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Pete Cimellaro
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Pete Cimellaro is a native Arizonan, born in Mc Nary, Arizona. He grew up in Phoenix and couldn’t wait for the weekends and summer vacation to go to the mountains and go fishing. Pete graduated from Arizona State University in 1973 with a bachelors in education. He married the love of his life, Cathy in 1977; and together they have a son, Michael, and two daughters, Ann and Christine.

In 1975, Pete managed Universal Camper Manufacturing Company, and, in 1982 purchased the business. He owned the company until 1999, when he sold it to make guiding and wildlife conservation his sole profession.

Pete has a passion for wildlife. He not only loves to hunt but works to help insure that hunting and fishing will continue in the state of Arizona by being very active in many of the state wildlife conservation organizations.

Pete has held a guide license since 1978 and has guided over 150 successful sheep hunts. He started Yellowhorn Outfitters in 1993 using the phrase, ”Outdoor Experiences That Will Last A Lifetime”, which still remains his motto.

Conservation Background

Lifelong Hunter and Fisherman

Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society (1982)
Board Member (1983-1989)
President (1988), Still Active
Life Member

Wild Sheep Foundation (formerly FNAWS) (1983)
Served on the Board (1990-1996)
President (1995-1996), Still Active
Life Member

Safari Club International (1987)
Life Member

U. S. Sportsman’s Alliance (1993)
(Formerly Wildlife Legislative Fund of America)
Board Member (1993-1999)

Arizona Antelope Foundation (Organizer and a Founding Member, 1993)
First President (1993), Still Active
Life Member

Wildlife Conservation Council (Organizer and a Founding Member, 1995)
Past President (1995)

Arizona Deer Association (Founding Member, 1995)
Past President (2008)
Habitat Chairman
Government Liason

Arizona Elk Society (Founding Life Member, 2000)

Other Memberships
• National Rifle Association (Life Member)
• Minnesota/Wisconsin Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation, (Life Member)
• Iowa Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation, (Life Member)
• Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club
• Phoenix Chapter of Safari Club International
• Arizona Wildlife Federation
• National Wild Turkey Federation

Recognition and Achievements

(17) Awards for Guiding and Outfitting - Wild Sheep Foundation

• Completed Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep (1990),
• Conservationist of the Year (1992)-Arizona Game and Fish Commission
• Presidential Award of Merit (1994)-Wild Sheep Foundation
• Environmentalist of the Year (1997)-Arizona Game and Fish Commission
• Outstanding Achievement Award (1997)-Wild Sheep Foundation
• Elected to Arizona’s Outdoor Hall of Fame (1999) -
  Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation
• Frank Golatta Award/Outstanding Outfitter of the Year for 2008 -
  Wild Sheep Foundation
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)-Arizona Wildlife Federation

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