The Commission:

Not more than three members shall be members of the same political party, and no two members may be residents of the same county. Members shall be well informed on the subject of wildlife and requirements for its conservation.”

  • From the Commission’s website

“The Arizona Game and Fish Commission establishes policy for the management, preservation, and harvest of wildlife. The Commission makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving, and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of the citizens of Arizona.”

The Agency:

  • Name: Arizona Game and Fish Department
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Title of Agency Director: Director
  • Selection process: Appointed by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission
  • Mission statement from agency website

“To conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.”

Revenue for Arizona Fish and Game Department:

† Other: Watercraft (7%), Off-Highway Vehicle Fund (2%)

†† Other (State and Federal): Misc Revenues (ex. Court Assessments/Fees/Refunds, Interest) (10%), Other Federal Agreements/Contracts (ex. USDA, BLM, BOR, DoD) (70%), Other State and Local Agreements/Contracts (ex. Cities, SRP, ADOT) (20%)


Find Your State

America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

State Report

National Report