Archive for July, 2008

Ben Avery Shooting Facility offers a range of shooting sports opportunities

Ben Avery Shooting Facility offers a range of shooting sports opportunities Women’s introductory program teaches the fun of clay target shooting July 29, 2008 PHOENIX — The monsoon season brings cooler temperatures in the mornings and evenings, making this a great time to step back outside and take in some fun target shooting. The Ben […]

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Hunter education classes ramped up for fall hunters

Hunter education classes ramped up for fall hunters Courses now offered statewide and on the Internet PHOENIX — With the fall big game hunt results announced, now is when the planning begins. Proper preparation includes exercising, researching hunt areas, and honing your marksmanship skills. But what about having a safe hunt? One way to assure […]

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Arizona spring hunt recommendations and fall waterfowl seasons available for review at open houses

Arizona spring hunt recommendations and fall waterfowl seasons available for review at open houses July 23, 2008 PHOENIX — The proposed spring hunt recommendations for 2009 spring turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear, as well as the recommendations for 2008–09 waterfowl and snipe seasons, will be available for review at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s […]

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Fire restrictions lifted on some state wildlife areas

Fire restrictions lifted on some state wildlife areas The Arizona Game and Fish Department has rescinded its fire restrictions on wildlife areas in the high country to correspond to the lifting of fire restrictions on the Prescott, Coconino and Tonto national forests. State wildlife officials said that while fire restrictions can sometimes get confusing this […]

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Arizona’s dove and sandhill crane regulations are online

Arizona’s dove and sandhill crane regulations are online The 2008-09 hunting regulations for dove, band-tailed pigeon and Eurasian collared-doves, as well as the 2008 regulations for sandhill cranes, are now available online at www.azgfd.gov/rules. Printed copies should be in department offices and license dealers after July 25. The dove season will follow the same guidelines […]

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Game and Fish offers Wildlife Conservation Fund grants

Game and Fish offers Wildlife Conservation Fund grants Deadline to apply is Sept. 2 The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) grants to nonprofit groups and government agencies for projects that support wildlife conservation. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process. A total of up to $300,000 in funding […]

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Grant funding available to local sportsmen’s groups

Grant funding available to local sportsmen’s groups Application deadline is Aug. 18 The Arizona Game and Fish Department is making grant dollars available to local sportsmen’s groups in support of wildlife conservation. The Local Sportsmen’s Group Grant Program will award funding through a competitive application process to eligible local sportsmen’s group projects that promote or […]

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$5 raffle ticket for chance at rare Gould’s turkey hunt

$5 raffle ticket for chance at rare Gould’s turkey hunt The Arizona State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is hosting a raffle for a chance at a 2008 Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s special turkey hunt permit-tag. The winner can hunt either the Merriam’s or the Gould’s turkey from Aug. 15, 2008 […]

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The 2008 Arizona Duck Stamp is now available

The 2008 Arizona Duck Stamp is now available Stamp collectors, conservationists, birders, and waterfowl hunters: The 2008 Arizona Waterfowl Stamp is on sale now. This year’s stamp features a majestic pair of swimming canvasbacks. The art was created by the 2006-2007 Federal Duck Stamp winner Sherrie Russell Meline. The Arizona duck stamp is a conservation […]

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Learn about Arizona’s bald eagles at free White Mountains workshop

Learn about Arizona’s bald eagles at free White Mountains workshop Would you like to know more about one of our great symbols of national pride – the bald eagle? Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists will conduct an educational seminar on bald eagle natural history at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Big Lake Visitor Center this […]

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Mountain rain showers can prompt good trout fishing

Mountain rain showers can prompt good trout fishing Trout fishing in the high country during summer can enter the daytime doldrums, but monsoon-generated rain showers can radically alter the equation. “When those billowing thunderstorms start building in the mountains, the barometer drops, the insects come out but fly low in the sky, prompting the trout […]

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Bass fishermen receive recognition for saving hunters from sinking boat

Bass fishermen receive recognition for saving hunters from sinking boat On a cold January morning at Bartlett Lake, the quick thinking of two off-duty Phoenix police officers, who coincidentally were out tournament bass fishing, saved the lives of three javelina hunters whose boat started sinking while crossing the lake. The heroic actions of Mike Perry […]

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Fall draw results now available for Arizona’s big game hunters

Fall draw results now available for Arizona’s big game hunters Leftover deer, turkey and javelina tags to be issued first-come July 19, 2008 PHOENIX – The 2008 fall big game draw process is complete and applicants can now find out if they’ve been drawn by visiting the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at […]

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New juniors-only sandhill crane season announced

New juniors-only sandhill crane season announced PHOENIX — The 2008-2009 hunting regulations for dove, band-tailed pigeon and Eurasian collared-doves, as well as the 2008 regulations for sandhill cranes, are now available online at www.azgfd.gov/rules. Printed copies should be in department offices and license dealers after July 25. The dove season will follow the same guidelines […]

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New interactive e-map shows where to fish in Arizona

New interactive e-map shows where to fish in Arizona PHOENIX – Ever wish you could see a map of Arizona showing all the places to go fishing, along with what types of fish you can find and maybe even something about the facilities at each lake, river or stream? Well, just wave a magic wand […]

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Ladies: Learn how to become an “outdoors woman”

Ladies: Learn how to become an “outdoors woman” Register now for the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) workshop on Aug. 15-17 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. The program introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes include horsemanship, outdoor photography, birding, hiking, archery, fly-fishing, shotgun/rifle/pistol shooting, and Dutch […]

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Nominations sought for 2008 commission awards

Nominations sought for 2008 commission awards The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is still soliciting nominations for its 2008 Commission Awards to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the welfare of the state’s wildlife and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Nominations may include individuals, organizations, clubs, foundations or government agencies. […]

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Public shooting ranges receive grant funds from commission

Public shooting ranges receive grant funds from commission The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has awarded $87,550 to six grant applicants for the construction, improvement, enhancement, or expansion of public shooting ranges located throughout the state. The Shooting Range Grants Program, administered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, was established in 1996 to encourage […]

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Learn about bald eagles at free White Mountains workshop

Learn about bald eagles at free White Mountains workshop Would you like to know more about one of our great symbols of national pride – the bald eagle? Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists will conduct an educational seminar on bald eagle natural history at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest’s Big Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, […]

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Off-highway vehicle bill signed by Governor Janet Napolitano

Off-highway vehicle bill signed by Governor Janet Napolitano Long-awaited legislation that will help better manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation and protect wildlife habitat has been signed by Governor Janet Napolitano. SB 1167 will provide long-overdue resources to better manage issues created by the dramatic increase in OHV use in Arizona (347 percent in the last […]

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