Archive for April, 2009

2009-10 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations available online

Hunters can start applying for fall hunts now; draw deadline is June 9 April 30, 2009 PHOENIX —The 2009-10 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are available now at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Applications are now being accepted for hunting permits for fall deer, turkey, juniors-only javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, […]

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Public input requested for revising hunt guidelines

Your input will help shape and preserve Arizona’s hunting heritage April 29, 2009 PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting public input for revising the state’s hunt guidelines now through the end of May. Comments may be submitted either electronically via email or mail them directly to the department headquarters in Phoenix. […]

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Archery 3-D fun shoot and Archery in the Schools 3-D regional shoot to be held May 9

April 27, 2009 A 3-D archery fun shoot will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s archery range Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fun shoot is a 20-target course designed to be fun, exciting and challenging. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No registration is required. The cost […]

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Outdoor learning flourishes during youth turkey camps in the mountains

COLCORD RIDGE, Mogollon Rim – The mountains, mentors, wildlife officers, volunteer instructors, gobblers, guides and even the wind had a lot to teach 180 or so camo-clad youngsters during the opening weekend of the spring turkey season. With a lot of able assistance from sportsmen’s organizations, the Arizona Game and Fish Department conducted two youth […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Commission sets 2009 fall hunts

Enhances first-come, first-serve system for leftover permit-tags The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved the remaining big game fall hunting seasons for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, bear and mountain lion at its April 18 meeting in Phoenix. The application deadline to apply for a hunt permit-tag is Tuesday, June 9 by 7 p.m. […]

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Deadline to submit your “Hunting Tip” extended to Sunday, April 19

Got a Hunting Tip? Send it to us Arizona Wildlife Views magazine invites you to share your best hunting tip with our readers. Last minute submissions are being accepted through Sunday, April 19, and you can still win a free copy of “Hunt Arizona 2009.” The first 50 persons to send in a qualifying entry […]

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No CWD found in Arizona deer and elk testing

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department reports lab tests found no detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in any of the 2,343 testable samples from hunter-harvested or road-killed deer and elk during Arizona’s 2008-09 hunting season. The department has tested approximately 12,500 deer and elk samples since beginning its surveillance program in 1998. […]

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Kids get opportunity to gobble up the passion for hunting wild turkey

Juniors-only spring turkey tags now offered over-the-counter PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now offering juniors-only spring turkey hunting tags over-the-counter for the 2009 season. The change to the tag allocation method is in an effort to introduce youngsters to the American hunting tradition and wildlife conservation. In previous years, the tags […]

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