Arizona Coyote Hunting, Laws, Regulations, Season, & License Info

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Coyote Hunting Arizona Laws & Regulations

Are coyotes defined as furbearer, game animal, or other in Arizona? Predatory mammals as defined by A.R.S. 17-101 are coyotes, bobcats, foxes, and skunks. Bobcats are the only predator also classified as a furbearer with an export tag required to ship a bobcat pelt out of state.

Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Arizona? To hunt predatory and fur-bearing mammals in Arizona, you need a valid hunting or combination license.

A valid Arizona license is required for taking wildlife (including fish) in Arizona. The licensee shall carry the license when participating in hunting or fishing or other form of take. Take means pursuing, shooting, hunting, fishing, trapping, killing, capturing, snaring, or netting wildlife. Wildlife includes all wild mammals, wild birds, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans and fish.

HUNTING LICENSE – Arizona residents and non-residents 10 years and older need a valid hunting license to hunt in Arizona. A person under 10 may hunt wildlife other than big game without a license when accompanied by a properly licensed person 18 years or older. No more than two unlicensed children may accompany any license holder. No one under the age of 14 may take big game without having completed a Hunter Education Course. No one under age 10 may take big game in Arizona. Check the Arizona Hunting Regulations for additional information.

Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Arizona? Yes, with a valid hunting license.

Is there a specific season for coyotes in Arizona? August 1 – March 31 is open season for Bobcat and Foxes as authorized in Commission Order 13. The season for Coyote and Skunk is yearlong.

Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Arizona? Bag Limit Unlimited. In the “pursuit-only” season an individual shall not kill or capture any mammal.

What are the legal hunting hours in Arizona? Legal shooting time is during daylight hours or as prescribed by the Commission (see individual Commission Orders). In general, if you can see well enough to shoot safely, you are legal. Taking wild animals or birds by moonlight or artificial light is illegal, except for raccoons, reptiles and other mammals as prescribed in R12-4-304.

Daylight shooting hours: (Jul 1, 2016 – Jun 30, 2017). Open areas Statewide (excluding National Wildlife Refuges, Units 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M) Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Notes: (11,62,93,104,145,156,167,178,189,2110,2211,2612,2713)

Also, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, and, Kofa and Imperial National Wildlife Refuges (Kofa and Imperial dates: Sep 30, 2016 – Feb 5, 2017) (Note: 214)

General Daylong Shooting Hours: (Dec 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017).

Open Areas: (4A, 4B (north of Interstate 40), 5A, 5B, 8, 10, 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 31, 32, 42, and 44A). Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Notes: (615,1516,2217,2518,2819)

Limited Weapon-Shotgun Shooting Shot (Daylight Shooting Hours): (Jul 1, 2016 – Jun 30, 2017).

Open Areas: Open areas Statewide (excluding National Wildlife Refuges). Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Notes: (120,621,722,823,924,1025,1126,1227,1328,1429,1530,1631,1732,1833,1934,2035,2136,2637,2738,2839)

Are electronic game calls legal in Arizona? Yes.

Are decoys legal in Arizona? Yes.

What firearms are approved/disapproved for coyotes in Arizona? Legal Methods of Take General Hunt: Any lawful method as described in R12-4-301 and R12-4-304. Limited Weapon-Shotgun Shooting Shot Hunt: Shotgun shooting shot, crossbow or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304 and R12-4-318. Pursuit Only Hunt: An individual participating in a “pursuit-only” season may use dogs to pursue raccoons but shall not kill or capture the quarry as prescribed in R12-4-318.

An individual may take predatory and furbearing animals by using the following methods, when authorized by Commission Order and subject to the restrictions under R12-4-303 and R12-4-318:

  1. Firearms;
  2. Pre-charged pneumatic weapons .22 caliber or larger;
  3. Bow and arrow;
  4. Crossbow;
  5. Traps not prohibited under R12-4-307;
  6. Artificial light while taking raccoon provided the light is not attached to or operated from a motor vehicle, motorized watercraft, watercraft under sail, or floating object towed by a motorized watercraft or a watercraft under sail;
  7. Artificial light while taking coyote during seasons with day-long hours, provided the light is not attached to or operated from a motor vehicle, motorized watercraft, watercraft under sail, or floating object towed by a motorized watercraft or a watercraft under sail; and
  8. Dogs.

