Javelina Hunting News

Optics and Patience are the Keys to Locating Javelina
"Expect javelina to be more dispersed due to the green-up and water availability this year," says Big Game Supervisor Brian Wakeling. "In the long term, the green-up is good for javelina. In the short term, it makes finding them more difficult. Plan to wear out your eyeballs, not your shoe leather. Optics will be the key."
Leftover Javelina Tags Available
Leftover spring 2004 javelina hunt permit-tags are available starting 8 a.m. Nov. 24 via Internet or telephone from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Javelina Tag Reductions Recommended
Hunters might see javelina permit levels decreased and turkey permits increased for the spring 2004 season. Prolonged drought is taking its toll on javelina and the hunt permit levels recommended by Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists mirror that trend.
GFD Encourages Rabies Precautions
After a record year of animal rabies and with warmer weather inviting more outdoor recreation opportunities, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are encouraging Arizonans to take precautions to protect themselves and their pets from rabies exposure.
2003 Joice Island Pig Hunt Drawing
The California Department of Fish and Game will be holding a limited-entry, permit-only pig hunt to control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island Unit of Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. Joice Island is a 2150 acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some brush and standing water. The first weekend of this hunting opportunity has been reserved for junior hunters.
Spring Hunting Applications Available
The "Spring 2003 Hunting Regulation Supplement" is now available at all license dealers in the state, at www.azgfd.com, and at all seven Arizona Game and Fish Department regional offices - and you can start applying now!
Arizona Javelina Tags Still Available
There are a handful of Arizona over-the-counter hunt-permit tags available for the General Javelina Season and a few hundred tags available for the Handgun, Archery and Muzzleloader Season (Feb. 15-21), advises the Arizona Game and Fish Department.