Arizona Hunting News

Help Protect Deer and Elk
The department needs 1,800 heads to be tested for the possible presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is a fatal neurological disease that affects deer and elk. CWD has not made its way into Arizona, but it is found in three neighboring states: Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
Spring Hunting Regulations
Spring hunt regulations for javelina, turkey, buffalo and bear are available at license dealers across the state and via the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Internet site at azgfd.com.
New Checkout Rule in Effect for Archery Deer Hunters
There is a new rule this year: all successful archery hunters must contact an Arizona Game and Fish Department office in person or by telephone at (866) 903-DEER (3337) within 10 days of taking a deer, unless the deer has been checked through a mandatory hunter checking station.
Game and Fish Commission Sets Spring Hunts
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Aug. 14 set the spring hunts for 2005 with no major changes from this past season. There is a slight increase this year in javelina permits, with juniors-only and archery-only seasons experiencing an increase in permit levels and the general and handgun, archery and muzzleloader (HAM) seasons seeing slight decreases in permits.
Commission Sets Meetings on 10-Percent Rule
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Aug. 14 analyzed a list of more than 20 ideas to protect resident hunting opportunities. The action came in response to a federal court ruling declaring unconstitutional Arizona's 10-percent cap on nonresident applicants for certain big game species.
GFP Seeks Comments on Hunting Rule Changes
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Aug. 14 analyzed a list of more than 20 ideas to protect resident hunting opportunities. The action came in response to a federal court ruling declaring unconstitutional Arizona's 10-percent cap on nonresident applicants for certain big game species.
First Come - First Serve Deer and Elk Permits
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has 187 general season deer permits and four archery elk permits available on a first-come, first-served basis on or after Aug. 9. Applications will be accepted online or by telephone.
Hunters Can Help Protect Deer and Elk
The Arizona Game and Fish Department needs 1,600 deer and elk heads to test for the possible presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Please bring the head of your recently harvested deer or elk to any department office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
First-Come First-Served Fall Hunt Applications
The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites hunters to apply for 2004 fall hunt first-come, first-served tags. Applications will be accepted online or by telephone. For those who qualify there are military hunts available at both Camp Navajo and Fort Huachuca.
Hunters Can Help Protect Deer and Elk
The Arizona Game and Fish Department needs 1,600 deer and elk heads to test for the possible presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Please bring the head of your recently harvested deer or elk to any department office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.