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September Commission meetings

The next commission meeting will be held Sept. 5-6 at the department’s Pinetop regional office located at 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, AZ 85935. Friday’s meeting starts at 10 a.m. with an executive session, followed by the public meeting. Some of the topics to be covered include litigation reports, quarterly budget review, notice of […]

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Shawn Wagner receives two Officer-of-the-Year awards

Shawn Wagner, Region I Pinetop wildlife manager, was recently honored as “Wildlife Manager of the Year” by the department and as the “Pogue-Elms Officer of the Year” by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). “Wagner is an exceptional credit to the department,” says Bob Birkeland, wildlife manager supervisor. “He was nominated for […]

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Hunters raise nearly $500,000 for Arizona’s wildlife

The 2008 Arizona Big Game Super Raffle (AZBGSR) was held July 19 in Phoenix and nine lucky ticket holders walked away with a special big game tag and the chance at a hunt-of-a-lifetime, and one took home a fine optics package. The winners are: * Cal Sutton, Peoria – Antelope * Dwight Callahan, Gold Canyon […]

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Commission takes steps to assist hunter recruitment

First-ever juniors-only over-the-counter spring turkey tags Temperatures of 100 degrees often bring on the need to hibernate indoors. However, even without the scorching weather, children are spending more of their time indoors, in front of computers, TVs and video games. In an effort to curb this “nature deficit disorder” (which has been linked to a […]

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