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 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2024 

Please Do Not Disturb

Arizona's bald eagles are back, and they are now preparing for the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state's continued bald eagle population growth, the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2024 

Raffle Proceeds Benefit Arizona's Wildlife

Raffle Proceeds Benefit Arizona's Wildlife Why don't you give someone special (perhaps yourself!) a ticket for Conservation First USA's 2024 raffle! Seven lucky individuals will win one of seven... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2024 

Population Management Hunts

AZGFD aims to meet elk objectives.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2024 

Hunt Guidelines Available

Hunt Guidelines Available For Review The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed amendments to Arizona hunt guidelines for fall 2023 through spring 2028 seasons are available for review at... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    February 1, 2024 

AZGFD Offers Ideas For A Better 2024

We've said goodbye to 2023 and now is a good time to reflect on the changes that we want - or need - to make in 2024; how about adding an outdoors resolution to your list? The Arizona Game and Fish... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2024 

AZGFD In The News

The data management system AZGFD uses to track the locations of wildlife, including javelinas, is getting a major overhaul. Kudos to StateScoop and reporter Keely Quinlan for a recent news story... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

AZGFD Confirms Three Coyote Bites

Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife officers have been actively searching for a coyote or coyotes that have bitten three people since Saturday in the area just east of Interstate 17 and Happy Va... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

AZGFC Awards Banquet

PHOENIX - Mark your calendars! The Arizona Game and Fish Commission's annual awards banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at the Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Grande Ballroom,... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    January 1, 2024

AZGFD Article 10 Rules Off-Highway Vehicles

Public comment accepted through Jan. 11, 2024. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is beginning review of its Article 10 rules (pertaining to off-highway vehicles). Under A.R.S. § 41-1056, every... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

Mount Graham Red Squirrel

The annual interagency survey of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel showed a decrease in the latest population estimate in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The annual survey,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

Wildlife Overpass Near Flagstaff

Award of $24 million comes from Federal Highway Administration. PHOENIX - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Arizona a $24 million grant for a wildlife overpass and other... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

The Real Winner Is Arizona's Wildlife

Conservation First USA launched its 2024 raffle where seven lucky individuals will win one of seven special big-game tags (bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

AZGFD Announces Winners Of 2023 Wildlife Photo Contest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has announced the winners of the 2023 wildlife photo contest. The 12 winning photographs are included in the full-size 2024 wildlife calendar that is... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease

Arizona's deer and elk populations remain CWD-free due to surveillance efforts. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2023

Hunters Get Second Shot At Doves

When it comes to experiencing some of the finest wing-shooting that Arizona has to offer, the "second" dove season - which opens Friday, Nov. 17 - is not to be missed. While the bigger white-winged... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2023

Fishing Tips And Upcoming Events

Now that the weather is cooler, the fishing is starting to heat up! It's that time of year when cold water fishing really starts to take off, so make sure you have your gear in order. Whether you are... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2023

Hunt Recommendations Available For Review

Included are pronghorn, elk, and fall and spring turkey for 2024-2025. The Arizona Game and Fish Department's proposed recommendations for 2024 pronghorn, elk, fall turkey, population management... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Big Game Tracking Collars

Wildlife management relies on valuable data. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is encouraging hunters who harvest a big game animal affixed with a GPS or VHF tracking collar to return that collar... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Elk Attack In Hualapai Mountains

Feeding of wildlife suspected of contributing to the attack. A woman died eight days after being hospitalized as the result of an apparent elk attack on her property in the Pine Lake community in the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Mexican Wolf Update 2023

A binational captive breeding program was initiated to save the Mexican wolf from extinction. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of Mexican wolves to the wild in the U.S. Once... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    November 1, 2023

Quail Outlook

Winter moisture improves overall brood survival for desert quail. Arizona hunters know that timely rainfall is the key to giving quail populations a much-needed boost. After a winter of above-average... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    November 1, 2023

Sandhill Cranes Returning

Live-streaming camera offers unique viewing experience. Sandhill cranes by the thousands are once again returning to their wintering grounds at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near McNeal, Ariz.,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    November 1, 2023

More Than 2,700 Permit-Tags Remain For 2024 Spring Hunts

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2024 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    November 1, 2023

Young Hunters Wanted

Publishers Note - We just learned from Arizona Game & Fish Department that this event has been cancelled. Register now for Jan. 5-7 event at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Young hunters who want to... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    October 1, 2023

Prepare Now For Upcoming 2024 Arizona Spring Hunt Draw

For hunters planning to apply for 2024 hunt permit-tags for spring turkey, javelina, bison and raptor capture, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is offering the following tips to make the... Full story


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