The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will consider a new draft hunting and fishing license structure and license/tag fees during the Saturday, June 15 portion of its June 14-15 meeting at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino on Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, in Payson, Ariz. The commission may vote to approve or modify the draft structure/fees, which will then be taken out to the public for comments.

Other key items on Saturday’s agenda include a briefing on the revised hunt guidelines, consideration of the hunt orders for dove, band-tailed pigeon and sandhill crane, and consideration of applications from organizations for Special Big Game Hunt License-Tags.

The meeting begins at 8 a.m. To view a copy of the full meeting agenda, visit and click on the “commission agenda” link.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is the policy-setting board overseeing the Arizona Game and Fish Department. It is composed of five members (serving staggered five-year terms) appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. No more than one commissioner may be from any one county. No more than three may be from the same political party. Since its inception in 1929, this organizational structure has served as a buffer for the best interests of science-driven wildlife conservation during eight decades of back-and-forth political change.

For more information on the Commission, visit

Image courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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