Dove hunting season has begun in Arizona and runs September 1-15.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Hunters age 18 and older need a valid Arizona Hunting License and Migratory Bird Stamp
- Hunters age 17 and under only need the Youth Combination License
- The bag limit is 15 doves a day (mourning and white-winged doves combined)
- No more than 10 per day can be white-winged doves
- There is a 45-bird possession limit after opening day
- Eurasian collared doves have no bag limit or possession limit
A valid Arizona license is required for taking wildlife (including fish) in Arizona. The licensee shall carry the license when participating in hunting or fishing or other form of take. Take means pursuing, shooting, hunting, fishing, trapping, killing, capturing, snaring, or netting wildlife. Wildlife includes all wild mammals, wild birds, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans and fish.
Hunting License - Arizona residents and non-residents 10 years and older need a valid hunting license to hunt in Arizona. A person under 10 may hunt wildlife other than big game without a license when accompanied by a properly licensed person 18 years or older. No more than two unlicensed children may accompany any license holder. No one under the age of 14 may take big game without having completed a Hunter Education Course. No one under age 10 may take big game in Arizona. Check the Arizona Hunting Regulations for additional information.