Archive for April, 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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Fall draw for hunt permit-tags

Fall draw for hunt permit-tags By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department You will be able to start applying for the permitted fall hunts for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, and buffalo once the completed regulations are posted online, typically by the end of April. Printed copies of the regulations should […]

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Turkey hunters: Check road conditions

Turkey hunters: Check road conditions Snow conditions, road closures may hinder some spring turkey hunters By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Arizona Game and Fish Department officials advise spring turkey hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts that the snowpack is still significant in some higher elevations and many state highways and […]

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Junior hunters: Jacob Dufek, juniors’ cow elk success

Junior hunters: Jacob Dufek, juniors’ cow elk success By Paul Dufek, proud father, Flagstaff This is just a quick update to a story you printed last summer about my son Jeremy. My oldest son Jacob collected his first elk during the juniors’ hunt last fall. Like Jeremy’s hunt, there is always a story involved, and […]

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Gould’s turkeys thrive, allowing further range and distribution

Gould’s turkeys thrive, allowing further range and distribution By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the National Wild Turkey Federation, along with sportsmen and private citizens, successfully captured and relocated 50 Gould’s wild turkeys from the Huachuca Mountains in early March. The captured birds […]

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Junior hunters: Matt Misetich, late season deer

Junior hunters: Matt Misetich, late season deer By Chuck Misetich, very proud father We would like to thank the Arizona Game and Fish Department for providing affordable big game tags for nonresident youth hunters. My 13-year-old son, Matt, is very active in the Boy Scout program and loves the outdoors. He was fortunate enough to […]

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Recipe: Deep-fried cajun turkey with wild rice

One of the main differences between wild turkey and domestic store-bought is it is much leaner. Additionally, if you remove the skin in the field rather than plucking, the chances of drying out the meat when cooking are even greater. Keeping the skin on is recommended, but if you must skin out your bird, here […]

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Hunting outlook: Spring turkey forecast 2008

Hunting outlook: Spring turkey forecast 2008 By Brian Wakeling, big game management supervisor, Arizona Game and Fish Department Brian and son, Seth, after successful spring turkey hunt. The spring turkey season is just around the corner, and many spring turkey hunters are watching the calendar with eager anticipation. Because calling turkeys with simulated hen vocalizations […]

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Reaching out Hunter recruitment starts with each and every one of us

Reaching out Hunter recruitment starts with each and every one of us By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The buzzwords “recruitment and retention” keep making their way into the outdoor community. Much of this driving force is derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s reports of declining hunter and […]

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Ah, spring is here – now what?

Ah, spring is here – now what? By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department For the 26,000 attendees of the 2008 Arizona Game and Fish Outdoor Expo wanting more outdoor activities, here are some ideas. If the fishing tank at the Expo was your kid’s favorite, then take the next step. […]

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Reaching out: Hunter recruitment starts with each and every one of us

Reaching out Hunter recruitment starts with each and every one of us By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The buzzwords “recruitment and retention” keep making their way into the outdoor community. Much of this driving force is derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s reports of declining hunter and […]

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Ah, spring is here – now what?

Ah, spring is here – now what? By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department For the 26,000 attendees of the 2008 Arizona Game and Fish Outdoor Expo wanting more outdoor activities, here are some ideas. If the fishing tank at the Expo was your kid’s favorite, then take the next step. […]

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