The Arizona Game and Fish Department is advising that access for waterfowl hunters at Berry Road, on the southeast end of Mormon Lake off Forest Service Road 3, will be open for this year’s waterfowl hunting season which starts Friday.

Game and Fish recently learned from the U.S. Forest Service that access at Berry Road for waterfowl hunters will be allowed. Although the road will be open for the season this year, it will be under review by the Forest Service for future use.

Hunters need to know there are a few steps to follow in order to gain access to this road near Mormon Lake. All waterfowl hunters will need to contact, by phone or in person, the Game and Fish office in Flagstaff or the department’s dispatch center and provide the following information: name, hunting license number, state waterfowl stamp number, date they plan to hunt, phone number, and email address. The Flagstaff office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dispatch is available after hours by calling (623) 236-7201. Once the department has received hunter information, a combination number to unlock the gate will be provided.

All hunters are reminded to lock the gate when entering and leaving the area and keep track of dates and times the road is used. Please do not drive on the road in wet weather conditions or in situations when it is unsafe, and please don’t drive off road or litter. As a follow-up effort, the department will contact all hunters to gather more post-hunt information.

“We appreciate the efforts made by the Forest Service in allowing hunters access to this area,” says Game and Fish Flagstaff Regional Supervisor Craig McMullen. “The department will continue to manage wildlife in Arizona through the valued cooperation with other land management agencies, like the Forest Service.”

The waterfowl regulations and all other hunting and fishing regulations are found on the Game and Fish website at

Logo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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