There are still three remaining open houses for the public to have an opportunity to review the 2014 hunt recommendations for elk, pronghorn antelope, and population management hunts. Those recommendations are also posted for public review at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
The open houses will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the following Game and Fish regional offices on these dates:
- Dec. 2, Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road
- Dec. 3, Flagstaff regional office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road
- Dec. 4, Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive
No formal presentations will be made during the open houses. However, a knowledgeable staff person will be available to discuss regional hunt recommendations.
Each year, the department makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species for the annual pronghorn and elk regulations, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas, and hunt permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.
The final elk and pronghorn hunt recommendations will be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for consideration during its Saturday, Dec. 7 meeting in Phoenix at the Game and Fish headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix (1.5 miles west of I-17). The agenda will be posted at www.azgfd.gov/commission under commission agenda.
To learn more about the hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
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