- Your AZ Game & Fish Department employs 350 scientists to manage all of Arizona’s 800 plus species of wildlife, the most in any inland state.
The Arizona Game & Fish Department receives zero general tax dollars to manage wildlife.
Early conservation efforts were developed by sportsmen more than 100 years ago. Arizona hunters consistently are the largest contributors to the conservation to Arizona’s wildlife and resources.
$1.2 billion per year is spent by sportsmen in Arizona, which contributes to wildlife management and conservation efforts.
Arizona’s fish hatcheries produce about 3 million trout per year, including rainbow, brown, brook, cutthroat and the AZ native Apache trout.
North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
Lion Fact Sheet
Managing for an Elusive Species