AZGFD’s Annual Outdoor Expo Returns March 23-24

Get ready to explore wildlife and wild places at the free Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) Outdoor Expo.

AZGFD is hosting its annual event Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, at the world-renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. What can you do at the Outdoor Expo? How about:

  • Cast a line and get hooked on fishing at the kids’ fishing tank.
  • Meet live wildlife ambassadors.
  • Engage with experts about Arizona’s wildlife, fishing, hunting, boating, off-highway vehicles and more.
  • Experience a variety of shooting sports in a safe, supervised, controlled environment.
  • Shop for antlers, hides, skulls, and head mounts at the wildlife assets tent and auction.
  • Visit with more than 150 exhibitors, including outdoor recreation and conservation groups, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services.
  • Learn the who, what, where, when, and how for responsible recreation in Arizona.
  • Discover how you can become a Hero for Wildlife, and . . . HAVE FUN!

“We’re not aware of any other free event that combines conservation, recreation and industry into such a welcoming environment for the public,” said Ty Gray, AZGFD director. “This is where people can find plenty of hands-on activities, see educational exhibits, presentations, test and purchase the latest equipment and products, and connect with social organizations that can provide countless ‘next step’ experiences to support their outdoor passions.”

Register to attend the event and be automatically entered to win one of two Prize Packs!

Canyon Coolers Ultimate Prize Pack complete with:

  • Outfitter 75 quart cooler
  • Cooler basket
  • Clean ice bag
  • Canyon Coolers hoodie and hat
  • Tumbler, stickers and beverage coolers

*Retail value: $550

Umarex Ultimate Prize Pack complete with:

  • Legends Cowboy Rifle
  • Colt BB revolver
  • 30 pack of CO2 for the rifle
  • 2 bottles BBs
  • 4 pairs of safety glasses

*Retail value: $390

Admission and parking are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Outdoor Expo is located on Carefree Highway, about one-half of a mile west of Interstate 17, in north Phoenix.

Event sponsors this year include: Sig Sauer (gold), Kimber America (gold), Canyon Coolers (prize pack) and Umarex (prize pack).

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