Public comment will be accepted from June 6 through July 11, 2014. If warranted, public meetings on the proposed changes to these commission orders may be held in Phoenix, Tucson and/or Flagstaff.
The proposed changes being considered for the 2015-2016 commission orders include:
In Commission Order 25, a reduced bag limit for the nonresident peregrine falcon hunt, adjustment of the hunt units for ferruginous hawks, and clarification of peregrine falcon harvest capture age.
In Commission Order 43, a reduced bag limit for Sonoran mud turtle from four to two (possession limit remains the same), and changing “Limited Weapon” season to “Limited Weapon Hand or Hand-held Implement” season, which opens more of the state to traditional means of hunting reptiles.
To see the draft commission orders, click the following links:
Commission Order 25 (Raptors)
Commission Order 41 (Amphibians)
Commission Order 43 (Reptiles)
Commission Order 42 (Crustaceans and Mollusks)
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