Kaibab Archery Hunters Must Purchase a $5 Stamp

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Hunters planning an archery deer hunt on the Kaibab this fall need to add an item to their pre-hunt checklist- a $5 Kaibab archery deer stamp.

The Game and Fish commission established the stamp earlier this year to help fund wildlife habitat projects as well as constructing and improving wildlife water catchments and tanks on the Kaibab. The stamp is available at hunting and fishing license dealers, including all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.

"For many years Kaibab rifle hunters have contributed funding for important habitat projects on the Kaibab and the commission decided this year that archers should help fund these important projects as well, "says Habitat Program Manager Rick Miller. "The priorities for the additional funding are winter range browse projects and water projects."

The stamp is to be affixed to the back of a current hunting license and signed. It needs to be in possession at all times while a person is hunting. If hunters forget to purchase a stamp before leaving home, there are license dealers located in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Game and Fish Department officers will be checking Kaibab archery hunters to ensure they have the stamp.

Kaibab archery deer hunters are reminded that if they harvest a deer they have to checkout at the Jacob Lake check station. The station is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the season and is open until noon the day after the season ends. The Kaibab archery deer season opens Sept. 5 and closes Sept. 18.