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Game and Fish now accepting entries for wildlife calendar photo contest

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently holding the 12th annual Arizona Wildlife Photo Contest for the 2019 calendar, which is published in the November-December issue of Arizona Wildlife Views. One best in show and 11 first place winners will be showcased in the calendar, with the best in show winner featured in the edition. Entries are assigned a number and evaluated anonymously. Personal information is not attached to images or revealed during judging. Photos are evaluated solely on creativity, photogenic quality and effectiveness in conveying the unique character of the subject. Game and Fish is accepting entries through Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded and the contest is free to enter. Submit entries to photocontest@azgfd.gov and view the full contest rules at azgfd.gov/photocontest.

Fishing opportunities expanding in Prescott Valley

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Town of Prescott Valley have teamed up to expand fishing opportunities in the community, according to a press release. Yavapai Lakes, consisting of two ponds in the Urban Forest Park, has been added to Game and Fish’s community fishing program. The ponds are located at 8700 E. Lakeshore Dr. in Prescott Valley. Fain Lake, which Game and Fish is already stocking with rainbow trout, will begin to receive fish through the Community Fishing Program. On June 12, Game and Fish stocked 1,000 pounds of catchable catfish into Yavapai Lakes at Urban Forest, and Fain Lake. Game and Fish reminded the public that a valid license is required for those over the age of 10. A youth combo hunt/fish license for age 10 to 17 is just $5.

2nd annual NAZ Suns Basketball Camp set for July 27 in Prescott Valley

The Northern Arizona Suns are scheduled to host their second annual NAZ Suns Basketball Camp from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The camp includes skill training by NAZ Suns’ basketball staff, two tickets to the Suns home opener, completion certificate, T-shirt and a free lunch. Players ages 7 to 17 are encouraged to register quickly as space is limited. Camp fee is $50. To register, visit nazsuns.com/kidscamp or call 928-772-7867.

Free Yavapai College youth soccer clinic set for Aug. 11, 18

Members of the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team will conduct two free youth soccer clinics on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley, and on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. Both clinics run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 5-15 are eligible to participate. No registration is required. If possible, participants should bring their own soccer ball.

City of Prescott teams with Antelope Hills to offer junior golf class

The City of Prescott and Antelope Hills Golf Course have joined to offer junior golfers a FUNdamental Golf Class that will teach young people interested in the game how to play in a fast, safe and courteous manner. This 90 minutes class is open to junior’s ages 7 to 18 for various dates and times throughout the year. Pre-registration and payment of $10 is required. After completion, a junior golfer may participate in the Junior Developmental Program, which includes complimentary green fees and range balls for $20 per month. The program also allows for junior golfers to receive instruction from PGA professionals. Registration forms are available at the Antelope Hills golf shop. For more information, call 928-776-7888.