Archive for May, 2008

Archery and rifle target shooting leagues for all ages

Archery and rifle target shooting leagues for all ages PHOENIX – Do you need some friendly competition? Do you want to improve your target shooting? If yes, come out and enjoy the comfortable evenings under the lights of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering summer shooting leagues starting […]

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Nomination deadline for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame is Friday

Nomination deadline for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame is Friday The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is seeking nominations for inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The deadline for submitting applications is this Friday, May 23. Wildlife for Tomorrow established the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame in 1998 to recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and […]

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Wildlife photo contest now accepting entries

Wildlife photo contest now accepting entries If you’re one of those people for whom the pleasure of viewing wildlife and the challenge of photographing it are linked together — and you’d like to see your work published — we invite you to enter our third annual calendar photo contest. Thirteen winning wildlife images will grace […]

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Hunt Arizona 2008 is now available online

Hunt Arizona 2008 is now available online Printed edition should be available by the end of May A valuable resource for hunters planning their fall draw strategy and hunts is now available as a free downloadable document from the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw (click on the link at the bottom of […]

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Attention bargain-hunters — Arizona Wildlife Views at 7 for $7

Attention bargain-hunters — Arizona Wildlife Views at 7 for $7 Here’s a hot deal for May: Go online to order a subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views magazine and get seven issues of Arizona’s award-winning wildlife magazine for just $7. That’s a substantial savings off the regular price of six issues for $8.50, and it’s only […]

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Fire restrictions set at some wildlife areas

Fire restrictions set at some wildlife areas If you are headed out of doors this Memorial Day holiday weekend, keep in mind that some agencies have implemented fire restrictions, including the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Mike Senn, who heads the field operations division for Game and Fish, said people can exercise a common-sense approach […]

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Commission approves new fees for Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Commission approves new fees for Ben Avery Shooting Facility The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved the department’s fee increase proposal for the Ben Avery Shooting Facility at its May 16 meeting. New rates for users of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, including the archery range and clay target center, are effective July 1. The […]

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Up, up and away: First 2008 bald eagle fledgling takes flight in Arizona

Up, up and away: First 2008 bald eagle fledgling takes flight in Arizona After weeks of hopping and flapping, nestling bald eagles are growing up and beginning to take to Arizona’s skies. The first 2008 bald eagle fledgling took flight recently from a cliff-side nest along the waters of Lake Pleasant. The first fledgling’s sibling […]

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Archery deer hunters: Be aware of new permit requirements

Archery deer hunters: Be aware of new permit requirements Some popular hunting units no longer open to over-the-counter tag holders Archery deer hunters are advised that some game management units formerly open to over-the-counter archery permit-tags will now require a permit issued through the big game draw application process for the 2008-09 hunting season. Pursuant […]

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Fishing tips for Memorial Day weekend

Fishing tips for Memorial Day weekend Have some piscatorial fun in the Arizona sun It’s time to leave your troubles (and work) behind, hang up the “GONE FISHIN” sign and then go experience some fishing-hole therapy. But if you need some help deciding where to go for some piscatorial fun in the Arizona sun, here […]

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Don’t pick up baby birds and other young wildlife

Don’t pick up baby birds and other young wildlife Good intentions can do more harm than good You may be tempted to pick up a baby bird or other young wild animal that appears to be on its own, but Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists warn this is not a good idea. This is […]

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Boat safely this busy Memorial Day weekend

Boat safely this busy Memorial Day weekend The Memorial Day holiday is nearly upon us, and that means more boats are likely to be out on Arizona’s waterways this weekend. The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable outing. Among the things you should do before […]

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Camping season is here: Be bear aware

Camping season is here: Be bear aware Prime camping season is arriving in the high country, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds people heading to the great outdoors to be “bear aware” and keep a clean campsite. Bear activity is up this time of year, as yearling bears leave their mothers and begin […]

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Fall hunt regulations now available at license dealers, department offices

Fall draw application deadline is June 10; correction period ends May 29 Printed copies of the 2008-09 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations have been shipped to license dealers throughout the state. The regulations and application forms should now be available at a license dealer near you, as well as at any Arizona Game and Fish […]

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Upcoming commission meeting is in Prescott

Upcoming commission meeting is in Prescott The next Arizona Game and Fish Commission meeting will be held on Friday, May 16 at the Prescott Quality Inn & Suites, 4499 Highway 69, Prescott, AZ 86301. The meeting begins with an executive session at 8 a.m., followed by the public meeting. Items on the agenda include consideration […]

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Ben Avery Shooting Facility to switch to summer hours May 12

Ben Avery Shooting Facility to switch to summer hours May 12 The Ben Avery Shooting Facility Main Range, archery ranges, and Clay Target Center will switch to summer hours of operation for the public beginning Monday, May 12. The new hours will be: Monday – CLOSED Tuesday – CLOSED Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 1 […]

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Enter the Big Game Super Raffle and help wildlife conservation

Enter the Big Game Super Raffle and help wildlife conservation Hunters have an opportunity to win a unique year-round big game hunt while helping wildlife conservation efforts at the same time, thanks to Arizona’s Big Game Super Raffle. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission sets aside special tags for each of the nine big game […]

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Learn about the big game draw at Tucson seminar

Learn about the big game draw at Tucson seminar Has it been years since you’ve been successful in Arizona’s big game draw? Have you not been drawn and not known why? Do you think the verbiage that explains the draw is written in esoteric code? If so, come learn all about the draw at a […]

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Ah, spring is here – now what?

Ah, spring is here – now what? For the 26,000 attendees of the 2008 Arizona Game and Fish Outdoor Expo wanting more outdoor activities, here are some ideas. If the fishing tank at the Expo was your kid’s favorite, then take the next step. There are 21 city park lakes currently participating in the department’s […]

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Wildlife presentation series begins in Kingman

Wildlife presentation series begins in Kingman The Arizona Game and Fish Department has begun a series of summer wildlife presentations for the public at the Mohave Community College Kingman campus at 1971 Jagerson Ave. The free presentations will be conducted the first and fourth Thursday of each month through August, except in July, when the […]

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