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Robbins Butte gets portable restroom facilities for dove season

Posted September 6, 2018

 

Game and Fish aims to make wildlife area more family friendly  

 

PHOENIX — When you gotta go, you gotta go.

In the past, that meant dove hunters at Robbins Butte Wildlife Area had two choices — either disappear for a few moments behind a creosote bush or hang on until they got home.

Now there’s a more comfortable, convenient alternative. For the rest of the dove season, which runs through Sept. 15, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is providing three portable toilets (including one that’s in compliance with accessibility guidelines) and one hand wash station at two different locations of the popular wildlife area near Gila Bend.

“We’re doing this as a public service, to support this as a family friendly destination,” said Doug Burt, the department’s hunting and shooting sports program manager. “We also want to attract customers who might not have visited before because of a lack of bathroom accommodations.”

The project is funded through excise taxes collected on the purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, and then appropriated as grant funds through the Wildlife Restoration Program. The program is authorized by the Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson PR) of 1937.

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