Next commission meeting is Sept. 11-12 in Phoenix

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August 31st, 2009

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix (1.5 miles west of I-17).

The public can view the meeting any of three ways: (1) attending the meeting in person in Phoenix; (2) viewing it via video stream at the Game and Fish regional offices; or, (3) viewing it over the Web at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam. Those wishing to submit “blue slips” to present oral comment during the meeting must do so either at the Phoenix meeting or at the regional Game and Fish offices.

The Friday, Sept. 11 portion of the meeting begins with an executive session at 8 a.m., followed by the public meeting. Items on Friday’s agenda include:

  • Updates on legislative issues, information/education/watchable wildlife activities, and state and federal lands issues.

  • Request for commission approval of the road permit agreement with eight private landowners for the purpose of providing legal access to private property through Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area.

  • Request for commission approval of the commercial lease with the State Land Department for a 10-year lease of the lands occupied by the AZGFD Kingman regional office.

  • Request for commission approval of the agreement for permit with Tucson Electric Power Company for the purpose of continuing service for construction, operation, and maintenance of electric poles and lines through the AZGFD Tucson regional office.

  • A briefing to the commission on the department’s e-commerce activities. The update will include information about online watercraft registration renewals, license sales and big game applications.

  • Hearings on license revocations for violations of Game and Fish codes and civil assessments for the illegal taking and/or possession of wildlife (time certain at 2 p.m.).

  • Request for commission approval to enter into intergovernmental agreements to fund watercraft law enforcement efforts by seven county and one municipal watercraft law enforcement agencies.

  • Consideration of the 2009 nominees for Commission Awards.

The Saturday, Sept. 12 portion of the meeting begins at 9 a.m. Agenda items include:

  • Presentation of the proposed hunt guidelines for the fall 2010 through spring 2013 seasons. The commission will consider and may vote to approve or direct the department to consider changes and/or new opportunities in the hunting and/or trapping guidelines. The guidelines will be available for public review on the Web or at department offices in advance of the commission meeting.

  • Request for the commission to take a position on the proposed S.409 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2009.

  • An update on the department’s shooting sports activities.

The commission may vote to take action or provide the department with direction on these agenda items. For a complete agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the commission agenda link.

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