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Hunting activities are regulated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. For licenses, regulations, and other hunting information visit Arizona Game & Fish Department.
Notice to Hunters
- Please follow dispersed camping guidelines and the 14-day stay limit.
- Tree stands are permitted if they do not cause resource damage i.e. cutting limbs, putting nails and bolts into trees or any other permanent alteration/injury to trees or surrounding vegetation. Tree stands need to be removed after daily use. Tree stands left unoccupied for any extended period of time is prohibited. Title 36 CFR 261.9(a) and 262.13.
- Currently there is no specific regulation regarding game cameras left in the forest. The Forest Service does not recommend leaving any property in the forest, as game cameras have been frequently reported stolen.
- Please only drive on designated routes and areas as shown on the Coconino National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Each year a free map is updated and shows all of the designated routes and areas open to motor vehicle use on the Forest. You can get a free electronic copy of the map in color, which is available for free download on smartphones, tablets, and Garmin GPS devices. Free hard-copy black-and-white MVUM maps are available at Forest Service offices and local outdoor stores.
- Driving off of designated roads for elk retrieval is allowed in Game Management Units 6A, 6B, 7E, 7W, and 8; but driving off of designated roads for game retrieval is not allowed under any circumstances in game units 5A, 5BN, 5BS, or 11M.
- Motorized travel is strictly prohibited in Quiet Areas during parts of the year to provide an enhanced hunting experience or protect game habitats.
- The Hunt Unit 11M (Peaks) currently has a Campfire Restriction in place, which mostly includes the area around Mt. Elden, south of the Peaks.
- Tread Lightly! Quick Tips for Responsible Hunting: Spending time in the great outdoors is one of the great joys of hunting. Learn what you can do to help keep our forests beautiful, and enjoy a safe and responsible hunting trip.