An individual shall not use any of the following to take wildlife: a. Fully automatic firearms, including firearms capable of selective automatic fire.

Are suppressors allowed for hunting in Arizona? All game animals legal. As of August 1, 2012, after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2728 into law, suppressors are now legal for hunters in Arizona to use lawfully-possessed suppressors on firearms for hunting, modifying the previous prohibitions listed in R12-4-303. Unlawful Devices, Methods, and Ammunition.

A.R.S. 17-251 Possession or use of a firearm silencer or muffler while hunting; definition

  1. The commission shall not adopt or enforce any rule that prohibits the lawful possession or use of a firearm silencer or muffler, including for the taking of wildlife or while hunting.
  2. This section does not limit the authority of the commission to prescribe the type and caliber of firearm or ammunition that may be used for taking wildlife.
  3. For the purposes of this section, “firearm silencer or muffler” means any device that is designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm.

Legal ammunition or restrictions for hunting coyotes in Arizona? An individual shall not use any of the following to take wildlife: b. Tracer, armor-piercing, or full-jacketed ammunition designed for military use.

Are there regulations for possessing, transporting dead coyotes, or pelts across state lines in Arizona?

Is night hunting allowed in Arizona? Yes, with specific dates and weapon restrictions. Daylong means the 24-hour period between midnight and midnight. The daylong season dates: Dec 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016

Open Areas: 4A, 4B (north of Interstate 40), 5A, 5B, 8, 10, 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 31, 32, 42, and 44A

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Wildlife may only be taken during times prescribed by the Commission and closed season shall be in effect unless opened by Commission Order. Review the Commission orders related to the species you are pursuing before leaving home. The use of spotlights attached to a vehicle is illegal if you have any weapons in your vehicle.

During certain mountain lion and coyote seasons it is lawful to use artificial light that is unattached to a vehicle. Check the Commission Orders for more details. If fear of theft is a concern, you should disable your firearm or bow and make it obvious that it is incapable of firing. Examples are leaving all ammunition, arrows and/or barrels or bolts in camp. Hunters cannot use lighted sight pins or other artificial light sources to extend legal shooting hours.

An individual shall not use or possess any of the following while taking wildlife: Electronic night vision equipment, electronically enhanced light-gathering devices, thermal imaging devices or laser sights; except for devices such as laser rangefinders, scopes with self-illuminating reticles, and fiber optic sights with self-illuminating sights or pins that do not project a visible light onto an animal.

The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting when the unit they occur in is open to hunting.

The following Pima County parks and preserves are open to hunting: A-7 Ranch in Units 32 and 33, Oracle Ridge Property in Unit 33, Six Bar Ranch in Unit 33, Emperita Ranch in Unit 34B, Bar V Ranch in Unit 34B, Sands Ranch in Unit 34B, Clyne Ranch in Unit 34B, Diamond Bell Ranch in Unit 36A, Marley Ranch in Units 36A and 36B, Rancho Seco in Units 36A and 36B, Kings 98 Ranch in Unit 36C, Old Hayhook Ranch in Unit 36C, Verdugo in Unit 36C, Bee Ranch in Unit 37A, Mordka Ranch in Unit 37A, Buckelew Ranch in Unit 37A, Carpenter Ranch in Unit 37A, Cochie Canyon Ranch in Unit 37A, Lords Ranch in Unit 37A, and Tortolita Mountain Park in Unit 37A. Hunting in County Parks, opened by this Commission Order, is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.

In units listed with this note, coyotes may be taken at night with the aid of artificial light; however, the light may not be attached to or operated from a vehicle. Per R12-4-304, an individual shall not use or possess any electronic night vision equipment, electronically enhanced light-gathering devices, thermal imaging devices or laser sights while taking wildlife: except for devices such as laser rangefinders, scopes with self-illuminating reticles, and fiber optic sights with self-illuminating sights or pins that do not project a visible light onto an animal.

