FEB. 8, 2024

Public comment accepted through March 8

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is beginning the rulemaking process to amend its Article 1 rules (definitions and general provisions) to implement the recommendations made in the recent five-year review report.

The amendments proposed in the five-year review report are designed to clarify current rule language; protect public health and safety and private property rights; facilitate job growth and economic development; support Fair Chase principles and the tenets of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation; enable the Department to provide better customer service; and reduce regulatory and administrative burdens wherever possible. After evaluating the scope and effectiveness of the proposed amendments specified in the review, additional amendments may be proposed.

The department will accept written comments regarding the definitions and general provisions rules for 30 days, ending on March 8, 2024.

Visit to view the Article 1 rules (click on the link to the AZ Laws and Rules Book) and the five-year review report.

All questions or comments about the Article 1 rules can be submitted to or you can use the online comment form.

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