Arizona Game and Fish Department

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

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

Happy #NationalHuntingandFishingDay! To celebrate, Ben Avery Shooting Facility has some awesome deals when you show your combo license: Ben Avery Archery Range - $5.00 range pass Ben Avery Clay Target Center - $5.00 for a round of trap or skeet or 25 sporting clay targets Ben Avery Rifle and Pistol Range - $5.00 range pass Don't have a combo license? Get one here: https://www.azgfd.com/license/

18,220 That's how many Arizona jobs the spending of our state's sportsmen and sportswomen support. Thank you #hunters and #anglers! And don't forget, tomorrow is #NationalHuntingandFishingDay! Check our feeds to see great deals at all of the Ben Avery ranges!

Did you know? Arizona's 786,000 hunters and anglers support the state's economy through spending more than $1.2 Billion while engaged in their pursuits? Thank you hunters and anglers!

The fishing report's out and catfish are back in Community waters! Fall is coming soon and it will be one of the best times of the year to "Fish AZ."

The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at the Navajo County Mogollon Complex at 2188 W. Country Club Drive in Overgaard, Ariz. Also during the meeting, AZGFD will present a range of potential funding strategies/alternatives based on your input. You can attend the meeting or view it via webcast at www.azgfd.gov/commission. View the full agenda here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/azgfd-portal-wordpress/azgfd.wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/19112407/2018.09.21-Agenda-Rev2.pdf

Channel catfish are back in Community waters! We were just live at Queen Creek’s brand new Mansel Carter Oasis Park for a first-ever catfish stocking of their lake! Volume is now UP. Full stocking schedule: https://bit.ly/2NtEDI4

News Alert! FOX 10 Phoenix is coming out to our wildlife center tomorrow morning to talk all things desert tortoise! The spot will air around 8:45 a.m. - so tune in if you can or set your DVR!

This Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day! To celebrate, Ben Avery has some awesome deals when you show your Combo License: Ben Avery Archery Range - $5.00 range pass Ben Avery Clay Target Center - $5.00 for a round of trap or skeet or 25 sporting clay targets Ben Avery Rifle and Pistol Range - $5.00 range pass Don't have your combo license yet? Grab one here: https://license.azgfd.gov/home.xhtml

AZGFD is accepting online applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. All online applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Apply here: https://draw.azgfd.com/

This Saturday is #NationalHuntingandFishingDay! To celebrate, this week we want to highlight all of the amazing things that sportsmen and women do for Arizona and for our Department!

This Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day! To celebrate, Ben Avery has some awesome deals when you show your Combo License: Ben Avery Archery Range - $5.00 range pass Ben Avery Clay Target Center - $5.00 for a round of trap or skeet or 25 sporting clay targets Ben Avery Rifle and Pistol Range - $5.00 range pass Don't have your combo license yet? Grab one here: https://license.azgfd.gov/home.xhtml

We hope you're enjoying your Saturday as much as this baby bobcat likes his bottle! Check out the video to learn about his story and what our friends at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center are doing for him! And make sure to check our Instagram story this evening - we'll be out at the center for a bat netting and we'll sharing all kinds of amazing Arizona wildlife!

Did you know that the Arizona Game and Fish Department has an Aquatic Research and Conservation Center? Recent renovations are helping AZGFD staff conserve and protect endangered native fish. Check out this video tour!

Fishing report's out! Kinnikinick Lake southeast of Flagstaff is one of many weekend options for keeping cool and catching fish. On Thursday, we stocked thousands of brown trout that are ready for action! Up for the challenge?

Waterfowl hunters, the “2018-2019 Arizona Waterfowl and Snipe Regulations” are now available online. It’s hard to believe the season is only a few weeks away, isn’t it?

Visit the Ben Avery Shooting Facility tomorrow and take a few shots at our spinning and swinging steel targets. "Saturday Steel" will have you coming back every third Saturday of the month!

We're getting full on tortoises again! We so appreciate everyone who has adopted one of these amazing critters, but every time we have a good amount of adoptions, we unfortunately have more surrendered to us! The weekend is almost here - the perfect time to build your burrow and get your adoption started! It's a fun family project that requires just a few supplies and tools. Here's everything you need to know to get ready: https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/nongamemanagement/tortoise/captivecare/ Please share if you know of anyone who might like a new best friend! And, if you've thought of adopting but a concern is holding you back, tell us about it! We'll do everything we can to help you get your tortoise!

AZGFD is committed to developing and retaining the next generation of hunter-angler conservationists. It's not just talk, either. The department recently awarded $75,000 in grant funding to local sportsmen's organizations that provide experiences, social support and mentoring to the public.

Save The Date! Next Saturday, September 22nd, is #NationalPublicLandsDay and if you're in southern Arizona, we have a event you won't want to miss! Grab your smartphone, download the iNaturalist.org app and get ready to spend the day as a citizen scientist at the Coronado National Memorial Park! You'll work alongside naturalists and scientists from Mexico and the US to identify the diverse biological life within the park. Come spend a few hours or all day! You can even stay into the evening for the bug-lighting event! This event is very family-friendly and free for all ages! Time to get your science on 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

Thanks so much to the Kingman Daily Miner for sharing this great news! We are so proud of our video production team! They are super talented and incredibly hard-working and we're lucky to have them!

If you enjoy recreational shooting, the Joe Foss Shooting Complex in Buckeye will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The complex, located in the Buckeye Hills Regional Park, features two ranges, a trap and skeet field, and an archery range.

Some of you may remember the very sick badger we took in back in June. Our friends at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center have been caring for him ever since and we wanted to give you an update. We don't want to totally spoil the end of our video - but if you watch, we think you'll like what you see! Check it out!

Check out this photo from our friend Jerold Altaha, District II Council! He saw this coati Sunday evening at Salt River Canyon - great spotting, Councilman! Want to experience your own coati sighting? Sign up for this Saturday's nature walk with our friends at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center! They have a coati named Peanut (😍) that we rescued and SWWCC gave her a great home. Nature walk details here: https://bit.ly/2oZKfMB

We previously shared this post, but the original was deleted (and therefore removed from our page). Since we've had people interested in the video and its important safety message, we wanted to re-share the post. WARNING, GRAPHIC VIDEO: Why bears are so dangerous. Fast and lethal, even against their own. The adult bear is likely a male, for which breeding is most important. Even a potential future threat to mating is perceived as a real threat immediately. Video shot in June by Jose Valenzuela