Webcast on hunt management approaches now available online

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently hosted a webcast to provide an update on existing hunt management approaches, recent projects and to gather public input.

A webcast recording and comments received during the Aug. 15 presentation can be viewed at https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Guidelines/.

The existing hunt management approaches or hunt guidelines provide the biological and social parameters used by wildlife biologists to develop annual hunt recommendations (season structures, season lengths, season dates, permits allocated, etc.). These recommendations result in the annual hunts in which licensed hunters may participate.

While hunting opportunity is important, wildlife is held in the public trust; therefore, using science-based principles to shape the guidelines process remains paramount to ensure healthy, sustainable and diverse wildlife populations in perpetuity.