Arizona Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


State Exceptions

Inca dove

Dates:
Open All year
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
(May Not Be Hunted) Reddish primaries Scaly appearance Long tail - Small birds approximately half the size of a mourning dove. Both are gray and fly close to the ground with rapid wingbeats. The inca has a scaly appearance with a long tail that has white margins. Ground dove has a short, round dark tail. Common summer resident in the better watered valleys, mostly south of the Mogollon Rim.

Geese

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Bandtailed pigeon

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Snipe

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Mourning dove

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Arizona is cooperating with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in collecting mourning dove wings from hunters this year. Randomly selected hunters will be asked to save one wing from each dove during the first week of the season and mail the wings (postage free) to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Data from the wings will be used to estimate annual productivity of the dove population, and will be used in helping to establish hunting regulations in the future.
License:
Required

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Dove Bands Since 2003, Arizona has been banding mourning doves as part of a nationwide effort to improve mourning dove management. The hunter is a critical link in this mourning dove banding study. Banded doves have a numbered band and phone number. If you harvest a banded mourning dove please call 1(800) 327- BAND (2263) to report it or go online at www.reportband.gov. Hunters can keep the bands and will be provided a certificate identifying the age, sex, date and location the bird was banded.
License:
Required

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
(May Be Hunted During Open Season) Long pointed tail- Slightly smaller than the white-winged dove. Mourning doves may fly with white-winged doves, but can be distinguished by their more rapid wing beat, more erratic flight path and pointed tail. In fall, the highest densities are found in desert agricultural areas, around water sources and desert areas where annual plants and seeds are abundant.
License:
Required

Dates:
Early season
License:
Hunting license and Migratory Bird Stamp Required
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
15 in Aggregate
Special:
The early season bag limit is 15 doves in aggregate of which only 10 can be white-wings

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Migratory Bird Stamp Required
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
45 in aggregate after opening day
Special:
The possession limit is forty-five (45) mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate after opening day of which no more than fifteen (15) may be taken in any one day. Of the forty-five (45) dove possession limit, only thirty (30) may be white-winged doves of which no more than ten (10) may be taken in any one day.

Eurasian collared dove

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
One Feathered Wing Sportsmen should note that one feathered wing must be left attached to all migratory game birds, including Eurasian collared-doves, until they reach their final destination.
License:
Required

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
(May Be Hunted During Open Season) black collar, square tail, blackish primary feathers-E Eurasian collared-doves are larger than both the native whitewinged and mourning doves. They have a black collar on the top part of the neck, pale gray coloration, and dark primary feathers. These doves are an introduced species that have recently expanded their range into Arizona. Originally native on the Indian subcontinent, this bird was introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970s and quickly spread to Florida. They are widely distributed in Arizona.
License:
Required

Duck

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Ground dove

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
(May Not Be Hunted) Reddish primaries short tail - Small birds approximately half the size of a mourning dove. Both are gray and fly close to the ground with rapid wingbeats. The inca has a scaly appearance with a long tail that has white margins. Ground dove has a short, round dark tail. Common summer resident in the better watered valleys, mostly south of the Mogollon Rim.

White-winged dove

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
(May Be Hunted During Open Season) White wing patch-Somewhat larger than a mourning dove with a white bar on the upper wing surface and a long, moderately rounded tail. The range of white-winged doves generally coincides with the distribution of the saguaro cactus
License:
Required

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Migratory Bird Stamp Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
45 in aggregate after opening day
Special:
The possession limit is forty-five (45) mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate after opening day of which no more than fifteen (15) may be taken in any one day. Of the forty-five (45) dove possession limit, only thirty (30) may be white-winged doves of which no more than ten (10) may be taken in any one day.

Dates:
Early season
License:
Hunting license and Migratory Bird Stamp Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
15 in Aggregate
Special:
The early season bag limit is 15 doves in aggregate of which only 10 can be white-wings

Dove

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Duval property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Buckalew property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Flying E Bar property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Ed Anway property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Kai property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Tucker property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
City of Tucson Water Properties- Trust 205 property. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.

