Arizona Hunting News

Arizona Wolf Numbers Are Up

Arizona Game and Fish Department conducts 2011 population surveys in state for multi-agency Mexican wolf program.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Arizona Game and Fish Department and other partners in the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project announced earlier today that the endangered Mexican wolf population count increased to a minimum of 58 wolves compared to last year’s count of 50.

Suns Offer Discounted Tickets to Arizona Hunting and Fishing License Holders

Are you a professional basketball fan? Do you have an Arizona hunting or fishing license?

The Phoenix Suns are offering discounted ticket prices for two games in February to people who have a current Arizona hunting or fishing license. If you haven’t already purchased your license for 2012, this is a great incentive to do so.

Arizona Application Deadline for Elk, Pronghorn Hunts is Feb. 14

Hunters are reminded that the application deadline for the draw for Arizona’s 2012 elk and pronghorn antelope hunts is Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 by 7 p.m. (MST).

Experts Discuss Quail Conservation at National Symposium in Tucson, Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department served as host agency for the prestigious Quail 7 National Symposium in Tucson on Jan. 10-12.

The symposium, which is the largest periodic meeting of quail scientists and managers in the country, marked the seventh gathering of experts who convene every five years to deliver and discuss findings on biology, ecology, conservation, genetics, economics, hunting, and social science.

The symposium involved two days of educational and informative presentations on Jan. 10-11, with several field trips on Jan. 12.

Arizona Game and Fish Commission Amends Mexican Wolf Release Policy to Consider Population Losses

During a routine update on the Game and Fish Department’s nongame program activities, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission – during its regularly scheduled monthly public meeting – voted unanimously to amend its policy on the release of Mexican wolves in eastern Arizona. 

Arizona Game and Fish Online Services Will Be Temporarily Unavailable Saturday Night for Maintenance

Due to intermittent technical issues being experienced by the department’s vendor for online transactions, some Game and Fish customers may experience temporary difficulties in completing online transactions, including draw applications, hunting and fishing license purchases, and watercraft registration renewals.

Sonoran Pronghorn Return to King Valley, Arizona

Joint announcement from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Help Wildlife Conservation: Buy a 2012 Arizona Hunting or Fishing License

Did you know that one of the best ways to help wildlife conservation over the coming year is to buy a 2012 Arizona hunting or fishing license?

Hunters and anglers have known the conservation benefits of buying a license for years. But it’s important for those who don’t hunt and fish to understand that buying a hunting or fishing license is actually one of the best ways to support wildlife conservation in the state.

Information Needed on Bull Elk Poaching Cases in Northern Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the individual or individuals responsible for illegally killing bull elk in two unrelated poaching incidents in northern Arizona. 

Arizona Commission Appointment Recommendation Board to Meet on Dec. 16

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will hold a meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. The public is invited to attend.

The meeting agenda includes review and approval of the board’s meeting minutes from the Nov. 3 and Nov. 15 meetings. Members of the board may attend the meeting telephonically.