ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska might seem a hard place to sell a gun control message in a state where subsistence hunting is for many a way of life, and where people routinely carry guns into the wilderness for protection from bears.Read More »
A state Game and Fish commissioner says he was surprised to receive a citation after he reported the shooting of a prairie dog out of season.Read More »
Some state lawmakers are out to guarantee that hunters can use silencers. Others want to eliminate size limits on hunters’ gun magazines. One wants to outlaw hunting remotely by computer.Read More »
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has voted unanimously to oppose a proposed state House bill that would reserve a large number of big game tags for a "qualified organization" to resell at auction or raffle.Read More »
The Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter claims that the rejection of a member who applied to be on a board that recommends Game & Fish Commission nominees is part of a broader effort to keep conservationists from having a say in wildlife policy.Read More »
Prominent sportsmen organizations felt former Gov. Janet Napolitano didn’t take their interests seriously when she appointed a non-hunter to the Game & Fish Commission.
It’s unlikely to happen again.
I will be voting no in November on Proposition 109. This proposition to amend the state Constitution is nothing more than power grab by politicians to take away voter-initiative rights and put all wildlife-management decisions in their hands.Read More »
Advocates for those who hunt and fish say a ballot proposition that would establish a constitutional right to those sports in Arizona is long overdue.Read More »
If you want to fish at Fossil Creek, north of Payson, you’ll need to follow a particular set of regulations, put into place by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
But opponents to Proposition 109 say all hunting and fishing regulations in Arizona will be jeopardized if the proposition passes in November. The measure's backers say that's not the case, that they're just trying to constitutionally protect the right to hunt and fish from anti-hunting activists.
A ballot proposition promoted as a way to safeguard the right to fish and hunt in Arizona would politicize decisions about wildlife by giving the Legislature sole authority, leaders of a new campaign against the measure said Friday.Read More »