Archive for March, 2009

Elk and antelope draw is complete; results are available online

PHOENIX – The 2009 drawing for Arizona elk and antelope hunt permit-tags has been completed, and the 117,873 applicants can now visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw or call (602) 942-3000 and follow the prompts to see if they have been drawn. Be prepared to provide your department identification number, […]

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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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Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab

Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab By AGFD research and game branches Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab Arizona Game and Fish Department officials announced they will recommend an amendment to existing hunt guidelines for deer on the Kaibab Plateau as a result of a research study that shows […]

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Attention varmint and small game hunters: New non-lead ammunition available this year

Attention varmint and small game hunters: New non-lead ammunition available this year By Shelly Shepherd, information/education program manager and Kathy Sullivan, condor biologist/program coordinator, AGFD Flagstaff region Want to do your part for wildlife conservation? Then try using non-lead ammunition on your next varmint or small game hunt to help reduce lead exposure in condors […]

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Hop over to rabbit hunting

Rabbits are very challenging to hunt, offer a great hunting introduction to youngsters, and they are excellent table fare. There are three types of rabbits that can be hunted in Arizona: the cottontail, black-tailed jackrabbit and the towering antelope jackrabbit. The hunting season is open all year with only cottontail rabbits having a bag limit […]

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Been hunting? First annual juniors jackrabbit camp

Been hunting? First annual juniors jackrabbit camp By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD In late January, Game and Fish’s Tucson regional office hosted its first annual Junior Jackrabbit Camp in southern Arizona, and it was hit. The camp consisted of just that, a good ole-fashioned campout with the department providing hot meals – including […]

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AZ Game & Fish Outdoor Expo – March 28 & 29 This is not your ordinary event fair; it’s all hands on.

AZ Game & Fish Outdoor Expo – March 28 & 29 This is not your ordinary event fair; it’s all hands on. By Teresa Guillen, public information officer, AGFD Mark your calendar for March 28-29 because you won’t want to miss the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s FREE Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting […]

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Talkin’ Turkey

Juniors-only spring turkey over-the-counter nonpermit-tags can be purchased at any department office or license dealer. The cost is $10. Hunters younger than 14 are required to complete a certified hunter education course prior to the hunt. The season for bearded turkey only runs from April 17 – May 21, opening a week earlier than the […]

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Juniors-only over-the-counter spring turkey tags

Juniors-only over-the-counter spring turkey tags By Rory Aikens, public information officer, AGFD Photo of father Kirby Bristow with sons Kyle and Ryan after a successful spring turkey hunt Can you do the Kee Kee Run? How about the Cluck or the Putt? Nope, they are neither a 10K run in Kingman nor a miniature golf […]

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Apprentice Hunting License offers “test drive” at no cost

Apprentice Hunting License offers “test drive” at no cost Aids sportsmen to become mentors and assist hunter recruitment By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD Photo courtesy of NSSF, Hunter Heritage Partnership The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now offering a new “Apprentice Hunting License,” at no charge, to encourage existing hunters to become […]

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Groundwork laid to pass down hunting heritage

Groundwork laid to pass down hunting heritage Sportsmen’s groups invited to attend June 20 meeting By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD In previous issues of Hunting Highlights, we’ve discussed the issue of the future of hunting, particularly the concern about declining participation in this American tradition nationwide. Wildlife agencies and industry are working on […]

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Air gun range improvements offer safe introduction to growing shooting sport

PHOENIX — After hearing this news, Ralphie, the 8-year-old boy from the movie A Christmas Story, would be grabbing his trusty Red Rider BB gun and fixing his sights on the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s Air Gun Range – and he won’t have to worry about shooting his eye out. The Arizona Game and Fish […]

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