Archive for October, 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 Hunt Of A Lifetime By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Many young people would love the chance to go on a hunting trip in Arizona, and many fine sportsmen’s and other organizations help provide that opportunity. But for a special group of youngsters—those diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses—that dream […]

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New laws of interest to hunters

New laws of interest to hunters By Tom Cadden and Debbie Freeman, public information officers, Arizona Game and Fish Department Several new laws of interest to hunters became effective on Sept. 21. One prohibits intentionally interfering with a legal hunt. Another establishes stiffer penalties for poaching. A third prohibits the feeding of wildlife in certain […]

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Avian Influenza monitoring at some check stations

Avian Influenza monitoring at some check stations By Debbie Freeman, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Some waterfowl and sandhill crane hunters may find a new type of monitoring at several check stations this year, including at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Willcox Playa Wildlife Area. Arizona Game and […]

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Hunters can assist CWD monitoring

Hunters can assist CWD monitoring By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunters can continue to assist the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s surveillance efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) this hunting season by submitting the heads of their deer or elk for testing. The department’s goal is to test 1,600 […]

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Been hunting? The Walker brothers get their deer

Been hunting? The Walker brothers get their deer By Loretta Walker, Mesa It was cold and snowy on the North Kaibab when my husband Robert and I drove up with our two sons, Trebor, 13, and Clayton, 11, for our October 2004 deer hunt. The temperature dropped to 24F the night we arrived. Although we […]

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Schedule set for first-ever winter draw for elk, antelope

Schedule set for first-ever winter draw for elk, antelope By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Big game hunters are about to see a big change to the timing of the draw for two of the most popular hunting seasons in Arizona. This will be the first year that the Arizona […]

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Hunting outlook: quail, cottontail, deer and elk

Hunting outlook: quail, cottontail, deer and elk By Mark Zornes, small game biologist, and Brian Wakeling, big game supervisor, Arizona Game and Fish Department Quail Early reports appear to confirm the department’s forecast that hunters should not expect a repeat of last year’s terrific season for Gambel’s quail, although those who do their homework and […]

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Chasing dreams: deer hunting on the North Kaibab

Chasing dreams: deer hunting on the North Kaibab By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunting on the North Kaibab plateau is a unique experience in many ways. The diverse natural splendor of this area—spruce, fir and aspen “high country,” stately ponderosa pine forest, and pinyon-juniper ridges punctuated by rugged canyons—makes […]

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