Archive for May, 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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Help Arizona’s big game species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund

Help Arizona’s big game species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund By Sal Palazzolo, landowner relations program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department Sportsmen are given the opportunity on their big game hunt applications to make a donation to the Big Game Habitat Fund. The generous sportsmen who contribute to this fund help support […]

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Public meetings on hunt guidelines set for June

Public meetings on hunt guidelines set for June By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled public meetings to gather input on proposed hunt guidelines that will be used the next two years to guide biologists when setting their unit-by-unit hunts. This is the […]

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Sportsman’s club partners with SCTP team to teach quail hunting, bird dog skills

Sportsman’s club partners with SCTP team to teach quail hunting, bird dog skills By Dave Higgins, president, Cochise Bird Dog Club For the second consecutive year, the Sierra Vista-based Cochise Bird Dog Club partnered with the Huachuca Hot Shots team from Arizona’s Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) to conduct a youth quail hunt on the […]

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Junior hunters: First elk hunt

Junior hunters: First elk hunt By Chase Karvanek, Anthem I went on my first elk hunt last year at the age of 12. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. My dad (Randy) and I hunted up near Mormon Lake. On opening day, we went out in the morning but only saw four cows, running hard. […]

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Free seminars teach shotgun safety, sporting clays shooting

Free seminars teach shotgun safety, sporting clays shooting “First Shots” classes offered May 30-June 3 at Ben Avery Clay Target Center By Tristanna Bickford, hunter recruitment and retention coordinator, Arizona Game and Fish Department Are you interested in learning about shotgun shooting and the exciting sport of sporting clays, but don’t know where to start? […]

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Been hunting? Carrying on the tradition

Been hunting? Carrying on the tradition By Melissa Durazo, Nogales Hunting has been in my family for the past three generations. I’m 15 years old and am proud to say I’m carrying on the tradition as the fourth-generation—and first female hunter—in my family. The person who got me interested in hunting was my dad, Tony. […]

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Application deadline for fall big game hunts is June 12

Application deadline for fall big game hunts is June 12 By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department It’s time to apply for the remaining fall big game hunts. Arizona big game hunters can now download a copy of the 2007-2008 Hunting and Trapping Regulations and apply online at azgfd.gov for the […]

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What happens to turkeys after Thanksgiving? Relocation programs help turkey populations

What happens to turkeys after Thanksgiving? Relocation programs help turkey populations By Brian Wakeling, big game program supervisor, Arizona Game and Fish Department Click Here For the July 2007 Issue Many sportsmen think about turkeys maybe two or three times a year. Generally speaking, the “hunter-turkey cycle” goes like this. Hunters apply for fall hunts […]

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