AWF is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and assisting individuals and organizations to value, conserve, enhance, manage, and protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.


The AWF is an all-volunteer, statewide association of people interested in the present and future well-being of Arizonaís wildlife, wildlife habitat and natural systems.


These conservationists believe our wildlife heritage should not be jeopardized by any activity that fails to ensure its long-term health and sustainability.


                    Hunters encouraged to apply early for 

    Arizona elk and pronghorn antelope hunts

Jan. 27, 2015, Arizona Game & Fish Department
Applying at is fast and easy; deadline is Feb. 10

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for 2015 elk and pronghorn antelope hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process is Feb. 10, 2015, by 7 p.m. (MST). Hunters can apply using the online service, or they can fill out and mail or hand deliver a paper application. 

Applying online is fast and easy. Just visit and scroll down to the "Apply for a Draw" link. The online process prompts you to complete your form accurately, dramatically reducing the chance of making errors that could result in a rejected application.

For those who choose not to use the online service, paper draw applications may be submitted either by mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix,AZ 85087-1052, or they can be hand-delivered to any of the seven Game and Fish offices located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa and Phoenix. A list of office addresses is at

If you are mailing a paper application, keep in mind that the department must receive it by the deadline. Postmarks donít count.

You must have a hunting or combination hunting/fishing license that is valid as of the draw
deadline date in order to apply for the draw. If you don't already have a license, you can purchase one either, at Game and Fish, at license dealers, or through the draw application process when you are applying for the draw. Keep in mind that you must have a valid license when you are out in the field for your hunt, so if your license is valid as of the draw deadline date but expires before your hunt date, you will need to purchase a new license before going on your hunt. Licenses are now valid for 365 days rather than just for the calendar year. Be sure to check the dates on your license.

The 2015 Pronghorn Antelpe and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklet and application forms are available at Game and Fish offices,
license dealers and 

The past centuryís conservation achievements of successfully restoring big game wildlife are now at risk from the pervasive effects of climate change. Big game watchers, photographers and hunters, as well as outdoor recreational businesses and wildlife managers, all have a vested interest and a role to play in safeguarding big game and their habitats in the face of climate change. In the report, Nowhere to Run: Big Game Wildlife in a Warming World,
 NWF addresses the potential effects of climate change on eight of the most common or widespread big game species: white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, black bear and caribou; and recommends steps to protect both big game and the outdoor economy that depends on them.

To read the report click

Nowhere to Run

Register for the 2015 April BOW weekend 

 BOW April 2015 Registration Packet

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Sandra Nagiller BOW Scholarship Fund


A Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) scholarship fund has been set up in memory of our past board member Sandra Nagiller. Sandra was a wonderful woman and she was the essence of a true outdoor woman so it is only fitting that we carry on her legacy through the BOW program, sponsored by the AWF. You can contribute to the fund by following this link


Read the Current AWF Newsletter

Arizona Wildlife News

Winter 2014

AWN Vol 56, Issue 4, Winter 2014

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