March 31, 2023

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed recommendations for the 2023 deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, black bear, mountain lion, sandhill crane, population management, small game, and predatory and fur-bearing mammals seasons,  as well as for the 2024 spring javelina, black bear and bison seasons, are available for review at  

The hunt structures and recommendations were formulated based on the hunt guidelines recently approved by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

All questions or comments about a particular game management unit or hunt can be emailed to The public also is invited to call any of the department’s regional offices statewide and ask to speak with a game management biologist. No formal presentations are planned. 

The proposed hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for its consideration during a public meeting April 14 at department headquarters in Phoenix. The agenda will be posted at

To learn more about the hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit

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