In the northern portion of Unit 5A, access is permitted on the Clear Creek Ranch by written permission only by contacting the Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Ecosystems Management Program via e-mail at [email protected] hopi.nsn.us or by calling (928) 734-3606 or (928) 734-3605 from Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. Please contact in advance to gain access for hunting and scouting. In Unit 5B North, access is permitted on the Hopi’s Hart/Drye Ranch and in Unit 4A on the Hopi’s Aja Ranch by signing in at designated sign-in boxes located at access points.

Are there specific weapons allowed for night in Arizona? As of 2014-2015 They changed it from a Limited Weapon-Shotgun Shooting Shot to a General season. Which means it is open to any means of legal take. In other words you can now use any legal firearm to take coyotes at night.

Can you hunt coyotes from a vehicle in Arizona? (A.R.S. 17-301 B, R12-4-319) No person may take wildlife from a motor vehicle (including watercraft and aircraft), except as permitted by Commission Order, and under the provisions of the Challenged Hunter Access Mobility Permit Commission Rule (R12-4-217). “Take,” as defined by law, includes pursuing, shooting, hunting and killing wildlife. You are unlawfully using a vehicle to take wildlife if you intentionally drive around until you see the animal you wish to harvest and then make an attempt to take. “Road hunting” is illegal; so is pursuing wildlife with a vehicle, chasing or heading off moving wildlife with a vehicle, and driving off-road to get closer to wildlife. You do not have to shoot from the vehicle to be in violation.

Can baiting be used to hunt coyotes in Arizona? Feeding or baiting of wildlife is prohibited.

Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Arizona? Yes, Dogs are a legal method of take. An individual shall not use dogs to pursue, tree, corner or hold at bay any wildlife for a hunter unless that hunter is present for the entire hunt.

Is there a coyote bounty program in Arizona? Not at this time.

This information is for informational purposes only. This website has no affiliation with any department of the above mentioned state. For your own safety please contact your local office to verify the information presented. CoyoteHunting101.com is not responsible for your own stupidity.

Last Updated: 11-1-2016

17 Comments

  1. Cris

    Having that video of naming a coyote and not making a quick follow up shot is pretty counter productive especially when you can tell the video was edited. None of us are perfect all the time but that is garbage to use as a representation of what we do.

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    • Chad

      Yeah, I can see that. I will find a better one and post it in it’s place. Thanks for the feedback.

      Reply
  2. Rick

    That video is truly disturbing. His second shot is pitiful; then they proceed to talk about the kill before a kill has been made…
    The information in the article is great, but please change that awful video…

    Reply
    • Chad

      changed

      Reply
  3. Kate

    Is it legal just to shoot coyotes for the sake of killing them, not intending to take them for fur or other parts? In other words, shoot a coyote then leave him to find another one to shoot or just turn around and go home?

    This is in re: shot coyotes being left for the buzzards on state land.

    If killing ‘just because’ is permitted… that sure doesn’t sound like hunting. Just saying…

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  4. Jason

    Is there a limit to the number of rounds your rifle can hold while hunting coyote.

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    • Cam

      What’s the limit? I’ve never heard this. Where can I read it?

      Reply
  5. RJ

    Coyotes keep trying to eat my dogs. One got bit today. I have my small game license and wondered – Can I smoke ’em if they come to the house or do I need to find them 1/4 miles away?

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    • Candice

      I am wondering the same I woke up at 3am to my dogs barking and whining and I found 4 coyotes outside my yard. I hit the window really hard and they scattered.

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    • Jack

      In Arizona if your closest neighbor is more then 1/4 mile away from your house you can give yourself permission to shoot closer then 1/4 mile from your house. If your neighbors are closer ask them for permission (and I would CYA and get that permission in writing with a date and signature on it).

      Reply
  6. Craig

    Can you take Coyotes in urban areas with archery tackle or crossbow? I live near the New River wash in Glendale and Peoria and Coyotes are all over the place here and are in and out of our neighborhood taking pets. Is it OK to beat them back in this way?

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  7. Chris

    I’m in Glendale in the center of town had a coyote eat 2 of my turkeys a few nights ago.
    If I have a hunting /fishing license.
    Can intake him out with a air rifle?
    I know I can’t discharge a firearm in city limits
    But are rifle for coyote in Glendale ok?

