Wolf Recovery Focus Of Shoot For Heart

Gila County rancher to speak on program to reintroduce Mexican grays in Arizona

Steve Smith will present a program about the Mexican gray wolf at the next Shoot for the Heart seminar.

Steve Smith will present a program about the Mexican gray wolf at the next Shoot for the Heart seminar.



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo by Gary Kramer

The upcoming Shoot for the Heart program September 12 will focus on program reintroducing Mexican Gray Wolf into area.

Since the inception of the highly popular Shoot for the Heart seminars in 2010, hundreds of residents have flocked to Mountain Bible Church to take in outdoor seminars that began with local tournament fishing pro Clifford Pirch leading a presentation on bass fishing.

The programs have continued with seminars on Alaskan dog races, camp cooking, Arizona Coues white-tailed deer hunting, fly-fishing, safe boating, turkey calling, outdoor survival and variety of other subjects that undoubtedly pique the interest of those who live in small-town rural Arizona.

On Jan. 4 2011, Shoot for the Heart hosted one of its most popular seminars when then-Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew made a guest appearance.

Some of the past seminars have turned into culinary delights in which noted outdoor cooks Bob DePugh and Rob Myers served up wild game chili and scrumptious desserts made of wild-picked fruit.

Next on the Shoot for the Heart agenda is an appearance by longtime Gila County rancher Steve Smith who will present, “The Mexican Gray Wolf in the Western United States.”

The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in building C at Mountain Bible Church.

Following the seminar, Smith will remain to answer questions.

Dessert will be served and raffle prizes awarded.

Shoot for the Heart was founded to help families who love the outdoors become better hunters and fishermen and to build relationships with others who share the same emphasis.

For more about Shoot for the Heart, call Mountain Bible Church at (928) 472-7800. The church is located at 302 E. Rancho Road.


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