Archive for the 'Big Game' Category

Fall outdoor hunting activities just for the kids

Fall outdoor hunting activities just for the kids See Arizona’s unique wildlife and reconnect with nature PHOENIX —  Javelina, turkey and sandhill cranes – oh my! It may not be exactly like the famous Wizard of Oz quote, “lions and tigers and bears” – but to many it still invokes a sense of mystery and […]

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Javelina hunting clinics offered by Game and Fish

Getting started in something new is always hard, be it a new hobby, skilled trade or other interest. The same holds true for hunting, prompting the Arizona Game and Fish Department to host several hunting workshops to teach the basics of hunting javelina. These informative workshops are taught by knowledgeable wildlife biologists and fellow javelina […]

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Introduce a youngster to dove hunting at juniors’ outings

Looking for a fun activity to unglue your son or daughter from the TV or computer? In the West Valley, the department and the Chandler Rod and Gun Club will host the annual Robbins Butte Juniors’ Dove Hunt at Robbins Butte Wildlife Area (about 40 miles west of Phoenix) on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. […]

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Fall javelina hunting: Information and tips for success

Do you know a young hunter that would like to go big game hunting? Here is the perfect hunting trip for a youngster fresh out of hunter education class. There are almost 2,000 fall javelina tags available for junior hunters. The permits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The majority of the hunts are […]

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Big Game Super Raffle Deadline is July 13 for online orders only

Big Game Super Raffle Deadline is July 13 for online orders only By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Photo courtesy of AZBGSR – 2006 elk winner Gary Chiurazzi Elk and antelope tags are taking on the stature of the Holy Grail. Many hunters go years between receiving a tag, and […]

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Help Arizona’s big game species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund

Help Arizona’s big game species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund By Sal Palazzolo, landowner relations program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department Sportsmen are given the opportunity on their big game hunt applications to make a donation to the Big Game Habitat Fund. The generous sportsmen who contribute to this fund help support […]

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Application deadline for fall big game hunts is June 12

Application deadline for fall big game hunts is June 12 By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department It’s time to apply for the remaining fall big game hunts. Arizona big game hunters can now download a copy of the 2007-2008 Hunting and Trapping Regulations and apply online at azgfd.gov for the […]

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Junior hunters: Josh Boak’s first elk

Junior hunters: Josh Boak’s first elk By Gale Boak, Tucson My son, Josh Boak, 14, has enjoyed the outdoors since an early age. My family has long enjoyed camping together, and hunting comes along with it. I learned to hunt at an early age from my dad and wanted to pass that tradition on to […]

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Hunters must physically check-in harvested bears and mountain lions

Hunters must physically check-in harvested bears and mountain lions By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Bear and mountain lion hunters must contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department within 48 hours of taking a bear or a mountain lion, and you must also physically check-in the harvested animal within 10 […]

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Arizona’s Big Game Super Raffle: Win the hunt of a lifetime

Arizona’s Big Game Super Raffle: Win the hunt of a lifetime By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunters have an opportunity this year to win a unique year-round big game hunt while helping wildlife conservation efforts at the same time, thanks to Arizona’s Big Game Super Raffle. Here is how […]

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Lots of changes this year to big game hunt seasons

Lots of changes this year to big game hunt seasons Don’t forget: You can apply online again this year By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunters will want to get copies of this year’s hunt regulations when they are available online and via hunting license sales dealers: There are lots […]

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Coues white-tailed deer hunting in Arizona

Coues white-tailed deer hunting in Arizona By Jim Heffelfinger, Tucson regional game specialist, Arizona Game and Fish Department Coues white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi) are found in scattered populations throughout southeastern and central Arizona. They occur primarily in partially isolated mountains above 4,000 feet. Cooz or cows? Early naturalist and army surgeon Elliot Coues never […]

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Women who hunt deer

Women who hunt deer By Sherry Crouch, wildlife planner, and Dee Pfleger, wildlife manager Arizona Game and Fish Department For this issue of Hunting Highlights, we invited some of the women here at the Arizona Game and Fish Department who hunt deer to share their stories with readers, as a way of encouraging other women […]

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