Game and Fish hosting fall hunt meeting
KINGMAN - The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host six open houses for sportsmen around the state, and sportsmen in the Kingman area will want to attend the one here from 3-5 p.m. Monday.
The event will be held in the Region 3 office at 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road.
The purpose of the open houses is to give sportsmen the opportunity to review and ask questions about the 2016 fall hunt recommendations for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, bear, mountain lion, predators and furbearers.
The department will be making their recommendations to the commission in regards to seasons, bag limits, open areas and permit-tag allocations based on hunt guidelines.
Of special interest to area sportsmen are the results of the recent aerial survey for bighorn sheep in the Black Mountains.
The sheep in this area have been found to have pneumonia and this will definitely affect the sheep herd.
It will also have an effect on the number of sheep tags that will be issued this year.
"The meetings allow us to meet with sportsmen and other members of the public to answer questions and discuss the direction for the recommendations based upon survey data, harvest rates and hunt guidelines," said Amber Munig, the department's Game Management Program supervisor.
Sportsmen can see all of the proposed recommendations by going to www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines
The commission will act on the recommendations at their meeting on April 9 at the department's headquarters at 5000 West Carefree Highway in Phoenix.