Predator Calling

There is so much to learn about how to call in the various species when hunting. It takes some instruction and lots of practice and some experimentation! Our meetings frequently cover this topic!

Predator Calling 101

Coyote Vocalization and Their Application to Calling

Behavioral Motivations for Coyote Responses to Predator Calls

The Genesis and History of Misting Part One

Coyote Olfactory System

Coyote Calling Tips: The 4 Types of Calls You Need to Know


AZ Game & Fish

A Growing Population of Mexican Wolves


I looked through our data for units with two or more consecutive years of low fawn to doe ratios.  These are units that would benefit from coyote and lion hunting.  For pronghorn, the most bang for your buck (pun intended!) is to remove coyotes just prior to and during fawning season which varies around the state but is generally March – May.  We are experimenting this year with the removal of coyotes for mule deer in 16A and will gun during spring and summer.  Our objective is to remove coyotes prior to their denning and again prior to mule deer fawning season.  Lions may have more impact on the adult segment of the mule deer population so year round removal is always beneficial.

 Units with struggling pronghorn or mule deer populations:

 1, 2A, 2C, 3C, 6A, 10, 13A, 15A, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19A, 20A, 27, 29, 30A, 34A, 34B, 37A, 40A, 40B, 43A

 April L. Howard – Predator, Furbearer and Large Carnivore Biologist

Arizona Game and Fish Department – Game Branch

5000 W. Carefree Highway

Phoenix, AZ  85086


Gun Safety

Guns go bang. That’s what they do. They are used safely millions upon millions of times every year, but the potential for injury and death is always there. For this reason, we need to follow basic safety rules at all times when handling firearms, including handguns like revolvers and pistols, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, airguns, etc.

Gun Safety Rules

Arizona Hunter’s Ed Course


Rattlesnake Safety

Despite the relative docile nature of western rattlesnakes, you still have to take precautions when hiking, hunting or camping in rattler country. So, listed below are some links to information on how to reduce the likelihood of “unpleasant encounters.”

Camping & Hiking in Rattlesnake Country

How to Avoid a Rattlesnake Attack