Arizona Game and Fish to Host 4 Public Forums on Elk/Pronghorn Hunt Recommendations

2015 Arizona Hunt Draw
2015 Arizona Hunt Draw
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Phoenix, AZ -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host four upcoming public forums to meet with constituents about developing the 2015 hunt recommendations for pronghorn antelope, elk, and population management seasons.

Constituents who are interested in particular game management units within those regions will have the opportunity to discuss management direction.

“The meetings allow us to meet with sportsmen and other members of the public and discuss the direction for the recommendations based on survey data, harvest rates and the hunt guidelines,” said Big Game Management Supervisor Amber Munig. “We won’t be proposing permit numbers at this point, but we will generally discuss where permit numbers might be headed. It’s a great way for people to stay informed and provide input into development of the recommendations.”

After the public forums have been completed, the final proposed draft hunt recommendations will be made available for public review at several regional open houses and posted on the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines by Nov. 21, 2014.

The meetings will be held at these Game and Fish regional offices:

  • Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Flagstaff regional office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road
  • Monday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.

 

Constituents who are interested in particular game management units within those regions will have the opportunity to discuss management direction.

“The meetings allow us to meet with sportsmen and other members of the public and discuss the direction for the recommendations based on survey data, harvest rates and the hunt guidelines,” said Big Game Management Supervisor Amber Munig. “We won’t be proposing permit numbers at this point, but we will generally discuss where permit numbers might be headed. It’s a great way for people to stay informed and provide input into development of the recommendations.”

After the public forums have been completed, the final proposed draft hunt recommendations will be made available for public review at several regional open houses and posted on the department’s website by Nov. 21, 2014.

Each year, the department makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species for the annual hunting and trapping regulations, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas, and hunt permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.

The final pronghorn antelope and elk hunt recommendations will be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for consideration during its Dec. 6 meeting in Phoenix.

About The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD)

The Arizona Game and Fish Department mission is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

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