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Arizona Game and Fish

Arizona Game and Fish

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for public comments on a proposal to adopt a rule that would prohibit using any lethal method during hunting contests for predatory and fur-bearing animals.

The deadline for submitting comments is this Sunday, May 12, according to a media release from the department.

Public comments will be evaluated before a Notice of Final Rulemaking is taken to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for consideration. If approved, the final rule would be reviewed by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council, the release said.

The commission intends to adopt this rule to address social concerns associated with hunting contests that awards prizes to participants who kill the largest number or variety of predatory or fur-bearing animals.

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The proposed rule would not apply to lawful, regulated hunting of predatory and fur-bearing animals. 

If you would like to submit public comments, you may e-mail rulemaking@azgfd.gov.

If you would like to send your public comments through United States mail, the department asks you address it: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Rules Section, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85056.

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