Arizona Hunting News

EPA Denies Ban on Lead Ammo, but Continues Consideration of Fishing Tackle

Many people have been following developments regarding the petition submitted Aug. 3 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Center for Biological Diversity, American Bird Conservancy and three other groups, seeking a national ban on lead ammunition and fishing tackle. The following is an update.

The EPA last week (Aug. 27) denied the portion of the petition calling for a ban on lead ammunition, stating the agency (EPA) does not have the legal authority to regulate ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Arizona GFD Releases 2011 Spring Hunt Information Guide

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has released the 2011 spring hunting and drawing information for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear.

Arizona GFC Set Spring Hunts for Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission during the Saturday portion of the meeting set the spring hunts for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear.

Arizona's Leftover Deer, Turkey and Javelina Tags on Sale Now

The more than 5,500 hunting permits left over from the Arizona Game and Fish Department's fall drawing/lottery process are now available on a first-come, first-served basis by mailed application only.

For those individuals who missed the draw deadline for fall hunts or were unsuccessful in getting a permit-tag, there is a second chance at more than 4,300 deer tags, 900 fall turkey tags, and 300 juniors-only fall javelina tags through the leftover process.

Arizona GFD Seeks Public Help to Find Poacher

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public's help in finding the individual or individuals responsible for the illegal killing of a Rocky Mountain bighorn ram in the Black River area, west of Alpine, during the July 4 weekend.

The wild sheep was illegally shot and killed in Game Management Unit 1 in eastern Arizona, adjacent to Forest Road 249.

Arizona Approves MOU for Mexican Wolf Reintroduction

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved participation in a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will guide Mexican wolf reintroduction in Arizona and New Mexico.

Arizona Poacher Caught Thanks to Public Help
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has charged an individual with four wildlife law violations in connection with an alleged illegal killing of a bighorn sheep ram near the southern shore of Canyon Lake, northeast of Apache Junction.
Arizona Hunt Deadline is June 8th
Do you want to find the hunts with the best chances of putting a tag in your pocket. Or, are you more interested in which hunts have the best harvest success? You can find that information and much more in the 2010 edition of Hunt Arizona.
Arizona Shooting Range Program Aims to Meet Demand
The demand for public shooting ranges in Arizona continues to increase at a pace to match recreational shooting demand and gun ownership, based on a March poll and recent report issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
Arizona GFD Seeking Help on Poaching of 2 Bighorn Sheep
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public's help in finding the individual or individuals responsible for the illegal killing of two bighorn sheep at Canyon Lake, northeast of Apache Junction, on April 19 or 20.