Dates:
All year
Special:
As required by R12-4-203, dove hunters age 18 and older shall have in their possession an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp which will validate their license for the federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp may be obtained, for a cost of $5.00 on or after July 1, from any Arizona Game and Fish Department office or wherever hunting licenses are sold.
License:
Required

Common moorhens

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Band-tailed pigeon

Dates:
All year
Special:
Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
License:
Required

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
Hunting license and Migratory Bird Stamp Required
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. HARVEST INFORMATION PROGRAM: As required by R12-4-203, band-tailed pigeon hunters age 18 and older shall have in their possession an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp which will validate their license for the federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp may be obtained, for a cost of $5.00 on or after July 1, from any Arizona Game and Fish Department office or wherever hunting licenses are sold.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. To improve harvest estimates band-tailed pigeon hunters age 16 and older will be asked to submit a voluntary online registration. This registration can be completed online at the following website www.azgfd.gov/bandtailedpigeon.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Method:
Shotgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow as prescribed in R12-4-304
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration. Falconers must be licensed pursuant to R12-4-422 or exempted pursuant to R12-4-407
Bag Limit:
3
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
9
Method:
falconry
Special:
FALCONRY BAG LIMIT: Three (3) per day. Note: The aggregate falconry bag limit of all migratory game birds is three (3), comprised of any combination of migratory game bird species for which a general season, that includes falconry as a legal method of take, or a falconry-only season is open. Falconers should consult Commission Orders 19, 20, 21 and 22 for season dates and open areas. The falconry bag limit is not in addition to the firearms bag limits. FALCONRY POSSESSION LIMIT: Nine (9) in the aggregate of all migratory game birds in season (Commission Orders 19 through 22) after opening day, of which no more than three (3) may be taken in any one day If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.

Dates:
Sep 2 - Sep 15
License:
hunting license plus an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp plus online Band-tailed Pigeon registration
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Possession Limit:
6
Special:
If a youth (ages 10-17) is participating in a General Hunt, he/she does not need to purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, as the stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting.

Coots

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Hunters age 18 and older who wish to hunt dove and band-tailed pigeon (as well as ducks, geese, coots, snipe and common moorhens) must purchase an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp for the 2016-2017 season. (The stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.) The stamp validates a hunting license for the Federal Harvest Information Program. The Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp is available for purchase at any license dealer, Game and Fish Department offices or online at www.azgfd.gov.
License:
ARIZONA MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP REQUIRED

Bow and arrow

Dates:
Open All year
License:
Required

Motor-vehicle restrictions

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
No person may take migratory game birds from or by means, aid, or use of any motor vehicle, motor-driven land conveyance, or aircraft of any kind. Special regulations govern handicapped hunters.
License:
Required

Falconry not permitted

Dates:
All year
License:
Required

Crossbow

Dates:
Open All year
License:
Required

Weapon

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Migratory game birds may be taken only with a 10 gauge or smaller shotgun capable of holding not more than three shells unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler, incapable of removal without disassembling the gun, so the gun’s total capacity does not exceed three shells.
License:
Required

Watercraft restrictions

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Migratory game birds may not be taken from or by means of any watercraft or other craft having a motor attached, or any sailboat, unless the motor has been completely shut off and/or the sails furled, and its progress there from has ceased. A watercraft under power may be used to retrieve dead or crippled birds but no shooting is permitted while the watercraft is underway. No person shall take migratory game birds by means or aid of any motor driven land, water, or air conveyance, or any sailboat used for the purpose of or resulting in the concentrating, driving, rallying, or stirring up of any migratory bird.
License:
Required

