Rim country hunters and guides Brian Marshall and Justen Williams will offer the seminar "Glassing for Spring Bears" at Hunting Camp 2004 Saturday at the Three Palms Resort Oasis in Scottsdale. The Oasis is located at 7707 E. McDowell Road and the seminars are free of charge.
Hunting camp organizers, which include Tim Tanner, co-owner of Don's Sport Shop in Scottsdale, calls the Marshall seminar "a wonderful opportunity to learn about bears' habitat, where to look for them, what they feed on, and most of all how to harvest a fall bear."
Their presentation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
In Payson, Marshall and Williams own and operate Unlimited Outfitters.
Also on the Hunting Camp agenda is an "Elk Hunting and Calling" seminar and another on "Sporting Clays Made Simple." Elk hunting is on the agenda for 10 a.m. to noon and sport clays from noon to 2 p.m.
"There is limited seating on all of them, so I need for people to call in (480 946-5313) if they want to attend," Tanner said.
The elk seminar will be presented by former Payson taxidermist and longtime guide and outfitter Pete Davis. He's been a Primos Pro staff member for the past 20 years and has guided in the state for more than 15 years. Primos is one of the largest manufacturers of big game calls in the country.
The sporting clays seminar will be taught by world champion skeet shooter Dave McGaffey and a crew from the Ben Avery Clay Target Center.
Also at the seminar, unsuccessful Arizona hunt draw applicants will have the opportunity to meet out-of-state outfitters and buy hunts in New Mexico, Colorado and Mexico.
"All of us at the shop have spent time with them and strongly recommend their services," Tanner said.
If the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the state's best outfitters isn't enough of a draw, there's also a long list of door prizes that would tickle the fancy of the most dedicated outdoorsmen. Among the prizes are a Browning Hunter Rifle, Benelli Nova 12-gauge shotgun, Ruger 10/22 special anniversary rifle, Remington 270 ADL rifle, Swarovski 8x20 binoculars, Zeiss Conquest 4.5/14/44 rifle scope and a custom skinning knife.
Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.