Arizona Fish & Game has new chief

Arizona Fish & Game has new chief

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has appointed Ty Gray as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The appointment came in a unanimous 5-0 vote at the commission’s June 11 meeting. Gray, of Phoenix, has been with Game and Fish for 24 years and is currently the agency’s deputy director. He […]

Arizona Game and Fish warns of increased urban wildlife sightings

Arizona Game and Fish warns of increased urban wildlife sightings

By SoAzNewsX After a wet winter and mild spring, Arizona has seen an increase in many wildlife populations. As summer approaches and dry conditions return statewide, several animals are instinctively moving closer to easy sources of food and water: wherever humans can be found. This has led to increased reports of bears, coyotes, mountain lions, […]

AZGFD accepting online applications for 2017 fall hunts

AZGFD accepting online applications for 2017 fall hunts

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting online applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. To apply online, visit https://draw.azgfd.gov/ and scroll down to “Apply for a Draw.” The deadline by which the department must receive all applications […]

Wildlife assets to be auctioned at AZGFD’s Outdoor

Wildlife assets to be auctioned at AZGFD’s Outdoor

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department will auction its annual collection of wildlife assets March 25-26 during the 2017 Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, just west of Interstate 17 on Carefree Highway. Admission and parking are free. More than 100 sets of antlers, hides, skulls and head mounts, as well […]

AZGFD, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to target impaired boat, OHV operators

AZGFD, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to target impaired boat, OHV operators

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) will enhance its efforts to target removal of impaired watercraft and off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators from Arizona’s recreation areas through a partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. AGFD was awarded nearly $46,000 in grant funding for officers to target DUI/OUI offenders on the state’s […]