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Wildlife News: May 11, 2018

Posted May 11, 2018


AZGFD accepting online applications for 2018 fall hunts

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is accepting online applications for 2018 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. Read more

Payson Wildlife Fair Saturday, May 12

PAYSON, Ariz. — On Saturday, May 12, Green Valley Park comes alive with a multitude of wildlife and outdoor fun activities for the whole family, at the 24th annual Payson Wildlife Fair. Read more

Life jacket exchange events kick off Saturday, May 19

Have an old, worn out life jacket? Swap it for a new one. 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) life jacket exchange program, and it’s starting with a statewide push to ensure everyone in Arizona is safe on the water this summer. Read more

What to do if you’re in a boating accident

While no one anticipates that their day on the water will be cut short by an accident, all boaters should prepare for the unexpected and know what to do in the event of an incident. Read more

Before climbing aboard your stand-up paddleboard, strap on a life jacket

It’s no secret that an increasing number of people are exploring Arizona’s waterways from stand-up paddleboards (SUP). They offer a great way to spend quality time outdoors, while getting in a workout and having access to areas that larger watercraft can’t easily maneuver. While preparing for your next outing, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) recommends that you pack — and more importantly wear — a life jacket whether you’re climbing aboard a SUP, kayak or canoe. Read more

Sgt. Reid McNally honored as Western States Boating Officer of the Year

After being named as Arizona’s Boating Officer of the Year, Sgt. Reid McNally is also being honored as the Western States Boating Officer of the Year. McNally began his career in law enforcement in 1995 and recently retired after working for the Bullhead City Police Department for 20 years. He will be presented with the award during the Western States Boating Administrators Association conference on May 14-16, 2018, in Moab, Utah. Read more