Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Arizona: Payson Wildlife Fair to Offer Outdoor Fun May 14

PAYSON, Ariz. — Whether it’s catching a rainbow trout, paddling around in a canoe, or touching a live snake, the 26th annual Payson Wildlife Fair will offer all kinds of fun outdoor activities Saturday (May 14) at Green Valley Park.

The free, family-friendly event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be booths from several local and state organizations, hands-on activities, an archery range, and prizes for the kids such as fishing rods and lures.

Birds of prey also will be on display, as well as snakes, Gila monsters, tortoises and other wildlife. The fair celebrates Arizona’s great outdoors and our state’s diverse wildlife.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s aquatic specialists will conduct a free fishing activity at Green Valley Lake as part of the fair. A fishing license is not required for fair attendees, and bait and loaner fishing rods will be provided.

The Payson Wildlife Fair is a cooperative effort between the department, USDA Forest Service, and the Town of Payson Parks and Recreation Department.



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The Arizona Game and Fish Department conserves and protects Arizona’s 800+ wildlife species but receives NO Arizona general fund tax dollars. Contribute to our on-the-ground conservation efforts at www.AzWildlifeHero.com.


The Arizona Game and Fish Department receives Federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and sex pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request an accommodation or informational material in an alternative format or to file a discrimination complaint please contact the Director’s Office at (623) 942-3000 or by mail at 5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Discrimination complaints can also be filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Diversity and Inclusive Workforce, Attention: Public Civil Rights and Disability Coordinator, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.