Commission to set remaining fall hunt seasons at its April meeting
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will set the remaining fall hunting seasons during the Saturday portion of its meeting on April 18-19 in Phoenix at the department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway. The public is welcome to attend.
The Friday, April 18 portion begins with an executive session at 8 a.m., followed by the public session. Friday agenda items include a briefing on the Teaming with Wildlife Act of 2008, updates on state and federal legislation and state lands issues, and hearings on license revocations and civil assessments.
The Saturday, April 19 portion begins at 8 a.m. Agenda items include:
Consideration of proposed commission orders 2 (deer), 5-10 (turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, bear and mountain lion), and 26 (population management), establishing seasons and season dates, bag and possession limits, permit numbers, and open areas for the 2008-09 season.
Consideration of proposed commission orders 11-18 (tree squirrel, cottontail rabbit, predatory and furbearing animals, other mammals, and birds, pheasant, quail, chukar, partridge and blue grouse), establishing seasons and season dates, bag and possession limits, and open areas for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
Consideration of commission order 23 (trapping), establishing season dates, legal species, open and closed areas, and bag and possession limits for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
A discussion of the director’s 2008 goals and objectives with new Director Larry Voyles.
A discussion of the establishment and future direction of the Commission’s Conservationist Committee.
The complete agenda is posted at www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/meeting_agenda.shtml