Important Dates From AZGFD, NPS
June 1, 2017
Free fishing clinics will be held June 3 through 11 during National Fishing and Boating Week. (These give people the opportunity to try out this fun, family oriented pastime. Loaner fishing rods, bait and instruction are provided for free at most venues. Bait is provided and loaner rods are availablr for fishing events.
On June 3, fishing events are at Lake Peasant Regional Park, Woodland Lake near Pinetop, Goldwater Lake near Prescott, Dead Horse Ranch State Park lagoons near Cottonwood, Dunton Ranch Pond, Garret Tank near Seligman, and Kaibab Lake near Williams.
June 10 fishing events are in Yuma West Wetlands Park and Patterson Ponds near St. Johns.
AZGFD is seeking public comment on draft proposed hunt guidelines for the 2018-19 through 2022-23 hunting seasons. The draft proposed hunt guidelines provide the biological and social parameters used by wildlife biologists to formulate annual hunt recommendations (season structures, season lengths, season dates, permits allocated, etc.). These recommendations result in the annual hunts in which licensed hunters may participate. The draft proposed hunt guidelines were developed based on public input received earlier this year and can be viewed at https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Guidelines/. The webinar on the draft proposed hunt guidelines will take place from 6-8 p.m. June 5 at AZGFD offices in Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, and Mesa. Four additional public meetings where constituents can view a PowerPoint presentation (no webinar), as well as provide input to department personnel, include these remaining dates: June 5 in Eagar and June 7 in Payson.
From The National Park Service
NPS has announced it will extend through June 14 the public comment period on the Initial Bison Heard Reduction Environmental Assessment (EA) related to bison on the Grand Canyon's North Rim. From June 5 through June 14, comments may be submitted at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/grca bison or by mail to Grand Canyon Nationa Park, PO Box 129, Attn: Bison Management Plan EZ, Grand Canyon, AZ 86203.