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2022 - 2023 Arizona Small Game Challenge

Hosted by Valley of the Sun (AZ)
insert_invitation Mon, Aug 1, 2022 6:00 AM (MDT) - Thu, Aug 31, 2023 8:00 PM (MDT)
location_on The diverse landscapes across Arizona!, Glendale, Arizona
local_activity NATIVE QUAIL CHALLENGE
$25.00
$25.00
Harvest all three quail species: Gambel's, Scaled, Mearns
local_activity ULTIMATE UPLAND BIRD CHALLENGE
$25.00
$25.00
Harvest all 5 bird species: Gambel's Quail, Scaled Quail, Mearns Quail, Dusky (Blue) Grouse, Chukar
local_activity DESERT SMALL GAME CHALLENGE
$25.00
$25.00
Harvest 5 of the 7 species: Gambel's Quail, Scaled Quail, Mearns Quail, Cottontail Rabbit, White-winged Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Mourning Dove
local_activity MOUNTAIN SMALL GAME CHALLENGE
$25.00
$25.00
Harvest 5 of the 7 species: Dusky (Blue) Grouse, Chukar, Band-Tailed Pigeon, Cottontail Rabbit, Aberts Squirrel, Kaibab Squirrel, Red Squirrel
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The diverse landscapes across Arizona!
Public hunting land, or with permission on private land
Glendale, Arizona 85306

ARIZONA SMALL GAME CHALLENGE

 The Arizona Small Game Challenge is brought to you by a partnership between the Arizona Game & Fish Department and the Valley of the Sun Quail Forever Chapter!  These four (4) individual challenges recognize the diverse landscapes of Arizona and rewards the small game hunter for accomplishing a yearly challenge.

   
Your registration fee of $25 (you are only eligible for 1 challenge for each year) will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Valley of the Sun Quail Forever Chapter to improve habitat that will directly benefit all small game species in Arizona.
   
A hunter who completes his or her first challenge will receive a plaque from the AZGFD that includes an engraving plate to mark the achievement. The plaque comes with space for additional engraving plates as the hunter completes their remaining challenges.

 

How to Participate
-  May choose only one (1) Challenge per year
-  Registration fee is $25.
-  Go small game hunting!
-  Photograph each species harvested for the challenge. 
   (Make sure your photos show the date of your harvest)
 
When you complete your Challenge

** Last date to complete these two (2) steps is August 31 of the following year.

1)  Fill out the Arizona Small Game Challenge Verification Form online
     @  azgfd.com/hunting/species/smallgame/challenge
     (Info needed:  species name, Game Unit #, date of harvest)


2)  Send an email to:  smallgame@azgfd.gov

      *  Put your name & completed challenge in the subject line
      *  Give us some insight into your outdoor experiences
      *  Attach all photos
  
         OR
  
     Mail your info to:
     Arizona Game & Fish Department
     Attn: Larisa Harding
     Small Game Program Manager
     5000 W Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85086
     *Photos will not be returned

 

Rules
-   Only 100 participants in each challenge year!
-   A challenge year is valid from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.
-   All species must be harvested while in season as posted in the AZGFD Hunting Regulations while on Arizona public land or
    on private land with the owners permission.
-  All Challenge hunters must have a valid AZGFD Hunting License.

-  All Small Game Challenge hunters must obey the practices of:

             **   Fair Chase and ethical hunting.

             **   Game birds must be free range wild birds.
 
Recognition
When a hunter completes his or her first challenge, they will receive a plaque from the AZGFD that includes an engraving plate to mark their achievement.  Additional engraving plates will be provided as subsequent challenges are completed.
 
Registration Fee Usage
The $25 registration fee will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Valley of the Sun Quail Forever Chapter to improve habitat that will directly benefit small game species in Arizona.




I acknowledge that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19, or another communicable disease(s), by participating in a Pheasants Forever Inc. and/or Quail Forever event or activity, including as a spectator, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.  I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19, or another communicable disease(s), may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Pheasants Forever Inc. and/or Quail Forever employees, agents, representatives, volunteers, customers, and any others present on the premises of the event.
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The diverse landscapes across Arizona!
Public hunting land, or with permission on private land
Glendale, Arizona 85306