Courtesy of VisitArizona.com
Diverse wildlife and varied habitats make Arizona an extraordinary destination for hunters and anglers of all types—from fly-fishing aficionados to avid elk hunters.
Fishing in Arizona
Head out to any of the state’s lakes, streams, creeks and even some urban areas for a fishing trip to remember. A few of our favorite fishing trips include:
The White Mountains
Reaching more than 11,000 feet in elevation, the White Mountains are the perfect place to fish for bass, catfish and trout.
The Imperial Reservoir
Head upriver through the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge on Arizona’s West Coast for largemouth bass that weigh in at more than 12 pounds.
At the head of the Grand Canyon, near Page, Arizona, Lees Ferry is a fly-fishing dream. Reel in rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout from this scenic Colorado River spot.
Hunting in Arizona
Arizona’s diverse hunting options include larger game like elk as well as smaller game and waterfowl. Some of the state’s top game include:
Elk and Antelope
Most elk and antelope hunting can be found in northern and north central Arizona near Flagstaff and the Mogollon Rim.
These swine-like creatures, also known as the collared peccary, can be hunted throughout Central and Southern Arizona.
Wild turkeys can be found in several remote regions of north central Arizona, on the eastern side of the state.
For more species information as well as seasons, permits and other regulations, go to http://www.azgfd.gov.