Archive for September, 2008

Want to learn how to hunt tree squirrels?

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 small game species […]

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Coming to a sporting store near you: non-lead ammunition displays

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 of the National Wild […]

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Game and Fish employee receives award from national boating safety organization

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 annual meeting in Clearwater […]

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Learn more about recreating in Arizona’s great outdoors

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 at Cataract Lake in […]

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Come refine your fishing skills at Camp Trout

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 White […]

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Information needed to solve bull elk poaching near Williams

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 east of Williams. […]

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Dusky “blue” grouse range expanded to Mogollon Rim by Game and Fish

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 effort, Arizona Game […]

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Fall outdoor hunting activities just for the kids

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 a natural […]

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Phoenix schools receive chance to win a wildlife habitat

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 third annual Schoolyard Wildlife […]

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Small Game, Big Fun: 2008-09 small game hunting outlooks

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 the right […]

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Next commission meeting is Oct. 10-11 in Phoenix

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 at 8 […]

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Enjoy National Hunting and Fishing Day events

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 events: Thursday, Sept. […]

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The spring hunt application deadline is Oct. 14

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. Don’t forget, […]

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Angling workshop offered to refine trout-fishing skills

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 fishing specialists […]

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Javelina hunting clinics offered by Game and Fish

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. These informative workshops […]

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5-stand now available at Ben Avery Clay Target Center

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 sporting clays, […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners recognize volunteers for OHV work

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 Drew John, […]

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Arizona Wildlife Views TV show nominated for Emmy

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 about a pronghorn […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Commission opposes Proposition 105

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 or state […]

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District Court ruling lets stand wildlife water development on Kofa Wildlife Refuge

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 Court Judge Mary […]

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