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AZGFD seeks public input on proposed hunt recommendations 

Posted March 18, 2021

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will host a webcast Tuesday, March 30, to gather public input on proposed hunt recommendations for deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, small game, migratory birds, and other species.

The webcast, which begins at 6 p.m., can be viewed at www.azgfd.gov/webcast.

AZGFD is always seeking feedback on how to best meet the demands of the hunting public, while finding ways to develop new opportunities that help pass along our hunting heritage to future generations. Questions and comments about the proposed hunt recommendations, or existing hunt management approaches, may be submitted via email to AZHuntGuidelines@azgfd.gov

“We will respond to all comments via a return email, and all comments will be shared with the (Arizona Game and Fish) Commission,” said Amber Munig, big game management program supervisor. 

The existing hunt management approaches and hunt guidelines provide the biological and social parameters used by wildlife biologists to develop hunt recommendations (season structures, season lengths, season dates, permits allocated, etc.). These recommendations result in the annual hunts in which licensed hunters may participate. 

While hunting opportunity is important, wildlife is held in the public trust; therefore, using science-based principles to shape the guidelines process remains paramount to ensure healthy, sustainable and diverse wildlife populations in perpetuity.

For those who miss the webcast, it will be recorded and available to be viewed at https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Guidelines/. Additional comments can be emailed to AZHuntGuidelines@azgfd.gov.