Archive for July, 2007

Junior hunters: The Willand family goes rabbit hunting

Junior hunters: The Willand family goes rabbit hunting By Michael Willand, Goodyear What better way to introduce youth to hunting and the great outdoors than taking them rabbit hunting? Kids have short attention spans, so they tend to get bored and lose interest on hunts with long days spent glassing or sitting in stands or [...]

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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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Two new grant programs aid hunter retention/recruitment, wildlife conservation

Two new grant programs aid hunter retention/recruitment, wildlife conservation By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is offering two exciting new grant programs to provide financial assistance to groups undertaking projects in support of hunter/angler recruitment and retention and wildlife conservation. Funds for both programs [...]

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Been hunting? The Dufek kids carry on the family tradition

Been hunting? The Dufek kids carry on the family tradition By By Paul Dufek, Flagstaff My four children, Jacob, 15, Jeremy, 13, Rachel, 9, and Josh, 7, are all involved in the outdoors, but Jeremy has seemed to excel with his desire to both hunt and fish. Jeremy harvested his first big game animal during [...]

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Arizona wildlife wins in Big Game Super Raffle

Arizona wildlife wins in Big Game Super Raffle By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department There were several winners at the July 7 drawing of the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle in Flagstaff, and biggest among them was Arizona’s wildlife. Sportsmen once again stepped up to the plate and raised more [...]

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Spring 2008 hunt recommendations will be available for review

Spring 2008 hunt recommendations will be available for review By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The proposed spring 2008 hunt recommendations for javelina, turkey, bear and buffalo will be available for review at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s regional offices. The 2007-2008 waterfowl season proposals will also be available [...]

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Stay engaged in federal land management planning efforts

Stay engaged in federal land management planning efforts By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Ensure that you have a say in decisions being considered for federal lands in Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has created a Web page (http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/federal_land_management.shtml) to serve as a resource for finding out about [...]

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The future of wildlife conservation

The future of wildlife conservation Focus must be on reversing the decline in hunting and fishing participation By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The future of not just hunting and fishing but also wildlife conservation may depend on successfully addressing the continuing declines in hunter and angler participation. That was [...]

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Junior hunters: Rechelle Conde’s javelina hunt

Junior hunters: Rechelle Conde’s javelina hunt By Ruben Conde, Tacna We planned a javelina hunt for my 13-year-old daughter, Rechelle, this past spring. Our 2006 cow elk hunt in Unit 10 had been unsuccessful, so I was looking forward to coming through for her on this hunt. As circumstances would have it, we would only [...]

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