Arizona Hunting News

Jaguar Photographed on Southern Border
For the second time in history, a jaguar has been photographed in southern Arizona using a remote surveillance camera (see the picture at azgfd.com).
Volunteers Helping Revitalize 60,000 Acres of Antelope Habitat
Volunteers working hand-in-hand with wildlife professionals and land management officials have a lofty goal: restoring 60,000 acres of high grassland habitat for pronghorn on Anderson Mesa east of Flagstaff. But that will take time.
Proposed Rule Would Allow Hunters to Buy, Reinstate Bonus Points
Proposed Game and Fish Commission rule changes would allow hunters to purchase one bonus point per species per season and also allow others to reinstate bonus points if they are unable to use their tags because of emergency mobilization.
CWD More Infectious Than Originally Thought
A recent article in Nature magazine says researchers are discovering that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is more infectious than was previously thought.
Wildlife Biologist Provides Elk and Deer Hunting Tips
Determining deer and elk activity patterns in your hunt area can be the key to success, says an Arizona Game and Fish Department biologist who specializes in big game. Here are some tips from Brian Wakeling.
Public Help Sought in Unit 8 Elk Poaching Case
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s help in solving a poaching case in Game Management Unit 8 southwest of Williams that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Draw and Bonus Point Rule Changes Proposed
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comment on proposed bonus point rule changes. One proposal would allow individuals with a valid hunting license who are unable to hunt during a particular season to purchase and accumulate bonus points.
Mandatory Check-out in Kaibab
Successful Kaibab archery deer hunters now have mandatory check out at the Jacob Lake Check Station and must have an archery deer stamp affixed to their licenses.
Volunteers Needed To Spotlight For Ferrets
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are praising volunteers for their assistance in compiling data regarding the black-footed ferret reintroduction. However, the department has an additional request of the public: more volunteers.
Junior Dove Hunt Set for Sept. 6-7
The annual juniors-only dove hunt will be held Sept. 6-7 at Robbins Butte near Buckeye. The hunt will be followed by a free pancake and sausage breakfast afterward.