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!
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
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.
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.”