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It's Never Too Hot To Dream About Hunting

It’s Never Too Hot To Dream About Hunting

By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD The temperatures have hit 100 degrees and summer is finally here. While temperatures like these might have some folks running indoors for the air-conditioning,personally I’m glad the heat is on. After 20-plus years in Arizona, I’ve learned to appreciate the dry summer heat…


Arizona Dove Hunters Can Extend Their Wingshooting by Heading to the Mountains

PHOENIX —  The early dove season closes Monday, Sept. 15, but wingshooters can extend their wingshooting opportunities by heading to the high country and pursuing band-tailed pigeons, blue grouse and chukar partridge beginning this Friday, Sept. 12 After hunting dove in unseasonably hot desert temperatures, a retreat up north, where…


Javelina Hunting Clinics Offered by Arizona Game and Fish

PHOENIX — 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 several hunting workshops to teach the basics of hunting javelina. These informative workshops are taught…


5-stand Now Available at Ben Avery Clay Target Center

Variety is the Spice of Life For Target Shooters in Arizona PHOENIX — 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…


Urban Fishing Bulletin: weeks of July 28 – Aug 30

Catfish stocking to resume in Fall There are no scheduled fish stockings at Urban Fishing Program waters from July 1 through Sept. 15.  Once lake temperatures begin to decrease, entering the fall season, then catfish stockings can resume again.  This fall, a total of four catfish stockings are planned at…


Ben Avery Shooting Facility expands safety requirements for users

Effective July 1, target shooters heading out to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility need to remember to include a couple basic safety items before hitting the road. The following two policy changes will take effect at the facility’s Main Range: All firearms must be in a case or properly holstered…


Wildlife Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

Are you one of those people that love viewing Arizona wildlife and the challenge of photographing it?  The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites all shutterbugs to get out, take pictures of Arizona wildlife and submit them for the third annual calendar photo contest. Thirteen winning wildlife images will grace…


Great News for Free Fishing; Scheduling Error in Your Favor, Get 2 Free Fishing Days

PHOENIX – Unlicensed anglers in Arizona are getting an unexpected late spring windfall – you can fish state waters without a valid fishing license on both June 7 and June 14 this year, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officials. “Since there has been some confusion on the ‘real’ free…


Archery and Rifle Target Shooting Leagues For All Ages

Do you need some friendly competition?  Do you want to improve your target shooting? If yes, come out and enjoy the comfortable evenings under the lights of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering summer shooting leagues starting in June. The archery league begins…


Fall Draw Application Deadline is June 10; Correction Period Ends May 29

Printed copies of the 2008-09 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations have been shipped to license dealers throughout the state. The regulations and application forms should now be available at a license dealer near you, as well as at any Arizona Game and Fish Department office. Regulations and forms can also…