The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation wishes to send out its thanks and congratulations to Larry Voyles. After 43 years at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AFGD), Voyles will retire as its director in the summer of 2017.
In a letter to Game and Fish employees, Voyles reflected on his nine years as Director of the 600-person agency, saying “I was in the unique position of steering this mighty ship, and I did my best to encourage personal responsibility, scientific curiosity and innovation. These character traits, along with our core values of Credibility, Respect, Integrity and Passion are and always will be the foundation on which our Department is built.”
Voyles has been a staunch supporter of elk, elk country and the RMEF during his tenure.
Voyles first joined AFGD as a wildlife manager in 1974. He graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Arizona State University earlier that same year.