PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled a series of six “open houses” for its constituents to review and ask questions about the proposed pronghorn antelope, elk, and population management hunt recommendations.
The department annually makes hunt recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas and permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.
The proposed hunt recommendations will be posted Friday, Nov. 20, at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines. The open houses will be conducted at the following Game and Fish regional offices:
Monday, Nov. 23: 3-5 p.m., Kingman, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road.
Monday, Nov. 23: 3-5 p.m., Pinetop, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
Monday, Nov. 30: 6-8 p.m., Flagstaff, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road.
Tuesday, Dec. 1: 3-5 p.m., Tucson, 555 N. Greasewood Road.
Wednesday, Dec. 2: 3-5 p.m., Yuma, 9140 E. 28th St.
Wednesday, Dec. 2: 4-7 p.m., Mesa, 7200 E. University Drive.
Constituents who are interested in particular game management units within those regions will be able to review the hunt recommendations and ask questions. No formal presentations are planned.
“The meetings allow us to meet with sportsmen and other members of the public to answer questions and discuss the direction for the recommendations based on survey data, harvest rates and the hunt guidelines,” said Amber Munig, big game management supervisor.
The proposed hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration during its Dec. 5 meeting in Phoenix.
To learn more about the hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
Dale Hajek, (623) 236-7215
Public Information Officer, AZGFD