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

What have our biologists been up to? Find out in the latest issue of Wild+Life, our free monthly e-newsletter that features information about wildlife-watching activities and research projects benefiting Arizona’s wildlife. Read more:

Are you ready to catch more fish at Roosevelt Lake? We added even more environmentally safe habitat last week into this Tonto National Forest impoundment. Fishin' with Gary Senft was there to show a snapshot of what we're doing with your license dollars!

Planning to go boating for the Fourth of July? Make sure your boat registration is current and save time by renewing it online:

Remember: Life jackets save lives. ABC15 Arizona tells the story of a 9-year-old girl who credits her life jacket with saving her life after she was knocked off her tube on the Salt River.

Order tickets online now for this year’s Arizona Big Game Super Raffle, and you just might win a Jumping Jack utility tent trailer. The last day to be eligible to win the “early bird” prize for this month is June 30. Good luck!

Time is running out for online applicants to update their credit card information and purchase PointGuard in advance of the 2018 fall draw. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, June 28. Go online and do it now!

Happy Friday! In honor of the end of the week, we wanted to share a fun video of kids at our Summer Camp! The camp is put on jointly by AZGFD and Wildlife for Tomorrow. Kids not only learn all about wildlife and being outdoorspeople, they also have a whole lotta fun. Enjoy the video and enjoy your Friday!

Buckle up! Every trip, every time. Read more:

The Arizona Department of Health Services advises that there has been a statewide rise in animal rabies cases. Outdoor recreationists and other members of the public are reminded to follow prevention guidelines to stay safe from the disease. Remember, enjoy wildlife from a distance.

Congratulations to John and Karen! They won a free houseboat rental from Forever Resorts as part of our drawing. Anyone who buys an Arizona hunting, fishing or combo license, applied for a big-game draw online or renews a watercraft registration online between May 7 and August 7 is eligible to win one of our great prizes including houseboat rentals, raft trips and watercraft rentals. Get the details:

Summertime fishing in Arizona is here, and this boy has the right idea! He also takes Catch of the Week. See where he went, and where you should go, in the statewide fishing report.

The overpopulation of feral burros remains is a big concern and is having a real impact on our native wildlife and their habitat. Burros are non-native, but can co-exist in ecological balance with native wildlife if kept to appropriate levels in specified areas. AZGFD and its partners remain committed to helping the BLM find permanent solutions to maintain appropriate management levels. Want to help? Consider adopting a burro here: Read how burros are impacting Bullhead City neighborhoods, prompting the BLM to remove 60 animals.

Reminder: Our Canyon Creek and Tonto Creek fish hatcheries remain closed in support of forest service closures. Thanks for your patience! Read more:

Fisheries biologist Pilar Wolters talked to us about her research on the hybridization of Flannelmouth Suckers with the endangered Razorback Sucker in the Grand Canyon.

We’re talking with fisheries biologist Pilar Wolters about her research on the hybridization of Flannelmouth Suckers with the endangered Razorback Sucker in the Grand Canyon.

Those wanting to tune in to our talk with research biologist Pilar Wolters can watch live at 2 pm. Sorry for the delay. Don’t miss it!

It takes a team of the best biologists around to conserve and protect Arizona's wildlife. Join us for a Facebook Live conversation at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 18 as we talk with fisheries biologist Pilar Wolters about her research on the hybridization of Flannelmouth Suckers with the endangered Razorback Sucker in the Grand Canyon. You don't want to miss it!

Here's to all the Dads out there - we hope you're enjoying your day! Happy #FathersDay!

June 28. If you applied online for a 2018 fall hunt permit-tag, that’s the deadline to update your credit card or debit card information, as well as purchase PointGuard to protect your bonus points.

Check out this article in the Payson Roundup about how two AZGFD wildlife managers, Jarrod McFarlin and Joe Sayer, came to the rescue of a bull elk that was found "entangled" in a difficult situation.

Why not celebrate Father's Day a little early by bringing Dad out to Saturday Steel? Nothing beats the excitement of shooting at spinning and swinging steel targets every third Saturday of the month at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Part two! Join our friend, master bass fisherman Gary Senft, and our fish expert Andy Clark as they hit Roosevelt Lake, do a little research and share the skills and tips that bring in the big bass.

Sweating it out in the desert? Don't worry, go fishing! See the statewide reports:

Another good article (by Dan Engler of the Verde Independent) on bear management during the drought and what steps people can take to reduce the chance of human-bear conflicts.

Prescott Valley: We're bringing more fishing opportunities your way! A new site, Yavapai Lakes, consisting of two ponds in the Urban Forest Park, has been added to our Community Fishing Program. Fain Lake, pictured here, will start getting extra fish, too! Read all about it!