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Sun sets on early dove season Saturday

Posted September 12, 2018

 

Hunters can purchase Arizona license, migratory bird stamp online  

 

PHOENIX — Arizona’s dove hunters still have time to get out in the field before the 15-day season ends at legal sunset Saturday.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds hunters to review the “2018-2019 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Regulations,” which are posted online at www.azgfd.gov/dove. The printed version is available at all department offices and more than 200 license dealers statewide.

All hunters 18 and older must be in possession of a valid Arizona hunting license and migratory bird stamp while in the field. Visit https://www.azgfd.com/bestofbothworlds/ to purchase a combination hunt and fish license that will be valid for the next 365 days  — and for only $20 more (for state residents) than the price of an individual hunting or fishing license. A migratory bird stamp can be purchased for $5 at https://license.azgfd.gov/home.xhtml

Youth hunters (10 to 17) only need a youth combination hunt and fish license for $5. Those who are under 10 do not need a hunting license when accompanied by a licensed adult (two children per adult).

Dove hunters play an important role in conservation. Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) funds are comprised of excise taxes collected on the sale of hunting and fishing equipment (including 11 percent on ammunition), the benefit of which comes right back to Arizona for habitat improvements, construction and maintenance of shooting ranges, boating access facilities and more.  

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