Big Game Species
Arizona publishes a set of Game and Fish laws (ARS Title 17), and annually it publishes "Arizona Hunting Regulations" which focus on seasons during a fiscal year, spanning the fall of one year through the spring of the next year. The game laws identify big game animals such as the ones listed below, as well as providing statutory authority to the Commission and Department for the management of wildlife in Arizona. Tiered below the laws, are Commission Rules, which describe procedurally the implementation of laws. Commission Orders are set annually and establish seasons, season dates, and permit numbers. They also define the times and methods of taking wildlife and the possession and bag limits.
Arizona has a state law to help prevent antihunting groups and individuals from harassing sportsmen while in the field. In the event of any harassment call Operation Game Thief toll free (1-800-352-0700) immediately, 24-hours a day.