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 By Carol L Allen    Events    

On The Cover August 2020

In the words of Margie and John Anderson who provided the motivating cover phone, "If you’re looking to get out of the heat and see some gorgeous country where it’s cool and green, I’ve got the...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2020 

AZGFD Offers Reward In Poaching

The crime was committed in Game Management Unit 39. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information about the recent poaching of a mule deer doe in Game Management Unit 39 in the...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2020 

Range Rider Program Receives $35,000

The goal is to reduce Mexican wolf depredations on livestock. The Eastern Arizona Counties Organization (ECO) has made a contribution of $35,000 to support the Range Rider Program managed by the...

 
 By AZGFD    Events    

Arizona Game And Fish Commission Awards

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Commission Awards. The deadline for submission is Sept. 4, 2020. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who...

 
 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 AZBW    Events   

Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame

The deadline to submit nominations is May 12. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year's candidates for induction into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The...

 
 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 AZBW    Wildlife    May 1, 2020

USDA Award Will Bolster Arizona Wildlife

Natural Resources Conservation Service to invest $2.85 million. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will leverage $2.85 million...

 
 By AZBW    Wildlife    May 1, 2020

Beer Cans Help Game And Fish

'Conserve and Protect' By Connor Dziawura of Phoenix.org In recent years, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been looking to work with organizations on the ground level to support its...

 
 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...

 

Hunting Calendar For April 2020

ARIZONA BIG GAME SUPER RAFFLE: If you win, you can hunt AZ big game species for 365 days. Get raffle tickets for elk, antelope, Coues, mule deer, black bear, desert bighorn sheep, buffalo, mountain...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Events   

On The Cover

Spring is bursting with great events for outdoors enthusiasts. Whether you are a kid or a senior, as long as you enjoy outdoor activities, there is something wonderful ahead for you. The...

 
 By John Anderson    Hunting    March 1, 2020

News And New Products

There are two big outdoor events in Arizona this month, plus two fantastic new holsters I wanted to tell you about. Also, dove seasons, quail season, and waterfowl seasons may all be over, but that...

 

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