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Outdoor skills events

Wild times and great activities. calendar of events Related PostsIncreased firearms sales set a positive trend for upcoming outdoor events in ArizonaPHOENIX – The recent reports of increased firearms and ammunition sales across the nation set a p…Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing DayCelebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Public invited to attend free events in […]

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Duck hunting regulations available

Duck season is set to begin Friday, Oct. 7 and it should be a good one this year. The opener is typically local birds, but counts indicate more ducks than seen in decades. A good cold winter in the states north of Ariz. could be the makings of a great season, so dust off those […]

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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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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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It may be over 100 degrees, but it is not too early to start preparing for the early dove season.

The dove opener wings in on a Tuesday this year, which should reduce some of the opening day demand. Nevertheless, look for that to push over to Saturday and Sunday going into the Labor Day weekend. Dove hunting is an Arizona tradition with more than 35,000 hunters participating each year. “With good dove numbers carrying […]

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Arizona Big Game Super Raffle deadline extended to July 12

PHOENIX – You still have a chance to win one of the nation’s most prestigious hunts — the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle deadline for 2009 has been extended to July 12. Here’s your chance to win one of Arizona’s 10 top hunts, while also contributing to wildlife conservation. It’s a win-win for everyone. But […]

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Last Day of the Great American Deer Raffle is Today June 22

Improve your chances for a Coues whitetail deer tag The Arizona Deer Association is sponsoring the Great American Deer Raffle to benefit Arizona’s mule deer and Coues deer herds. The raffle features six unique items, five of them hunts, including one for an Arizona Commissioner’s Coues deer tag. This special big game tag offers a […]

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Arizona’s fall hunt application deadline is June 9

New this year: Pheasant applications now due the same day as fall deadline   May 15, 2009 PHOENIX — It may be 100 degrees outside, but fall is right around the corner – the fall hunting application deadline, that is. Sportsmen, women and children looking forward to hunting in Arizona this fall have until Tuesday, […]

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Deadline to submit your “Hunting Tip” extended to Sunday, April 19

Got a Hunting Tip? Send it to us Arizona Wildlife Views magazine invites you to share your best hunting tip with our readers. Last minute submissions are being accepted through Sunday, April 19, and you can still win a free copy of “Hunt Arizona 2009.” The first 50 persons to send in a qualifying entry […]

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Elk and antelope draw is complete; results are available online

PHOENIX – The 2009 drawing for Arizona elk and antelope hunt permit-tags has been completed, and the 117,873 applicants can now visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw or call (602) 942-3000 and follow the prompts to see if they have been drawn. Be prepared to provide your department identification number, […]

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Hop over to rabbit hunting

Rabbits are very challenging to hunt, offer a great hunting introduction to youngsters, and they are excellent table fare. There are three types of rabbits that can be hunted in Arizona: the cottontail, black-tailed jackrabbit and the towering antelope jackrabbit. The hunting season is open all year with only cottontail rabbits having a bag limit […]

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Groundwork laid to pass down hunting heritage

Groundwork laid to pass down hunting heritage Sportsmen’s groups invited to attend June 20 meeting By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD In previous issues of Hunting Highlights, we’ve discussed the issue of the future of hunting, particularly the concern about declining participation in this American tradition nationwide. Wildlife agencies and industry are working on […]

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Application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 10; apply early to avoid long lines

Ten tips when applying for elk and/or antelope hunting permits Jan. 29, 2009 If you have visions of elk steaks on the grill or sending those trophy horns of a 70-class pronghorn to the taxidermist, don’t forget the most important step – applying for a hunt permit-tag before the deadline. The final deadline to submit […]

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Information sought in elk poaching case in northwestern ArizonaInformation sought in elk poaching case in northwestern Arizona

KINGMAN, Ariz.  – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the illegal killing of a bull elk. The elk was shot and left to waste on Oct. 25 at the Corner Dam Tank in Game Management Unit 18A, north of I-40 off […]

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Come get your “leftovers” from the Arizona Game and Fish Hunting tags for spring javelina, turkey, bear available on first-come basis

PHOENIX — Are you tired of those leftover turkey sandwiches? Then try some javelina sausage or bear bratwurst. There are plenty of leftover hunting permit-tags for spring javelina, turkey, and bear now available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Arizona Game and Fish Department starting today. There are more than 9,000 javelina tags, more […]

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Elk nonpermit-tags proposed to be offered again in some hunt areas for 2009

Hunters are advised to wait for the 2009 elk/antelope regulations before purchasing As part of the 2009 elk hunt recommendation package, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is proposing to once again offer elk over-the-counter nonpermit general and archery tags for certain areas—but with some minor changes to season dates, hunt areas and boundary descriptions […]

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Archery-only deer hunters: Some hunting areas are not open during December nonpermit-tag hunts

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind archery-only deer hunters with over-the-counter permits there are a number of Game Management Units that are not open hunting areas for the 2008 December hunt, as in past years. Game Management Units 17A, 20A, 22, 23, 37A, and 42 are not included in the December 2008 […]

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