The Arizona Cattleman’s Association is seldom given credit for the huge amount of help they provide in maintaining Arizona’s wildlife population. Arizona cattle ranches are 90 percent owned by families raising cattle as a multi generation family livelihood. As needs of cattle on the range are satisfied by the ranches, needs of wildlife are also filled. Ranchers spend huge amounts of money on water for their cattle. Wells are drilled when necessary. Digging and maintaining earthen impoundments with clay linings to hold water provides the necessary water for their cattle on the range. These tanks also provide the water for all the big game in the area as well as small game, even ducks. Habitat maintained for cattle will also feed wildlife. Ranchers and hunters have coexisted for years when mutual respect is maintained.
The Goal of The Goal of the SCI Chapter is to promote and contribute to Arizona wildlife conservation efforts, to provide outdoor experiences for youth.
Hunting Works for Arizona exists to promote the strong economic partnership between the hunting and shooting communities and the local economy of Arizona.
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