Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled a series of six “open houses” for its constituents to review and ask questions about the proposed 2015 fall hunt recommendations for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, bear, mountain lion, and predators and furbearers.
The department annually makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas and permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.
The proposed recommendations are anticipated to be posted March 30 at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines. The open houses will be conducted at the following Game and Fish regional offices:
- Tuesday, March 31: 3-5 p.m., Kingman, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road
- Thursday, April 2: 3-5 p.m., Tucson, 555 N. Greasewood Road
- Thursday, April 2: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mesa, 7200 E. University Drive
- Tuesday, April 7: 3-5 p.m., Pinetop, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
- Tuesday, April 7: 3-5 p.m., Yuma, 9140 E. 28th St.
- Tuesday, April 7: 6-8 p.m., Flagstaff, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road
Constituents who are interested in particular game management units within those regions will be able to review the hunt recommendations and ask questions.
No formal presentations are planned.
“The meetings allow us to meet with sportsmen and other members of the public to answer questions and discuss the direction for the recommendations based on survey data, harvest rates and the hunt guidelines,” said Amber Munig, big game management supervisor.
The proposed 2015 fall hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration during its April 11 meeting in Phoenix.
To learn more about the hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.