We Conserve and Protect Arizona’s Wildlife

The mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

Find Your Adventure

Discover events designed to support and grow your love of the outdoors.

  1. May 4, 2024

    Payson Wildlife Fair

    Green Valley Park, Payson, AZ

    The fair will feature live wildlife, fishing, archery and booths from local and state organizations.

  2. May 25 – Aug 23, 2024

    Get on the Water During a Kayak Class

    Courses are offered on numerous dates throughout Arizona.

  3. May 31, 2024

    FishAZ Network Hands-On Fishing Events

    Arizona has extensive opportunities and destinations to go fishing. The FishAZ Network will help you get started.

  4. Jun 22 – Aug 24, 2024

    Stand-up Paddleboard Hands-On Classes

    SUP courses are offered on numerous dates throughout Arizona.

  5. Jun 30, 2024

    Outdoor Skills Network Hands-On Events

    Learn the basics about hunting, fishing, trapping, safety and other outdoor skills at this ongoing series of events.

Want to Go Hunting or Fishing Around the State?

Plan that hunting trip or find a fishing hole.

buy your hunting license

Arizona residents and non-residents, 10 years and older need a valid hunting license to hunt in Arizona.

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find a community lake to fish

There are 50+ community lakes in the city. Make a memory fishing with the family!

lake locations

Latest News

Be in the know on all things Arizona Game and Fish.

  1. Spring months active time for rattlesnakes 

    Leaving venomous reptiles, like rattlesnakes, alone reduces the risk of being bitten. 

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  2. Limited-entry draw benefits hunters, wildlife 

    Additional hunting opportunities help to generate revenue to fund wildlife conservation efforts.

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  3. A few tips to protect yourself, protect a bear 

    The best advice to avoid conflict with a bear: Don’t leave trash, food or other attractants accessible.

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