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  8. Sam Boulanger

    Kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. Does this make you feel more manly?

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    • Jack

      You don’t varmit call.

      Reply
  9. TEK

    i am impressed how, in the video, i don’t see either a hunter nor a hunt.

    Luring in an animal with a purchased lure, using high-powered weaponry to shoot from 80 yards (or more), sitting in the shade of a tree on a picture-perfect day, with the AC-equipped 4×4 and brews a few yards away, is just target practice.

    Real hunters know their prey, know their terrain, know the ecological and behavioral patterns, and hunt on an even playing field. Real hunters can take out one of these bad boys with a knife or a spear. Now that’s a hunter. Now that’s a hunt. But, sadly, those skills are long-ago lost and nowadays its just a sad modern-day excuse for hunting.

    Most hunters these days couldn’t kill a coyote without a trap or a high-powered weaponry (they wouldn’t have the skill to get close enough). Even these exemplars need to lure the coyote to them because there’s probably no way they could get close to the coyote otherwise. We just aren’t that good anymore. True hunters are a vanishing breed and the true hunt is a vanishing art. Anyone who argues against that has never tried to take out a wild predator with a blade. Do that and we’ll be friggin’ impressed.

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    • Joel Williams

      you can do that…Kill them with a knife if you take with dogs….as far as killing them just to kill them….do you eat or use the parts of rats ….i mean sure you CAN …but DO YOU…cuz if you dont the argument is hypocritical….coyotes are pests …Varmints if you will …and humans are the only large predator able to check their population in populated areas …..thats why there are no seasons and or take limits …and why there is no bounty ….they snatch pets….snatch livestock…and if allowed to be rampant stand a chance of snatching kids…they interbreed readily with smaller sheperd style ranch dogs …which makes a saavy varmint even more savvy….and lord forbid a random non guardian breed dog …say a lab…makes it into the genepool…..even bigger…even saavy-er animal …so yeah take em any way you can within the law and leave the bits for the buzzards…..plus they taste awful……way worse than rats…..

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    • Steve

      TEK is right. The ways of the old Hunters are no longer passed down and learned and yes we do use high powered firearms or crossbows. But that doesn’t mean there are some that try to stay as close to the old ways. Yes I do use a rifle, but I don’t use lures or bait. You have to know your environment and your prays habits. That is hunting.
      Yes they are pests and

