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Hunters reminded season is closed for canvasback ducks

Arizona’s liberal 100-day waterfowl season has some restrictions PHOENIX —  Waterfowl hunting season opens Friday, Oct. 3 in the mountain zone. The “liberal” season set by the federal framework and implemented by the Arizona Game and Fish Department is for a full 100 days, closing on Jan. 11 (in the mountain zone). However, duck hunters […]

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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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Arizona’s online hunter safety course celebrates first year

Participation indicates program accommodates future hunters Time constraints and a reliance on technology have impacted all aspects of society, and the educational arena is no exception. Internet-based education programs, including hunter education, have evolved to better accommodate students’ schedules and learning needs in today’s fast-paced world. The Arizona Game and Fish Department introduced its online […]

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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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Hunting Highlights has a blog: www.azgfd.net/hunting

Are you searching for some information on elk hunting? Do you want to find all you can about junior hunting stories? Well, now you can. The entire archives of Hunting Highlights have been added to its new blog Web site. What’s nice about it is the convenience of categorizing by topic and date of entry, […]

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Hunting Highlights receives award

The Association for Conservation Information (ACI), awarded the department’s Hunting Highlights e-newsletter a second place for design and information in the “Big Idea, Small Budget” category. This is the second award in as many years for Hunting Highlights. The Association for Conservation Information is a non-profit association of information and education professionals representing state, federal […]

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