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  • Dove Season Outlook

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2022

    Opening day is Thursday, Sept. 1 Arizona’s dove hunters should have no complaints when the 2022 season opens Sept. 1. All signs indicate that there will be birds aplenty, particularly for those hunters who are willing to scout in the mornings and evenings between now and the opener to locate some good hunting spots. Once again, the greatest number of doves — and dove hunters — will be concentrated in the state’s agricultural areas, particularly those that produce small-grain crops like wheat,... Full story

  • Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2022

    Only three days remain to purchase tickets for the 2022 Arizona Big Game Super Raffle. Customers who place online orders today through Sunday will automatically be entered to win daily cash prizes through the "Buy Often, Win Big" prize bonus. Buy Tickets The deadline to enter the raffle is 10 p.m. (Arizona time) Sunday, July 10. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets customers can order for the seven species - bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and... Full story

  • Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2022

    Don't Miss Your Chance To Enter The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually awards the organization Special Big Game Tags, for seven of the state's big game species - bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and turkey. Raffle tickets are available for $5 to $25 each, depending on the species, and ticket sales go to on-the-ground conservation. The deadline to enter the 17th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is Sunday, July 10, at 10 p.m. (Arizona time). There is... Full story

  • AZGFD Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Jul 1, 2022

    Don't Miss Your Opportunity! Compiled By Margie Anderson Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to hunt! Keep an eye on the Arizona Game and Fish website at azgfd.gov so you know when the latest regulation booklets are available. Applications are online only starting in January 2022. Don’t miss out! Draw deadlines for spring javelina, spring bear, spring turkey, and spring bison will be the second Tuesday in October pending commission approval. You can buy tickets for the Big Game Raffle now at... Full story

  • Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

    Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

    AZGFD|May 1, 2022

    Deadline To Enter Is July 10 Raffle benefits wildlife and wildlife management in Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually awards the organization Special Big Game Tags, for seven of the state's big game species - bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and turkey. Raffle tickets are available for $5 to $25 each, depending on the species, and ticket sales go to on-the-ground conservation. The deadline to enter the 17th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle... Full story

  • AZGFD March 2022 Hunting Calendar

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    March2022Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Make sure you don't miss an opportunity to hunt! Keep an eye on the Arizona Game and Fish website at azgfd.gov so you know when the latest regulation booklets are available. Applications are online only starting in January 2022. Don't miss out! Draw deadlines for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, and sandhill crane will be the second Tuesday in June, pending commission approval. Draw deadlines for spring javelina,... Full story

  • Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    The 2022 Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is underway with more prizes and more chances to win! The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually awards the organization Special Big Game Tags, for seven of the state's big game species - bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and turkey. Raffle tickets are available for $5 to $25 each, depending on the species, and ticket sales go to on-the-ground conservation. For every online order placed for the main drawing prizes (7... Full story

  • AZGFD Hunting Calendar February 2022

    Margie Anderson|Feb 1, 2022

    February 2022 Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to hunt! Keep an eye on the Arizona Game and Fish website at azgfd.gov so you know when the latest regulation booklets are available. Applications are only online now. Don’t miss out! YOU CAN APPLY FOR 2022 ELK AND PRONGHORN UNTIL FEBRUARY 8, 2022, 11:59:59 PM MST. APPLY ONLINE. YOU MUST HAVE A LICENSE THAT IS VALID ON DEADLINE DAY – FEB 8. Draw deadlines for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bigho... Full story

  • Arizona - Boquillas Ranch Access Agreement

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2022

    Boquillas Ranch Access Agreement Renewed For One Year - AZGFD, Navajo Nation Hope To Reach Long-Term Deal The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and the Navajo Nation have renewed an access agreement that ensures continued public recreation use for one year on the Boquillas Ranch in Game Management Unit 10. The 720,000-acre ranch in northwest Arizona, which accounts for more than 50 percent of the land in Unit 10, is owned by the Navajo Nation. After more than six months of negotiations be... Full story

  • Sandhill Cranes

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2022

    Sandhill Cranes Return To Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area Sandhill cranes by the thousands have once again returned to their wintering grounds at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in southeastern Arizona. For the next few months, viewers can observe almost 20,000 of these fascinating birds on a live-streaming camera installed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). View the live stream here: www.azgfd.gov/sandhillcranes. A Record Number Of the 47,000-plus sandhill cranes that migrated to... Full story

  • WDFW Seeks Hunting Comments

    WDFW|Jan 1, 2022

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for 2022-2023 hunting seasons. From Feb. 2 through March 19, WDFW will accept written public comments on proposed rule changes to hunting regulations for the upcoming hunting season. The proposals and comment forms will be posted on the Department's website. Most of the proposals address minor changes in big game special permit levels and hunting area descriptions since the W... Full story

  • Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet

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    Award recipients will be honored at annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 22. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission selected 17 recipients of the 2021 Commission Awards at its Sept. 24 meeting in Greer, Ariz. The award winners will be honored at the annual Commission Awards Banquet on Jan. 22, 2022, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. The Commission Awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and t... Full story

