Commissioners’ Stance on the Issues

Want to know the Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s stance on various issues affecting wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation? This page includes links to official Commission resolutions, policies, editorials, and other Commission activities.

Meet Commission Chair James Goughnour

Hot issues

Mexican wolf recovery

Mexican wolf recovery sees progress despite debate over underlying science (Guest column by Arizona Game and Fish Commission Chair Jim Goughnour, Jan. 25, 2022)

Accurate coverage of the Mexican Wolf recovery needed (Guest column by Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Vice Chair Todd Geiler, Nov. 9, 2022)

Trail Cameras

Information on new trail camera rule (rule effective Jan. 1, 2022)

Trail camera discussion on Blood Origins podcast with host Robbie Kroger and Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners Kurt Davis (Chair) and Jim Goughnour.

Trail camera discussion on The Go Show: Host Mike Russell interviews Arizona Game and Fish Commission Chairman Kurt Davis.

Trail camera article in Arizona Daily Star.

Trail camera op-ed by Commissioners Todd Geiler and James Goughnour.


Commission Resolution imploring the federal government to meet it’s obligation to control the overpopulation of wild horses, and remove unauthorized feral horses to reduce adverse impacts to wildlife, wildlife habitat and public safety

A resolution concerning the implementation of federal initiatives, loss of multiple-use public lands, 2021

Commission Resolution concerning the loss of multiple-use public lands due to special land-use designations.

Commission Resolution imploring the federal government to meet its obligation to control excessive populations of feral burros to reduce adverse impacts to wildlife habitat and public safety.

Congressional testimony

Testimony of AZGFD Director Larry Voyles before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (“Conservation, Consultation and Capacity: States’ Views on the Need to Modernize the Endangered Species Act”). May 10, 2017. Director Voyles’ testimony runs from 1:04:45 to 1:09 54, followed by a Q & A. View the video


Letter from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and 10 former Commissioners urging President Obama to not create a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument


Bison Management

Burro Management

Monument Designation

Wildlife Management

Hunting & Angling

Travel Management

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