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Wildlife News: July 31, 2019

Posted July 31, 2019


Top 5 family camping and fishing spots for this August

Sun sweats, triple-digit fidgets, dog days — they seem to make most outdoors lovers crave cool times in the high country. Some of the best family camping and fishing options include waters with stocked or self-sustaining fish, quality camping amenities, and striking scenery. Those factors were used by AZGFD fishing report editors and regional staff to determine this list. Read more.


Arizona Big Game Super Raffle nets $669,065 for wildlife

Winners of the 14th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced July 25 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The prizes included a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags, one for each of the state’s big game species — bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion. Read more.


Life jacket exchange events set for Aug. 3 and 17

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will hold multiple life jacket exchange events at area lakes in August. The department will host two exchanges Aug. 3, with one at 9 a.m. at Bullhead City fire station #2 and the other at 7 a.m. at the West Wetlands boat ramp in Yuma. Another will be held on Aug 17 at 10 a.m. at the Water Safety Expo at Manzanita Pool at 5110 S. San Joaquin Ave. in Tucson. Read more.


AZGFD recommends amending spring bison hunts for 2020, 2021

To increase total harvest and improve hunter satisfaction, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is recommending the Commission amend the spring bison hunts for 2020 and 2021. Read more.


Ladies: Learn how to become an “outdoors woman”

Register now for the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) workshop on Sept. 6-8 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. The program introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Read more.


Going fast: leftover fall turkey, youth-only javelina hunt permit-tags

Arizona hunters still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for select 2019 fall turkey and youth-only javelina hunts. As of last week, there were still first-come permit-tags available for fall turkey in Game Management Unit 12A, and some youth-only permit-tags for javelina in various units throughout the state. Visit and scroll down to the Leftover permit-tag list link under the 2019-20 Arizona Hunting Regulations heading.


Game and Fish Commission to meet Aug. 2 in Flagstaff

The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at the Northern Arizona University de Bois Center (Building 64), Aspen ABC Conference room, 308 E. Pine Knoll Dr., Flagstaff. View the agenda.