Arizona Game and Fish

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Mar 24, 2023

Game and Fish asks volunteers to help eradicate invasive apple snails

Arizona Game and Fish wants to rid the state of an invasive gastropod pest, and it’s counting on responsible pet owners, outdoor enthusiasts, citizen scientists and volunteers to help.

Nov 10, 2020

Bison reduction pact benefits Grand Canyon, herd

I applaud everyone from Game and Fish Department staff, who have worked ceaselessly on this issue, to Secretary Bernhardt and Superintendent Keable. Your efforts will ultimately bring back the appropriate balance that is necessary to ensure the success of the bison herd and the Grand Canyon’s resources for generations to come, by using science and skilled volunteers.

Oct 29, 2018

Arizona maintains remote ‘catchments’ for thirsty wildlife

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been building, expanding and maintaining catchments since the 1940s, now spending thousands each year to ensure healthy wildlife populations – part of the department’s mission – even in the toughest Arizona conditions.

Dec 22, 2015

Realigning for better wildlife management

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently approved a fundamental restructuring of the department that more accurately reflects the department’s overall mission to conserve and protect all wildlife, not just those that are hunted or harvested.

Dec 30, 2014

AZ, feds to share costs for Mohave County fish hatchery repairs

Arizona will pay nearly $400,000 to cover half the repairs needed at a Mojave County fish hatchery that raises trout for planting in the state.

A California condor takes a break at the Grand Canyon. (National Park Service Photo)
Apr 25, 2013

Environmental group renews call for ban on lead ammunition in condor’s range

Despite a significant reduction in Arizona hunters using lead ammunition, an environmental group says endangered California condors in Kaibab National Forest are still dying from lead poisoning.

Apr 22, 2013

From Austin to New Orleans, lawmakers travel at the expense of lobbyists

Travel and lodging account for 12 percent of the money spent in lobbyist expenditure reports that include a beneficiary name from 2011 to 2012.

Nov 18, 2010

3 recommended for Arizona Game and Fish Commission

Gov. Jan Brewer will choose one person from among three candidates to appoint to the state Game and Fish Commission.

May 14, 2010

Game and Fish eyes Northern Arizona shooting range site

The Arizona Game and Fish Department may finally choose a site for a shooting range in northern Arizona.

Apr 8, 2010

Brewer signs 22 bills into law, vetoes one

After the first 87 days of the 2010 legislative session, 61 bills had made it to the governor’s desk for a final up-or-down decision. So far, she has signed 22 of them into law and vetoed one.

Nov 20, 2009

Lawsuit settlement tosses rule on removing wolves for livestock kills

Mexican gray wolves no longer will be subject to the "three strikes and you're out" rule, thanks to a settlement reached between environmental groups and the federal government. The informal rule went by the bureaucratic sounding name of standard operating procedure 13 (SOP 13), which allowed wolves to be removed from the wild for attacking and killing livestock three times within a year.