Next commission meeting is Oct. 10-11 in Phoenix

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September 29th, 2008

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 a.m., followed by the public meeting. Items on Friday’s agenda include:

  • An update on progress toward the director’s goals and objectives for 2008.
  • Request for the commission to approve a Notice of Docket Opening and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend Article 6 rules, addressing rules of practice before the commission.
  • A department briefing to the commission on the department’s involvement in Mexican wolf reintroduction in Arizona and New Mexico and related Mexican wolf recovery and conservation issues.
  • Request for the commission to approve the Article 1 Five-Year Rule Review Report on definitions and general provisions for filing with the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council.
  • Hearings on license revocations for violation of Game and Fish codes and civil assessments for the illegal taking and/or possession of wildlife.

Saturday’s portion of the meeting begins at 8 a.m. Items on Saturday’s agenda include:

  • Request for the commission to adopt the department’s proposal for commission order 40 (the fish orders), establishing open seasons, open areas, and bag and possession limits for calendar year 2009 and 2010.
  • Request for the commission to adopt the department’s proposal for commission orders 25 (raptors), 41 (amphibians), 42 (crustaceans and mollusks), and 43 (reptiles), establishing open areas, season dates, and bag and possession limits for 2009 and 2010.
  • A department briefing to the commission on the cost estimates to move the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center to the Deer Valley South property and the costs for individual animal enclosures.

The commission may vote to take action on, or provide the department direction on, the above items and other items on the agenda.

For a complete meeting agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the “commission agenda” link.

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