Arizona Hunting News

Apply Online to Beat June 10 Hunt Application Deadline
One of the most important dates for hunters is rapidly approaching. June 10 is deadline day and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is urging hunters to take advantage of an easy-to-use Internet process to submit big game hunt permit applications at azgfd.com.
Mountain Lion Attacks Camp Dogs
Twice in the past two weeks, campers have had their dogs attacked by a mountain lion along the lower Verde River between Bartlett and Horseshoe lakes, advise Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.
New Mexico and Arizona Game Commissions Meet May 16th
The Mexican wolf recovery and reintroduction plan will be discussed in a joint meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona State Game Commissions at 9 a.m. May 16 in Safford, Ariz. The meeting will be held at the Manor House Convention Center, 415 East Highway 70. Although the Arizona Commission meeting will begin at 9 a.m. MST, the joint meeting with the New Mexico Commission is not expected to begin before 1 p.m. MST.
Elk Poaching Near Flagstaff Prompts $750 Reward
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering up to a $750 reward for information about the poaching of two cow elk and the wounding of a third elk on the evening of April 10 in Hunt Unit 7 East, north of Flagstaff.
$10,000 Reward Offered in Wolf Killing Case
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the individual or individuals responsible for the shooting death of a Mexican gray wolf on or about March 8.
Join A Hunter Pool
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on April 12 approved a new concept in Arizona - creating hunter pools for elk, javelina, buffalo and black bear. These hunter pools could be used for population management hunts in the state when department biologists determine it is necessary to harvest animals when conditions warrant.
Elliot & Hawes Now Closed to Hunting
The long saga of the popular dove hunting area commonly referred to as "Elliot and Hawes" in Mesa came to a sad conclusion before the Arizona Game and Fish Commission April 11. The commission closed this small island of non-incorporated land to hunting: all hunting.
Record Low Deer Permits Recommended - Again
Wildlife biologists are recommending the Arizona Game and Fish Commission set record-low deer hunt-permit levels again this year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is recommending the commission set the deer permit-tag level for the general deer seasons at 37,025, which is a 4,620-permit reduction from last year.
Predator Management in Unit 3A
Due to a four-year downward trend of antelope population numbers and fawn survival in Game Management Unit 3A, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is contracting with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to remove a portion of the coyote population to facilitate the recovery of that pronghorn population.
Sportsmen Have Economic Clout
Fact: More Americans start the day in a deer stand, on a bass lake, or in a duck blind than receive the combined circulations of the top 20 daily newspapers in the United States, including USA Today, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.