Archive for October, 2009

Target archery shooters and bowhunters: Expand your skills, try 3-D targets

Arizona Game and Fish offers fun shoots Step off the range and into the field and expand your archery skills in judging distances, terrain, and identifying the target zone on a variety of life-sized 3-D targets in a natural desert setting. All ages and skill levels are welcome, so bring the entire family out to […]

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New program teaches the fun sport of archery to families

Looking for a great activity the whole family can learn and enjoy? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a Family Archery Program at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix beginning Oct. 12. This introductory program is designed to give families a hands-on experience to learn more about archery and possibly start a […]

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Ben Avery Shooting Facility sets winter hours and new late arrival check-in

Recreational shooters are reminded that the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is operating on winter business hours as of Oct. 15. In addition, shooters arriving near closing time are required to check-in 30 minutes before closing time to allow shooters and archers ample range time. Arriving with less than 30 minutes could leave customers in the […]

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2009 Junior Elk Hunt: “Third Time’s a Charm!”

By Rick Wilson. My son, Rick II. struck out on his first two junior elk hunts, but each time learned some valuable lessons and came back wanting more. We were excited when he was drawn again this year for Unit 6A. We put in with our good friends and neighbors, the Smiths, so our hunting […]

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Arizona Game and Fish continues to monitor for chronic wasting disease Deer and elk hunters’ participation requested

Arizona Game and Fish continues to monitor for chronic wasting disease Deer and elk hunters’ participation requested PHOENIX — Arizona deer and elk hunters: The Arizona Game and Fish Department is requesting your assistance to monitor for the wildlife disease called chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is fatal to deer and elk, however, there is […]

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Support our troops: Donate an outdoor magazine

With deadline approaching, be certain your application is submitted on time by dropping it off to the nearest department office, along with one (or more) of your used outdoor-related magazines to any department office. In an effort to bring the great outdoors and hunting heritage to U.S. military personnel overseas serving our country, the department […]

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Last chance to apply for Arizona spring hunts Applications for spring bear, turkey, javelina and buffalo due by Oct. 13

Tuesday, Oct. 13 by 7 p.m. (MST) is the latest that the Arizona Game and Fish department will accept applications for the random drawing process for spring bear, turkey, javelina and buffalo. Applications may be hand delivered to any of the seven department offices around the state, or sent by U.S. mail to Arizona Game […]

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2009-10 small game hunting outlook

The overall outlook for small game this year is ‘good’ — not great and not bad – but good. And, that’s good, because in Arizona we are blessed with an incredible array of wildlife species to hunt in the fall. Even if one species isn’t flourishing, there are others that offer challenging pursuit. Squirrel and […]

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Quail, rabbit and squirrel – outdoor recreation at it’s best

Cooler temperatures signals that fall is finally here, and Friday, Oct. 2 marks the opening day for quail (Gambel’s and scaled) and tree squirrel hunting. To add to the fun, rabbit season for cottontails and jackrabbits is open all year round. All of these species offer affordable, healthy outdoor recreation, exciting hunting pursuits, and dandy […]

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Free Arizona Deer Hunting Clinic Live Webcast Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

Deer hunters: Increase your odds for success Game and Fish hunting clinic open to the public and webcast online User submitted photo to the AZGFD photo gallery at www.azgfd.net/photos. PHOENIX — Hunters preparing for deer season this fall are encouraged to attend or go online to enjoy a free deer-hunting clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 6 […]

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