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Learning to hunt in Arizona just got easier  

Posted August 7, 2021


AZGFD webpage guides newcomers to hunting, dozens of mentored events  


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has created a new webpage that offers a simplified and logical learning approach to hunting in Arizona, whether a person is new to hunting, just moved to this state, or wants to expand their skills.

Visitors to can quickly access topics such as where, how and what to hunt, seasons and regulations. Visitors to the webpage also can view YouTube videos, connect with local conservation organizations, and register for one of more than 50 mentored events organized by skill level from beginner to advanced. 

“This resource provides everything you need for learning how to hunt in Arizona in one place,” said Doug Burt, the department’s recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) manager. “With the tremendous interest in the outdoors this past year, and the growing need for online content, this new resource should be a great place to start if you’re interested in hunting.”

There is no cost to state taxpayers for the Outdoor Skills Network program. AZGFD does not receive any general tax funds and operates under a user-pay, public-benefit model. The program is an investment in the continuance of wildlife conservation efforts and outdoors recreation participation in Arizona.

To learn more about how hunters, anglers, shooters and boaters fund wildlife conservation, visit