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.

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  • Planning that next hunt starts on AZGFD website

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Find Your Adventure

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

  1. Jun 15, 2024

    Bighorn Sheep Viewing Tour on Canyon Lake

    Participants will embark on a three-hour cruise with wildlife biologists.

  2. Jun 15 – Sep 13, 2024

    Get on the Water During a Kayak Class

    Courses are offered on numerous dates throughout Arizona.

  3. Jun 16 – Aug 11, 2024

    Arizona Boater Education Course

    View the list of upcoming course dates.

  4. Jun 22 – Aug 24, 2024

    Stand-up Paddleboard Hands-On Classes

    SUP courses are offered on numerous dates throughout Arizona.

  5. Jun 23, 2024

    Bighorn Sheep Viewing Tour

    Canyon Lake Recreation Area

    Don’t miss the opportunity to view one of Arizona’s most iconic animals during a boat tour.

  6. Jun 30 – Nov 24, 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. June 23: Apps for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants due

    Grant dollars are used for public, mentored projects to recruit and develop new hunters and anglers.

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  2. 2024-2025 dove, band-tailed pigeon regs online

    Waterfowl and snipe regulations, as well as trapping rules, are also available on AZGFD’s website.

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  3. Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters

    Commission to meet Friday in Payson, Ariz.

    The 8 a.m. public meeting will take place at Payson Town Hall (council chambers).

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