Archive for December, 2008

Mearns’ quail season opens: Outlook is excellent

Bird lovers: Forget the turkey—the Mearns’ quail season opened Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving. “This will probably be one of the best Mearns’ seasons in my lifetime,” Randy Babb, an ardent quail hunter and the Information and Education Program Manager for the Game and Fish Department’s Mesa regional office. This season might be one […]

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Winter conditions may cause restrictions on forest road travel

With winter weather on the way, managers of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests said it may become necessary to temporarily restrict motor vehicle travel. This is a seasonal restriction, which includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Temporary travel restrictions will be implemented on the Coconino National Forest and on the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts of […]

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Affordable wildlife-friendly gift ideas for those on your holiday list

Every year many people face the same holiday season challenge: what to buy for that family member or friend who seems to have it all? This year, make it affordable and rewarding by considering one of the many unique gift ideas the Arizona Game and Fish Department has to offer. “If you’re looking for an […]

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Archery-only deer hunters: Some hunting areas are not open during December nonpermit-tag hunts

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind archery-only deer hunters with over-the-counter permits there are a number of Game Management Units that are not open hunting areas for the 2008 December hunt, as in past years. Game Management Units 17A, 20A, 22, 23, 37A, and 42 are not included in the December 2008 […]

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Next commission meeting is Dec. 5-6 in Casa Grande

The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission is this Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Francisco Grande Hotel, 26000 W. Gila Bend Highway in Casa Grande. Friday’s portion of the meeting begins with an executive session at 8 a.m., followed by the public meeting. Items on Friday’s agenda include: […]

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Listing of Arizona Bald Eagle Closures: Help protect Arizona’s bald eagles: Respect closure areas

It’s time again for Arizona’s bald eagles to begin their breeding activities, and outdoor recreationists are asked to help protect important breeding areas by honoring the closure of 21 areas across the state. Various land and wildlife management agencies close the breeding areas for part of the year, beginning in December, to protect the state’s […]

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Leftover spring hunt tags available

There are plenty of leftover hunt permit-tags for spring javelina, turkey and bear available now by mail application on a first-come, first-served basis from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. More than 9,000 javelina tags, 250 turkey tags, and 70 bear tags remained after the spring big game draw process was completed. The department began […]

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