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Reminder: Applications for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants are due by 11:59 p.m. June 18

Posted June 17, 2019

$75,000 in grants available for development of new hunters, anglers

PHOENIX – Groups that are interested in applying for a Local Sportsmen’s Group grant are reminded that applications must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, June 18. The grants help local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on projects that are focused on the progressive development of new hunters and anglers.

“This grant program continues to be a key element to the success of Arizona’s partnership-based hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) program,” said Doug Burt, the department’s hunting and shooting sports program manager. “The projects from these funds, and the efforts of these community groups, return far more in value than the grant dollars would on their own by providing education about safe and ethical hunting and fishing, and how sportsmen play an important role in wildlife conservation.”

There is no cost to Arizona taxpayers for this grant program. Game and Fish does not receive any of the state’s general tax funds and operates under a user-pay, public-benefit model. The grant program is an investment in the continuance of wildlife conservation efforts and outdoor recreation participation in Arizona.

Interested applicants can find instructions and apply online at