CAN I HUNT AND FISH?
Yes. You can easily do this.
Hunting and fishing, which are regulated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, are allowed on public and private lands with landowner consent. On private lands, no shooting is allowed within ¼ mile of any occupied structure or from or across a road or railway.
In Arizona, you can hunt: small game (cottontail rabbit, tree squirrel, migratory game birds, and upland game birds like quail); big game (black bear, bighorn sheep, bison, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, javelina, mountain lion, pronghorn antelope, and turkey); and predator/fur-bearing animals (coyotes, skunks, foxes, raccoons, bobcat, ringtail, weasel, and badgers).
Check with Arizona Game and Fish to purchase hunting licenses, to inquire about bag limits on specific animals, and to confirm specific restrictions related to where and when you can hunt: www.azgfd.com/Hunting
No license is required to fish private waters, tanks, or ponds. However, a fishing license is required to fish on public lands, and daily bag limits may apply depending on the species. For more information on limits and to purchase licenses, visit the Arizona Game and Fish website: www.azgfd.com/Fishing
To report suspicious activity or poaching violations, contact the Arizona Game and Fish “Operation Game Thief” hotline: 1.800.352.0700
For interactive, GPS-supported hunting maps, download the OnXmaps HUNT app. For more information visit their website: www.huntinggpsmaps.com
Photo credit: 2016-2017 Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Hunting Regulations Manual
For More Information, Contact:
Arizona Game and Fish Department
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