Tucson, AZ – Safari Club International’s Arizona Chapter will auction the exclusive governor’s Gould’s turkey tag at its annual fundraiser to be held July 10. The Gould’s turkey population growth in Arizona is a true hunter/conservation success story. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has worked closely with conservation groups, hunters and private citizens to capture and relocate Gould’s turkeys throughout southeastern Arizona.

The winning bidder of this special auction will receive one turkey permit good for an entire year and open to hunt game management units that hold turkeys. Turkey enthusiasts often spend thousands of dollars to hunt Gould’s turkey in Mexico and now that opportunity is available right here in Arizona.20080113_sci

The Arizona Chapter banquet will be held at the Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort on Saturday, July 10, 2010. For more information visit the chapter website at www.azsci.com or contact Chapter President Bobby Boido at 520-490-8367.

Contact: Chapter President Bobby Boido: 520-490-8367

Safari Club International-First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.