Decoys, calls and baiting

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
Migratory game birds may not be taken by the use or aid of live decoys, recorded or electronically amplified bird calls or recorded or electrically amplified imitations of bird calls or sounds. It is illegal to take birds by the aid of baiting, or on or over any baited area, where a person knows or reasonably should know that the area is or has been baited. An area is considered baited for 10 days after the complete removal of all bait. It is legal to take migratory game birds, except waterfowl, coots and cranes, on or over lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas, and where grain or other feed has been distributed or scattered solely as the result of manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on the land where grown, or solely as the result of a normal agricultural operation.
License:
Required

Closed

Dates:
September
License:
Required
Special:
Beginning at the junction of the Robbins Butte main access road and the road which runs northeasterly from the orange irrigation pump, which lies approximately 1/2 mile west of US Hwy 85; northeasterly 1-1/4 mile along posted fenceline to the southerly edge of the active channel of the Gila River; southwesterly 2-1/2 miles along the southerly edge of the active channel of the river to the south center section line of Section 21; south 1 mile along posted center section line and east edge of dirt road to approximately the center of Section 28 and the intersection of the north edge of a dirt road; east 3/4 mile along posted north edge of road to a cattleguard; north 1/4 mile along posted fenceline to the north edge of Robbins Butte main access road; easterly 1-1/2 miles along the posted north edge of the Robbins Butte main access road to the point of beginning; all in T1S, R4W, Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
the private property within municipal boundaries is closed to hunting.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
the private property within municipal boundaries is closed to hunting.

Not permitted

Dates:
Open All year
License:
Required
Special:
in County Parks within 1/4 mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails

Dates:
Open All year
License:
Required
Special:
Hunting in parks and preserves opened by this Commission Order is not permitted within 1/4 mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
in the following described area: Those private lands lying just north of the Town of Cave Creek in Sections 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 of Township 6 North, Range 4 East.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
in the following described area: Those private lands lying just north of the Town of Cave Creek in Sections 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 of Township 6 North, Range 4 East.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Hunting is not permitted in the following described area in the Town of Marana: beginning at the intersection of Sanders Road and Avra Valley Road; north on Sanders Road to the Santa Cruz River; southeast along the Santa Cruz River to the Central Arizona Project Canal; southwest along the Central Arizona Project Canal to Avra Valley Road; west on Avra Valley Road to the intersection of Sanders Road.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Hunting is not permitted in the following described area in the Town of Eloy: beginning with the intersection of Cornman Road and LaPalma Road; south on LaPalma Road to Milligan Road; west on Milligan Road to Overfield Road; north on Overfield Road to Cornman Road; east on Cornman Road to LaPalma Road.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Hunting is not permitted in the following described area in the Town of Quartzsite: Sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, Township 4 North, Range 19 West and Sections 2, 3, and 4, Township 3 North, Range 19 West.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Within Unit 25M as described in R12-4-108, all incorporated lands, including private property within municipal boundaries, are closed to hunting unless opened under Commission Order. Incorporated includes all municipal and corporate limits. County islands are open to hunting provided the hunter does not discharge a firearm within 1/4 mile of an occupied farmhouse, residence, cabin, lodge, or building without permission of the owner or resident. Privately held lands within county islands may be closed by the landowner.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
in the following described area in the City of Maricopa: that portion of the city east of Green Road, south of Smith Enke Road, and east of the Cobblestone subdivision and that portion of the city north of Farrell Road and west of White and Parker Road.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
an unincorporated portion of land west of Loop 202 (San Tan Freeway) known as the Elliot and Hawes County Island in Section 16, Township 1 South, Range 7 East

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Hunting is not permitted in the following described area in the Town of Eloy: beginning with the intersection of Cornman Road and LaPalma Road; south on LaPalma Road to Milligan Road; west on Milligan Road to Overfield Road; north on Overfield Road to Cornman Road; east on Cornman Road to LaPalma Road.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Hunting is not permitted in the following described area in the Town of Quartzsite: Sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, Township 4 North, Range 19 West and Sections 2, 3, and 4, Township 3 North, Range 19 West.

