Deer & Elk Workshop

May 15, 2023 - May 18, 2023

Flagstaff, Arizona

The 15th biennial meeting of the WAFWA Deer and Elk Workshop will be held on May 15-18, 2023 in Flagstaff, Arizona at the High Country Convention Center. We hope you'll join us!

Call for Presentations
The Arizona Game & Fish Department invites you to submit an abstract for the 2023 Workshop!
The theme of this year's event is 'Changing Landscapes' with emphasis on the following: Renewable Energy, Fire, Drought, Migration and Movement, and Recreational Impacts.

On behalf of the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 15th Biennial WAFWA Deer and Elk Workshop being presented May 15th – 18th, 2023. WAFWA represents 24 states, provinces, and territories and is a strong advocate for their authority to manage fish and wildlife within their borders.


Schedule of Events

May 15-18th
Flagstaff, Arizona

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Changing Landscapes’ with emphasis on the following: Renewable Energy, Fire, Drought, Migration and Movement, and Recreational Impacts.

(Coming Soon)

Hotel & Travel

Drury Inn & Suites
Group rate is $143.00 plus tax per night. Available on a limited basis until April 24, 2023.

Hotel & Travel

Call for Presentations

The Arizona Game & Fish Department invites you to submit an abstract for the 2023 Workshop!

The deadline is January 1, 2023 11:59 p.m. MT

Submission Portal

JOIN US AS A SPONSOR!

Gain exposure for your organization to fish and wildlife professionals, to network, and to exchange information and ideas.

View the Sponsor Brochure for details.

Register as a Sponsor


Schedule of Events

MONDAY, MAY 15 (Subject to change)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mule Deer Working Group Meeting
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibitor Set Up
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Welcome Social
TUESDAY, MAY 16
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome & Plenary
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Deer & Elk Concurrent Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Deer & Elk Concurrent Sessions
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Event at Orpheum Theater
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Deer & Elk Concurrent Sessions
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Deer & Elk Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Grab & Go Lunch
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM Field Trip
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Social & Visit with
Sponsors & Exhibitors
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Closing Banquet & Awards
THURSDAY, MAY 18
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Business Meeting
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Presentations
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM State and Provincial Elk
Management Meeting
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Exhibitor Tear Down &
Conference Adjourn

Location & Lodging

A discounted group rate of $143.00 per night plus tax is available at the Drury Inn & Suites (300 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001). Click HERE to reserve your room online today. This rate will be available until April 24, 2023 or until rooms are sold out.

Call for Presentations

The Arizona Game & Fish Department invites you to submit an abstract for the 2023 Workshop!

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Changing Landscapes’ with emphasis on the following: Renewable Energy, Fire, Drought, Migration and Movement, and Recreational Impacts. The following Presentations are being requested: Plenary Presentations, 20-minute Contributed Oral Presentations, and Poster Presentations.

Please submit an abstract only if you plan to attend the meeting. Presenting authors must be registered for the conference on the day of their scheduled presentation.

Abstract Submission: The Call for Presentations deadline is January 1, 2023 11:59 p.m. MT.

Join Us as a Sponsor

On behalf of the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and the Arizona Game & Fish Department, we invite you to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor at our 15th Biennial WAFWA Deer & Elk Workshop. We hope you can join us!

Your participation provides excellent opportunities to network and gain exposure and brand recognition among the wildlife research and leadership community. Your support reinforces your commitment to addressing the vital conservation challenges of today and creates opportunities for future partnerships with wildlife professionals across the western wildlife agencies. View the Sponsor Brochure for details.

A WAFWA Sanctioned Workshop

The Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop is a biennial meeting held in odd numbered years sanctioned by WAFWA.  The workshop provides a forum where leading deer and elk managers and researchers share research results, management strategies, and emerging issues in the realms of deer and elk management throughout North America. 


Prior Workshops