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  • Arizona December 2020 Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Dec 1, 2020

    December 2020 Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Applications for Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear, and Raptor Capture were accepted until October 13, 2020. Permits will be mailed out by December 4, 2020. 2020-21 Fees: General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5 Short-term combination license, resident: $15/day,... Full story

  • CCW Rules

    John Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    In Other Words, Know Before You Go If you have taken a Concealed Carry class and have gotten your permit, congratulations! Now you need to start thinking about what that permit does and doesn't do for you. Within Arizona, there are still many places where you cannot legally carry a firearm, even with a permit. As for travel, well -- Native American Reservations, National Forests and Parks, and other states have different rules, even within your home state. I'll try to cover some of those rules,... Full story

  • AZGFD COVID-19 Updates

    AZGFD

    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 committed to staying connected with its customers and continuing to provide exceptional service. As updates related to the COVID-19 situation become available, AZGFD will share any new developments or changes to processes. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Q: Is the Ben Avery Shooting Facility open? All r... Full story

  • On The Cover December 2019

    Carol L Allen

    We all have our own reasons to celebrate. Of course to many of us, it's the "C" in Christmas. We wish you a merry and meaningful one, followed by a Happy New Year. Beyond the religious focus of December, we celebrate the gifts of outdoors: the season for ducks and quail and crappie for the hunting and fishing folks. We also find joy in time-honored traditions such as Christmas-tree cutting with family and friends, the beautiful lighted-boat parades, visits to our national and state parks during... Full story

  • AZGFD Reduces Size Of Glassford Hill Pronghorn Herd

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2019

    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 a predator that can keep up with them, let alone catch them. There is one thing, however, that an estimated 100 pronghorn that have roamed the Glassford Hill area near Prescott Valley cannot outrun - development. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), in partnership with the Arizona Antelope... Full story

  • AZGFD Invests In Retention Programs For New Hunters And Anglers

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2018

    AZGFD invests in retention programs for new hunters, anglers. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has awarded $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers. Of the 26 proposals that were submitted in this latest grant cycle and rated by a three-member panel, 17 were approved and awarded through a competitive application process that closed Aug. 15. Next Generation Is Focus... Full story

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Serve As 2018 National Hunting And Fishing Day Honorary Chair

    WOT|Sep 1, 2018

    National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) announces Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as this year's honorary chair. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events. The annual celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 22. Earnhardt Jr. began his racing career in 1999 and amassed 26 victories, including two Daytona 500 crowns and two championships,... Full story

  • Report Highlights Recreational Fishing's Broad Economic Impact

    ASA|Sep 1, 2018

    New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact Alexandria, VA – September 4, 2018 – For millions of Americans, recreational fishing is more than just a pleasant getaway; it’s a way of life. As an industry, it provides a living for countless other people in businesses ranging from fishing tackle and boating manufacturing to travel and hospitality to publications, magazines and much more. Based on numbers in the new 2018 Sportfishing in America: An Economic For... Full story

  • On The Cover - A Picture-Perfect Piece Of Paradise

    Carol L Allen

    From the trickle of a few springs, Oak Creek gathers water from the southern part of the Mogollon Rim to start its thirteen-mile flow through the canyon that the creek helped form. From Oak Creek Canyon , the creek winds through Sedona and begins its eight-mile descent into the Verde Valley to meet up with the Verde River. Editor's Note: Each time we visit this gorgeous Arizona area, we are moved by its incredible beauty and are refreshed physically, mentally, and yes, spiritually. Land... Full story

  • Take Someone Hunting, Fishing, Or Target Shooting

    WOT|Sep 1, 2017

    Join Richard Childress, honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day, in creating the next generation of conservationists. National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for NHF Day, is asking hunters and anglers to participate in the new NHF Day Challenge by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting. You Could Win By pledging to introduce someone to the... Full story

  • NASCAR's Childress Gives Back To Hunting, Fishing, Conservation

    WOT

    Richard Childress is best known for his success on the NASCAR circuits but has also become one of the great champions of conservation. His success on the track has enabled him to give back to the activities he enjoys most - hunting and fishing - and help conserve wildlife and wild places for future generations. Childress is serving as Honorary Chair for the 2017 National Hunting and Fishing Day set for Sept. 23. Early Love Of Outdoors Childress's love for the outdoors was instilled at an early... Full story

  • National Shooting Sports Foundation Continues Support Of NHFD

    WOT|Jun 1, 2017

    National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) once again welcomes the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) as sponsor of the celebration of sportsmen and women who help educate the public on conservation and promote the benefits from participating in angling and hunting. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to commemorate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events. NSSF 'Does So Much' "The... Full story

  • AZBW / WOT Editorial Calendar 2017

    Carol L. Allen

    JANUARY: AYC Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup AZGFD Awards Banquet Great Canadian Picnic LA Boat Show San Diego Sunroad Boat Show FEBRUARY: Arizona Game & Fish Expo Bass Master Cruising Season Groundhog Day Mardi Gras Presidents’ Day Valentine’s Day MARCH: Ash Wednesday Dana Point Festival of Whales Daylight Savings Time Dragon Boat Festival Fred Hall Fishing Tackle and Boat Show - Long Beach - San Diego International Sportsmen’s Expo and Arizona Boat Show Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Saint... Full story

  • Realtree Sponsors National Hunting And Fishing Day

    WOT|Jul 1, 2016

    Everything about Realtree is geared toward enjoying and protecting the outdoors. Realtree is once again stepping forward to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Across the nation, Realtree is conserving our natural resources. The renowned company has set aside funds specifically toward conservation efforts, making it possible for future generations the ability to enjoy the outdoors. "Realtree is the standard when it comes to promoting responsible conservation for our waterways... Full story

  • NHF Day And Yamaha Partner For 2016

    WOT|May 1, 2016

    Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is once again partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) to support the annual celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 this year. It is estimated that 38 million Americans are on the water fishing or in the woods hunting. Those individuals buy licenses that help fund conservation around the nation. "As a longtime advocate of outdoor recreation, Yamaha is a strong and highly valued partner," said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for...

