint Callers, Inc. (PVCI) is planning its own Varmint Calling Boot Camp in conjunction with AZGFD & the AZ. Elk Society on August 13-14, 2016. The idea being to make the predator seminars an in-the-field experience, sort of like what Marvin Robbins did with his in-the-woods turkey hunting seminars. Friday is really just for camp set-up & a late meal. On Saturday (13th) members of PVCI will give seminars related to predator-calling covering a variety of topics & answering your questions. The AZGFD may also say a few words. Then sometime after lunch the different groups will be paired with a mentor for a hands-on predator hunt! Sunday morning will feature more hands-on hunting if desired. The idea of having predator instruction in the outdoors was thought about by our own beloved, the late George K. The AZ. Elk Society will also be on hand & will provide meals & other support during this Event. So if you’ve any interest in learning how to successfully call-in predators, this Camp is for you. More info at www.pvci.org
WHO: PVCI will conduct a “Varmint Calling Seminar” covering all aspects of calling in critters.
WHEN: August 13-4, 016. Please Pre-Register:info: Ray Evridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: The Boot Camp campsite will be at Vincent Ranch (See map & directions below)
Cost: Free to all, adult, youth & family. Come on out & learn instructions from hunters who have harvested many critters. We plan to go hunting too! Camping is free but there is only enough room for tents & vehicles on the Ranch. The Ranch is NOT big enough for the big camp trailers & such. You may find a spot to camp outside of the Vincent Ranch area which is public land. Bring a stool for use in class & hunting. Bring your camouflage, calls & if you have a shotgun or rifle bring them also, as the plan is to go hunting sometime during the weekend.
*** REGISTRATION: Please do register so that we can have some sort of idea of how many to expect. To register & find more information contact info: Ray Evridge at email@example.com so they have an idea on the food to bring.
DIRECTIONS TO VINCENT RANCH
Vincent Ranch Directions: Take State Route 87 to Payson. From Payson, take State Route 260 east to the top of the Rim. Turn left at the Woods Canyon Lake turnoff onto FR300 (the Rim Road). FR 300 intersects with FR34 at the T. Turn right at the T onto FR34. FR34 intersects with FR75 twice. Turn left onto FR75 at the second intersection. In less than a mile you will see a road on the left. Turn left and take this road (a two-track) to Vincent Ranch. Link to map
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!