Archive for December, 2007

Volunteer opportunities for hunters

Volunteer opportunities for hunters By Les Bell, 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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Game and Fish conducts historic 100th bighorn sheep translocation. Program restores bighorn sheep to their historic habitats

Game and Fish conducts historic 100th bighorn sheep translocation. Program restores bighorn sheep to their historic habitats By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Arizona’s bighorn sheep population received a boost in November when the Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with vital assistance from the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, […]

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Ride responsibly when using OHV’s

Ride responsibly when using OHV’s By Jim Harken, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all hunters to be cautious and courteous when using off-highway vehicles out on a hunt. The best advice for OHV users is simply: “Walk while you stalk.” Get out to your location […]

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Junior hunters: Samantha Parrish, successful elk hunter

Junior hunters: Samantha Parrish, successful elk hunter By Larry Parrish, father The following is yet another great success story sent by a proud father. Larry Parrish wanted to thank Samanatha’s hunter education instructor, Cliff Saylor, for teaching her how to be a true steward of the land. Cliff, you are doing an outstanding job with […]

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Hunters comprise multi-faceted public

Hunters comprise multi-faceted public By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Arizona’s hunters do not share a uniform view of what hunting opportunity should be. An online survey and a telephone survey of recent hunt applicants conducted for the Arizona Game and Fish Department by Responsive Management of Harrisonburg, Virginia, last […]

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Been hunting? Jimmy Herman has, and he’s hooked

Been hunting? Jimmy Herman has, and he’s hooked By James Herman, father, Kingman The following is a thank-you letter, sent by a father of two, to Hunter Education Instructor Cliff Saylor, about a family’s trek on a juniors only elk hunt, shortly after completing the hunter education course. This is another example of how education […]

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Hunt guideline changes will increase opportunities

Hunt guideline changes will increase opportunities By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department There are some new changes on the hunting horizon in Arizona to increase opportunities to go hunting while also providing quality hunt opportunities at the same time. After lengthy public testimony, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission on […]

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Junior Hunters: Genevieve Drachman gets her first mule deer

Junior Hunters: Genevieve Drachman gets her first mule deer Submitted by Boyd Drachman, father The following junior hunter success story is one to make any seasoned hunter smile – what a buck. Attached are photos of eleven-year-old Genevieve Drachman and her first big game animal, a desert mule deer buck from Unit 33. We found […]

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The future of hunting: Recruitment and retention efforts are crucial

The future of hunting: Recruitment and retention efforts are crucial By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The concerted effort to increase hunter recruitment and retention in Arizona didn’t happen overnight, but it did have a major point of genesis. The management shift in Arizona to create more hunting opportunities and […]

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