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Hunting and fishing are allowed on public lands with some restrictions and on private lands with the landowner's consent. Typically, no shooting while hunting is allowed within ¼ mile of any occupied structure without permission. Additionally, shooting is not permitted from, across, and onto any road or railway. Review Arizona Revised Statute 17-309(A)(4), Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rule 12-4-303, or regulations governing other city, county, state, or federally managed lands for additional details.

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:

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:

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:



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