Arizona Hunting News

Tuesday is Arizona’s Fall Hunt Application Deadline

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for Arizona’s fall draw for hunting deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant. Applications must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department by 7 p.m. (MST), Tuesday, June 12. There are three ways to apply for the fall draw: online, in person or by mail.

2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations Are Available Online

Game and Fish now accepting paper applications for fall hunts; online application service to be available by early to mid-May


Small-mouth Bass Posing a Threat to Native Fish in Fossil Creek, Arizona

Nonnative smallmouth bass have been detected above both the permanent and temporary man-made fish barriers along Fossil Creek, which is a unique fishery and haven for native fish including roundtail and headwater chub, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officials. 

Learn Outdoor Skills; Connect with Arizona's Nature; Outsmart a Wild Turkey

Are your kids obsessed with the many television shows about survival and the outdoors? Now they can experience it in real life, in a safe environment at one of three Arizona Game and Fish Department hands-on, outdoor skills, and mentored turkey-hunting camps on April 20-22.

Reward Offered in Mexican Wolf Shooting in Arizona

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agents and Arizona Game and Fish Department law enforcement personnel recovered the carcass of a Mexican wolf pup on March 27, 2012, found next to Forest Road 249 west of Alpine, Ariz. They identified it as female pup fp1247, produced by the Hawks Nest Pack in 2011.
A preliminary exam failed to reveal an obvious cause of death. The carcass was shipped to the National Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Lab in Oregon for a complete necropsy, where they determined the wolf died of a single gunshot wound.

Arizona's Hunters’ Passion for Draw Results Overwhelms Website; Results Now Available

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s online hunt draw system website, hosted by an outside vendor, became unavailable from Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning as thousands of hopeful hunters tried to log on and learn whether their applications had been drawn for the upcoming elk and pronghorn antelope season.

Draw Results for Arizona's 2012 Elk, Pronghorn Hunts Now Available

The drawing results for Arizona’s 2012 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts are now available online and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link, or by visiting the GFD website and clicking on the link to the draw results page.

Arizona Woman Attacked By “Pet” Wild Coati

A Prescott Valley woman was bitten Monday by a coati, a member of the raccoon family, which she had been apparently keeping illegally as a pet. The animal attacked the woman, biting and slicing her finger when she tried to take something away from it.

Important Information for Arizona Sportsmen and Other Wildlife Enthusiasts – Part 1

A great deal of discussion has occurred over the past few months on important issues related to hunting, fishing and wildlife management. As part of its promotion of the partial privatization or diversion of Arizona's wildlife resources, one constituent group recently circulated an “open letter” regarding problems, or challenges, facing sportsmen.

Arizona Elk/pronghorn Draw Results to be Available in the Next 1-2 Weeks

It’s the time of year when many constituents ask the Arizona Game and Fish Department when the results for the pronghorn antelope and elk hunt draw will be released.

The department anticipates that the 2012 results will be available sometime in the next one to two weeks, but there is no set date at this point.

For those who applied using the online service, the process of charging the credit cards of successful applicants will begin tomorrow. This process will take several days to complete.