Quail, squirrel season Sept. 30

March 9th, 2013

Related PostsUpcoming hunting season opening dates(For detailed season dates, bag limits and laws, check the appropriate regulations at www.azgfd.gov…Reminder: Quail and squirrel seasons open Oct. 2 Oil up those squirrel rifles and make sure you have enough shotgun shells for quail – the Oct…Small Game, Big Fun: 2008-09 small game hunting outlooksThis is the year! [...]

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Outdoor skills events

March 9th, 2013

Wild times and great activities. calendar of events Related PostsIncreased firearms sales set a positive trend for upcoming outdoor events in ArizonaPHOENIX – The recent reports of increased firearms and ammunition sales across the nation set a p…Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing DayCelebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Public invited to attend free events in [...]

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Duck hunting regulations available

September 13th, 2011

Duck season is set to begin Friday, Oct. 7 and it should be a good one this year. The opener is typically local birds, but counts indicate more ducks than seen in decades. A good cold winter in the states north of Ariz. could be the makings of a great season, so dust off those [...]

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Small game mid-season forecast/report

December 13th, 2010

Mid-season 2010-11 Small Game Forecast By Johnathan O’Dell, small game biologist, Arizona Game and Fish SQUIRRELS: My preseason scouting run in June proved to show a mix of good and bad. Mogollon Rim The Mogollon Rim had a deeper than normal snow pack which lasted longer than normal. This led to losses in the Abert’s [...]

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Deer poachers sought by Game and Fish

December 7th, 2009

Reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the illegal killing of an adult female mule deer near Wellton, Ariz. The Thanksgiving Day poaching is under investigation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The deer was shot in the front left shoulder and left to waste in [...]

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Free Indoor Air Gun & Archery Clinics in December

November 30th, 2009

To coincide with the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Indoor Air Gun & Archery Range, free clinics will be offered on multiple days seen below. Registration is required and you must email KROUNTREE@AZGFD.GOV with your name, phone, date you would like to attend, and how you heard about the program. Free Indoor Air Gun [...]

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Apply Now for Leftover Tags: 10,000 Javelina – 200 Turkey – 70 Archery-Only Bear

November 30th, 2009

Apply for over 10,000 leftover javelina tags (328 juniors-only), 200 turkey tags & 70+ archery-only bear tags. Individuals who were unsuccessful or did not submit an application in the first draw can apply for leftover tags beginning on or after 8 a.m. (MST) on Monday, November 30, 2009 by submitting an application by U.S. Mail. [...]

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Stay and Camp at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility

November 17th, 2009

LONG-TERM STAYS NOW AVAILABLE TO THE SHOOTING PUBLIC Make your Reservation Online …or contact our Main Range Office at (623) 582.8313 UTILITY SITES NON-UTILITY SITES Daily Rates $25 $12 Weekly Rates $100** $50** Monthly Rates $300** $150** **The monthly purchase of a BASF Main-Range (MR) 10-Day Shooting Pass for $70.00 is also required (Allows 11-Daily [...]

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Grants available for public shooting ranges in Arizona

November 9th, 2009

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to continue to improve and expand public shooting ranges across the state by providing grant funding to qualified applicants involved in the development, improvement or maintenance of public shooting and archery ranges. The department is accepting grant applications now through Jan. 15 by 5 p.m. (MST). Shooting clubs, [...]

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Quail hunters: Washes, walking and water are key this season

November 9th, 2009

Quail hunters: Washes, walking and water are key this season 2009-10 season offers less crowds, exploration and mixed bag Quail check station results from the season opener weekend (Oct. 3-4) vary and suggest populations are below-average in central regions to well-below-average in southern regions of the state reported Arizona Game and Fish Department officials. Southern [...]

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Target archery shooters and bowhunters: Expand your skills, try 3-D targets

October 29th, 2009

Arizona Game and Fish offers fun shoots Step off the range and into the field and expand your archery skills in judging distances, terrain, and identifying the target zone on a variety of life-sized 3-D targets in a natural desert setting. All ages and skill levels are welcome, so bring the entire family out to [...]

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New program teaches the fun sport of archery to families

October 29th, 2009

Looking for a great activity the whole family can learn and enjoy? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a Family Archery Program at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix beginning Oct. 12. This introductory program is designed to give families a hands-on experience to learn more about archery and possibly start a [...]

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Ben Avery Shooting Facility sets winter hours and new late arrival check-in

October 29th, 2009

Recreational shooters are reminded that the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is operating on winter business hours as of Oct. 15. In addition, shooters arriving near closing time are required to check-in 30 minutes before closing time to allow shooters and archers ample range time. Arriving with less than 30 minutes could leave customers in the [...]

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2009 Junior Elk Hunt: “Third Time’s a Charm!”

October 26th, 2009

By Rick Wilson. My son, Rick II. struck out on his first two junior elk hunts, but each time learned some valuable lessons and came back wanting more. We were excited when he was drawn again this year for Unit 6A. We put in with our good friends and neighbors, the Smiths, so our hunting [...]

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Arizona Game and Fish continues to monitor for chronic wasting disease Deer and elk hunters’ participation requested

October 7th, 2009

Arizona Game and Fish continues to monitor for chronic wasting disease Deer and elk hunters’ participation requested PHOENIX — Arizona deer and elk hunters: The Arizona Game and Fish Department is requesting your assistance to monitor for the wildlife disease called chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is fatal to deer and elk, however, there is [...]

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Support our troops: Donate an outdoor magazine

October 7th, 2009

With deadline approaching, be certain your application is submitted on time by dropping it off to the nearest department office, along with one (or more) of your used outdoor-related magazines to any department office. In an effort to bring the great outdoors and hunting heritage to U.S. military personnel overseas serving our country, the department [...]

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Last chance to apply for Arizona spring hunts Applications for spring bear, turkey, javelina and buffalo due by Oct. 13

October 7th, 2009

Tuesday, Oct. 13 by 7 p.m. (MST) is the latest that the Arizona Game and Fish department will accept applications for the random drawing process for spring bear, turkey, javelina and buffalo. Applications may be hand delivered to any of the seven department offices around the state, or sent by U.S. mail to Arizona Game [...]

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2009-10 small game hunting outlook

October 2nd, 2009

The overall outlook for small game this year is ‘good’ — not great and not bad – but good. And, that’s good, because in Arizona we are blessed with an incredible array of wildlife species to hunt in the fall. Even if one species isn’t flourishing, there are others that offer challenging pursuit. Squirrel and [...]

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Quail, rabbit and squirrel – outdoor recreation at it’s best

October 2nd, 2009

Cooler temperatures signals that fall is finally here, and Friday, Oct. 2 marks the opening day for quail (Gambel’s and scaled) and tree squirrel hunting. To add to the fun, rabbit season for cottontails and jackrabbits is open all year round. All of these species offer affordable, healthy outdoor recreation, exciting hunting pursuits, and dandy [...]

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Free Arizona Deer Hunting Clinic Live Webcast Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

October 1st, 2009

Deer hunters: Increase your odds for success Game and Fish hunting clinic open to the public and webcast online User submitted photo to the AZGFD photo gallery at www.azgfd.net/photos. PHOENIX — Hunters preparing for deer season this fall are encouraged to attend or go online to enjoy a free deer-hunting clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 6 [...]

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