Arizona Hunting


Arizona hunting devotees are convinced that Arizona hunting has it all!

Well maybe not all... Arizona hunting is short a few polar bears and moose.

But we do have a large variety of game animals. It's a happy fact that very few states can match the variety of wildlife available in Arizona.

Elk and deer are the most popular hunts, but the mighty buffalo, majestic desert bighorn sheep, quail, waterfowl, and many other species make Arizona hunting popular and rewarding... but not easy.

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Arizona Hunting News from Arizona Game and Fish


Jacket Fire Closure Area

Economic Importance of Hunting and Fishing

Wildlife News

Shooting Facility

Shooting Sports News

Hunting Regs for 2005 - 2006


The Arizona hunting photo of bull elk shown above was taken in August  near Kachina Village. The elk hang out in the big meadows and pose for photographs.

In September things change. For one, the bulls stop hanging out in open meadows.

The beautiful South of Flagstaff area is equally blessed with a variety of game. In our backyard we have a large population of elk, deer, and turkey. Buffalo, antelope, black bears, mountain lions, ducks and geese, tree squirrels, and even javelina roam our forests, canyons, and meadows.

For those of us who move about South of Flagstaff, scouting and hunting is just a short trip. We're lucky in that respect.

Many people must travel a couple of hours to hunt in our backyard. And to be successful they must make one or more scouting trips just before the actual hunt.

We're also fortunate to be able to routinely observe these animals out of season as we all go about making a living South of Flagstaff.

Whether we live in the high country or the hot country, Arizona hunting is a great experience.

If you're like me, you're always looking for great hunting resources so I'll list a couple of mine here for your convenience...

 f you're looking for that big bear or moose, try these guys... Alaska Hunting Trips, Hunting Lodge & Bear Hunting. 

Alaska Adventures has offered Alaska hunting trips since 1976, which include year-round bear hunting with experienced Alaska hunting guides. 

You'll find a wealth of Arizona hunting information at the Arizona Game and Fish Department site. You can sign up for their e-mail updates, apply for permits, view draw results, and much more.

Arizona hunting has a lot going on these days with hunt permits and the Federal Courts. Check the News Release page for late news.

Here's a short Arizona hunting story...

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.

 "What are you doing?" she asked.

"Hunting flies" he responded.

"Oh, killing any?" she inquired.

"Yep, 3 males, 2 females" he stated emphatically.

Intrigued, she asked, "How can you tell?"

He responded, "3 were on a beer can, and two were on the phone."

A Google search using the keyword phrase arizona hunting supplies will lead you to several good sites. Be sure to notice the relevant ads down the right side... those are especially good resources for this subject.



Go to the News Releases page   This page often carries hunting related press releases... usually from the Forest Service and AZGFD.

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