Archive for August, 2006

Volunteer opportunities for hunters

Volunteer opportunities for hunters By Sandy Reith, volunteer coordinator, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s volunteer program provides opportunities for volunteers to participate firsthand in managing Arizona’s wildlife resources. Our goal is to provide you with a congenial and cooperative atmosphere where you can build relationships with staff and other […]

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Conservation spotlight

Conservation spotlight Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club By Jonny Fugate, legislative liaison How did your group get started? About 70 years ago, it is said that a group of local farmers in Yuma County got together to have a “Big Bass Fishing Derby” and a “Big Deer Contest” amongst themselves. From those beginnings, the […]

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Small game hunting camps offered for new residents

Small game hunting camps offered for new residents By Tristanna Bickford, hunter retention and recruitment coordinator, and Mark Zornes, small game biologist, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering two special opportunities for new residents to learn about Arizona’s diverse wildlife and small game hunting opportunities. Individuals and families […]

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Pheasant hunting in Arizona

Pheasant hunting in Arizona By Tom Cadden, public information officer, and Bob Henry, Yuma regional game specialist, Arizona Game and Fish Department Are you looking for a different and challenging type of small game hunt in Arizona? You might want to consider a pheasant hunt in the southwestern part of our state. Pheasant hunting options […]

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Use your OHV responsibly during hunting season

Use your OHV responsibly during hunting season By Ian Satter, public information officer, and Joe Sacco, OHV law enforcement program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department With the advantages that off-highway vehicles (OHVs), specifically all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), provide during hunting season, more and more people have been using them in recent years. Because ATVs are […]

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Junior hunters: first dove hunt

Junior hunters: first dove hunt By Breann Shelley, Goodyear I was only 10 years old when I went on my first dove hunt last year. My dad and I had to wake up at 4 a.m. It was hard because I was tired, but I wanted to go! At the Robins Butte Wildlife Area, the […]

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Spring big game hunt draw changes

Spring big game hunt draw changes Expect paper application process, increased opportunity for turkey hunters By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department In order to provide the best possible customer service, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is going to offer only paper applications for its upcoming spring 2007 big game […]

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Hunting outlook: dove, archery deer and pronghorn

Hunting outlook: dove, archery deer and pronghorn By Mike Rabe, migratory game bird supervisor, and Brian Wakeling, big game supervisor, Arizona Game and Fish Department Dove outlook Overall, expect a good dove opener this year and a normal to above-normal season. Over most of the state, expect the early dove hunt to be good in […]

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The sounds of opportunity at Robbins Butte

The sounds of opportunity at Robbins Butte By Phil Smith, Robbins Butte Wildlife Area manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department Desert sounds are heard here. Coyotes howl just before there is any evidence that dawn is breaking. Cicadas buzz, crickets chirp, and screech owls, barn owls and great horned owls all add their two cents’ […]

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