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Hunters’ input sought to help guide management of some pronghorn, deer and elk herds 

Posted September 27, 2022

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s goal is to receive a completed harvest questionnaire from each hunter who was issued a hunt permit-tag, whether or not that hunter harvested an animal or participated in a hunt. The department will use that data to estimate harvest and hunter participation, along with population surveys, to set hunt permit-tag numbers.

A questionnaire will be mailed (or emailed) to each hunter, to be completed and returned to the department after the hunt. A link or QR code to the questionnaire can also be found on the reverse side of the hunt permit-tag.

Meanwhile, hunters who are successful harvesting a deer or elk in an alternative management unit, or a pronghorn in any unit, are asked to submit a tooth from the animal. These units are managed to provide higher hunt success and more abundant, older, age-class animals. 

In order to manage herds in accordance with these guidelines, it’s important to collect additional data on the age of the animal at harvest. All permit-tag holders in these units will receive a mailing that includes a return envelope in which to send back a tooth.

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