July 11, 2023
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has posted the “2023-2024 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Regulations” at www.azgfd.com/hunting/regulations.
In addition, the “2023-2024 Arizona Waterfowl and Snipe Regulations” and “2023-2024 Arizona Trapping Regulations” can be found on the department’s website.
The dove and band-tailed pigeon regulations are produced in a downloadable format that hunters will find handy in the field. A glossy, color brochure, now available at license dealers statewide (call in advance for availability), contains important hunting information, such as season dates, daily bag and possession limits, and legal requirements, at a glance.
All hunters 18 and older must possess a valid Arizona hunting license, as well as a migratory bird stamp for the 2023-2024 season — both of which can be purchased now at www.azgfd.com/license/. A combination hunt and fish license for youth hunters 10 to 17 is only $5 and includes a migratory bird stamp.
Dove hunters play an important role in conservation. Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program funds are excise taxes collected on the sale of hunting and fishing equipment (including 11 percent on ammunition), the benefit of which comes right back to Arizona for habitat improvements, shooting ranges, boating access and more.