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 By AZGFD    RVing    February 1, 2019 

OHV Riders

Before getting behind the steering wheel or handlebars of any OHV, make sure you have the right equipment. Whether you have an ATV, dirt bike or side-by-side, the Arizona Game and Fish Department...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2019 

AZ Livestock Loss Board Approves A Research Grant Program

The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is now allowing ranchers to seek grant funding to assist in employing measures designed to prevent conflicts between cattle and Mexican wolves. At its November...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2019 

Eagles Have Landed

The camera is set, zoomed in and ready to broadcast the day-to-day life of a pair of bald eagles hoping to raise a family inside their nest at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. In mid-December, the...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    February 1, 2019 

AZGFD - Pronghorn, Elk Hunts Now Being Accepted

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) now is accepting online applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    February 1, 2019 

Mountain Lion Harvest Threshold Reached In White Mountains

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the harvest threshold for Mountain Lion Management Zone 8 has been met - this includes Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B and 3C. All units in Zone 8 were...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2019 

Hunter-Harvest Survey?

Arizona hunters who were successful in the 2018 draws probably noticed some formatting changes to their mailed hunt permit-tags — one of those is that the hunter-harvest survey now is found on the...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    February 1, 2019 

Arizona - Pronghorn And Elk Applications Due

Online applications for 2019 pronghorn, elk hunts are due soon. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunte...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    February 1, 2019 

Arizona's Quail Season Closes Sunday, Feb. 10

Arizona's general quail season closes Sunday, Feb. 10. PHOENIX — Arizona hunters have one more weekend to get out in the field and chase the state’s three main species of quail — Gambel’s,...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2019 

Annual Bald Eagle Event Feb. 23

Annual Bald Eagle Event Set For Feb. 23 In Flagstaff FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Did you know that Arizona is visited by more than 200 bald eagles during the winter? To learn more about these amazing birds,...

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    January 1, 2019

Water Is Dangerously Cold

Paddlesport, boating enthusiasts reminded to keep safe on the water. The calendar says winter is weeks away, but the thermometer says otherwise. For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2019

AZGFD Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 wildlife photo contest. James Stamsek’s photo of mule deer at Lost Dutchman State Park was awarded best in show an...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2019

Bald Eagle Seasonal Closure In Effect On Tonto National Forest

Outdoor recreationists, pilots and drone operators asked to avoid bald eagle nest areas. Arizona's bald eagle breeding season is on the horizon and multiple public land and water areas will be closed...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2019

Sandhill Cranes Put On A Show On Upgraded Camera

Sandhill cranes have returned to southeastern Arizona and the Arizona Game and Fish Department's live-streaming camera is again trained on their wintering grounds at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area....

 

Arizona Dove Season Runs Through January 6th

Arizona dove hunters will be able to double their wing-shooting pleasure through the first week of January 2019. Unlike the 15-day season that begins Sept. 1, the late season lasts 45 days and runs...

 

Arizona - Spring Havelina Hunt Tags Remain

More Than 7,000 Permit-Tags Remain For Spring JavelinaHunts Leftovers also available for general, youth-only turkey hunts. Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2019 spring draw still...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2019

Arizona Big Horn Sheep Relocated

Sixty of Arizona's bighorn sheep were relocated in Nov. 2018 to their historical ranges as part of two translocations from robust populations of desert bighorns in the Silver Bell Mountains northwest...

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

AZGFD - 2018 Commission Awards

The annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020. The event will...

 

Waterfowl, Snipe Hunting Regulations Available Online

2018-19 Waterfowl, Snipe Hunting Regulations Available Online The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2018-2019 Arizona Waterfowl and Snipe Regulations at https://www.a...

 

AZGFD Invests In Retention Programs For New Hunters And Anglers

AZGFD invests in retention programs for new hunters, anglers. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has awarded $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public,...

 
 By AZGFD    RVing    October 1, 2018

AZGFD Off-Highway Vehicle Sobriety Checkpoint

KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will be conducting an off-highway vehicle (OHV) sobriety checkpoint from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 along Castle Hot Springs Road north...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2018

Arizona Stocked Trout Fate

Ever wondered what happens to the thousands of trout that the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks into streams all around the state every year? You’re not alone. We just completed a 4-year study...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2018

Autumn Equinox

COOLER SPOT -- The Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall in the northern hemisphere, was September 22, and yet, 100-plus degree air temperatures were still predicted to continue in the desert regions....

 

Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer

Arizona remains CWD-free due to surveillance efforts. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2018

Three-Legged Desert Tortoise Finds Home

Eighty others are waiting to be adopted. After being hit by a car near Wickenburg, causing irreparable damage to a hind leg that needed to be amputated, one could say he's earned it. No longer able to...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2018

Deer Virus

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has confirmed a disease event affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott. After receiving reports in...

 

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