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Arizona Game and Fish Department - August 27, 2010

Border Hunting Season


Law enforcement officers working along the US/Mexico State game and fish laws are contained in Arizona Revised
border should expect to see hunters in the field throughout Statutes Title 17, and are summarized and published in the
the fall and winter. Many hunters will be wearing camouflage annual Arizona Game and Fish Hunt Regulations booklets. The
clothing and packing rifles, pistols, muzzleloaders and archery booklets provide warnings to hunters about border issues.
equipment. Borderlands law enforcements officers should Arizona hunting regulations can be complex, and officers
also expect to see hunting camps along access roads, as well can call the AGFD with questions regarding hunter activity
as in remote locations. or potential violations. If an officer observes a violation in the
Each hunter is required to have a hunting license in their field, they can contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department
possession at all times while hunting. In addition, big game Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-352-0700, or the AGFD
hunters are required to have tags in their possession specific dispatch center at 1-623-236-7201. There are ten wildlife of-
to the species being hunted and geographic location of the ficers who work the border and are responsible for investigat-
hunt. The tag must be attached to the big game animal once ing hunting violations. Depending on availability, response
harvested. Off-road travel by hunters is prohibited except to time varies, so please write down as much information about
retrieve downed game. Shooting and hunting from vehicles, incidents as possible for state wildlife officers to follow-up on
and hunting at night, are also prohibited. when they do arrive.

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT 2010-2011 BORDER HUNTING SEASONS


DATES SPECIES PARTICIPATION USBP SECTOR
AUG. 20 – SEPT. 9 Archery deer Low Tucson
AUG. 20 - MAY 19 Mountain lion Low Tucson -Yuma
AUG. 20 – SEPT. 30 Archery bear Low Tucson

SEPT. 1 – SEPT. 15 Dove Moderate Tucson - Yuma


SEPT. 1 – AUG. 31 Eurasian Collared Dove Low Tucson -Yuma

OCT. 1 – FEB. 6 Gambles & Scaled Quail Low Tucson –Yuma


OCT. 8 – OCT. 14 Juniors only –Any antlered deer Moderate Tucson
OCT. 8 – OCT. 14 Juniors only –Any javelina Moderate Tucson
OCT. 22 – OCT. 29 Whitetail Deer High Tucson
OCT. 29 – NOV. 4 Mule Deer High Tucson
Moderate Yuma (Ajo, Vekol, Sand Tanks)
OCT. 29 – NOV. 4 Muzzleloader—Any antlered deer Low Tucson (Naco & Sonoita)

NOV. 1 – FEB. 28 Trapping - private land only Low Tucson


NOV. 5 – NOV. 11 Whitetail Deer High Tucson
NOV. 12 – NOV. 18 Mule Deer High Tucson
NOV. 12 – NOV. 18 Muzzleloader –Any antlered deer Moderate Tucson
NOV. 19 – NOV. 25 Juniors only –Any antlered deer Moderate Tucson
NOV. 19 – NOV. 25 Juniors only –Any javelina Low Tucson
NOV. 19 – JAN. 2 Dove Low Tucson - Yuma
NOV. 26 – DEC. 2 Whitetail Deer High Tucson
NOV. 26 – FEB. 6 Mearn’s Quail Moderate Tucson

DEC 1 –DEC 31 Desert Bighorn Sheep Moderate Tucson – Yuma (Ajo)


DEC. 10 – DEC. 31 Muzzleloader—Any antlered deer Low Tucson - Yuma
DEC. 10 – DEC. 31 Whitetail Deer Low Tucson
DEC 10—JAN 31 Archery –Any Antlered Deer Moderate Tucson - Yuma