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 of hunting opportunities for other [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
Archive for September, 2008
The next time you shop at Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cabela’s or Bass Pro stores in Arizona, look for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s new non-lead ammunition displays.
The new displays, supported by partners like the Arizona Deer Association, Arizona Elk Society, Arizona Antelope Foundation, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, Arizona Chapter [...]
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has honored Madelynn Fenske, watercraft customer service supervisor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, with its esteemed President’s Award for her contributions to the association and to boating safety over the past year. She received the award at the association’s 49th [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
Hands-on workshop will teach the core basics of camping, fishing and hunting
Are you new to Arizona or would you like to learn more about how to participate in the exciting outdoor recreational opportunities that the state has to offer? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting a weekend campout [...]
Want to learn how to fly fish with a fly rod or a spinning rod?
If so, you’ll want to come to CAMP TROUT, which is a unique trout fishing program being conducted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in conjunction with the White Mountains Fly Fishing Club at Becker Lake in the [...]
Information needed to solve bull elk poaching near Williams
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a poacher that killed a large bull elk sometime during the weekend of Sept. 6. The poaching occurred near Scholz Lake and Garland Prairie along Forest Road 141, just [...]
Chicken-sized bird offers upland hunters and bird-watchers a unique opportunity
The dusky “blue” grouse’s population and range are increasing in Arizona due to recent translocation efforts by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to offer upland hunters, bird watchers, and outdoor recreationists another area to enjoy this unique bird.
Over a two-week-long [...]
See Arizona’s unique wildlife and reconnect with nature
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 adventure.
In an effort to get kids into [...]
Wildlife habitats promote conservation, enhance learning and encourage community involvement, and now all Phoenix schools have a chance to compete for a fully installed habitat worth up to $10,000.
Schoolyard Habitat Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a wildlife habitat to every K-12 school in Maricopa County, recently announced the [...]
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 [...]
Next commission meeting is Oct. 10-11 in Phoenix
The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix.
Friday’s portion of the meeting begins with an executive session [...]
Enjoy National Hunting and Fishing Day events
Arizona outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to participate in several events this weekend in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 27.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Tucson Sportsman’s Warehouse store, 3945 W. Costco Drive, on the following [...]
The spring hunt application deadline is Oct. 14
Hunters, it’s time to spring into action – the deadline to apply for spring hunts is headed your way on Tuesday, Oct. 14 (the day after Columbus Day). Don’t procrastinate any longer.
The spring hunt application process is for javelina, bearded turkey, bear and buffalo. [...]
Angling workshop offered to refine trout-fishing skills
A unique fishing program for anglers wishing to refine their trout-fishing skills or who simply want to learn new fishing techniques is being offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in conjunction with the White Mountains Fly Fishing Club.
The public is invited to join [...]
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 a two hunting workshops to teach the basics of hunting javelina.
5-stand now available at Ben Avery Clay Target Center
Recreational clay target shooters can now enjoy the challenge of 5-stand at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s Clay Target Center in Phoenix. The center has added 5-stand to augment its current offerings of trap, skeet and sporting clays.
Likened to an abbreviated version of [...]
Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners recognize volunteers for OHV work
Eastern Arizona leaders help facilitate OHV bill’s passage
Several volunteers who played key roles in the passage of the new off-highway vehicle legislation were recently recognized for their efforts by Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners Robert Woodhouse and Norm Freeman.
Graham County Supervisor [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
Arizona Wildlife Views TV show nominated for Emmy
The producers of Arizona Wildlife Views, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s television show, have been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Southwest Emmy award in the Environment Program category.
Producers Carol Lynde and Gary Schafer were nominated for “Wildlife on the Move,” an episode [...]
Arizona Game and Fish Commission opposes Proposition 105
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has unanimously voted to oppose Proposition 105, an initiative that will be on November’s ballot for consideration by Arizona voters.
Proposition 105, also known as the “Majority Rules” initiative, would require any future ballot initiative that imposes additional taxes [...]
District Court ruling lets stand wildlife water development on Kofa Wildlife Refuge
Thirsty bighorn sheep and other desert wildlife stand to benefit from a recent court ruling that says redevelopment of existing wildlife water sources on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge near Yuma did not violate federal environmental policy laws.
U.S. District [...]