Archive for August, 2008

Arizona youths win national titles at shooting competition

Arizona youths win national titles at shooting competition Aug. 8, 2008 PHOENIX – Arizona shooters garnered five medals, the most of any state, at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships for skeet and sporting clays Aug. 1-2 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill. Arizona competitors brought home two national championship […]

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Upcoming commission meeting is in Flagstaff on Aug. 8-9

Upcoming commission meeting is in Flagstaff on Aug. 8-9 The next Arizona Game and Fish Commission meeting will be held on Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001. The meeting begins with an executive session at 8 a.m. Friday morning, followed by the […]

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Wildlife enthusiast leaves a conservation legacy

Wildlife enthusiast leaves a conservation legacy Proceeds from Patti Ho estate auction go toward conservation work When outdoor enthusiast Patti Ho passed away last year, she generously left behind a legacy for wildlife. At Patti’s request, the Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF), in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, hosted an estate auction to […]

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Game and Fish wildlife manager receives two Officer-of-the-Year awards

Game and Fish wildlife manager receives two Officer-of-the-Year awards Shawn Wagner, Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife manager in Unit 3B South, near Pinetop, 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). Both […]

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Arizona Game and Fish garners conservation communications honors

Arizona Game and Fish garners conservation communications honors The Arizona Game and Fish Department received national recognition for its conservation communications efforts by taking one first-place and two second-place awards at the annual Association for Conservation Information (ACI) conference in Nashville, Tenn. on July 17. Two articles published in Arizona Wildlife Views magazine were selected […]

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$500,000 available for wildlife-focused projects

$500,000 available for wildlife-focused projects Arizona Game and Fish offers 2008 Heritage grants Your child’s school or your local park could be among those that benefit from next year’s Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage grants. Every year, the department makes hundreds of thousands of dollars available to applicants who have projects with a wildlife […]

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Bats aren’t so bad after all

Bats aren’t so bad after all Learn more about these unique night flyers and dispel the myths Did you know that bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on earth for their size? Did you know that every night they provide free insect-control services to the Valley? The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to […]

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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 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 a safe […]

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5,000 Arizona hunting tags available by first-come, first-serve

5,000 Arizona hunting tags available by first-come, first-serve Sportsmen and sportswomen wishing to hunt big game in Arizona this fall can start applying for leftover hunt permit-tags beginning at 8 a.m. (MST) Monday, Aug. 11. For those who either missed the fall drawing or were unsuccessful in the draw, the Arizona Game and Fish Department […]

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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 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 Avery Shooting Facility Main Range […]

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Comments sought on reptile, raptor, amphibian and mollusk regulations

Comments sought on reptile, raptor, amphibian and mollusk regulations The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comments on draft 2009-2010 regulations for reptiles, raptors, crustaceans and mollusks, and amphibians. Public comment will be accepted until Aug. 22. If warranted, public meetings on the proposed changes to these commission orders may be held in […]

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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 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, continue to be available for review at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s regional offices. These hunt […]

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