Proceeds used to restore habitat for Arizona’s Elk herds and other wildlife.

The Arizona Elk Society will hold their 8th Annual Banquet on Saturday March 21, 2009 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St. Mesa, Arizona beginning with Happy Hour at 4 pm. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. Raffles, Silent Auctions, Blitzes and Live Auctions throughout the night.

As has been the practice at this fundraiser, the event will feature a live and silent auction, blitzes, and raffle drawing prizes; highlighted with a fine selection of quality firearms, artwork, collectable’s, a live mule and the auctioning of the Arizona Commissioners year round Trophy Elk Tag.

According to Sharon Eichelberger and Kathi Thompson the Banquet tickets are $70. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $800 and Corporate table packages are available for $1600.

Banquet tickets applications can be found on the Arizona Elk Society website at www.arizonaelksociety.org>www.arizonaelksociety.org.

The AES Banquet ticket chairman’s address and contact are available on the application form online.

As with all AES fundraisers, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect elk and wildlife habitat as well as provide funding for AES youth programs in Arizona.

For more information and/or tickets contact Kathi Thompson at (480) 882-9477.

Established in 2001, the Arizona Elk Society is the only AZ State organization dedicated to helping improve Arizona’s elk habitat along with working to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on the Arizona Elk Society, its mission, Youth programs, projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.arizonaelksociety.org>www.arizonaelksociety.org