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  1. 1. The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is closed to hunting except those areas open in accordance with U.S. Army regulations to properly licensed U.S. citizens holding a valid YPG Hunting Program Access Permit and coordinating with YPG Range Control. Hunters drawn for units 41, 43A, or 43B who plan to hunt on YPG must obtain a hunting access permit before entering YPG. Access permits are issued at the YPG Visitor Center located at building 2020 at the Wahner E. Brooks Exhibit Park off Imperial Dam Road. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 6:30am to 5:00pm. Hunting access permit applicants must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement, receive a Range Safety Briefing, and undergo an NCIC background check. Furthermore, all firearms must be registered at the visitor center prior to entering YPG. Do not bring the firearms into the visitor center. Due to military activities some hunting areas may be temporarily closed on short notice. Updates will be posted on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ USAYPG. For information email: [email protected]; or call (928) 328-2125.
  2. 6. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting when the unit they occur in is open to hunting.
  3. 9. Entry into portions of Units 40A, 40B, 46A, and 46B is subject to military closure and requires coordination with the appropriate land management agency for hunting access to Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR) and some adjacent areas. The BMGR is closed to hunting except open public recreational use areas, as allowed by an authorized entry permit. Due to military activities some hunting areas may be temporarily closed on short notice. For specifics about accessing the BMGR refer to the Index: Hunting on Military Reservations.
  4. 10. The Florence Military Reservation (training areas B and D: the areas north and south of Cottonwood Canyon Road) in Unit 37B is subject to short term closures due to military operations, including live fire operations, and requires coordination with the Florence Military Reservation for hunting access. For specific closure dates or any other access concerns, contact the Florence Military Reservation at 602-267-2062. A map of the Florence Military Reservation is located on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s website, azgfd.gov (type Florence Military Reservation in the search box).
  5. 14. The following described area in the Town of Eloy in Units 26M and 37A is closed to hunting: beginning with the intersection of Cornman Road and LaPalma Road; south on LaPalma Road to Milligan Road; west on Milligan Road to Overfield Road; north on Overfield Road to Cornman Road; east on Cornman Road to LaPalma Road.
  6. 15. The following Pima County parks and preserves are open to hunting: A-7 Ranch in Units 32 and 33, Oracle Ridge Property in Unit 33, Six Bar Ranch in Unit 33, Emperita Ranch in Unit 34B, Bar V Ranch in Unit 34B, Sands Ranch in Unit 34B, Clyne Ranch in Unit 34B, Diamond Bell Ranch in Unit 36A, Marley Ranch in Units 36A and 36B, Rancho Seco in Units 36A and 36B, Kings 98 Ranch in Unit 36C, Old Hayhook Ranch in Unit 36C, Verdugo in Unit 36C, Bee Ranch in Unit 37A, Mordka Ranch in Unit 37A, Buckelew Ranch in Unit 37A, Carpenter Ranch in Unit 37A, Cochie Canyon Ranch in Unit 37A, Lords Ranch in Unit 37A, and Tortolita Mountain Park in Unit 37A. Hunting in County Parks, opened by this Commission Order, is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.
  7. 16. The following described area in Unit 36B is closed to hunting: in the posted portion of Sopori Ranch south of Arivaca Road in Sections 14 and 15, Township 20 South, Range 11 East. The remainder of Sopori Ranch is open to hunting.
  8. 17. The following described area in the Town of Marana in Unit 37A is closed to hunting: beginning at the intersection of Sanders Road and Avra Valley Road; north on Sanders Road to the Santa Cruz River; southeast along the Santa Cruz River to the Central Arizona Project Canal; southwest along the Central Arizona Project Canal to Avra Valley Road; west on Avra Valley Road to the intersection of Sanders Road.
  9. 18. The following described area in the Town of Quartzsite in Units 43A and 44B is closed to hunting: Sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, Township 4 North, Range 19 West and Sections 2, 3, and 4, Township 3 North, Range 19 West
  10. The area in Unit 37A in the Town of Marana is subject to temporary closures in February for special events. All state lands located south of CochieCanyon Trail in Township 11 South, Range 12 East.
  11. 22. Areas of private property within the municipal boundaries (except in Units 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 27, and 39 west of AZ Hwy 85) are closed to hunting during this hunt.
  12. 26. .The area within the fenced enclosure inside the loop formed by Tonto National Forest Road 647, also known as the Walnut Canyon Enclosure, is open to public entry and to hunting during an open season.
  13. 27. The following City of Tucson Water Properties located in Avra Valley are open to hunting: the Duval property in Unit 36C and the Buckalew, Flying E Bar, Ed Anway, Kai, Tucker, and Trust 205 properties in Unit 37A; all other Tucson Water Properties are closed to hunting. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.
