Seeks public comments through July 31
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comment on draft proposed hunt guidelines for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 hunting seasons.
The guidelines were developed based on input received through written public comment and information gathered at 10 public meetings conducted statewide. The guidelines can be viewed on the department’s website at http://azgfdportal.az.gov/hunting/guidelines.
Comments on the guidelines may be submitted through July 31 to [email protected], or by mail: Hunt Guidelines, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086.
The hunt guidelines provide the biological and social parameters used by wildlife managers to formulate the annual hunt recommendations (season structures, season lengths, season dates, permits allocated, etc.). These recommendations result in the hunts in which licensed hunters may participate. While hunting opportunity is important, wildlife is held in the public trust; therefore, using science-based principles to shape the guidelines process remains paramount to ensure healthy, sustainable and diverse wildlife populations in perpetuity.
“Your comments are important,” said Amber Munig, big game management supervisor. …read more