Archive for the 'Hunting News' Category

Joint law enforcement checkpoint at Redington Pass screens 163 vehicles

Arizona Game and Fish Department officers participated in a joint law enforcement checkpoint on Nov. 29 in the Rincon Mountains that screened 163 vehicles, issuing one citation for failure to tag a harvested deer and warning 11 off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators for not displaying required OHV stickers.
The 11 warnings were issued [...]

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Dig out the deeks – the full waterfowl season is taking flight

Dig out the deeks and limber up those duck calls – the desert zone waterfowl hunting takes flight on Oct. 23 and closes on Jan. 31, but the best hunting may still be in the high country.
A lot of waterfowl hunters have already been taking advantage of the mountain zone waterfowl [...]

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Two public meetings remain for elk, antelope hunt recommendations

The public has an opportunity to attend two more public meetings to help develop the 2010 hunt recommendations for pronghorn antelope, elk, and population management hunts. Constituents interested in particular game management units within those regions will have the opportunity to discuss management direction.
The remaining meetings will be held at these [...]

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Spring draw application deadline is Oct. 13

Hunters are reminded that the application deadline for 2010 spring hunts for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 at 7 p.m. (MST).
Paper applications can be submitted by mail (Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052), or they can be hand delivered to any Game [...]

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$2,000 reward offered in dual elk poaching

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the individual or people responsible for the illegal killing of two elk on the evening of July 5. A cow elk was killed in a meadow a couple hundred yards from the visitor center at the Sipe White [...]

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Dove seasons, special big game tags on agenda for June 26-27 commission meeting

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on June 26 and 27. The meeting will be held at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix (1.5 miles west of I-17). The public is invited to attend the meeting [...]

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Five men arrested in alleged poaching incident

Arizona Game and Fish Department officers have arrested five men in connection with alleged poaching activities that occurred north of Springerville in December.
Four of the men — John K. Parks, Michael E. Mangum, Jeffery D. Phillips and Frederick P. Dobson — were arrested May 15 at the Tucson Electric Power/Salt River [...]

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Special hunt tags raise funds for wildlife conservation; offer hunt of a lifetime Arizona Big Game Super Raffle offers all 10 big game species

For as little as five dollars you can get a chance at a great hunt. For $25, that highly sought-after tag for desert bighorn sheep or a bull elk may be yours.
The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle now has 10 special big game tags up for raffle to raise money for wildlife [...]

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Recommendations for the 2009-10 hunting regulations available for review

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed recommendations for the 2009-10 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now available for review in PDF format on the department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunt_guidelines.shtml and will also be available at a series of open houses at the regional Game and Fish offices.
The 2009-10 recommendations [...]

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Kids get opportunity to gobble up the passion for hunting wild turkey

Juniors-only spring turkey tags now offered over-the-counter
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now offering juniors-only spring turkey hunting tags over-the-counter for the 2009 season. The change to the tag allocation method is in an effort to introduce youngsters to the American hunting tradition and wildlife conservation.
In previous years, the [...]

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Got a Hunting Tip? Send it to us

Arizona Wildlife Views magazine invites you to share your best hunting tip with our readers.
Send your tips in by April 6, and you could win a free copy of “Hunt Arizona 2009.” The first 50 persons to send in a qualifying entry get a copy of “Man and Wildlife” for their trouble.
What [...]

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Are you shed antler hunting legally?

Shed antler hunting is a great way to get in touch with nature and experience hands-on the cycle of life.
Every spring, deer, elk and other upland wildlife lose their antlers. They grow them all winter long, keep them through mating season, then the antlers fall off (or are shed) and the process begins anew.
A common [...]

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Ten tips when applying for elk and/or antelope hunting permits

Ten tips when applying for elk and/or antelope hunting permits
Application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 10; apply early to avoid long lines
If you have visions of elk steaks on the grill or sending those trophy horns of a 70-class pronghorn to the taxidermist, don’t forget the most important step – applying for [...]

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Quail season ends Feb. 8

It’s been a long and fruitful season, but the end is near. When the sun sets on Sunday, Feb. 8 there will be eight long months before upland hunters can chase Arizona’s fabulous quail species again. The good news is, there is still a little time left to head out after them [...]

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Support for Arizona’s voluntary non-lead ammunition program increases in 2008

PHOENIX —  Arizona’s sportsmen and women are stepping up to help the recovery of endangered California condors. For the fourth consecutive year, participation in the state’s voluntary non-lead ammunition program has grown.
Surveys shows that 90 percent of hunters took measures in 2008 to reduce the amount of available spent lead ammunition [...]

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Elk and antelope hunting permit applications are due by Feb. 10 Beat the rush and take advantage of Jan. 22 “grace” period to correct errors

You can beat the rush of procrastinators for the 2009 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw and apply before Jan. 22 to take advantage of the “grace period” where you are offered an opportunity to correct application mistakes.
Here’s how the grace period works. If you apply before Jan. 22 and there is [...]

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Reminder: Hunting seasons that carry over into January require a 2009 hunting license

Many of Arizona’s hunting seasons for big game and small game extend into the New Year. However, hunting licenses expire at the end of the calendar year. If you plan to go afield after Dec. 31 for quail, rabbit, archery deer or other pursuits, be sure to stop by a licensed dealer [...]

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Verde Valley man receives jail sentence for continued disregard of wildlife laws

Benjamin Scott, a Verde Valley resident, was found guilty on Nov. 17 in the Prescott Justice Court for possessing an unlawfully taken mule deer and using another individual’s big game permit.
Due to Scott’s extensive history of wildlife violations, Yavapai County Deputy Prosecutor Eric English asked for a separate sentencing hearing, [...]

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Michigan man assessed $14,995 for killing trophy elk near homes

Michael J. Malik, a Michigan resident, appeared before the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its December meeting in Casa Grande for shooting a trophy-quality, 7×7 bull elk too close to residential property without landowner permission.
After hearing his statement, the commission voted to civilly assess Malik $14,995 for the state’s [...]

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2009 antelope and elk regulations are available online Hunters can start submitting applications now

The 2009 Arizona Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information regulations booklet is available online at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Hunters interested in obtaining a hunt permit-tag via the draw process can start applying now.
All applications must be submitted by mail or hand-delivered to [...]

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