  • Winter HAHWG Meeting A Partnered Success

    Douglas Burt, Hunting & Shooting Sports Program Manager AZGFD|Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you! What a fantastic gathering and discussion we had on Jan. 30. We had 50 people in attendance of whom 15 were first-time attendees — our highest turnout yet! The cross section of representation was equally as impressive with 21 unique organizations (many wear multiple hats) — including three angling groups and two predator hunting group. The Department was equally represented by our public-information staff (five), terrestrial branch (one), wildlife managers and regional staff (four), hunter education (one), and shooting sports (tw... Full story

  • National Hunting And Fishing Day - Join In This Nationwide Celebration

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2016

    Honorary Chair: Johnny Morris National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) has named leading national conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris to serve as the honorary chair for NHF Day 2016: Saturday, Sept. 24. A lifelong sportsman with a passion for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation, Morris is one of the country's foremost leaders working to ensure natural habitats, wildlife and the outdoors remain healthy for future generations to protect and enjoy. "America's sportsmen... Full story

  • From The Deck

    Don McDowell, Shake Rattle And Troll Radio|Dec 1, 2015

    We spoke in August 2015 that El Niño is "significant and strengthening," and could rival the strongest on record - even the Super El Niño of 1997. Perhaps there will be more and bigger fish and much-need precipitation this winter from the West Coast. Well it did and has, so did the fishing. As the sportfishing season comes to a close, let me clarify, the anglers are not as enthusiastic about going fishing now as earlier in the season. We're all used to the fish bailing out of the area and we g... Full story

  • Great Gifts For Shooters

    John Anderson|Oct 1, 2015

    Ah, it's almost that time of year again! Time for my wife to do all the holiday shopping, decorating, cooking, baking, buying and wrapping gifts, etc. I just do the paying. Since those days will be upon us sooner than you think, here's a list of great gifts for shooters. If there's a shooter in your family (and I sincerely hope there is), something on this list is bound to make him or her happy. If you are the shooter in question, circle the items you would like and leave this in a conspicuous... Full story

  • On The Cover

    Carol L Allen

    Ten years ago (2005), Jim Allen and his wife Carol had the vision of starting a print and online publication that celebrated Arizona's outdoors. Throughout those years, their publication has promoted many outdoor activities and their inherent responsibilities for stewardship and safety. Examples include - but are not limited to - boating, camping, fishing, hunting, RVing, Watersports, and Wildlife. The original name of the paper (Arizona Boating & Watersports) reflects the initial focus of the... Full story

  • Arizona Continues To Improve Hunting/Fishing Education Programs

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wildlife conservation partners of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG, pronounced "hog"), which is coordinated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, met in mid-July at HAHWG's bi-annual conference to discuss solutions, methods and approaches to reversing the declines in participation in hunting and fishing, as well as the primary funding sources for wildlife conservation in Arizona and most of America. The gathering at the Flagstaff Nordic Center drew l... Full story

  • Hunting, Angling Projects To Receive $75,000 In Grants

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2015

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded nearly $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers. Of the 17 proposals received for the latest grant cycle, 16 were approved and will be given $74,503 of the available funds. A five-member panel rated and scored the proposals. Grants were awarded through a competitive application process that closed June 22. Doug Burt, h... Full story

  • Arizona Continues To Improve Hunting/Fishing Education Programs

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wildlife conservation partners of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG, pronounced "hog"), which is coordinated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, met Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, at HAHWG's bi-annual conference to discuss solutions, methods and approaches to reversing the declines in participation in hunting and fishing, as well as the primary funding sources for wildlife conservation in Arizona and most of America. The gathering at the Flagstaff N... Full story

  • National Safe Boating Week Is Never Over

    UCGA, AUX S W by Eric J Hebert, USCGAUXUSCG|May 15, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 have been conducting a variety of events for National Safe Boating Week. This week prior to the Memorial Day weekend is to heighten awareness of safe recreational boating. The events began May 16 and continue through May 22, the official dates of the 2015 North American Safe Boating Campaign. On May 16: Flotilla's of Division 10 provided - at no charge - Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) at Saguaro and Canyon Lakes, an informational booth with... Full story

  • Jim And Eva Shockey Selected To Chair NHF Day

    AZBW|Feb 15, 2015

    National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) has selected Jim and Eva Shockey to serve as the honorary co-chairs for 2015 NHF Day. Two of the most recognizable figures in the outdoor industry, the Shockeys are co-hosts of the acclaimed series Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures. About Eva Shockey Eva was featured on the cover of Field & Stream's What's Next issue, making her only the second female ever to be photographed for the magazine's cover in 119 years. The young co-host is a strong advocate... Full story

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