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Population: 5,130,632

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5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086


State Background

Arizona is a U.S. state located in the Southwestern United States. It is best known for its desert landscape, which includes cacti. Arizona is also known for its exceptionally hot summers and mild winters. Less well known is the pine-covered high country in the north-central portion of the state, which contrasts with the lower deserts of the state.Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado, and has a 389-mile (626 km) international border with Mexico. Aside from the Grand Canyon, many other National Forests, Parks, Monuments, and Indian reservations are located in the state. Arizona was the 48th state admitted into the U.S. (1912), and the last of the contiguous states admitted.

Due to its large area and variations in elevation, the state has a wide variety of localized climate conditions. In the lower elevations, the climate is primarily desert, with mild winters and hot summers. Typically, from late fall to early spring, the weather is mild, averaging a minimum of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15C). November through February are the coldest months with temperatures typically ranging from 4075F (424C), although occasional frosts are not uncommon. About midway through February, the temperatures start to rise again with warm days, and cool breezy nights. The summer months of May through August bring a dry heat ranging from 90120F (3248C), with occasional high temperatures exceeding 125F (52C) having been observed in the desert area. The monsoon season occurs from the middle of July through August and brings lightning, thunderstorms, wind, and torrential, if usually brief, downpours.

State Species

Big Game Antelope
Black Bear
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Merriams Turkey
Mountain Lion
Mule Deer
White-tailed Deer
Waterfowl American Wigeon
Blue-Winged Teal
Canada Geese
Cinnamon Teal
Common Merganser
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shovler
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Greater/Lesser Scaup
Furbearer Species Badger
Small Game Species Band-tailed Pigeon
Blue Grouse
Cottontail Rabbit
Mourning Dove
Sandhill Crane
Tree Squirrel
White-winged Dove
Predators Bobcat
Sport Fish Apache Trout
Arctic Grayling
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Cutthroat Trout
Desert Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Roundtail Chub
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
White Bass
White Crappie
Yellow Bass
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch

Clubs & Organizations

All Star Bass Fishing Tournaments Arizona Anglers Family Fishing Club
Arizona Antelope Foundation Arizona B.A.S.S. Federation
Arizona Bowhunters Association Arizona Central Division of American Bass
Arizona Challenged Sportsman Arizona Deer Association
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Arizona Elk Society
Arizona Fishing Club & Outdoor Adventure Group Arizona Fly Casters
Arizona Hunter and Angler Arizona Hunting Club & Outdoor Adventure Group
Arizona Mule Deer Foundation Arizona Outdoorsman
Arizona Predator Callers Arizona Quail Alliance
Arizona Red Cross Arizona State Archery Association
Arizona State Parks Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association
Arizona Trappers Association Arizona Wildlife Conservation Council
Arizona Wildlife Federation Bowhunting in Arizona
Chandler Rod and Gun Club
Dame Juliana Anglers Desert Fly Casters
North Rim Retrievers Outdoors Arizona
Phoenix Varmint Callers Red Rock Fly Casters
Rio Salado Sportsman's Club South Eastern Arizona Sportsmen Club
South of Flagstaff Arizona Southern Arizona Wildlife Callers
Southwest Walleye Anglers Club The Arizona Sportsman's Journal
The Arizona Wildlife Federation U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground Hunting Program
YMCA's High Desert Hunt Club © Copyright
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