Archive for January, 2007

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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Small game camps a big success

Small game camps a big success By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department partnered with the Chandler Rod and Gun Club and American Fire Equipment to conduct two successful weekend camps introducing small game hunting skills to Arizona newcomers. More than 25 campers attended the […]

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Junior hunters

Junior hunters Baylee Hirschi’s first deer By Monica Hirschi, Phoenix Baylee Hirschi, 10, of Phoenix, comes from a hunting and outdoors-oriented family. She has camped with me and her dad, Koal, on family hunts since a very young age. Hunting has always brought us together as a family. We typically don’t take vacations to places […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo to be held March 31 and April 1

Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo to be held March 31 and April 1 By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor enthusiasts: Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this year’s Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, being held Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at […]

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Big Game Hunter Survey: Arizonans look forward to more opportunities to hunt

Big Game Hunter Survey: Arizonans look forward to more opportunities to hunt By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department A newly released independent study shows Arizona hunters feel having more opportunities to hunt is more important than hunt quality or the outcome of the hunt. “This agency has always prided itself […]

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Free seminars teach firearm safety, target-shooting fundamentals

Free seminars teach firearm safety, target-shooting fundamentals “First Shots” handgun classes offered Feb. 9-11 at Ben Avery Shooting Facility By Tristanna Bickford, hunter recruitment and retention coordinator, Arizona Game and Fish Department Are you interested in learning about recreational handgun shooting and firearm safety, but don’t know where to start? The Arizona Game and Fish […]

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Been hunting? Stories from the field

Been hunting? Stories from the field The stories from the field in this issue of the newsletter are all about junior hunters. We are always on the lookout for stories about the hunting experiences of adults as well as juniors. If you have a story you would like to share, we invite you to e-mail […]

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Application deadline for 2007 antelope and elk hunts is Feb. 13

Application deadline for 2007 antelope and elk hunts is Feb. 13 By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunters can now apply for the first-ever Arizona draw specifically only for antelope and elk. The deadline to submit applications is 7 p.m. (MST) on Feb. 13. Applications must be received by the […]

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Winter waterfowl hunting opportunities

Winter waterfowl hunting opportunities By Dave Cagle, wildlife program manager, Pinetop region, Arizona Game and Fish Department Arizona is not a high-profile duck and goose magnet like Chesapeake Bay, Klamath Valley or the Mississippi Delta. However, golden opportunities are available across the state for those few waterfowl hunters who do their homework, put forth some […]

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