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  • 2024 Hunt Tags Still Available

    Apr 1, 2024

    Arizona hunters still (as of press time) have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for select 2024 elk hunts. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted a list of leftover hunt permit-tags, as well as a printable paper application, on its website. Leftover hunt permit-tags include the following: • 70 - limited opportunity (general) antlerless elk. • 3 - archery-only antlerless elk. • 3 - archery-only bull elk. The department will begin accepting paper applications for leftover hunt... Full story

  • AZGFD

    AZGFD Draw Results

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2024

    Applicants should check their AZGFD portal account . The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has released the draw results for 2024 pronghorn and elk hunts. A customer's AZGFD portal account is the only source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points. A free portal account can be created at accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register (account features for minor dependents are available). A portal account allows customers to create a secure account where they can view and manage their... Full story

  • AZGFD Outdoor Skills Network

    Doug Burt|Mar 1, 2024

    Types of events that we include: Mentored events Skill development Seminar, webinars, clinics Habitat projects Layout / Methods: Click here for last year's regulation list of events for your reference. Skill Type Definitions: • Introductory - No hunting or pursuit of wildlife • Beginner - Basic take of wildlife, 1-day event, pass shooting • Developing - Pursuit of wildlife, overnight events, remote locations • Intermediate - Pursuit of more challenging species • Experienced - Minimal mentoring... Full story

  • Raffle Proceeds Benefit Arizona's Wildlife

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2024

    Raffle Proceeds Benefit Arizona's Wildlife Why don't you give someone special (perhaps yourself!) a ticket for Conservation First USA's 2024 raffle! Seven lucky individuals will win one of seven special big-game tags (bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and turkey) for the 2024–25 hunting season. Buy tickets today! New this year: Purchase the "All 7 Package" and receive one entry per species, PLUS a free entry for the Swarovski Optics Package. Details: • Raf... Full story

  • Population Management Hunts

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2024

    AZGFD aims to meet elk objectives. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking to bolster its pool of hunters who apply to be randomly selected throughout the year for specific population management hunts. Population management hunts enhance the department's ability to meet population and habitat management objectives when traditional harvest strategies are not meeting these objectives. At this time, a population management hunt for any elk is planned for February in portions of... Full story

  • Hunt Guidelines Available

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2024

    Hunt Guidelines Available For Review The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed amendments to Arizona hunt guidelines for fall 2023 through spring 2028 seasons are available for review at https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/regulations/hunt-guidelines-process/. All questions or comments about the proposed changes can be emailed to AZHuntGuidelines@azgfd.gov. The public also is invited to call any of the department’s regional offices statewide and ask to speak with a game management bio... Full story

  • Buying Or Selling A Gun Online?

    John Anderson, Shooting Sports Editor|Dec 1, 2023

    Most of the time if I want to trade a gun in on a new one I just take it to Legendary Guns and those guys are great – I'm always happy with the trade and it's just plain fun to chew the fat with those guys. But recently I was in the market for a side-by-side shotgun – a kind of once in a lifetime purchase, and I wanted to trade in some other shotguns for it. Since Legendary didn't have the gun I wanted, I decided to see if I could do the deal online. Here's what happened. Trading Or Selling A G... Full story

  • Hunters Get Second Shot At Doves

    AZGFD|Dec 1, 2023

    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 doves, prized during the traditional 15-day season in September, have long since migrated to Mexico, the more acrobatic mourning doves remain abundant and widespread. The second season is a longer one, lasting 45 days and running through Dec. 31, 2023. There still is a 15-bird daily bag limit, all of... Full story

  • Hunt Recommendations Available For Review

    AZGFD|Dec 1, 2023

    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 hunts, and limited entry seasons, as well as for 2025 spring turkey hunts, are available for review at www.azgfd.com/hunting/regulations/hunt-guidelines-process/. The hunt structures and recommendations were formulated based on the hunt guidelines approved by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. All... Full story

  • Quail Outlook

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2023

    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 precipitation, which generated a springtime carpet of green vegetation that's necessary for desert quail reproduction, hunters might want to carry a few extra shotgun shells when the season opens Friday, Oct. 13. A Great Year! "This should be a great year to chase Gambel's quail," said Dr. Larisa... Full story

  • Great Gifts For Hunters

    John Anderson, Shooting Sports Editor|Nov 1, 2023

    Spring draw results just came out, and a lot of hunting seasons are in full swing right now, so a gift for a hunter would be very much appreciated! Here are some ideas for gifts that will totally make their day! Turkey Decoys Did your hunter draw a spring turkey tag? Montana Decoy Co. has lightweight turkey decoys that fold down to the size of a dinner plate! They've got hens, Jakes, and even Toms! Get a couple of hens and a box call and your spring turkey hunter will be sitting pretty! Find... Full story

