Pigeon Hunting Now Allowed Within Phoenix City Limits. Yee-Ha

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Yee-ha! Cletus, we can bag us some of that good pigeon meat without even leavin' the city. Git yer gun.
With some 1.4 million people, Phoenix is the sixth biggest city in the country -- so it only makes (gulp) sense that hunting pigeons within city limits is totally legal.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently released its 2011-12 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon regulations, and has opened up about a million acres of land for hunting -- all in municipal areas around the state.

According to the new rules, hunters can bag up to 10 birds a day, and can now hunt until sunset statewide.

Don't expect to be walking near Phoenix City Hall and see hunters blasting away at pigeons -- AGFD has limited municipal pigeon hunting to mainly uninhabitable areas of the city. Click here for a map of where you can and can't hunt pigeons in Phoenix. And state laws regarding where you can discharge still apply, such as the following:

A.R.S. § 17-309 (a)(4) It is unlawful for a person to:

"Discharge a firearm while taking wildlife within one-fourth mile of an occupied farmhouse or other residence, cabin, lodge or building without permission of the owner or resident."

A.R.S. § 17-301(b):

"...No person may knowingly discharge any firearm or shoot any other device upon, from, across or into a road or railway."

A.R.S. § 17-304 provides provisions for private landowners ensuring:

A person may not trespass on private property for taking wildlife if that property is posted 'no hunting' or if a person is asked to leave by the owner.

For more info on Phoenix's new municipal pigeon hunting rules click here.
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13 comments
Azte
Azte

First it's pigeons.  Next it will be people.  Doesn't anyone remember the movie "Soylent Green"? 

Sober TopHat
Sober TopHat

I lived in a halfway house at 19th and Missouri. The neighbors were shooting pigeons of the electrical wires with shotguns. Tough times, I am glad I have recovered.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Seriously Sober, congratulations.

Death to flying rats
Death to flying rats

Like it or not, pigeons are urban vermin that live on refuse. Take a hike in the desert away from town. You'll see lots of doves but nary a pigeon. Put a bounty on them I say.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

They are middle earth people according to McCain's rants. The same Hobbits that backs Pearce and Shurf arPISSo.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Nice photo. Taken at a meeting of the Phoenix Tea Party? 

Native Guns
Native Guns

Talk about being *SUPREME* of all humanity.

Coz
Coz

Yahaw.....only in Hillbilly Arizona...

Badeyes
Badeyes

Excuse me, but my eyesight must be bad today.    I can't tell which one is the "dumb looking" one.   They both look like good candidates for dumb looking.

crazybaldhead
crazybaldhead

Pearce is the one with the prison tats. that's why you always see him in long sleeves.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

FINALLY

A candid picture of Rpiehole and Pearce.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Rpiehole is the dumb looking one

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