Arizona Game and Fish Department

  • Agency: Arizona Game and Fish Department
  • Address: 5000 W Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ
  • Chief:
Phone: 602-942-3000

Arizona Game and Fish Department is located at 5000 W Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ. The Arizona Game and Fish Department phone number is 602-942-3000.

Arizona Game and Fish Department News

It's a beautiful weekend to head out to Ben Avery! Whether you're into rifles, pistols, shotguns or outdoor archery, we've got you covered! Come on out, a great day is within range! 🎯 More info:

Sound on for your live fishing report from Roosevelt Lake with our very own Nick Walter!

This week's #FantasticBeast of AZ is up on our Instagram! Today we feature the awesome scorpion - like them or not, there's no denying they're fantastic - check it out! 🦂

Catch of the Week goes to Eddie from El Mirage for this beauty brown trout taken from the Greer Lakes last weekend. November is an excellent time to Fish AZ. Check out the fishing report and celebrate the holiday weekend with tight lines and new adventures:

No luck in the 2019 spring hunt draw? A list of more than 8,000 leftover hunt permit-tags for turkey and javelina is now up on our site here: Paper applications will be accepted — by mail only — beginning Monday, Nov. 19.

Time is running out to enter! Get your ticket today for the Polaris raffle and be eligible to win 6 other awesome prizes, too! Plus, you'll be helping 3 great non-profits in the process: Special Olympics of AZ, @AZElkSociety & Wildlife for Tomorrow! 👏

Good news on this #WildlifeWednesday! Record number of bald eagles take first flight this year! We also set a record high for births, at 87 hatchlings - up from 82 last year. We've had a long restoration effort, but it's paying off - in 1978 Arizona had only 11 mating pairs. Today, that number is closer to 70! Read more about how the eagles are doing and how AZGFD's efforts and those of the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee are helping:

The threat is real. Aquatic invasive species could be detrimental to sport fishing in Arizona. But there's hope! Read all about an enemy of Arizona anglers.

Exciting #VeteransDay weekend opportunity! U.S. Forest Service-Tonto National Forest is celebrating our veterans by waiving fees at over 30 of its beautiful recreation sites. The weather will be great, so get out there and enjoy these amazing spots for free with your favorite vet! 🇺🇸 Full list of participating sites here:

Did you hear the news? A hunter who signed up for the Arizona Small Game Challenge already has completed the Desert Challenge by harvesting five of these seven species: mourning dove, white-winged dove, Eurasian collared-dove, cottontail rabbit, Gambel’s quail, Mearns’ quail, scaled quail. Will you be next? Visit to sign up!

What!? Did you hear it’s National Bison day? We’re celebrating up at Raymond Wildlife Area near Flagstaff with a bison workshop today! Check out our Instagram story for some cool bison photos and trivia throughout the day. It’s gonna be a bison kind of day!

This week's Fantastic Beast of Arizona is up on our Instagram! Head on over to learn about this tropical visitor who calls our state home from April thru October! #FantasticBeasts And take our story quiz while you're there - the answer just may surprise you! Happy Friday!

2019 spring draw results are available! Check now to see if there's a hunt permit-tag with your name on it! Read more:

It's time for a little #ThrowbackThursday! We're goin' over 100 years back to 1916! The sole woman in this photo is May Bell Craig, Arizona's first female Deputy Warden. She served under State Game Warden George Willard (kneeling front and center). Way to go, May Bell!

Well, #BatWeek is coming to a close, but we wanted to share one last bat-tastic post with you! Check out how AZGFD biologists chip bats for tracking and data collecting purposes! 🦇

Our state is home to all kinds of amazing and sometimes creepy wildlife. Since it's Halloween, which Arizona animal gets your vote for creepiest critter? #WildlifeWednesday

Calling all ladies ages 9 and up! Thursday is Desert Roses and you don't want to miss it! Come out to the Ben Avery Clay Target Center for a great beginner’s introduction to the wonderful world of shotgun shooting sports with an emphasis on range safety. Cost is $5 per session and includes shotgun rental, ammunition, eye and ear protection, and targets. We'll be starting at 6 p.m. and ending around 8:30 p.m. Contact Mark Williams at to register or call 623-236-7726. It's a fun evening and the weather is beautiful! These classes fill up super fast, so sign up now!

Good news! One year after their habitat was nearly wiped out by the 2017 Frye Fire in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona, an annual survey of the endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel shows a 91-percent increase in their population to 67 animals! The subspecies is highly territorial, but data suggests that while the fire was devastating to its habitat and overall population, several likely fled the area to avoid the ensuing wildfire. This is truly a resilient species, but much work must be done to help conserve and protect it for its continued recovery. Read More:

Hunter, one of our rescued animal ambassadors, has his pumpkin all picked out and he's even convinced us to do some carving tonight! But he's very protective of his pumpkins, so we promised we'd bring them inside at the end of the evening to keep them away from nearby wildlife - he's heard about those javelinas! 👍🎃

Hunters: please remember to take the pledge to help Arizona's wildlife by using non-lead ammo or remove your gut piles. Non-lead ammo is just as accurate and helps us to conserve and protect Arizona's wildlife! In the last 10 years, 87 percent of hunters in Arizona’s condor range have voluntarily switched to non-lead ammo for hunts or, if they used lead ammo, removed the gut piles from the field to avoid lead exposure to scavenging wildlife. Those who remove their gut piles can win great prizes, including a Navajo Nation elk hunt, Cabela's gift cards and more! Learn more:

Happy #NationalPumpkinDay! Ike is one of our non-releasable animal ambassadors (he was taken from the wild at a young age and imprinted), but now he has a great home with us and is pretty into his new pumpkin! 🎃

Here's a little teaser of this week's Arizona's Fantastic Beast post on Instagram! We love bats, plus it's #BatWeek so, you guessed it, this week's Fantastic Beast of AZ features Bats! 🦇🖤🦇