Falconry

Dates:
Open All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
3
Possession Limit:
9
Special:
Note: The aggregate falconry bag limit of all migratory game birds is three (3), comprised of any combination of migratory game bird species for which a general season, that includes falconry as a legal method of take, or a falconry-only season is open. The falconry bag limit is not in addition to the firearms bag limits. FALCONRY POSSESSION LIMIT: Nine (9) in the aggregate of all migratory game birds in season, after opening day, of which no more than three (3) may be taken in any one day.

Required

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
RETRIEVAL AND TAGGING – No person shall kill or cripple any migratory game bird without making a reasonable effort to retrieve the bird and retain it in his actual custody while in the field. Crippled birds must be killed immediately. Any birds given to or left with another person must be tagged by the hunter with a tag showing his signature, address, the number and species of birds, and the dates they were killed. Packages in which migratory game birds are shipped must show the names and addresses of the sender and receiver, and the number and species of birds contained in the parcel.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
IMPORTATION – For information regarding the importation of migratory game birds killed in another country, hunters should consult federal regulations. One fully feathered wing must remain attached to all migratory game birds being transported between the port of entry and the hunter’s home or to a migratory bird preservation facility. No person shall import any migratory game birds from any country except Canada unless such birds are dressed, drawn and the head and feet are removed. Special regulations govern consignment to an approved and licensed taxidermist. No person shall import migratory game birds belonging to another person.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
SEASON AND HOURS – No person may take migratory game birds during the closed season. Migratory game birds may be taken only during hours open to hunting.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
SHOTGUN SHELLS ARE LITTER, PICK THEM UP. All hunters are responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Shell casings (shotshell hulls) and associated debris constitute litter and must be picked up and packed out. Littering while hunting or fishing are revocable violations, and a conviction can result in the loss of hunting privileges for up to five years. It only takes a few minutes at the end of the hunt to pick up, which keeps the area clean for other users, protects wildlife, and will help preserve Arizona’s dove hunting tradition for future generations.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
One Feathered Wing Sportsmen should note that one feathered wing must be left attached to all migratory game birds, including Eurasian collared-doves, until they reach their final destination.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
SELECTION OF HUNTERS: A limited portion of the wildlife area will be restricted to junior hunters only. Shooting stations will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis unless there are more people desiring to participate than available shooting stations, then a drawing will be held at 4:45 a.m. Hunters must check in prior to hunting and check out following completion of their hunt at the Game and Fish Department check station.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
open to dove hunting EXCEPT for posted portions. A fee may be required for hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, see refuge regulations.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
open to dove hunting EXCEPT for posted portions. A fee may be required for hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, see refuge regulations.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
open to dove hunting EXCEPT for posted portions. A fee may be required for hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, see refuge regulations.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
open to dove hunting EXCEPT for posted portions. A fee may be required for hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, see refuge regulations.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
open to dove hunting EXCEPT for posted portions. A fee may be required for hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, see refuge regulations.

Dates:
Open All year
Special:
open to dove hunting EXCEPT for posted portions. A fee may be required for hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, see refuge regulations.

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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Open All year

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All year

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All year

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Special:
The entrance is located on the west side of US-85 near milepost 147 just south of the Gila River.

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Open All year

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Activities Available

Game Bird Hunting

Methods Available

Bow And Arrow
Motor-vehicle Restrictions
Falconry Not Permitted
Falconry
Weapon
Watercraft Restrictions
Decoys, Calls And Baiting
Closed
Not Permitted
Shotgun, Bow And Arrow, Or Crossbow As Prescribed In R12-4-304
Crossbow

State-wide Species Available

Band-tailed Pigeon
Bandtailed Pigeon
Common Moorhens
Coots
Dove
Duck
Eurasian Collared Dove
Geese
Ground Dove
Inca Dove
Mourning Dove
Snipe
White-winged Dove

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.