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Deer poachers sought by Game and Fish

Reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the illegal killing of an adult female mule deer near Wellton, Ariz. The Thanksgiving Day poaching is under investigation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The deer was shot in the front left shoulder and left to waste in […]

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Apply Now for Leftover Tags: 10,000 Javelina – 200 Turkey – 70 Archery-Only Bear

Apply for over 10,000 leftover javelina tags (328 juniors-only), 200 turkey tags & 70+ archery-only bear tags. Individuals who were unsuccessful or did not submit an application in the first draw can apply for leftover tags beginning on or after 8 a.m. (MST) on Monday, November 30, 2009 by submitting an application by U.S. Mail. […]

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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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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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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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Take Advantage of Free Hunting Clinics Running September 26 – April 15

Learn how to hunt in a safe mentored environment Game and Fish partners with sportsmen groups to host clinics for first-time hunters PHOENIX — Parents, do you want to see your kids take a break from playing video games all day and get outdoors for some healthy activity? Then check out the Arizona Game and […]

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$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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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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Arizona Game and Fish hosts open houses for spring big game and fall waterfowl hunting recommendations

The proposed spring hunt recommendations for the 2010 spring turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear regulations, as well as the recommendations for 2009–10 waterfowl and snipe regulations, will be available for review at all of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s regional offices beginning July 28. These hunt recommendations are formulated according to the existing hunt […]

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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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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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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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AZ Game & Fish Outdoor Expo – March 28 & 29 This is not your ordinary event fair; it’s all hands on.

AZ Game & Fish Outdoor Expo – March 28 & 29 This is not your ordinary event fair; it’s all hands on. By Teresa Guillen, public information officer, AGFD Mark your calendar for March 28-29 because you won’t want to miss the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s FREE Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting […]

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Arizona Game and Fish offers “public forums” to discuss planned recommendations for the 2009-10 fall hunting regulations

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is bringing a new format to the fall hunt recommendation process by offering six public forums across the state to allow constituents an opportunity to provide input to regional biologists before the hunt recommendations are presented to the commission for the 2009-10 hunting seasons. Each region will […]

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Elk and antelope hunting permit applications are due by Feb. 10

Beat the rush and take advantage of Jan. 22 “grace” period to correct errors Jan. 9, 2009 PHOENIX — The 2009 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklets are now available at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices and license dealers statewide. Applications are now being accepted by mail only. Apply before Jan. […]

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New Apprentice Hunting License offers a “test drive” at no cost

License encourages sportsmen to mentor others, assist hunter recruitment effort in Arizona PHOENIX — Effective Jan. 1, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a new “Apprentice Hunting License,” at no charge, to encourage existing hunters to become mentors and introduce a friend, neighbor, relative, or co-worker to the traditions and importance of hunting. […]

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