Archive for February, 2008

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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Conservation spotlight: Cochise Bird Dog Club holds 3rd annual youth quail hunt

Conservation spotlight: Cochise Bird Dog Club holds 3rd annual youth quail hunt By Chris Orndorff, Cochise Bird Dog Club The Cochise Bird Dog Club, in conjunction with the Scholastic Clay Target Association of southern Arizona, held its third annual Youth Quail Hunt at the Empire Ranch in Sonoita on Nov. 17, 2007. This event was […]

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Wildlife conservation passes a $3 billion milestone

Wildlife conservation passes a $3 billion milestone By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department A major milestone was celebrated at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas recently – manufacturers have contributed $3 billion dollars since 1991 to finance wildlife conservation through the payment of federal excise […]

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Junior hunters: Garrett and Kyle bring home harvest and smiles from cow elk hunts

Junior hunters: Garrett and Kyle bring home harvest and smiles from cow elk hunts Garrett Herndon continues family tradition with first elk By Dan Herndon, proud father, Peoria My son, Garrett Herndon (13), successfully harvested his first elk during this year’s cow season. It started with Garrett attending Alicia Jontz’s hunter education course back in […]

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Visit Game and Fish attractions and purchase wildlife assets at the ISE show

Visit Game and Fish attractions and purchase wildlife assets at the ISE show By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Want to catch a fish, shoot a bow and arrow, and see live wildlife – including all of Arizona’s rattlesnake species? Or maybe you’re interested in bidding on a set of […]

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Been hunting? Morgon Hardt’s beautiful Coues white-tailed buck

Been hunting? Morgon Hardt’s beautiful Coues white-tailed buck By Milo Hardt, very proud father, Apache Junction. I ain’t much of a hunter, I much preferred to wet a line, instead of hunt, but my 12-year-old son just loves the stuff! And, I gotta honestly say that I thoroughly enjoy being out in the field with […]

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BBQ Javelina

And what to do once you harvest one of these challenging desert dwellers? Here is a recipe to help you get started. As with all game meat, proper care in the field is first and foremost. The dreaded scent gland is a common concern for many new hunters. The best rule to remember is to […]

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Hunting outlook: Javelina

Hunting outlook: Javelina By Brian Wakeling, big game management supervisor, Arizona Game and Fish Department As the general javelina season draws near, those of you lucky enough to obtain a spring tag may be planning the best approach to your hunt as you read this. Javelina hunting is one of those activities that can be […]

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Junior hunters: Hunter Middleton arrows his first javelina

Junior hunters: Hunter Middleton arrows his first javelina Submitted by Ken Middleton, grandfather The following is a thank-you letter, sent by a grandfather to Hunter Education Instructor Cliff Saylor. This is another example of how education programs and the outdoors build great relationships. Cliff, Here is my grandson Hunter Middleton’s first javelina. He completed Hunter […]

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Game and Fish Outdoor Expo 2008 will be packed with outdoor fun

Game and Fish Outdoor Expo 2008 will be packed with outdoor fun Largest hands-on outdoor exposition in Arizona By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo 2008 will be jam-packed with outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family on March 29 and 30 […]

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