  14. 2. National Wildlife Refuges may be open to hunting as permitted by Refuge regulations. A refuge permit may be required; contact the individual refuges for their regulations. The use or possession of other than non-toxic shot is prohibited in the Bill Williams River, Cibola, Havasu, and Imperial NWRs.
  15. 6. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting when the unit they occur in is open to hunting.
  16. 15. The following Pima County parks and preserves are open to hunting: A-7 Ranch in Units 32 and 33, Oracle Ridge Property in Unit 33, Six Bar Ranch in Unit 33, Emperita Ranch in Unit 34B, Bar V Ranch in Unit 34B, Sands Ranch in Unit 34B, Clyne Ranch in Unit 34B, Diamond Bell Ranch in Unit 36A, Marley Ranch in Units 36A and 36B, Rancho Seco in Units 36A and 36B, Kings 98 Ranch in Unit 36C, Old Hayhook Ranch in Unit 36C, Verdugo in Unit 36C, Bee Ranch in Unit 37A, Mordka Ranch in Unit 37A, Buckelew Ranch in Unit 37A, Carpenter Ranch in Unit 37A, Cochie Canyon Ranch in Unit 37A, Lords Ranch in Unit 37A, and Tortolita Mountain Park in Unit 37A. Hunting in County Parks, opened by this Commission Order, is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.
  17. 22. Areas of private property within the municipal boundaries (except in Units 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 27, and 39 west of AZ Hwy 85) are closed to hunting during this hunt.
  18. 25. In units listed with this note, coyotes may be taken at night with the aid of artificial light; however, the light may not be attached to or operated from a vehicle. Per R12-4-304, an individual shall not use or possess any electronic night vision equipment, electronically enhanced light-gathering devices, thermal imaging devices or laser sights while taking wildlife: except for devices such as laser rangefinders, scopes with self-illuminating reticles, and fiber optic sights with selfilluminating sights or pins that do not project a visible light onto an animal.
  19. 28. In the northern portion of Unit 5A, access is permitted on the Clear Creek Ranch by written permission only by contacting the Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Ecosystems Management Program via e-mail at [email protected] or by calling (928) 734-3606 or (928) 734-3605 from Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Please contact in advance to gain access for hunting and scouting. In Unit 5B North, access is permitted on the Hopi’s Hart/Drye Ranch and in Unit 4A on the Hopi’s Aja Ranch by signing in at designated sign-in boxes located at access points.
  20. 1. The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is closed to hunting except those areas open in accordance with U.S. Army regulations to properly licensed U.S. citizens holding a valid YPG Hunting Program Access Permit and coordinating with YPG Range Control. Hunters drawn for units 41, 43A, or 43B who plan to hunt on YPG must obtain a hunting access permit before entering YPG. Access permits are issued at the YPG Visitor Center located at building 2020 at the Wahner E. Brooks Exhibit Park off Imperial Dam Road. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 6:30am to 5:00pm. Hunting access permit applicants must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement, receive a Range Safety Briefing, and undergo an NCIC background check. Furthermore, all firearms must be registered at the visitor center prior to entering YPG. Do not bring the firearms into the visitor center. Due to military activities some hunting areas may be temporarily closed on short notice. Updates will be posted on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ USAYPG. For information email: [email protected]; or call (928) 328-2125.
  21. 6. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting when the unit they occur in is open to hunting.
  22. 7. The following described area in Unit 26M is closed to hunting: those private lands lying just north of the Town of Cave Creek in Sections 10, 11, 12, 14, and 15 of Township 6 North, Range 4 East.
  23. 8. A portion of Unit 25M is closed to hunting. Hunting is not permitted in the following area of Unit 25M: an unincorporated portion of land west of Loop 202 (San Tan Freeway) known as the Elliot and Hawes County Island in Section 16, Township 1 South, Range 7 East.
  24. 9. Entry into portions of Units 40A, 40B, 46A, and 46B is subject to military closure and requires coordination with the appropriate land management agency for hunting access to Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR) and some adjacent areas. The BMGR is closed to hunting except open public recreational use areas, as allowed by an authorized entry permit. Due to military activities some hunting areas may be temporarily closed on short notice. For specifics about accessing the BMGR refer to the Index: Hunting on Military Reservations.
  25. 10. The Florence Military Reservation (training areas B and D: the areas north and south of Cottonwood Canyon Road) in Unit 37B is subject to short term closures due to military operations, including live fire operations, and requires coordination with the Florence Military Reservation for hunting access. For specific closure dates or any other access concerns, contact the Florence Military Reservation at 602-267-2062. A map of the Florence Military Reservation is located on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s website, azgfd.gov (type Florence Military Reservation in the search box).
