Primary Regulations

License Hunting license and an Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp Required
Date A portion of Robbins Butte Wildlife Area in Unit 39 is limited to youth-only dove hunting from September 1 until September 3. Open to all hunters the remainder of the season.
Bag limit 15 in aggregate of which no more than 10 may be whitewinged doves
When hour One half hour before Sunrise until Sunset
Method Birds may be taken only with a 10- gauge or smaller shotgun capable of holding no more than three shells (two in the magazine and one in the chamber), unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler, incapable of removal without disassembling the gun, so its total capacity does not exceed three shells. Birds also may be taken by falconry, by bow and arrow, or crossbow.
Possession limit 45 total with no more than 30 being white-winged doves
[Place] A portion of Robbins Butte Wildlife Area in Unit 39 is limited to youth-only dove hunting from September 1 until the day after the youth-only hunt ends. This limitation applies to the area posted “No Hunting Behind This Sign” area of actively farmed lands from the Robbins Butte main access road north to the main channel of the Gila River. This area is open to all hunters for the remainder of the season. [License] Youth ages 10 to 17 must have in their possession a valid youth combination license only. [License] Falconers must also be licensed. [Method] Unlawful to: (a) Shoot within ¼ mile (440 yards) of an occupied structure while hunting unless you have permission. (b) Shoot from, across or into roads or railways. (c)Leave shotgun shells or other litter on the ground. (d) Hunt over waters all day – allow time for livestock to access water. (e) Consume drugs or alcohol while hunting or handling firearms. [Method] You must: (a) Leave one fully feathered wing attached to the bird for identification until you reach your permanent residence or where the wildlife will be consumed. (b) Keep individual limits of birds separate from others while in the field, in the cooler and in transit. (c) Respect postings on private land and leave gates as found. (d) Make a reasonable effort to retrieve all downed birds. (e) Report violations to Operation Game Thief, 800-352-0700

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