The Arizona Game and Fish Department will seek the public’s input in developing a new hunting and fishing license structure and fees, as authorized by the recent passage of Senate Bill 1223.

SB 1223 allows the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to set future hunting and fishing license structure and fees directly through a streamlined, customer-focused process. It gives the Game and Fish Department the ability to operate more like a business and react to changing market conditions and customer needs in a timely manner. The bill was signed by Gov. Brewer on May 7 and is supported by 24 sportsmen’s organizations.

Department staff will present a conceptual license structure and fees and encourage discussion and input on a variety of concepts.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will review comments and take them into consideration in creating a draft license structure and fees in June. The draft structure/fees will then be presented to the public for a second round of comment in June-July.

For more information, including a PDF copy of the presentation that will be given at public meetings as well as a link to more information on Senate Bill 1223, visit www.azgfd.gov/LicenseSimplification.

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