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 By AZGFD    Wildlife    July 1, 2020 

The Bats Are Back!

The chattery, fuzzy, winged creatures of the night are once again the stars of the Arizona Game and Fish Department's (AZGFD) live-streaming wildlife cameras. AZGFD installed the bat roost camera in...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    July 1, 2020 

Arizona Hunting Calendar July 2020

If tags are left over, first come applications accepted by mail on or after 8:00 a.m. July 20, 2020. Available at Game and Fish offices after 8:00 am July 27, 2020 except crane and raptor. ARIZONA...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    July 1, 2020 

Desert Tortoises

Much-needed rain brings out desert wildlife in Arizona. Animals may wander in search of mates, moisture and, if necessary, to escape flooding. Desert tortoises are one of several amazing species that...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    July 1, 2020 

Mexican Wolf

A record 20 captive-born pups are cross-fostered into wild packs. The Mexican wolf recovery effort recently got a genetic boost when biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), New...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    June 1, 2020

Ben Avery Shooting Facility Now Open

Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers should expect some operational changes when they visit one of the nation's largest publicly operated shooting facilities. It re-opened on May 13. To...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    June 1, 2020

Leave Baby Wildlife Alone

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds the public to leave baby wildlife alone. As temperatures rise and days grow longer, newborns of many species of wildlife are beginning to explore t...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    June 1, 2020

Don't Let It Loose

Some people mistakenly believe that when their exotic pets get too difficult to manage, it is okay to release them into the wild. But that is exactly the wrong thing to do. See this video. Introduced...

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    June 1, 2020

Invasive Species

Each boater and angler can play a part in stopping their spread. Did you know that invasive quagga mussels cause millions of dollars in damage to boat motors, docks and water intake systems? Or that...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 1, 2020

Arizona's Rattlesnakes

So far, 39 bites have been recorded statewide in 2020. As Arizonans get out to experience the trails and outdoors, it is important to remember that Arizona is home to 13 species of rattlesnake. The...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 1, 2020

AZGFD Documents Bald Eagle Nest

It has long been speculated that bald eagles could utilize saguaro cacti as nesting sites. Now the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has documented proof. During recent eagle survey flights...

 
 By AZGFD    WOOT    May 1, 2020

AZGFD Service-Level Changes

Customers encouraged to use online, phone and mail services. To protect the health and safety of customers and employees while continuing to provide services and support, the Arizona Game and Fish...

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

AZGFD COVID-19 Updates

Editor's Note: The following information was applicable as we went to press. For updates, call (602) 942-3000, or email customerservice@azgfd.gov The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is commit...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    May 1, 2020

Ben Avery Shooting Facility To Reopen

Operational Changes Include Scheduling Shooting Times Online PHOENIX - Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers should expect some operational changes when one of the nation's largest publicly...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    April 1, 2020

AZGFD Clay Target Center

New health protection strategies being implemented at Ben Avery Shooting Facility The Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) will reopen its Clay Target Center and archery range Thursday, March 26, after...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    April 1, 2020

AZGFD Delivers On Promise To Provide Quicker Draw Results

It started decades ago with names being scribbled on small pieces of paper, inserted into empty capsules and then deposited into a container from which the lucky few would be drawn, often by a...

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

National Outdoor Women's Weekend

Make Plans To Attend The National Outdoor Women's Weekend It's a great opportunity to learn more about shooting sports, hunting, wild game cooking, more. Women interested in learning about or...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    March 1, 2020

Arizona Game and Fish Department Industry Day

2020 Industry Day At The Range Join us Friday, March 27 for the Arizona Game and Fish Department Industry Day at the Range. This event is being hosted to provide invited members of the press and...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2019

Arizona Dove Hunting

The late season runs through Jan. 5, 2020. Arizona dove hunters will be able to double their wing-shooting pleasure now that the state's "second" season has begun. Unlike the 15-day season that began...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2019

Arizonans Honored

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recently recognized three individuals from Arizona as well as the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) for their dedication to advancing wild...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2019

Bald Eagle Breeding Season

Outdoor Recreationists, Pilots And Drone Operators Asked To Avoid Bald Eagle Nest Areas Arizona's bald eagles are back and they will soon be working on the next generation of eagles at breeding sites...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2019

Arizona's Waterfowl Season

The general waterfowl and snipe seasons in the "Desert Zone" (Game Management Units 10 and 12B through 46B, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Yavapai County) runs through Jan. 26, 2020. Meanw...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2019

Winter Break Professional Development

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is pleased to be offering two FREE teacher professional development opportunities over the winter break. Both take place in north Phoenix and last 4 hours. So, if...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2019

Arizona Quail Outlook

Winter moisture improves overall brood survival. Truth be told, Arizona's quail hunters are also weather wonks - always checking the forecasts, particularly during the winter months, their fingers cro...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2019

AZGFD To Host Game Management 'Open Houses'

A wildlife biologist from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will be available to answer questions about local game management at two locations: •Dec. 3: 4-6 p.m., AZGFD regional office,...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2019

Arizona Hunt Recommendations

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's proposed recommendations for 2020 and 2021 pronghorn, elk, fall turkey and population management hunts, and for 2021 and 2022 spring turkey hunts, are available...

 

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