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 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

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2023

Apache Trout De-Listed

Talk about a huge win for fish and wildlife conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed that the Apache trout - Arizona's state fish - be removed from the federal list of Endang... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2023

AZGFC Announces Recipients Of 2023 Commission Awards

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission announced 16 recipients of the 2023 Commission Awards at its Sept. 8 meeting in Greer, Ariz. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2023

AZGFD, Trout Unlimited Establish First-Of-A-Kind

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and the nonprofit conservation organization Trout Unlimited (TU) have entered into an agreement for a co-shared position to focus on angler recruitment,... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2023

FishAZ Network Update And Call For Events

Hello FishAZ Network, With cooler weather just around the corner, I hope you are all finding some time to get out on the water! FishAZ Network Update Thanks to the help of all of our partners (you),... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2023

Arizona Wildlife Views TV Show Returns

PHOENIX — If you enjoy wildlife and the outdoors, you won’t want to miss the new season of Arizona Wildlife Views on the Arizona Game and Fish Department's (AZGFD) YouTube channel and Arizona PBS Cha... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2023

These Five Are The State's Representatives

These Five Are The State's Representatives Though it's thought of as a desert state, Arizona has a surprisingly wide variety of climates that support a wide variety of wildlife from rodents to... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    September 1, 2023
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Dove Season Is Right Around The Corner

If you're a dove hunter who's counting the days until the Sept. 1 opener, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is rolling out a different video each week that's sure to whet your... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    September 1, 2023

AZGFD In The News

'Here, Kitty, Kitty' Trail cam confirms "Lil' Jefe" the ocelot still roams the mountains of southeast Arizona. Kudos to The Arizona Republic and reporter Brandon Loomis for a recent news story about... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Events   
Arizona Game And Fish Commission To Meet Sept. 8 In Greer, Arizona

Arizona Game And Fish Commission To Meet Sept. 8 In Greer, Arizona

The next public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Friday, Sept. 8, at the Greer Community Center, 74 Main St., in Greer, Ariz. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. A complete agenda and... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2023

AZGFD Accepting Entries For The Arizona Wildlife Photo Contest

Do you want to see your photo on the cover of Arizona Wildlife Views' annual calendar? Do you have a knack for capturing great photos of wildlife? Then you won't want to miss the Arizona Game and... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2023

Send Water To Wildlife

Editor's Note: This issue addresses the subject of survival, of keeping cool during our long, hot summer. Although we concentrate on the elderly and the little people, wildlife, as well as humans,... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

Arizona Game And Fish Seeks Nominations For 2023 Commission Awards

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2023 Commission Awards. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wild... Full story

 

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