  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2021

    Arizona Game and Fish Department and private landowner win awards from Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) won two awards and southern Arizona rancher Ian Tomlinson and his Vera Earl Ranch won one, at the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) annual awards ceremony in Providence, Rhode Island, held in-person and virtually on Sept. 13. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication to advancing fish and... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    September 8: Commission Nominations The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2021 Commission Awards. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.The nomination deadline is Sept. 8, 2021. To submit a nomination, download and complete a nomination form and return by email to sbernal@azgfd.gov or by mail to Arizona Game and...  Website

  • AZGFC Awards

    AZGFD

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2021 Commission Awards. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The nomination deadline is Sept. 8, 2021. There are 12 award categories (see list below), and nominations may include individuals, organizations, clubs, foundations or government agencies. Arizona Game and Fish D... Full story

  • AZGFD Hunt Guidelines

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2021

    Public encouraged to submit comments through Sept. 1. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is initiating the review of the five-year game management hunt guidelines that provide the biological and social parameters used by wildlife biologists to formulate the annual hunt recommendations - season structures, season lengths, season dates, permits allocated, etc. These recommendations result in the annual hunts in which all licensed hunters may participate. Public Review Urged The public... Full story

  • AZGFC Paperless Permit

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2021

    Public comments will be accepted through July 31. As part of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission's goal to increase online services for customers, the commission proposes to amend rules within Articles 1 and 3 to establish a paperless permit-tag system. Added Flexibility The new system will give customers added flexibility following the purchase of a license or tag. An app on their own electronic device will enable customers to view their licenses and tags, allow them to electronically "tag"... Full story

  • Shooting Ranges Are Closed

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2021

    Until Further Notice At Press Time, These Shooting Ranges Are Closed FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Shooting Range is closed indefinitely due to fire danger, dry conditions, and persistent wildfire activity that have forced a full closure of the Coconino National Forest. The range, located about 20 miles east of Flagstaff, ceased operations at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 23. The range will reopen only when conditions improve. The 160-acre range, which features rifle and pistol ranges, as w... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame

    Carol L Allen

    The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona's wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state's outdoor heritage. The 2021 Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees are Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Bill Hardy, Margie Anderson, Charlie Kelly and Randy Babb. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation invites you to join us and the Arizona Game and Fish Department in honoring these deserving and...

  • AZGFD Big Game Super Raffle

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2021

    The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is back again and offering unique monthly prize packs! The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually awards the organization a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags, one for each of the state's big game species - bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion. Raffle tickets are available for $5 to $25 each, depending on the species, and ticket sales go to on-the-ground conservation. The deadline to... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Commission Awards Banquet

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2021

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet that is traditionally held in January has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 12, 2021. The banquet will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Grande Ballroom, 11111 N. 7th St. in Phoenix. More information will be posted and distributed as it becomes available. Recipients of the 2020 Commission Awards who will be honored at this event are - Award of Excellence – Charlie Kelly Youth Conservationist of the Year – Jagrav Patel Med... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Seeks Skilled Volunteers For North Rim Bison Reduction

    GCNP|Apr 1, 2021

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is forwarding this Grand Canyon National Park news release to constituents who may have an interest in this opportunity. GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), seeks skilled volunteers to assist with the removal of bison on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in the fall of 2021. Interested parties should carefully read this announcement and the information in the links b... Full story

  • Trail Cameras

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2021

    Commission Proposes To Amend Rules To Regulate The Use Of Trail Cameras Public comment period runs through February 1. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission proposes to amend rules within Article 3, Taking and Handling of Wildlife, to regulate the use of trail cameras for the purpose of taking or aiding in the take of wildlife. Public comments about the proposed rulemaking can be submitted through Feb. 1, 2021, via either: • Email: rulemaking@azgfd.gov • U.S. Mail: Arizona Game and Fish Dep... Full story

  • Governor Ducey Nominates Clay Hernandez

    AZGFD

    Governor Ducey Nominates Clay Hernandez To Arizona Game & Fish Commission News Release From The Office Of Governor Doug Ducey Governor Doug Ducey has announced the nomination of Clay Hernandez, a Tucson attorney and avid outdoorsman, to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. "Clay's dedication to wildlife conservation and to his community make him a great fit for the Game and Fish Commission," said Gov. Ducey. "I look forward to his service on the commission and know that he will serve Arizona... Full story

  • Wildlife Rules

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2021

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission, through its authority to regulate the take, handling, and possession of wildlife, approved the Notice of Final Rulemaking regarding rules for possessing live wildlife at a public meeting Dec. 4. This important update to the Commission's rules will help to protect Arizona's native wildlife and enhance public safety. This body of regulations is critical to the protection of Arizona's diverse native wildlife species from population level threats, such as the re... Full story

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