Wildlife Areas Closed

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department has closed most of its wildlife areas to public entry because of the extreme fire danger.

Department Director Duane Shroufe is also asking all sportsmen and other conservationists to please respect fire closures for all areas, whether state or federal. "These are extreme times that require extreme measures and cooperation. Please help us protect our valuable wildlife and wild land resources," Shroufe said.

Due to the extreme drought and fire danger conditions that exist in Arizona, and pursuant to R12-4-801(E), the following wildlife areas are closed:

  • Allen Severson Wildlife Area (located in Hunt Unit 3B)
  • Aravaipa Canyon Wildlife Area (located in Units 31 & 32)
  • Base and Meridan Wildlife Area (located in Units 39 M & 42M)
  • Becker Lake Wildlife Area
  • Bog Hole Wildlife Area (located in Unit 35B)
  • Chevelon Canyon Ranches Wildlife Area (located in Unit 4A)
  • Chevelon Creek Wildlife Area (located in Unit 4B)
  • Clarence May & C.H.M. May Memorial Wildlife Area (located in Unit 29)
  • Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area (located in Unit 31)
  • House Rock Wildlife Area (located in Unit 12A)
  • Jaques Marsh Wildlife Area (located in Unit 3B)
  • Lamar Haines Wildlife Area (located in Unit 7)
  • Luna Lake Wildlife Area (located in Unit 1)
  • Raymond Ranch Wildlife Area (located in Unit 5B)
  • Roosevelt Lake Wildlife Area (located in Units 22, 23, & 24B)
  • Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area (located in Unit 1)
  • Springerville Marsh Wildlife Area (located in Unit 2B)
  • Sunflower Flat Wildlife Area (located in Unit 8)
  • Three Bar Wildlife Area (located in Unit 22)
  • Tucson Mountain Wildlife Area (located in Unit 37M)
  • Upper Verde River Wildlife Area (located in Unit 19A)
  • Wenima Wildlife Area (located in Unit 2B)
  • White Mountain Grasslands Wildlife Area (located in Unit 1)
  • Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area (located in Unit 30B)
  • Willcox Playa Wildlife Area (located in Unit 30A)

These closures shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed 90 days, or until rescinded. Action may be taken by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at a regularly scheduled open public meeting to extend the closures beyond 90 days if such action is found to be necessary.