A True Model of Conservation
Guiding Generations of Wildlife Enthusiasts
To ensure Arizona’s wildlife will be around for future generations to enjoy, we follow the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation—developed, in large part, by the forward-thinking conservationists in the early 1900s. These wildlife heroes understood that without laws protecting wildlife and their habitats, there would be a devastating toll on animal populations. This model continues to be the world's most successful guide, helping to sustain wildlife species and habitats through well-founded science and active management.
The Department continues to embrace the core concepts of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. We recognize the role sportsmen play in conserving and protecting Arizona's more than 800 native species, which is why also we proudly support the principles of Fair Chase and use those guidelines to educate new hunters and anglers. Together these guide the Department and our communities to respect wildlife and their habitats.