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Quail, squirrel season Sept. 30

Related PostsUpcoming hunting season opening dates(For detailed season dates, bag limits and laws, check the appropriate regulations at www.azgfd.gov…Reminder: Quail and squirrel seasons open Oct. 2 Oil up those squirrel rifles and make sure you have enough shotgun shells for quail – the Oct…Small Game, Big Fun: 2008-09 small game hunting outlooksThis is the year! […]

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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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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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Don’t forget to gobble up over-the-counter youth turkey tags

Don’t forget to gobble up the over-the-counter youth turkey tags – the fall season is Oct. 2-8. Those youth who obtained turkey tags in the spring but did not harvest an animal during that hunt can use their turkey tag to hunt during the fall season – the bag limit is only one turkey per […]

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Outdoor learning flourishes during youth turkey camps in the mountains

Outdoor learning flourishes during youth turkey camps in the mountains By Rory Aikens, public information officer, AGFD Courtesy photo: Successful junior spring turkey hunters COLCORD RIDGE, Mogollon Rim – The mountains, mentors, wildlife officers, volunteer instructors, gobblers, guides and even the wind had a lot to teach 180 or so camo-clad youngsters during the opening […]

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Kids get opportunity to gobble up the passion for hunting wild turkey

Juniors-only spring turkey tags now offered over-the-counter PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now offering juniors-only spring turkey hunting tags over-the-counter for the 2009 season. The change to the tag allocation method is in an effort to introduce youngsters to the American hunting tradition and wildlife conservation. In previous years, the tags […]

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Been hunting? First annual juniors jackrabbit camp

Been hunting? First annual juniors jackrabbit camp By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD In late January, Game and Fish’s Tucson regional office hosted its first annual Junior Jackrabbit Camp in southern Arizona, and it was hit. The camp consisted of just that, a good ole-fashioned campout with the department providing hot meals – including […]

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Talkin’ Turkey

Juniors-only spring turkey over-the-counter nonpermit-tags can be purchased at any department office or license dealer. The cost is $10. Hunters younger than 14 are required to complete a certified hunter education course prior to the hunt. The season for bearded turkey only runs from April 17 – May 21, opening a week earlier than the […]

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Juniors-only over-the-counter spring turkey tags

Juniors-only over-the-counter spring turkey tags By Rory Aikens, public information officer, AGFD Photo of father Kirby Bristow with sons Kyle and Ryan after a successful spring turkey hunt Can you do the Kee Kee Run? How about the Cluck or the Putt? Nope, they are neither a 10K run in Kingman nor a miniature golf […]

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Junior hunters: There are big game tags waiting for you

By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD Hey kids, are you looking to hone your hunting skills even further? There are still some fall hunting permits available for deer, javelina and sandhill crane. All of the tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis by mail only using a hunt permit application form. For a […]

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Young and new hunters: Learn how to hunt

By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD Are you interested in hunting, but don’t know how to get started? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is continuing to provide new outlets for beginners interested to find their way into the field. During this hunting season the department is hosting a number of introductory programs, including […]

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Small Game, Big Fun: 2008-09 small game hunting outlooks

This is the year! Set your calendar for a week earlier than past years. Small game season for quail, squirrel, ducks and more opens Friday, Oct. 3. Abundant snow and rainfall has occurred since the end of 2007. Much of the precipitation fell at the right times and in the right areas. In short, plenty […]

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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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Workshop teaches introduction to hunting

Want to learn how to hunt tree squirrels? The Arizona Game and Fish Department will conduct a free small game hunting camp on Oct. 10 and 11 in the White Mountains to provide Arizona youth and others with the basic skills they need to successfully pursue tree squirrels. The program will also provide an overview […]

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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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Junior hunters: Sam Wrasse’s spring gobbler One junior, one hour, one Tom

Thirteen-year-old Sam Wrasse has always shown an interest for hunting, which is unusual, since he comes from a non-hunting family. My brother Grant, and Sam’s father, Clayton, have been business partners for a long time, so Sam was always around to hear our hunting adventures. With his dad’s blessing, Sam started going with us on […]

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Hunting outlook: Doves – what a year it should be

Did you know that increased gasohol demand and the bountiful dove hunting opportunities in central Arizona this year for the Sept. 1-15 early season have something in common? They do. According to an article published by the Arizona Farm Bureau written by George Frisvold, a professor of agriculture at the University of Arizona, for the […]

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Doves, doves and more doves

Okay, this issue is not all about doves, but that’s where we’ll start. The season opener kicks off Sept. 1 and coincides with Labor Day this year. This year should prove to be one to be remembered, for two significant reasons: rain and grain. Don’t miss the dove hunting outlook article by Rory Aikens to […]

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