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Hunting in Arizona: 3 Animals To Hunt in the Summer

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 01:25 PM

Like any other state that permits hunting within its borders, Arizona has laws that regulate which species are in open season. The state has many game animals to hunt in summer. State regulations determine the bag limit per hunter for each species, how many hunters may participate in the take through a draw and tag system, and other stipulations.

To legally hunt and to ensure that nothing will go wrong, hunters must note which species are in season. The following list includes three animals it is legal to take in the summer while hunting in Arizona.

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1. Bear
A simple Google Image search for “bear hunting” reveals countless images of proud hunters posing next to bears. This picture can become a reality for summer hunters in Arizona, where the black bear species can typically be founded in wooded areas, according to the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Until a certain number of female bears have been taken, it is open season on bears in Arizona during the summer, but hunters who have taken a bear must present it for inspection to the Arizona Game & Fish Department.

2. Buffalo
Typically only located in the Raymond and House Rock wildlife areas of Arizona, the buffalo is another big game, career-making dream hunt available in the summers in Arizona. The Arizona Game & Fish Department describes this large animal as weighing up to 2,500 pounds and traveling in large herds, breeding in the late summer months. Because of the buffalo’s rocky history and near-extinction, a special permit is required to hunt this animal, even when it is in season during the summer.

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3. Mountain Lion
The Arizona Game & Fish Department lists the mountain lion as open for hunting in the summer months in Arizona.
The population of mountain lions is typically dependent on the population of deer, their main source of food. Mountain lions can reproduce year-round, but kittens are typically born at higher rates in the summer months. Each hunter is restricted to a bag limit of one mountain lion per year, which must be presented to the Arizona Game & Fish Department for inspection following the hunt.

A more comprehensive list of species available for hunt during each month in Arizona can be found on the Arizona Game & Fish Department website.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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