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Arizona Hunters Get Second Shot at Doves Through Jan 6, 2019

Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 11/28/18
News # 12043

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  • Hunters 18 and older must possess an Arizona migratory bird stamp ($5) that can be purchased online, or from any license dealer or department office statewide.
  • Shooting hours are 30 minutes before legal sunrise until legal sunset.
  • One fully feathered wing must remain attached to each harvested dove until it reaches the hunter’s home.
  • Keep in mind that dove hunters are responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Shell casings (shotgun hulls) and associated debris constitute litter and must be picked up and packed out. Littering while hunting or fishing are revocable violations, and a conviction can result in the loss of hunting privileges for up to five years.

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Arizona dove hunters are able to double their wing-shooting pleasure when the state’s “second” season began Friday, Nov. 23. 

Unlike the 15-day season that begins Sept. 1, the late season lasts 45 days and runs through Jan. 6, 2019. There still is a 15-bird daily bag limit, all of which must be mourning doves. 

The possession limit remains 45 mourning doves after opening day, of which no more than 15 may be taken in any one day. As always, there is an unlimited daily bag and possession limit for the invasive Eurasian

A few things to remember to make the most of the season:

  • A license for youth hunters ages 10 to 17 is only $5. Children 9 and under do not need a license when accompanied by a licensed adult (two children per adult). Licenses can be purchased online at, or from any license dealer or any department office statewide. 

Arizona Hunters Get Second Shot at Doves Through Jan 6, 2019