2015 Fall Hunt Recommendations Available For Review
March 15, 2015
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has made the 2015 fall hunt recommendations for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, bear, mountain lion, and predators and furbearers available for review at http://www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
The department also has scheduled a series of six “open houses” for its constituents to review and ask questions about the proposed recommendations. The open houses will be conducted at the following Game and Fish regional offices:
• Tuesday, March 31: 3-5 p.m., Kingman, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road.
• Thursday, April 2: 3-5 p.m., Tucson, 555 N. Greasewood Road.
• Thursday, April 2: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mesa, 7200 E. University Drive.
• Tuesday, April 7: 3-5 p.m., Pinetop, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
• Tuesday, April 7: 3-5 p.m., Yuma, 9140 E. 28th Street.
• Tuesday, April 7: 6-8 p.m., Flagstaff, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road.
Constituents who are interested in particular game management units within those regions will be able to review the hunt recommendations and ask questions. No formal presentations are planned.
“The meetings allow us to meet with sportsmen and other members of the public to answer questions and discuss the direction for the recommendations based on survey data, harvest rates and the hunt guidelines,” said Amber Munig, big game management supervisor.
The department annually makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas and permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.
The proposed recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration during its April 11 meeting in Phoenix.
To learn more about the hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
Did You Know?
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has trust responsibility for managing more than 800 native wildlife species – the most of any inland state – for current and future generations of Arizona citizens. http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/northamericanmodel.shtml