As you know, this past season has been particularly difficult on Arizona’s wildlife. Our drought appears to be unrelenting, and this spring has not seen any notable precipitation to help. In November 2020, we purchased a water wagon and trailer, and have been hauling water to dry and/or low water catchments.
To date, we have hauled over 40,000 gallons of water to multiple catchments and tanks in Central Arizona. Besides deer, these particular waters also benefit small game species and birds, mountain lion, bear, javelina, etc. Our trailer is also available to Arizona Game and Fish Department personnel to assist with maintaining waters in other areas of the state. The ADA maintains this trailer, absorbing the costs of its operation, maintenance, and transportation to the water sites from our operating funds.
Because of the incredible demand, we would like to purchase a second water trailer. These trailers and the accompanying equipment cost around $8000 total. We hope to raise half of these funds through donations from supporters and members since our banquet will not be a funding source for us this year.
Please join us and make a donation to fund this water trailer. The Arizona Deer Association is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. We will be honoring all donors on our website and in the next issue of the Deer Times. Every donor will also receive a receipt letter for tax purposes.
You can make a donation of any size using the box above.