Arizona Hunting News

A Record Number of Applicants Applied Online for Big Game Hunts
A record 205,801 applicants applied online for the fall big game hunts, eclipsing last year's record number by almost 40,000. Last year there were 168,676 applicants applying via the Internet, which was also a record. The Arizona Game and Fish Department began accepting online applications three years ago.
Hunting Regulations Set
The 2004-05 Hunting Regulations are on their way to license dealers across the state and are available now at the Arizona Game and Fish Department office in Phoenix. The delay was caused by a paper shortage.
Hunt Application Deadline is 7 pm. June 8
Hunters: don't forget the deadline to submit your big game hunt-permit applications is 7 p.m. on June 8 at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. Postmarks don't count.
Highway Project Designed to Minimize Vehicle-Wildlife Accidents
In an effort to save the lives of both people and animals, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is working on several projects to help design highways that are more wildlife-friendly and less likely to be the scenes of car and truck accidents involving wildlife.
35 Gould Turkeys Released in Pinaleno Mountains
The Arizona Game and Fish Department and National Wild Turkey Federation teamed up recently to release 35 rare Gould’s turkeys into the Pinaleno Mountains near Fort Grant in southern Arizona.
Hunters Can Now Apply for Fall Hunts
The 2004-05 Arizona Hunting Regulations are posted on the Arizona Game and Fish Department Web site at and hunters can start applying for the fall 2004 big game hunts.
G&F Commission Adopts 2004 Hunt Regulations
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on April 17 adopted the 2004-05 hunt regulations, which should be posted on the department’s Web by April 30. The printed version of the hunt regulations should be available at license dealers around May 12.
G&F Commission will Set Fall Hunts on April 17
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is setting the 2004 big and small game hunts during its April 17 meeting that starts at 8 a.m. in the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on19th Avenue just south of Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.
Lion Captured in Sabino Canyon
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists captured a mountain lion in Sabino Canyon using a snare that was set near a recent deer kill. The capture site in a wash in Sabino Canyon was approximately a half-mile northeast of Esperero Canyon Middle School and about one-quarter mile away from a residential home.
Predators Can Significantly Impact Deer During Drought
The prevailing biological belief is that habitat conditions are the primary controlling factor for deer populations, not predation. This long-term deer study in the 3-Bar is punching holes in parts of that biological theory and others.