YUMA, Ariz. – Dove hunting season will open in Yuma this Thursday, September 1, at 6:12 a.m. (just a half-hour before sunrise). The season runs through Sunday, September 15 at sunset.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you of certain laws you need to remember if you plan on dove hunting including:
- Individuals are prohibited from hunting within all municipal and county parks and preserves, including the Yuma East Wetlands, West Wetlands Park, golf courses and airport properties.
- It is unlawful to discharge a firearm while taking wildlife within 1/4 mile of an occupied farmhouse or other residence, cabin, lodge, or building without permission of the owner or resident.
- No person may knowingly discharge any firearm or shoot any device upon, from, across, or into a maintained road or railway.
- A person may not trespass on private property for taking wildlife if that property is posted “No Hunting”, “No Trespassing”, or if a person is asked to leave by the owner.
- Other restrictions apply to incorporated areas, hunters should always check with local jurisdictions.
For more information on Arizona law and requirements, please visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website at www.yumadovehunting.com.
If you have any questions or need additional information about the dove hunting season, please contact the Arizona Game and Fish Regional Office in Yuma at 9140 E. 28th Street, call 928-342-0091.