Arizona GFC Meetings Held Statewide

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Over-the-counter turkey tags for youth, increased standardization of hunt structures, and alternative management units for white-tailed deer are just some of the hunt guideline proposals being explored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The proposed two-year hunt guideline packet is now posted on the department's Web site at azgfd.gov. The department has scheduled a series of public meetings across the state on the proposed guidelines. Comments can be submitted at the meetings, or written comment can be submitted until June 25, either by e-mail to azgamebranch@azgfd.gov, by mail to Game Branch, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2221 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023, or by fax to (602) 789-3929.

The hunt guideline meetings will all be from 6-8 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • * Prescott, June 6, Yavapai County Supervisors Office, 1015 Fair Street.
  • * Tucson, June 6, Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road.
  • * Safford, June 7, Safford City Hall Annex, 808 8th Ave.
  • * Sierra Vista, June 7, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Boulevard.
  • * Mesa, June 18, Arizona Game and Fish Department Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive.
  • * Phoenix, June 18, Wildlife Building at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road.
  • * Yuma, June 20, Arizona Game and Fish Department Yuma regional office, 9140 E. 28th St.
  • * Kingman, June 20, Arizona Game and Fish Department Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road.
  • * Payson, June 21, the Payson Inn (the night before the Game and Fish Commission meeting there), 801 N. Beeline Highway (Highway 87).
  • * Page, June 21, National Park Service Headquarters conference room, 691 Scenic View Drive (just off Highway 89 between the Denny‚Äôs and the Maverick).

The hunt guidelines, which will be brought before the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for approval at its Aug. 10-11 meeting in Flagstaff, will guide department wildlife managers for the next two years when crafting their specific unit-by-unit hunt recommendations.

For those who don't already receive the department's Wildlife News or Hunting Highlights e-newsletters but want to keep abreast of this process and receive other timely information, you can sign up at azgfd.gov/signup.