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 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    April 1, 2019

Arizona April Hunting Calendar

Compiled by Margie Anderson You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all...

 

Non-Lead Ammo

For quite a while now, waterfowl hunters have been required to use shotgun shells that do not contain lead. Seems the lead pellets in the water get ingested accidentally by waterfowl and it is toxic...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    April 1, 2019

Arizona Elk Tags Available

Arizona hunters still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for select 2019 elk hunts. There are 744 leftover hunt permit-tags - 668 for the minimal occurrence zone/low density (general)...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 1, 2019

AZGFD Delivers Significant Wildlife Items To Native American Tribes

Whether it's the full hide of a fallen bear, an empty tortoise shell, antlers shed onto the forest floor or a found eagle feather, wildlife binds Arizona's Native American tribes to the world around t...

 

March Arizona Hunting Calendar

You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 1, 2019 

AZGFD Offers Support For Declining Western Monarch Butterfly Populations

Over the last two decades, the iconic monarch butterfly populations have declined 80 percent throughout its historical range in the Western U. S, but the famed species will now get a wing up with...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 1, 2019 

AZGFD Reduces Size Of Glassford Hill Pronghorn Herd

The fastest land animal in North America can make it seem so effortless, reaching a top speed of 55 mph, then being able to coast at 30 mph for miles. When they get their wheels rolling, there isn't...

 
 By AZGFD    Events    
Arizona Game and Fish Department Expo 2019

Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo 2019

Outdoors For All: Bring Your Family; Bring Your Friends AZGFD Expo is the largest hands-on expo in Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo dates are set for the next four years, at...

 
 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...

 

Valid Arizona License Needed For All Hunts

You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can...

 

BASF Introduces Exciting Target-Shooting Opportunity

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced a new target-shooting opportunity on the 300-yard range at the world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF). In what the department hopes will hit...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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