  • More Than 2,700 Permit-Tags Remain For 2024 Spring Hunts

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2023

    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 posted a list of leftover hunt permit-tags on its website at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/, as well as a printable paper application. A total of 2,739 leftover hunt permit-tags are available for the following hunts: 1,243 handgun, archery or muzzleloader (HAM) javelina. 899 archery-only javelina. 435... Full story

  • Young Hunters Wanted

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2023

    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 learn all about waterfowl hunting are invited to attend the annual Pintail Slough Junior Waterfowl Camp, sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The camp will take place Jan. 5-7, 2024 (hunters check in Jan. 5) at Havasu National Wildlife... Full story

  • Prepare Now For Upcoming 2024 Arizona Spring Hunt Draw

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2023

    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 process go smoothly: Open an AZGFD portal account. Visit accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and fill in the required information. AZGFD encourages all customers to have an AZGFD portal account; that's the only place where draw results will be posted. Dependent account features are available with a... Full story

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    Dove Season Is Right Around The Corner

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2023

    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 wing-shooting appetite. Just keep checking your email each week, and enjoy what our talented folks in the audio-visual department have produced about hunting doves, Arizona-style. And, for those who might have missed them - Yuma Desert Doves Women Hunt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkWAczgpBD0 Healey Family... Full story

  • National Hunting And Fishing Day

    WOT|Sep 1, 2023

    In 1972, Richard Nixon signed the first ever Presidential proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing: "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations." On the fourth Saturday of every September (Sept. 23, 2023), NHF Day recognizes generations of sportsmen and women for their contributions to the conservation of our nation's rich sporting heritage and natural... Full story

  • 2023 Fall Hunt Draw Results Available

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2023

    PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has released the draw results for 2023 fall hunts. A customer’s AZGFD portal account is the only source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points. A free portal account can be created at https://accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register (account features for minor dependents are available). A portal account allows customers to create a secure account where they can view and manage their contact information, as well as their lic... Full story

  • AZGFD's Countdown To Dove Season Continues

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2023

    If you're a dove hunter who's counting the days (15) until the Sept. 1 opener, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is rolling out a different video each week that is sure to whet your wing-shooting appetite. Just keep checking your email each week, and enjoy what our talented folks in the audio-visual department have produced about hunting doves, Arizona-style. This week: Healey Family Opening Day Dove Hunt And, for those who might have missed it . . . Aug. 10: Yuma: A Dove Hunter's... Full story

  • AZGFD Arizona Fall Hunts

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2023

    There’s not a better time than right now to apply for 2023 hunt permit-tags issued through the fall draw process for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, and sandhill crane. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on “Apply for Big Game Draw.” For an overview of the application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 26 of the “2023-2024 Arizona Hunting Regulations” booklet. The booklet can be viewed at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/R... Full story

  • Cottontail Rabbits And Jackrabbits

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) advises small game hunters that reductions in the daily bag and possession limits for cottontail rabbits, as well as the initiation of daily bag and possession limits for jackrabbits, become effective July 1, 2023. Responding To Impacts In response to the impacts and lingering effects of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV-2), with localized incidents still occurring throughout the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission... Full story

  • AZGFD Offers Big Game Hunting Opportunities

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    These apply to hunts into September and October. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) once again has offered new hunting opportunities that will provide all hunters with a chance to draw an additional elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and pronghorn permit-tag, while generating revenue to support wildlife conservation efforts across the state. Although the draw closed April 11, applicants who were drawn for a limited-entry permit-tag will be contacted by the department, at which time... Full story

  • Pronghorn, Elk Hunt Draw Results

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    Hunters should check their AZGFD portal account . The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has released the draw results for 2023 pronghorn and elk hunts. A customer's AZGFD portal account is the only source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points. A free portal account can be created at accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register (account features for minor dependents are available). A portal account allows customers to create a secure account where they can view and manage their... Full story

  • Holiday Gifts For Shooters

    John Anderson|Dec 1, 2022

    If you have a shooter on your list (even if it's YOU!), I've got some great ideas for gifts – from stocking stuffers to splurges. Some require that you know the exact gun, but others don't, so I'll separate those out for you. I can pretty much guarantee that anything on this list will please a person who enjoys shooting. If You Know The Gun (Or At Least The Caliber) Alien Gear Holster You can't go wrong with Alien Gear – they have a variety of holsters for pocket, IWB, OWB, and every kind of... Full story

  • Purple Heart Medal Recipients Eligible

    Purple Heart Medal

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2022

    Significant discounts are available for Purple Heart recipients and disabled veterans. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is proud to announce a special benefit for Arizona veterans who have received the Purple Heart medal. A Purple Heart recipient who has been an Arizona resident for at least one full year is eligible to purchase a state combination hunt and fish license for 50 percent off the standard price. This went into effect in late September. A Purple Heart recipient will be... Full story

  • October Hunting Calendar for Arizona

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2022

    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! The 2022-2023 Arizona Hunting Regulations were posted online in early May at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations/. Draw deadlines for spring javelina, spring bear, spring turkey, and spring bison will be the second Tuesday in October pending commission app... Full story

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