  26. 11. The following described area in Unit 26M is closed to hunting: the unincorporated portion of land within the Town of Queen Creek in Pinal County in Sections 5, 7, 8, and 18 of Township 3 South, Range 8 East.
  27. 12. Within Unit 25M as described in R12- 4-108, all incorporated lands, including private property within municipal boundaries, are closed to hunting unless opened under Commission Order. Incorporated includes all municipal and corporate limits. County islands are open to hunting provided the hunter does not discharge a firearm within ¼ mile of an occupied farmhouse, residence, cabin, lodge, or building without permission of the owner or resident. Privately held lands within county islands may be closed by the landowner.
  28. 13. The following described area in the City of Maricopa in Unit 26M is closed to hunting: that portion of the city east of Green Road, south of Smith Enke Road, and east of the Cobblestone subdivision and that portion of the city north of Farrell Road and west of White and Parker Road.
  29. 14. The following described area in the Town of Eloy in Units 26M and 37A is closed to hunting: beginning with the intersection of Cornman Road and LaPalma Road; south on LaPalma Road to Milligan Road; west on Milligan Road to Overfield Road; north on Overfield Road to Cornman Road; east on Cornman Road to LaPalma Road.
  30. 15. The following Pima County parks and preserves are open to hunting: A-7 Ranch in Units 32 and 33, Oracle Ridge Property in Unit 33, Six Bar Ranch in Unit 33, Emperita Ranch in Unit 34B, Bar V Ranch in Unit 34B, Sands Ranch in Unit 34B, Clyne Ranch in Unit 34B, Diamond Bell Ranch in Unit 36A, Marley Ranch in Units 36A and 36B, Rancho Seco in Units 36A and 36B, Kings 98 Ranch in Unit 36C, Old Hayhook Ranch in Unit 36C, Verdugo in Unit 36C, Bee Ranch in Unit 37A, Mordka Ranch in Unit 37A, Buckelew Ranch in Unit 37A, Carpenter Ranch in Unit 37A, Cochie Canyon Ranch in Unit 37A, Lords Ranch in Unit 37A, and Tortolita Mountain Park in Unit 37A. Hunting in County Parks, opened by this Commission Order, is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.
  31. 16. The following described area in Unit 36B is closed to hunting: in the posted portion of Sopori Ranch south of Arivaca Road in Sections 14 and 15, Township 20 South, Range 11 East. The remainder of Sopori Ranch is open to hunting.
  32. 17. The following described area in the Town of Marana in Unit 37A is closed to hunting: beginning at the intersection of Sanders Road and Avra Valley Road; north on Sanders Road to the Santa Cruz River; southeast along the Santa Cruz River to the Central Arizona Project Canal; southwest along the Central Arizona Project Canal to Avra Valley Road; west on Avra Valley Road to the intersection of Sanders Road.
  33. 18. The following described area in the Town of Quartzsite in Units 43A and 44B is closed to hunting: Sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, Township 4 North, Range 19 West and Sections 2, 3, and 4, Township 3 North, Range 19 West
  34. 19. The following parks and preserves in Maricopa County are open to hunting as defined in R12-4-321: Lake Pleasant, White Tank Mountains, Estrella Mountain and McDowell Mountain Regional parks and Skyline (Back Country designated area only – contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Mesa Regional office or City of Buckeye for open area maps). Hunting in parks and preserves opened by this Commission Order is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.
  35. 20. Tucson Mountain Wildlife Area in Unit 38M is closed to the discharge of all firearms.
  36. 21. The area in Unit 37A in the Town of Marana is subject to temporary closures in February for special events. All state lands located south of CochieCanyon Trail in Township 11 South, Range 12 East.
  37. 26. The area within the fenced enclosure inside the loop formed by Tonto National Forest Road 647, also known as the Walnut Canyon Enclosure, is open to public entry and to hunting during an open season.
  38. 27. The following City of Tucson Water Properties located in Avra Valley are open to hunting: the Duval property in Unit 36C and the Buckalew, Flying E Bar, Ed Anway, Kai, Tucker, and Trust 205 properties in Unit 37A; all other Tucson Water Properties are closed to hunting. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Please sign in and out at sign-in boxes located at designated entry points.
  39. 28. In the northern portion of Unit 5A, access is permitted on the Clear Creek Ranch by written permission only by contacting the Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Ecosystems Management Program via e-mail at [email protected] or by calling (928) 734-3606 or (928) 734-3605 from Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Please contact in advance to gain access for hunting and scouting. In Unit 5B North, access is permitted on the Hopi’s Hart/Drye Ranch and in Unit 4A on the Hopi’s Aja Ranch by signing in at designated sign-in boxes located at access points.