Archive for August, 2009

$1,500 Reward offered in deer poaching case: Doe shot with arrow and left to die

Doe shot with arrow and left to die The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief program is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for illegally killing a doe. Game and Fish personnel are investigating a case in which a doe was shot with an arrow and […]

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Dove season opens Tuesday

Wing shooting perfect for new hunters, lifelong tradition for seasoned hunters Gather up your shotgun, birdshot, retriever, and ice chest because Arizona’s dove season opens on Tuesday, Sept. 1. “With the continued drying conditions throughout the state this summer, dove hunters will find birds concentrated around traditional agricultural areas due to the dependable food sources,” […]

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Proposed hunt guidelines available for public review

Guidelines to be considered at Arizona Game and Fish Commission meeting Sept. 12 PHOENIX — The proposed hunt guidelines that will be used for developing the specific hunt recommendations and permit levels for the fall 2010 through spring 2013 hunting seasons are available for review on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines. […]

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Special Commissioner-tags can make hunting dreams come true

Have you ever dreamed about one of those special year-long commissioner-tag hunts in Arizona? Well, there are multiple opportunities to make your hunt dreams come true in Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission awarded those Special Big Game License Tags, sometimes called Commissioners’ tags, to selected 501(c)(3) wildlife conservation organizations to raise funds for […]

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Dove season is winging our way rapidly

The Sept. 1 dove season opener is rapidly winging our way and it’s shaping up to be a very good year, but keep your fingers crossed for the hordes of fat white-winged doves don’t migrate south. “I am seeing lots of fat white-winged dove this year, but there is no guarantee they will still be […]

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Upcoming hunting season opening dates

(For detailed season dates, bag limits and laws, check the appropriate regulations at www.azgfd.gov/rules.) Year-round: Rabbit season (cottontail and jackrabbits) Sept. 1: Dove season Sept. 5-6: Robbins Butte juniors-only dove hunt Oct. 2: Squirrel season Oct. 2: Quail season (excluding Mearns’) Nov. 20: Dove late season Nov.27:  Mearns’ quail season Related PostsTalkin’ TurkeyJuniors-only spring turkey […]

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Spring Hunts

It might be easier than you think to wrap your mind around spring even though the heat of summer is still making you sweat. It won’t be long before the 2010 spring hunt regulations are posted and you can begin applying. Many of these hunts require a hunt permit-tag allocated through the drawing process. Hunters […]

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Waterfowl and snipe

For general waterfowl and snipe, the overall general season will be a liberal season, 101 days in each of the state’s two zones. The season begins Oct. 9 in the mountain zone and Oct. 23 in the desert zone. The mountain zone season ends Jan. 17 while the desert zone ends Jan. 31. However, for […]

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Arizona seasons set for waterfowl and spring hunts

Arizona seasons set for waterfowl and spring hunts This may be summer, but there is an interesting way to have autumn and spring on your mind. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Aug. 1 approved the hunting regulations for the upcoming waterfowl season and the spring hunts for 2010. So fire up your computers […]

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Reward of up to $8,000 offered in elk poaching

Antlers from bull elk found shot and left to waste in Pinetop area. PINETOP, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the individual responsible for the illegal killing of a large bull elk found shot on July 31. It was left in the vicinity of Pinot […]

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Dove, pigeon, sandhill crane hunt regulations are online

Applications accepted for limited crane hunts between Aug. 3 and Sept. 1 PHOENIX — Hunters hibernating during the sizzling summer can now go online and get the 2009-10 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Regulations, as well as the 2009 Arizona Sandhill Crane Regulations, at www.azgfd.gov. Printed copies should be in Arizona Game and Fish Department […]

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