Public input welcome on proposed revisions to Hunt Regulations

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons

July 3, 2013

Based on what we have heard from the public this year, the Arizona Game and Fish Department developed a new draft of the hunt guidelines, which was shared with the Arizona Game and Fish Commission on June 15, 2013. We want to hear more from you on how this revision may be improved.

View the new draft of the hunt guidelines. The hunt guidelines provide the biological and social parameters (or "the recipe") used by wildlife managers to formulate annual hunt recommendations (season structures, season lengths, season dates, permits allocated) and results in the hunts that we offer to hunters. While hunting opportunity is important, wildlife is held in the public trust, and using science-based principles in shaping the guideline process remains paramount to assure healthy, sustainable and diverse wildlife populations for future generations.

Submit comments on the draft hunt guidelines through July 31, 2013 by email to, or mail to Hunt Guidelines, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will take final action on the hunt guidelines at their meeting during September 6-7, 2013, which will be held in the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Region 1 (anticipated to be in Show Low).

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