Local hunting guide Brian Marshall will be among four seminar presenters at the inaugural Hunting Camp to be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Don's Sport Shop, 7803 E. McDowell Road in Scottsdale.
Marshall, owner and operated of Unlimited Outfitters in Payson, will team up with his father Bill, of Globe, to host a seminar on applying for tags in Arizona hunt units. The two also will provide tips and advice on hunting lion and bear.
In Arizona hunting circles, Brian and Bill sport reputations as two of the most accomplished deer, lion, bear and elk guides in the state.
Others slated to host seminars are Chris Denim, Steve Chappell and Sergio Garibay.
Denim, a longtime employee of Swarovski optics, also is an accomplished outfitter in Arizona and New Mexico. He'll be on hand to demonstrate effective glassing techniques and how to use optics in the field.
Chappell is a professional staff member for Primos hunting calls. He will host an elk hunting seminar on how to call and locate trophy elk. Chappell works as an outfitter in Arizona and Colorado. He's also produced several elk hunting videos.
Garibay, who will provide tips on hunting in Mexico, represents Rancho El Puerto in Sonora, Mexico.
Brian Marshall has hunted with Garibay in Mexico and said south of the border hunting experiences are topnotch.
In addition to the free seminars, the Hunting Camp will have available factory representatives from Beretta, Browning, H&K, Sako, Winchester, Federal, Swarovski and Carl Zeiss.
Those who participate in Hunting Camp also will receive raffle tickets for a long list of impressive outdoor items. Among them is a two-day fully guided glassing bear hunt with Marshall. The hunt will take place in units 22 and 23 on dates dependent on Arizona Game and Fish Department harvest data.
Also on the prize list are a Browning Winchester Magnum rifle, Swarovski 8x30 binoculars, Remington 700 ADL 270WIN rifle, Zeiss Conquest rifle scope, Primos elk hunting call package, two full sets of camouflage clothing, two hours of gunsmith labor, a pair of Motorola five-mile radios and Badlands 2200 backpacks.
Free hot dogs and refreshments will be provided.
Because the Arizona Game and Fish Department released the results of its annual hunt drawing only last week, Marshall calls the Hunting Camp a perfect opportunity for the lucky tag owners to prepare for the season.
Call (480) 946-5313 for more information or to reserve a spot in a seminar.