Arizona Hunting News

Information Sought on Mule Deer Poaching
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for a recent illegal killing of a mule deer buck northwest of Prescott, Ariz.
Nonresident Cap Information
There is more good news for Arizona hunters: U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Broomfield on Aug. 22 granted the Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s motion to revoke the permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the state’s 10-percent nonresident cap on big game drawings.
Federal Judge Removes Injunction on 10-Percent Nonresident Cap
There is more good news for Arizona hunters: U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Broomfield on Aug. 22 granted the Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s motion to revoke the permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the state’s 10-percent nonresident cap on big game drawings.
Nonresident Hunting Limits likely to be Reinstated and Expanded
Many local hunters are likely rejoicing today, after the Arizona Game and Fish Commission decided to move forward with a proposal to reinstate a 10 percent cap on the number of out-of-state hunters who can receive tags to hunt for the most desirable big game species in our state each year. The decision was one of several high-profile moves made by the commission at its August 2005 meeting in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Commission to Discuss Nonresident Tags
Hunters will have a strong interest in the upcoming Arizona Game and Fish Commission meeting in Flagstaff on Aug. 12 and 13. Action may be taken on several high-profile issues, including the spring 2006 hunt regulations and reaction to recent congressional legislation that could affect Arizona's recently repealed 10-percent nonresident hunting cap.
Fall 2005 leftover permits available August 8
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering 193 general season deer permits, two limited opportunity general elk permits, and 33 archery elk permits available on a first-come, first-served basis on or after Aug. 8, 2005. These permits are left over after completion of the fall big game draw, for which 233,674 people applied. Results of the draw are available online.
Proposed Conservation Bonus Point is Shelved
After months of often-tumultuous public input, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted to discontinue the rule making process to create a conservation bonus point during its June 25 meeting in Payson, Ariz.
Fall Draw Results Due July 29
Despite significant changes made to the application process this year, including elimination of the online application option, Arizona's fall 2005 big game draw is proceeding on schedule.
Gould Turkeys are Making a Comeback
Recent surveys show that Gould's turkeys - which were once eliminated in Arizona - are now making comeback tracks in southern Arizona, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists.
Hunt Draw Deadline is June 14
In the case of draw deadline day, it's hunters, not tax filers, who will fill department offices and parking lots on June 14, trying to beat the 7 p.m. (MST) cutoff. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is urging applicants to avoid stress by applying early.